Norway tour: Introduction to Dog Sledding

Northern Lights & Winter Fun, Small Group Touring
Overnight safari with comfy guesthouse accommodation
2 Days
Dec - Apr
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"Second visit in the Winter this time for a Husky tour. We did an overnight tour to a wilderness cabin. A brilliant interactive time helping with the dogs (all really friendly) and driving the sled, "unlike other companies" we had a very experienced tour guide, they gave us a good briefing session. Stef kept us relaxed and entertained throughout our time in well below freezing temperatures, stopping and checking we were comfortable at regular intervals. Back at our accommodation in the guest house we were treated to food untried before like King crab soup and Rein deer stew, both delicious. We were even treated to the Aurora borealis on two nights. All in all a magical trip to Northern Norway and the Pasvik Valley." - Stewart, U.K. 2017

A great introduction to dog sledding in Norwegian Lapland. Start the tour with pick up in Kirkenes, and from there transfer to the husky farm in the remote Pasvik Valley, near the Russian border. After an exciting husky sled safari through the primeval foests, enjoy one night in a comfortable and cosy guesthouse. Here, far away from any light pollution, just step outside and look up to search for the fabled Northern Lights. No prior experience of dog sledding is needed- just a spirit of adventure!

Day 1: Kirkenes - Pasvik Valley
From Kirkenes transfer from the town, the airport or from the Hurtigruten ferry wharf (the ferry arrives into Kirkenes around 9am) to the husky farm, a trip of about 1 hour through the beautiful Pasvik Valley, which has one of the largest remaining primeval forests in Europe.  When you arrive, store your luggage in the  guesthouse then it's time to get suited up in appropriate winter gear, before we head to the kennels. Here you will meet the happy dogs and get some driving lessons and safety instructions. After that, we head out on an approximately 10 kilometre husky safari, with 2 persons per sled and the opportunity to swap drivers along the way. After the tour, help to feed and kennel the dogs, then enjoy a traditional dinner made from locally sourced ingredients, served in a Sami lavvuu or tent. After dinner, gather around the fire or lie on reindeer skins outside, whilst watching for the northern lights that might be dancing over the sky! Then retire for the night. The guesthouse has a variety of rooms including one single room with shared bathroom, one twin room with shared bathroom, one twin room with private bathroom, one double room with private bathroom amd a family room with shared bathroom.

Day 2: Pasvik Valley – Kirkenes
This morning enjoy breakfast before transferring back to Kirkenes.

Departures: mainly Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from week 49 (December) 2018 - week 16 (April) 2019; Fridays & Saturdays in weeks 48, 49, 51 (2018) and weeks 02, 03, 05, 12, 15, 16 (2019).

Includes: Return transfers Kirkenes - husky farm, 1 night in the guesthouse at the husky farm, use of outer winter wear during the husky safari, dinner on Day 1, breakfast on day 2. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide. 2 persons share the driving of each sled.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1047.00
Single AUD$ 1101.00

Includes: Return transfers Kirkenes - husky farm, 1 night in the guesthouse at the husky farm, use of outer winter wear during the husky safari, dinner on Day 1, breakfast on day 2. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

* 2 persons share the driving of each sled. The double price shown is per person with double room accommodation and 2 persons sharing each sled.  The single price shown is per person with single room accommodation and 2 persons sharing each sled.

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