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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Season: 1. april – 10. may
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This activity can be booked one week before the tour.
Please contact us at least 7 days before your activity in order to cancel or move your appointment.