- 1 Day Tour -

Dogsledding along the Alta River

Quick facts

Season: 01-December to 30-April

Times: Daily 10:00-12:30 and 16:00-18:30

Tour Duration: 1 Hour

Total Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Group size: 1-20 people. Larger groups will be divided into smaller groups

Price: NOK 1450,- per adult; 625,- per child under 12 years. Private tour: 1650,- per adult

Guests Per Sled: Guests drive in pairs, 2 per sled.

Tour Summary

  1.    Transport from and to Alta city center
  2.    Thermal suits if needed for weather
  3.    Proper instruction on handling the dogsled
  4.    The tour, 15km. Approx. 60 min. Guided tour
  5.    Hot drinks (coffee or blackcurrant)
  6.    Storytelling in Tipi
  7.    Interaction with the dogs

Our dogs are friendly and love attention! Please be ready for enthusiasm and muddy paws when you are around them! (and please stay clear of them if that makes you uncomfortable).

Tour discription

Dogsledding is especially important and popular in the Alta area, as the city is the host, starting and ending point for Finnmarksløpet, the world's second-longest dogsled race. Come take a ride and discover the fun and excitement of traveling by dog power.

We will collect you from Alta city centre and bring you the short distance out to our farm. If needed, we will supply warm clothing to match the winter weather, and then you will be taken to meet your guides and dog team. After proper instruction for handling the sled, it's time to head out for a ride! Usually, we place our guests in pairs on the sled, one to drive and one to sit (with a switch at the halfway point), but if you simply want to be a passenger, we can arrange for that as well.

Your ride will take you into the forest outside of Alta and along the bank of the frozen Alta River. Whether you are riding in the morning or in the dim arctic afternoon twilight, you'll be delighted by your natural surroundings and the silent, steady pace of your sturdy and dependable dogs. If you're lucky, you might even catch sight of a moose or other wildlife along the way!

When you return to the farm, you will head indoors to our Lavvo (a traditional Sami tent) where you'll warm up around a fire with a hot drink. One of our crew will answer questions and talk about racing dogs and life on the husky farm. And of course, there will be some extra time to visit and take pictures of your new four-legged friends, before returning to Alta again.

Packing Checklist

  • Sun glasses
  • Wool underwear (100% wool is the best)
  • Wool- or fleece sweather
  • Camera

Book / Contact Us

+47 90 53 09 83

post@holmenhusky.no