Husky sledding – Hurtigruten land excursion

Dog sledding Arctic Norway by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Husky sledding – Enjoy a trip full of winter adventures; husky sledge ride over a frozen landscape, see the Snowhotel and the reindeer.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.


Sledge dog by Tom Nilsen, Hurtigruten

A sledge dog in Kirkenes

You are met at the quay in Kirkenes for a short drive to the intriguing Snowhotel, situated next to Gabba Reindeer Park. Here you will put on warm outdoor clothing – with snow overalls, shoes, gloves and hats all provided for you. Then it’s time to meet the dogs! The huskies are harnessed to your sledge, eagerly waiting to transport you across the frozen landscape. There will be two passengers per sledge, with each sledge travelling with its own “musher” (guide).

All of the guides have plenty of experience in dog sledging, many having taken part in competitive dog races. The track is just over 5 km long, and is set against the most picturesque of landscapes, so you can experience the real feeling of wilderness during your adrenalin-fuelled ride! At the end of the trip you gather around the fire for a hot drink, and also have the option to visit the Snowhotel or the reindeer enclosure.

Dog sledding in Norway by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Dog sledding in Arctic Norway

Practical information:

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Included: Warm drink
Transportation: Bus
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Available: December 1- May 1
The trip is subject to weather/snow conditions.
Land excursion #7F

Northern Lights Cruise Norway by Steven J Hynes, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights in Norway

Available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:

Northern Lights Adventure Cruise, 7 nights
Northern Lights Christmas Cruise, 8 nights

What our customers say:

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia, ,

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States, ,

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

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