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Dog Cart Tour

Introduction

Get a feeling of how mushers train their huskies in the autumn and experience the arctic forest as it changes colour. Like any other athletes, our huskies must train a lot before the racing season starts. The huskies are arctic dogs and do not enjoy running in temperatures above 15 °C. Training season starts in autumn when the temperatures fall, but before the first snow arrives. The ride takes you into the Arctic Forest as it changes into Autumn, past the Alta River and along the dirt roads where we have been training our race dogs for two generations.

Itinerary

  • We pick you up at the Tourist Information in Alta city
  • Equipment handout: Thermal suits, hat, gloves and boots (if the weather requires it)
  • Safety brief
  • Approximately one hour self-drive dog cart tour (depending on weather conditions)
  • 2-3 Persons per cart
  • Cuddle and praise the huskies for their effort
  • Storytelling in Traditional Sami Lavvo with hot drinks and snacks
  • Transport back to the Tourist Information in the center of Alta

Time & Transfer

Alta Tourist Information Centre

  • Pick Up: 09:45 & 12:45
  • Drop Off: 12:45 & 16:00

Alta Airport

  • On request
  • 180 NOK per person one way

Own Transport

  • Show up before 10:00 or 13:00
  • Free parking

We Recommend To Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Woolen underlayers (Preferably Wool)
  • Camera

Children

  • Minimum age of child is 4 years old.
  • Children between 5 and 12 must always take place between the legs from a parent on dog sled/cart tours.
  • Children between 13 and 15 are allowed to sit independently on the sled/cart.
  • Children between 13 and 15 may only drive under the supervision of a guide.
  • Minimum age of driving independently is 16 years old.

Disclaimer
Huskies are polar dogs and it is not safe for them to run when the weather is too warm. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel tours if the temperatures make it not suitable for our dogs to run. The weather CAN become extreme in this part of the world. Holmen Husky Lodge reserves the right to change the itinerary or cancel the tour if the weather conditions appear unsafe.

Pricing

Adult

  • 1450 NOK

Children 5-12

  • 725 NOK

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