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Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

1. Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

Experience the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights just 30 minutes from downtown Tromsø at a husky camp where you will be served hot drinks and can grill marshmallows over an open fire. Go inside an authentic lavvo (Sami tent) while you wait for the lights to appear in the night sky. Then, lay down on reindeer skins in the great outdoors, or sit on the provided chairs while you scout the sky for the dancing lights. Your guide will answer any questions you may have. As a work of Mother Nature, there can be no guarantee that the Northern lights will appear, but visiting 200 Alaskan huskies with their puppies is well worth it! Enjoy a warm meal in Norwegian style as your guide serves up a dish of bacalao made with tomato and Norwegian stockfish (cod).

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

2. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

Embark on a guided sledding experience from Tromsø. Take turns directing the sled or simply enjoy the incredible Arctic scenery. After, trade stories around a warm fire with some hot chocolate and cake. Hop on the comfortable minibus and drive to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. Once kitted out, head to the kennel and see the 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. Get a short demonstration on how to drive a sled and feel free to ask any questions. Then, follow your guide and meet your huskies. Each pair, one passenger, and one driver will have their own sled. Enjoy several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts. Finally, head out to the snow and follow the guide along the trail. Take photos throughout the trip and take in the incredible landscapes. After your 90-minute sledding adventure, make your way into the Sami Lavvo for hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake. Trade stories from the trip around the cozy fireplace until it is time to change out of your suits and hop back on the bus. You will be returned to the pickup point. 

Tromsø: Guided Husky Sledding with Lunch

3. Tromsø: Guided Husky Sledding with Lunch

Embark on a husky sled ride on a half-day trip from Tromsø. Glide through the snowy Norwegian landscapes and return to camp for a traditional stew. Start this exciting half-day tour with transport from Tromsø. Meet your professional musher, dog sled driver. Once you are well-equipped, the guides will take you for a ride in a sled shared with one or two other guests. Enjoy great views of the mountains surrounding Tromsø, which stretch towards the Balsfjord and Malangen peninsula. After an hour of dogsledding, head back to camp. There, a trained handler will share their stories about animal care, how the dogs are bred and trained, and the history of dogsledding. Cuddle a husky puppy. Then, enjoy a hearty meal of bidos prepared with reindeer meat, broth, and vegetables. A cozy wood fire will be burning in the middle of the tent where a large pot of coffee awaits to warm you up.

From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

4. From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Experience a unique mode of transport in northern Norway on an evening dog sledding adventure through a snowy terrain, surrounded by arctic mountain landscape and scenic fjords. If you are lucky, you will have the magical Northern Lights sky dancing above. You do not need any previous skills to mush your own husky team. Start with pickup from central Tromsø, and travel for 90 minutes to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at the camp, receive warm winter clothing and learn about the safety instructions and a practical demonstration from the guides. Two people will share each sled and a dog team. One is the “musher” (driver) and the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. If your group includes children, each child must be accompanied by an adult. You can switch places midway during the 12-kilometer dog sledding trail. After this outdoor adventure, you will be served a hot meal in a traditional northern Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, you can board the bus back to the city and reflect on a memorable adventure.

Tromsø: Husky Sled Drive with Lunch

5. Tromsø: Husky Sled Drive with Lunch

Experience the wilderness of Tromsø from the most authentic perspective on a half-day dog sled experience. Learn the art of mushing and let a team of husky dogs pull you across the snow. Jump aboard the sled and shout the command to make the dogs move. Each sled will be pulled by our trained athletic dogs but don't forget, sometimes you will have to help them out and push a sled a little bit. Feel the fresh air on your face and get incredible views along the way. Each sled is shared with a passenger, and at the half-way mark you will get the chance to swap places. Return to camp for a warm meal and time around an open fire.

Tromsø: Puppy Training at the Husky Home

6. Tromsø: Puppy Training at the Husky Home

One of the local tour operator's main ambitions is participation in dogsled racing. Training of both the dogs and people throughout the years is essential and summer is the time for the new puppies first try at teamwork. Join your experienced handlers and train the youngest sled dogs who are from 4 weeks to 6 months. Take the puppies out for a 1 to 1.5-hour hike close to the husky farm and do different exercises in wilderness depending on the age of the puppies. Suitable for adults and always a hit with the kids. Trek across the landscape outside the camp to let the puppies experience the beautiful scenery. 

Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

7. Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

Combine a dog sledding adventure followed by a guided visit to the magical Tromsø Ice Domes. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, the Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. For this tour you will be picked up from the city center of Tromsø, from which you will be taken to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at Tromsø Ice Domes, receive warm winter clothing and learn how to steer the dog sled. Dog sledding with the Alaskan huskies is an active experience. The sled team consists of two and two people on one sled sharing a team of huskies. Teamwork is essential in dog sledding and together with the team, you will help to push on parts of the tour. After the dog sledding, visit the Ice Domes where the ice bar, cinema, and suites have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. Join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of Arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complimentary. You will be able to purchase other drinks, which will be served in the ice restaurant or ice bar. Visit the small herd of reindeer located at the Ice Domes for reindeer feeding, before heading back to Tromsø.

From Tromso: Nordic Husky Hike

8. From Tromso: Nordic Husky Hike

Explore the spectacular North Norwegian countryside with a trip adjusted to your needs. You will be accompanied by huskies, which are highly energetic dogs – so don’t be surprised if you start to wonder who’s really taking who for a walk! An experienced guide will also accompany you, and on the trip you will see the fjords and mountains that surround Tromsø. You might also get a closer look at some of the North-Norwegian wildlife. Back at the Husky Center you will be served lunch and coffee (made Norwegian style on the fire) with a delicious chocolate cake for dessert in a Sami Lavvo. You will also have the opportunity to pet some of the puppies.

From Tromsø: 2-Day Dog Sled Expedition

9. From Tromsø: 2-Day Dog Sled Expedition

Get an introduction to dog sledding on an amazing 2-day tour. Day 1: Leave Tromsø city behind, and then, from Villmarkssenter, travel across the magical winter landscapes above the Arctic Circle with a team of friendly Alaskan huskies. Get pulled across the snow for about 5 to 8 hours, depending on the weather conditions, and then look for the Northern Lights in the night sky after you set up camp for the night. Day 2: Venture further up the mountains after breakfast and gaze in wonder at the untouched beauty of the wilderness. Keep a look out for native wildlife, such as Arctic foxes, eagles, hares, moose, and reindeer. Learn about dog sledding and how to look after the working dogs. Return to base for a traditional meal of bidos (reindeer meat with vegetables) in a Sami tent.

Tromsø: Husky Adventure 1 Day

10. Tromsø: Husky Adventure 1 Day

Experience the Arctic as a musher on this expedition into the cold wilderness. Riding on your own sleigh, you will be responsible for your own team of huskies. This 6 hour trip will let you enjoy the pristine beauty of the wilderness, heading out of Kvaløya island. Your tour guide and the team will be there to support you for the entire adventure.  Upon return to the warm Lavvo Center, a traditional dinner will be served of Bidos (reindeer stew with vegetables), with a tea or coffee and a famous chocolate cake as dessert. Please mention while booking if you would prefer a vegetarian alternative.  No former experience is needed for trip, however a good physical condition is highly recommended. The Alaskan huskies love people and are very friendly but love to run so it is important you control them throughout the day. Many creatures roam in the region this tour explores so keep your eyes open for Arctic foxes, moose, reindeer, hares and eagles. 

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 685 reviews

This is a must do when in Tromsø. We were able to walk around freely and meet all of the dogs and even go into the puppy pen and play with them. We then chose to do a ride instead of a self drive and it was so relaxing and beautiful. Our wonderful musher provided us with so much information on racing, the season, how the dogs are cared for, how the weather impacts the sledding, and detailed information about each of our wonderful dogs that were pulling us. Lunch was amazing, with piping hot soup, hot chocolate, and chocolate cake all in a beautiful cozy setting. Each and every staff person we interacted with was informative, caring, and kind. We loved this excursion.

I was going to write that it’s a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, but I will be back to do it again in a few months. The staff are very friendly and professional, animal welfare is their main priority, and best of all, the dogs love it. A wonderful experience.

It was lovely to be surrounded by so many friendly dogs. We stood by the fireplace(outside) eating marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate hopping for some activity on the sky, no Aurora that night but a lot of shooting stars ✨ Diner was interesting.

It was the most exciting adventure ever. The staff were amazing and the location is breathtaking. I want everyone I know to experience this!

Awesome experience dog sleighing and the most beautiful scenery. Great food and friendly people. The ice castle is impressive