FAQ

What is the difference between the dog sled day and night trip?

The main contrast between those two trips is the scenery of the landscape. On our day trips, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding area whereas in the night you will enjoy the deep stillness of the Arctic winter with the possibility of sledding under the northern lights.

Where is the pick up location for your trips? Can I come on my own transport?

We pick up our participants at Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø. The address is: Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø. Please, be at the location 10 minutes before departure.
If you wish to drive to our camp with your car, please contact us directly so we can give you directons and delete your name from our collection list.

Can I bring children on the dog sled trip?

Our dog sled trips are popular for being the longest, most technical and most advanced dog sled trips in the Tromsø area and especially attractive to fit adventurers. As the activity might be demanding and strenuous for infants, it is not suitable for children any age.

Are there any weight restrictions for riding the sled?

Generally, there is no weight limit for mushing the dog sled. However, the activity requires a good fitness. Every potential participant needs to consider their own physical condition and mobility.

Can I join the dog sled trip in my pregnancy?

Commonly, there are no high risks in joining the dog sled trip whilst pregnant. Nevertheless, the activity has inherent risks for anyone who participates. Please, contact us before placing your booking to consider your participation in advance.

Do you provide clothes for the dog sled trips?

We provide Arctic proof boots as well as suitable clothing (trousers, jacket, neckwarmer, mittens, hat) for all our winter activities but we recommend every participant to wear a good quality base layer as well as a woollen jumper or fleece. Be aware that our sportswear is meant for cold and Arctic weather conditions and therefore not waterproof. On mild temperatures, we ask you to bring your own rainwear.

Do you serve a warm meal?

A meal is not included in our dog sled day and evening trips. We serve hot drinks and biscuits and recommend guests to bring their own lunch. For our overnight dog sled trips and multiple day trips we provide all meals (vegetarian on request).

What happens, if there is no snow?

Active Tromsø AS reserves the right to cancel activities at any point for safety issues. Nonetheless, we will re-schedule your booked activity, if possible, or offer you a full refund. Our cancellation policy is listed in our terms and conditions.

Do I need to book my trip in advance or can I wait until I come to Tromsø?

As our trips are so popular, they book up weeks in advance. If you decide that you would like to book with us, please do so as early as possible to avoid dissapointment.

I recently broke my arm. Will I still be able to attend the dog sled trip?

Our activities are strenuous and require a good fitness and mobility. If you are not able to mush the sled yourself, you can join the activity by being a passenger in the sled.

You recommend a good level of fitness is required for your trips. What do you consider to be a good level of fitness?

We recommend that if you can walk up three flights of stairs without getting out of breath or go for an hours walk easily, this should be adequate. If you are uncertain, please contact us directly.