Our operators who offer dog sledding in the region:
At Riverland Husky you will drive your own dog sled in the Reisa valley - by the entrance to Reisa National Park. The owner, Tom Einar, has a long experience with dog sledding and started with the sport in Reisadalen because he wanted more people to have the opportunity to experience being out in the beautiful, wild nature that surrounds us in Northern Norway. At the same time he gets the pleasure of doing this with his dogs and in that way get even closer to the Arctic lifestyle. He offers dog sledding to small groups - two people share a sled. Tom Einar runs both day trips and evening trips where you will have a chance to see the northern lights!
You will be served hot drinks and food at the wilderness camp halfway through the trip.
Lyngen Outdoor Experiences - Dog sledding rides with top trained running dogs
Dog sledder Tom Frode Johansen has over 35 years worth of experience with dog sledding. He only does small groups and you get to drive your very own team with top-trained draft dogs. Tom Frode and his guides have participated in a number of races and in 2017 he and the dogs achieved 7th place in the famous Finnmark dog sledding race (Finnmarksløpet).
Lyngen Outdoor Experiences runs longer trips with campfires and food along the way, but you should still be in good shape. Here you can see both the fjord and the majestic Lyngsalpan. An experience you will surely never forget! Tours are carried out both during the day and in the evening with the chance of seeing the Northern Lights. In the autumn, you have the opportunity to try your hand at dog sledding in a cart - a completely different experience to the traditional sleds.
Active North - Dog sledding tours in beautiful Skibotndalen
At Active North, you will run your own team of dogs in Skibotndalen. Tomas and his guides have extensive experience with dog sledding, and Tomas has participated in the Finnmark dog sledding race several times. You ride your own dog team of 4-6 Alaska husky dogs, with two people sharing each sled.
The trip requires that you are in good shape and can help the dogs along the way. After the trip, a hot meal is served in the lavvo. Active North offers dog sledding both during the day and in the evening with the opportunity to see the northern lights. In the autumn, you have the opportunity to take part in dog sledding.
In the spring, Tomas offers multi-day trips with dog sleds where you ride a dog into the plateau towards the Finnish border.
Svensby Tursenter / Lyngen Husky
Svensby is idyllically located at the foot of Lyngsalpan. Lyngen Husky is a family company that offers sled rides with spectacular views that already start at the camp. Lyngen Husky offers two different trips - their day trip and their evening trip; the latter with a bonfire and light snacks/drinks.
Dog sledding is suitable for almost everyone, but you must be physically able to drive yourself and walk / run uphill.
Kaasen og Seppala - Legendene fra Lyngenfjord
Did you know that two dog sledders from the Lyngenfjord region became world-famous legends? Gunnar Kaasen (1882-1960) from Kvænangen and his guide dog Balto and Leonhard I. Seppala (1877-1967) from Skibotn in Storfjord with the guide dog Togo.
Seppala has even had a dog breed named after him; Seppala husky. While Gunnar Kaasen's guide dog Balto has his own statue in Central Park in New York.
In addition to winning several dog races, they were especially honored for their incredible efforts during the serum race to the city of Nome in Alaska in 1925, which transported serum to combat an epidemic-stricken city.