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Arctic Dog Sled Expedition

Join internationally ranked dog sled racers on an epic journey across the Scandinavian wilderness

Duration

5 nights

Annual Leave

4 days off work

Location

Norway

Starts & Ends

Tromsø Airport, Tromso

Average Rating

1 Reviews

Difficulty

Challenging

Driving a dog sled in an extremely remote, winter environment can be tough and requires a reasonably high level of fitness and stamina.

Why it's Much Better

Travel into the Arctic Circle and the untouched wilderness that borders Norway, Sweden and Finland

Drive a dog sled across the tundra, feeding, caring and bonding with your pack and return as a true ‘musher’

Camp in remote mountains, fish from frozen lakes and spot wildlife in its natural habitat including arctic fox, snowshoe hares, eagles, moose and reindeer

Play with over 300 huskies (including puppies) and then search for the Northern Lights – it’s wildfire in the sky!

Push your boundaries on a longer expedition into the remote Lapplands region, with 6 days of dog sledding alongside internationally-ranked racers

What's Included

Guides

Expert, English-speaking guides

Accommodation

1 night in a traditional Sami tent and 4 nights wilderness camping

Meals

Munch on delicious local food throughout

Transfers

Between Tromso, the dog sledding centre and Signaldalen

Equipment

All the expedition clothing and equipment you'll need

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Itinerary

Day 1

Introduction to dog sledding

On the Snow

Approx. 1 hour of sledding

Distance

15km

Accommodation Type

Traditional Sami tent

Meals

Delicious lunch and dinner

Travel deep into the Arctic Circle and meet your experienced sled dogs (and puppies!) Don’t worry about getting messy as warm clothing is provided so you can play with the dogs as much as you like!

Ask any questions about the adventure ahead and then relax on super-warm reindeer hides around the campfire and enjoy a traditional Sami dinner. With a bit of luck you might even see the Northern lights.

When you’re ready, head to bed in a warm and cosy Sami tent heated by a wood fired stove.

Day 2

The adventure begins

On the Snow

Approx. 3-6 hours of sledding

Distance

20 - 60km

Accommodation Type

Wild Camp

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Fuel up with breakfast and then drive north to Signaldalen – the starting point for your adventure.

Stow your gear, hitch up your team and charge into the arctic wilderness. This first day of sledding is the hardest, with several steep hills that you may need to encourage your team up, or help push the sled.

After arriving at camp, care for your dogs, pitch your tent (don’t worry, you’ll be a pro in a few days) and settle in for a well-earned meal beneath the stars.

Day 3

Things get remote

On the Snow

Approx. 3-6 hours of sledding

Distance

20 - 60km

Accommodation Type

Wild camp

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Care for your dogs, eat breakfast and then pack up and head deeper into the wilderness.

Today you’ll reach the high mountains of the Lapplands region where you’ll be rewarded with epic views of this remote and untouched area. Weather and snow conditions will determine your exact route to the border and whether you cross into Finland or Sweden.

Day 4

Frozen lakes and valleys

On the Snow

Approx. 3-6 hours of sledding

Distance

20 - 60km

Accommodation Type

Wild camp

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cross several large, frozen lakes and explore remote valleys tucked between high mountain peaks.

After making camp, carve a hole in the ice and drop a line through - if you’re successful you’ll have fresh fish for dinner! If not, it will still be delicious.

Day 5

Into the woods

On the Snow

Approx. 3-6 hours of sledding

Distance

20 - 60km

Accommodation Type

Wild camp

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After days on the frozen tundra, its time to descend into the forest that stretches along the border between Finland and Sweden.

This change of scenery also brings some more technical sledding and the possibility of a campfire.

Day 6

Return to Tromso

On the Snow

Approx. 3-6 hours of sledding

Distance

20 - 60km

Cross another frozen expanse of water and stop for lunch where Norway, Sweden and Finland meet – a thoroughly international meal.

After lunch, face the final challenge as you climb back into the mountains. The reward? The long, fun descent to the end, after which you'll be picked up and returned to Tromso as an accomplished musher!

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

Accommodation

Dog centre

Accommodation

Campsite

Rooms

Mixed dorm

Meals

All meals

You’ll stay in a traditional, communal Sami tent - a peaked, wooden structure heated by a wood-burning stove that sleeps 10-12 people.

Private room upgrade

If you would like to have a private tent that sleeps up to 4 people, this is available for a charge of 2000 NOK per night subject to availability. Please ask when booking.

In the wilderness

Accommodation

Wild camping

Rooms

Twin share

Meals

All meals

You’ll stay in a 4-season, 2-person tent. Sleeping bags and mats are provided.

Need To Know

Meeting Point

Start

Where

Tromsø Airport or your accommodation

When

09:00

Your host will collect you from either your accommodation in Tromsø or Tromsø Airport

End

Where

Tromsø city centre

When

18:00

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back in Tromsø city centre. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions, your host recommends you book a flight that departs the following day.

Kitlist

Bags

  • 35-45ltr Backpack
  • Small waterproof stuff sacks

Clothes

  • Very warm, insulated down jacket and thick fleece or soft-shell jacket
  • Wool or micro-fleece top
  • Long sleeved base layers and thermals
  • Warm hat or thin balaclava
  • Buff, sun hat or cap with neck veil
  • Thin liner gloves and warm insulated mitts (with straps)
  • Shell mitts (optional but good in wet conditions)
  • Warm hiking socks
  • Glacier sunglasses (cat 3 UV polaroid) or ski Goggles (cat 2-3 UV polaroid – optional but useful in windy conditions)

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Thermal pyjamas and hat

Other

  • Water bottle / Flask
  • Personal high energy snacks (chocolate, nuts, gels etc.)
  • Toilet roll and zip lock bags for carrying toiletries
  • Travel towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal first aid kit and any personal medication
  • Head torch (with spare batteries)
  • Camera

What's included?

  • Warm, waterproof gear to keep you safe and comfortable during the long hours on the sled and in camp
  • Winter Expedition tents – Hel Sport Svalbard 3 or 5 man
  • Sleeping mat, air mattress, and winter sleeping bag and liner (Comfort -25c)
  • Cooker (Primus with fuel) and cooking pots
  • Plate, cutlery, thermo-cup, cup, thermos, water bottle
  • Thick insulated parka, trousers and extreme winter boots
  • Wind hat and thick winter mittens

Meet Your Host

Tove, Torkil and team

Your host, Tove, set up his expedition business in 1988 when his son Torkil was born to share his love of nature and the beautiful landscape around Tromso - the Paris of the North. Today this father and son team run adventures together along with their pack of 300 adorable huskies.

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