Dog sledding day tour
Be a musher for the day
Experience the most beautiful adventure in the fairytale Arctic wilderness and be a musher on a sled pulled by adorable Alaskan huskies.
Ahead of the activity you will also get a seaside view of Sommarøy as the transfer is conducted in our boat on days the weather is acceptable for this.
You will feel the strength of your powerful team, as you ride through the winter wonderland of frozen lakes, forests and majestic mountains. On route, look out for fox, owl, snow grouse, eagle, reindeer and moose.
Parts of our trails are over steep and undulating terrain and therefor only suitable for fit adventure seekers. Two participants share a sled, alternating between mushing the sled and being a passenger.
Minimum booking of 2 persons
Minimum age: 18 years old
Met up time: 08:45 at the Sommarøy Adventure activity centre(see map below)
Duration: Aprox 7 hours
We provide Arctic proof boots and winter clothing. However, we recommend for you to wear a good quality base layer with a woollen jumper or fleece.
Transfer to the mushing area will be conducted by our boat when weather circumstances are acceptible. In case of rough seas the transfer will be conducted by car.
You will receive full instructions on how to mush your team and control your sled, preparing you fully for this unique adventure. The dog sled ride will take about 3 hours*, weather dependent. On your return, you will have the opportunity to unharness your team before saying good bye to your faithful dogs. A warm camp fire will be waiting for you, around which you can sit and exchange your stories of the trip whilst eating your packed lunch along with hot beverages and biscuits.
This trip is suitable for anyone with a good fitness. We do not recommend to join the activity if you suffer from back pain, epilepsy or heart problems or in the later stages of pregnancy.
*Bare in mind that nature is unpredictable and exactly when the snows arrive will always vary a little from year to year. Dog sledding needs good quality snow, so the actual sled time can be shorter in November and December.