Enjoy spring the Norwegian way – out on the trail with snowshoes and dog sled!
When spring comes and the sun returns after the long, dark winter months, we Norwegians try to spend as much time outside as possible. Join us – the light evenings are perfect for snowshoeing and the next morning our 300 huskies cannot wait to take you sledding!
Upon arrival at our center, we provide you with thermal suits, boots, and snowshoeing gear and off we go into the wilderness! From the end of March on, the days stretch longer and longer into the evenings, creating a beautiful twilight that is unique to the Arctic. Out on the trail, you will be able to enjoy it pouring over the breathtaking mountain and fjord panoramas – Arctic spring at its best!
When we return after 1.5-2 hours of hiking, a hot dinner and an open fire awaits in our traditional Gamme-hut, perfect for warming cold fingers and toes! The rest of the evening can be spent cuddling with our 300 huskies or listening to the stories of your guide around the fireplace. When it is time to go to sleep, our Lavvu awaits for a good night’s rest on reindeer furs. One private accommodation (sleeps up to 4) is available upon request for 2000 NOK per night. Recommended for families!
The next morning starts with a delicious local breakfast, before we take to the sleds. No matter if you try your hand at being a musher and steer the sled yourself (age restriction 16 years), or prefer to lean back and let our guide do all the work while you enjoy the moment – there is no better way to spend a morning! In both options you will be on the sled for 45-60 minutes (depending on the weather conditions) and share it with another guest. For the self-drive this means you will be driving the sled half of the way and riding it as the passenger the rest. Plenty of picture opportunities included!
Afterwards your guide will take you to see the puppies and tell you more about the Alaskan Husky breed, our life with the animals and our dog sled racing activities on a guided tour of our dog yard. For lunch you will be served Bidos, a reindeer stew and staple of the indigenous Sami cuisine, before we head back to Tromsø.
Important, please note:
This program requires active participation and good physical condition. It is therefore recommended for children over 10 years of age. Please take contact with us if you are unsure about the required fitness level.