Experience traditional dogsledding in rural landscape, being pulled by a team of professional huskies.
November to March
Leirstrandvegen 227, 9106 Straumsbukta, a 45-minute drive from Tromsø centre
Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø
08:45 AM (08:45) and 02:15 PM (14:15)
1 890 NOK per person (max 7 people)
Join us in a small group where our dogs take you into untouched nature
Welcome to Kvaløya Husky, a place where you get to experience the arctic lifestyle with our crew and 51 Alaskan Huskies. The kennel is located in Straumsbukta a 45-minute drive from Tromsø centre. During your visit you will get to see our dogyard, greet our excited dogs, hang out in our lavvo and join our huskies for a ride of dogsledding.
In the life of a musher, you will feel the strength of a powerful team, where huskies take you through beautiful landscape filled with trees, creeks and tall mountains. This is excactly the kind of quality time our dogs want to spend with us, sharing the adventure. While sledding you have to keep your eyes open for reindeer, moose, fox, snow grouse, eagles and more.
In our dogyard we have a combination of young, old, playful, retrieving and calm dogs. We want to introduce you to our dogs, tell you about how we care for them in the form of grooming, love, food and animal welfare.
Before the sledding we will set up the team and harness the dogs. If the snowconditions and trail is good you will get the possibility to try to be your own musher. In that case each sled holds two people, where you can alternate between being the musher and passenger. If the conditions make the trail to difficult to do selfdrive, all guests will be passengers in a sled controlled by one of our professional mushers. This is for the safety of the dogs and guests. The sled ride will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the conditions. It will have a calm and comfortable pace, making it exceptional for both adults and children. If there is a lack of snow we offer the trip using our wagons.
Arcitc proof boots and winter clothing is provided by us, but we recommend you wear a base layer of wool with a wool jumper or fleece. You must bring a warm hat, scarf and gloves.
It is not recommended to book our activity if you suffer from back pain, epilepsy, heart problems or if you are in the late stages of pregnancy.
Season: 1st of November to 31st of March
Duration: 5 hours (may vary based on the weather conditions)
Pickup location: Radisson Blu Hotel (Tromsø city) or at Yggdrasiltunet (Farm Hotel at Bakkejord)
Departure time from Radisson Blu Hotel: 08:45 AM (08:45) and 02:15 PM (14:15)
Departure time from Yggdrasiltunet: 09:10 AM (09:10)
Included: Guide that is an experienced musher, transfer (45 minutes each way), warm clothes, winter boots, storytelling and hot drinks.
Clothing to bring: Warm clothes, gloves, hat and scarf
Difficulty: Easy (if you sit in sled), medium (with selfdrive)
Dec 11 - Dec 17
This activity can be booked the day before the tour.
Please contact us at least 24 hours before your activity in order to cancel or move your appointment.