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Husky sledge adventure – Hurtigruten land excursion

Husky sledge Arctic Norway. Photo by Bjorn Klauer

Husky sledge adventure – Enjoy a trip full of winter adventure; husky sledge ride over a frozen landscape, see the Snow Hotel and the reindeers.

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.

Winter in Arctic Kirkenes, the Gabba restaurant at the Snow Hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

The Gabba lavvo

You are met at the quay in Kirkenes for a short drive on to the intriguing Snow Hotel, 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 Snow Hotel or the reindeer enclosure.

Practical info:

Huskies. Photo by Bjrn Klauer


Duration: 2 hours 30 min
Included: Warm drink
Transportation: Bus/car
Clothes/footwear: Warm clothing and warm shoes. Special clothing is provided.
Available: December 1- May 1
The trip is subject to weather/snow conditions.
Land excursion #7F

Tromso Norway, the pier. Photo by Shigeru Ohki

Hurtigruten in Tromso

Available on the following Hurtugruten cruise package:
Northern Lights Adventure cruise, 7 nights

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