This arctic itinerary starts in the city of Tromsø before five days of adventure in Northern Norway, Finland, and Sweden. With the help of your private guide, get to know your team of huskies by name, drive your own sled, and enjoy traditional meals around the campfire. Fall asleep each night in traditional Sami tents—or stay up to look for the Northern Lights.

Highlights

  • Take a spin on Tromsø's cable car for the best views of town
  • Let a private guide teach you the ropes of dogsledding
  • Feed the dogs and enjoy your own meals in the peaceful wilderness
  • Take part in an ice fishing excursion along the route
  • Reward yourself with Tromsø's dining scene on your last night of the trip

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Tromsø Tromsø
Day 2 Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 1 Inner Troms
Day 3 Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 2 Inner Troms
Day 4 Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 3 Inner Troms
Day 5 Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 4 Inner Troms
Day 6 Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 5 Tromsø
Day 7 Depart Tromsø  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tromsø

Tromso's picturesque setting
Tromso's picturesque setting

Welcome to Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway!

Surrounded by snowcapped mountains, Tromsø is a lively place with 65,000 inhabitants. In addition to its lovely scenery and rich history, the city has a large student population and is famous for its robust music and film culture, so get out and explore this self-proclaimed 'Gateway to the Arctic'.

A good place to start is taking a ride on the cable car, which runs up to a mountain ledge in just four minutes. The two gondolas, known as Seal and Polar Bear, each have a capacity of 28 passengers. From the viewing platform at the upper station, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains, and fjords. 

If you want to stay for dinner, Fjellstua restaurant on top offers dinner with views. Otherwise, head back down to Tromsø for a variety of pubs and restaurants.

Day 2: Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 1

Meet and greet with friendly Huskies
Meet and greet with friendly Huskies

It's time to start your dogsledding journey! Today, you'll wake up with breakfast in Tromsø and then make the two-hour drive to Signaldalen. Once there, meet your Husky team and get a tutorial on how to drive the sleigh before you pack up and head on your way towards the border region of Norway, Finland, and Sweden.

After a fun and challenging day of uphill climbs, you'll help stable the happy dogs, prepare their food, and attend to them before they rest for the night. Then, the guide will prepare your dinner while you keep an eye out for the Northern Lights. Stay overnight in a traditional 'lavvu' tent.

Day 3: Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 2

Look for reindeer on your dog sledding adventure
Look for reindeer on your dog sledding adventure

This morning marks the beginning of a happy routine: have breakfast in your warm tent before packing up, preparing the dogs, and sledding toward the border through a beautiful high-mountain area known as the Laplands. Enjoy the scenery and keep an eye out for the many herds of reindeer that populate the area. Depending on the day's route, you'll either set up camp in Sweden or Finland for the evening.

Day 4: Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 3

Hopefully, snag some fish for tonight's dinner
Hopefully, snag some fish for tonight's dinner

You can expect another glorious day in the Laplands as you pass through an area known for its amazing fishing. Your guides will bring ice fishing equipment so get ready to take part and cross your fingers for a freshly-caught dinner on your third evening in the wilderness.

Day 5: Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 4

Learn some new technical skills today
Learn some new technical skills today

Today will mark a slow downhill journey from the mountains to a wooded forest where you'll have fun learning some new technical dogsledding skills. You'll eventually straddle the border of Finland and Sweden throughout the sled excursion, and tonight's camp location will be determined based on weather and snow conditions.

Day 6: Dogsledding Adventure from Tromsø - Day 5

Transfer back to Tromsø after you part ways
Transfer back to Tromsø after you part ways

Your last day on the sled is also one of the most beautiful as you'll pass a number of scenic lakes before enjoying lunch at the spot where the three countries meet. Fuel up for one last challenging afternoon and finally end the journey back at Signaldalen.

Upon arrival, you will remove the harnesses and return the dogs to their respective kennels. Say your heartfelt goodbye to these hard-working canines and take any last photos together. 

In the afternoon, you'll transfer back to Tromsø where you'll have a free night to enjoy the town and your last night in Norway. Explore the city's dining and bar scene and reward yourself—you've earned it!

Day 7: Depart Tromsø

Sunrise in Norway's Arctic
Sunrise in Norway's Arctic

It's time to say goodbye to Norway! Before your flight, spend some time wandering this cozy city center and charming pedestrian streets for unique souvenirs before heading to the airport.