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Tromsø: Husky Sled Self-Drive with Traditional Lunch

Activity provider: Tromsø Villmarkssenter

Tromsø: Husky Sled Self-Drive with Traditional Lunch

Activity provider: Tromsø Villmarkssenter
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Get back to nature and experience the dramatic landscapes of the Arctic Circle on a dog sled ride in Tromsø. Try your hand as a musher and lead a team of sled dogs on an arctic adventure.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the art of mushing
  • Bond with a team of adorable husky dogs
  • Experience the beautiful scenery around Tromsø from a unique perspective
  • Relax with a hearty meal around an open fire
Full description

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 of delicious Bidos, a traditional Sami reindeer stew.

Sip on something hot to drink and a piece of signature chocolate cake will await you in the Gamme-hut (vegetarian options available by prior request).

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Snowsuit and boots
  • Dog sled instructions
  • Sled tour
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • People over 260 lbs (118 kg)

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    Meeting point

    Meet outside the main lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Gloves

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Intoxication

    Know before you go

    • Please note that this is a self-driven tour and as such is not suitable for children
    • This activity requires a normal level of physical fitness, defined as the ability to stand on 1 leg in order to keep your balance on the sled
    • People with injuries to their knees, back or arms are not permitted to take part in this activity
    • Those with heart conditions, or other pre-existing condition that could be at increased risk due to physical activity are not permitted to take part
    • Participants must not be intoxicated or under the influence of any other unstable mental condition
    • You must be able to lift the sled to take part
    • By booking this activity, you declare that you are aware of the physical requirements. If the safety manager decides that you are not able to complete the activity in a safe manner, you will not be refunded
    • No previous experience is required
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 379 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Fantastic experience overall! Just a heads up - the track does go up and down a bit so if you've opted to "drive", you'll have to do a bit of running at times! So if you have heart problems or anything like that, it's probably best that you just opt to be a passenger. The only slight criticism is that the sledding part could be a little bit longer - you get about 50 minutes on the sled, so if you're doing it as a pair, you'll drive for about half that, then switch with your passenger. I think if the actual sledding went for about an hour, it would be better.

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    January 17, 2023

    Absolutely incredible. A must do! We did the self drive and loved it! Highlight of trip so far. Did it for my 30th birthday and the tour guides were wonderful and went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing time. Made a big fuss and even put a candle on the piece of cake we were all given! The reindeer stew was lovely! And dogs were very cute and had a cuddle with them. Dogs get a gold star ⭐️ definitely one for dog people! Best part of the trip! Worth every Penny!

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    January 16, 2023

    Really awesome! Approx. 30min coach ride to the Villmarkssenter. Luckily there were only about 25 people with us. Then we were divided into groups (10 people) (self-drivers, co-drivers). You get strict instructions on how to drive, which is really necessary. Then you have some time with the dogs. Unfortunately, the 3 puppies were already 5 months old and therefore almost fully grown. The sleigh ride was GREAT, about 50 minutes, with a change halfway through. The guides are always helpful and ask for photos. The animals are very trusting and in need of love. At the end there is reindeer stew or couscous and as much heating equipment as you want. Then you can go back to the dogs. It's all pretty tightly scheduled. But that didn't bother us. The guides were very polite and always up for a joke. We would strongly recommend the additional thermal suits!! It's getting really cold on the sled. The small group size was really awesome!

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    January 12, 2023

    Product ID: 77107