Dog Sledding at Breivikeidet _ PRIVATE

Dog Sledding at Breivikeidet _ PRIVATE

Drive your own team of huskies! This is an experience out of the ordinary and a must-do for anyone visiting Northern Norway. The dog sled has been used for centuries throughout the Arctic region, mostly for travel and hunting reasons. Now it’s your chance to get closer to the raw arctic wildlife and try this adventurous way of travel.

For this tour you can choose from two departure times for a slightly different atmosphere. The 8:30 tour offers a real feel of an Arctic morning, whilst the later 10:40 departure offers more of a mid-day adventure both accompanied by a team of friendly huskies. The tours depart from outside of the Scandic Ishavshotel and start with a 50-minutes' drive out to our basecamp in Breivikeidet. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our friendly staff who will give you some information about the day. If you did not bring warm clothing, you may borrow a polar insulated suit, boots, hats and mittens.


At the basecamp itself we have 84 friendly Alaskan huskies with their own name and personality. The huskies love to meet and interact with guests, so don’t be afraid to give them a cuddle or two. After meeting the huskies, a professional guide will go through our safety instructions and preparations so you can have a wonderful experience as a musher. Two people will be sharing a sled, one as a driver and the other one as a passenger, with 4-6 huskies running in front. You will spend approximately 1.5 hours on the sled, giving you enough time to swap places if wanted, as well as admire the stunning Arctic landscape passing by.

After your dog sledding adventure, it will be time to say bye to the four-legged companions and board the bus back to Tromsø.

Season: 04.11-10.04

Meeting place: outside the Scandic Ishavshotel, Fredrik Langes gate 2, Tromsø

Meeting time: 08:15 / 10:25

Departure: 08:30 / 10:40

Return: ~ 13: 00 / ~ 15: 00

Duration: 4,5 hours (~ 50 min transfers each way / ~ 1,5 hours dog sledding itself)

Minimum: 2

Maximum: 16

Children: 4-11 years half price

Restrictions: Minimum age 4 years old. When making a booking for a child, please kindly always inform us of the age, as our guides will then be able to prepare accordingly. Each child will have to be accompanied by an adult.

Physical difficulty level: Medium. Please let us know of any physical conditions that we should be aware of when preparing for the tour.


What's included?

Transfers both from and back to the city

English-speaking guide

Hot drinks (coffee / tea) & cake

Winter overall suit, boots, mittens

Self-drive dog sledding

Food & beverages *

During the tour hot drinks (coffee / tea) and cake will be provided.

* Meal is not included, but can be arranged for groups.

What to wear & bring with you?

We recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather. We recommend bringing a scarf in cold weather.