Self-drive Arctic dog sledding excursion in Tromsø
Self-drive Arctic dog sledding excursion in Tromsø
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    Norwegian, English
  • Duration
    4 hrs
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Are you fascinated by speed and Arctic Norwegian nature close to the Arctic Circle? Join the experienced guides of Tromsø Wilderness Center and learn how to ride your own team of racing huskies in Tromsø! No previous experience required.

Let's paint a picture. It's around 10 am, you are in the northern part of Norway close to the Arctic Circle. Snow has just fallen leaving a couch of powder snow over the scenic mountains of Tromsø. You have your own dog sled with your own excited huskies. It feels like the sled is almost surfing over the snow as you are driving your team of dogs at a fast speed. Thrilling yet peaceful. 

Does this sound exciting? Join up the experienced guides of Tromsø Wilderness Center and get the real experience of dog sledding today! 


The tour starts off outside of Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø where you will be picked up by your experienced guides. After a 25 minutes trip, you will reach the perfect destination for you to start dog sledding. 

You'll have your own team of dogs with your friend and can switch driver in the middle of the track. After about 4 km (45 to 60 min.), you'll also get to meet the Huskies and puppies. Two people will share a sled with 5 to 7 dogs. An expert guide will lead the group in a separate sled.
After a ride out in the Norwegian winter, you'll enjoy a Bidos, a local meal prepared with reindeer meat, broth, and vegetables (vegetarian meal available upon request).

After the activity, tired yet full of many newly created exciting memories Tromsø Wilderness Center will drive you back to Radison Blu Hotel. 

minimum 16 y/o
Starting time: 7:45 am, 8:45 am, 9:45 am, 10:15 am,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

You will have the opportunity to try driving a dog sled yourself. You will share one sled between two people, one will be driving and the other one will be riding the sled as the passenger, and at the halfway point of the tour, there will be the opportunity to switch places. This is of course not a must, should both parties agree to not switch.


Transport: total 1 hour
Dogsledding: 4 km. 1 hour (+/- 10 minutes)
Dogyard visit: 45 Minutes
Lunch: 50 minutes
Changing clothes: total 25 minutes

Activity requirements

A good physical condition is required, including but not limited to the ability to jog uphill through snow, a good balance (also on 1 foot) and a tight grip. 

Since the drivers in this tour are most likely very inexperienced and therefore prone to errors, an age restriction of 16 years is imposed for this tour. It is also applicable for guests that do not intend to drive the sled themselves, e.g. if a parent wants to do the driving and have their child as a passenger - this is not possible unless the child is over 16 years.

Special terms

Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.

  • Guiding
  • Transport from Tromsø (25 minutes each way)
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor clothing
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Woolen underwear for upper and lower body
  • Sunglasses
Meeting point
Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Amazing experience
  • 5 / 5

Beautifl landscapes, recomendable 100%

Incroyable !!!
  • 5 / 5

Très bien encadré et mise en œuvre. A ne pas rater !

Agréable initiation
  • 4 / 5

Super initiation au pilotage des chiens de traîneaux. Très bon accueil, les moniteurs se donnent à fond et font tout leurs possible pour nous être agréable et nous aider. Beaucoup d’huma. Nous sommes français et nous avons trouvé des personnes parlant notre langue ce qui est un plus pour les instructions . La balade à été parfaite, un vrai rêve!! La visite des Huskies et des chiots avec tout pleins de câlins ☺️ Et pour finir le repas dans un endroit extraordinaire!! Je suis repartie avec des étoiles dans les yeux😍 Merci ça été un super moment.

No words needed
  • 4 / 5

The activity was Amazing, driving a sled is an incredible thing to do almost one time in life. While driving, i watched the sky, the dog and i felt good. Loved it!!

Great experience !
  • 5 / 5

Journée fantastique pour une initiation aux chiens de traîneaux ! 45min de balade, une petite visite du chenil et délicieux repas dans une tente sami !

So good
  • 5 / 5

So good

Nice trip
  • 4 / 5

The dog sledding was very nice! We did the self-drive option and it was the right one for us (I think it would have been boring to just sit and watch). Unfortunately, the weather, in the beginning, was not so good (it snowed a lot and we couldn't see much of the nice surroundings)- but that changed within the hour! The soup and drink we got afterward were very tasty- but for the price, we paid there could have been a bit more!

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