Husky Expedition - A week in the wild

Get the true arctic feeling though a week of dogsledding. On this expedition our dogs will take you into a wild and beautiful area in the arctic tundra, where you will travel all the way from Troms to Kiruna in Sweden. You will learn how to become a musher of your own sled team of huskies, be outside 24 hours a day and get to explore the wild. This is a unique trip, where each days travel will be decided by the weather and adjusted to suit the preferences of our participants.

Day 1

You will meet us at our pickup location at Radisson Blu Hotel and then we drive to our husky kennel in Straumsbukta. The drive takes approximately 45 minutes. When we arrive, you will be dressed in weather appropriate clothing and then we go to our Arctic Lavvo, where you get an introduction to the kennel, our workers and dogs. The experienced guide Tommy is going to tell you all about the care of our dogs, how we want the guests to approach the dogs and the basics of dogsledding. Then everyone will get a crash course in how all the needed equipment is used and how to assemble the tents. When we have a common understanding, the equipment is prepared for Day 2. Now you will get time to greet the dogs and get to know them a little before the adventure begins the next day. The night is spent sleeping around the fireplace in the lavvo, where you can share your expectations for the expedition with the other guests. During the day you will be served lunch and hot dinner in the lavvo.  

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Experienced guide

Tommy Theodorsen will take you on this trip and share his knowledge from 21 years of dogsledding. He is one of the owners of Kvaløya Husky and know everything about every single dog of our kennel. 

Tommy has experience from long distance racing, like Finnmarksløpet, Femundløpet and Pasvik Trail. 

Health

This trip is suitable for anyone with a good fitness. We do not recommend to book the expedition if you suffer from back pain, epilepsy or heart problems. Also if you are in the later stages of pregnancy.

Included

  • Experience guide Tommy Theodorsen

  • Full mushing instructions

  • Team of huskies

  • Winter proof clothing and boots

  • Tent and camping gear

  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Transfer from/to Tromsø city centre

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Practical information

Season: 1. april – 10. may 

Availability:

Duration: 7 days 

Departure time and place: 00:00 AM (00:00) at Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø 

Return time and place: 00:00 PM (00:00) at Radison Blu Hotel Tromsø

Level of difficulty: Challenging 

Group size: Max 6 people

Age restriction: 16-17 years old needs to be accompanied by an adult

Included: Experienced guide, full mushing instructions, your own dog team, winter boots and clothing, tent and camping gear, hot drinks, three meals a day for the 5 days, transfer to and from pickup location (45 minutes in each direction).

Please bring: Wool underwear (base layer, long sleeved), jumper (wool or fleece), wool socks, gloves, warm hat, sunglasses, sleepliner for sleepingbag, desired snacks, water bottle and camera. Full list of things to bring will be provided by email. 

If you have any questions get in touch at kvaloyahusky@gmail.com

Bookable latest

This activity can be booked one week before the tour.

Cancellation Policy

Please contact us at least 7 days before your activity in order to cancel or move your appointment.

Contact details

91689797

kvaloyahusky@gmail.com

Leirstrandvegen 227, 9106 Straumsbukta