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Dogsledding in the Norwegian Mountains

Wilderness trip with our four-legged friends

Dogsledding in the Norwegian Mountains

Wilderness trip with our four-legged friends

From USD 1282

Are you looking for new, exciting experiences this winter? Then this long weekend package may be right up your alley! Over the course of four eventful days, we will take you out into the wilderness - in the outskirts of Jotunheimen - together with our own pack of dogs to get as close to nature as possible. This trip gives you a unique opportunity to experience the Norwegian winter landscape in a different way.

Highlights

  • Learn how to handle your own pack of dogs.
  • Get to know our four-legged friends better during the trip. 
  • Experience the Norwegian winter landscape from your own dog sled.
  • Overnight in glamping cabins, at Øysterli Støl, and at Haugseter.
  • Enjoy the view of Norway's largest mountain area, Jotunheimen, during the trip.

Dogsledding is a perfect winter activity! You will not only get to experience the beautiful Norwegian nature up close, you will also handle your own pack of dogs during the trip. Haven't you tried dog sledding before? No problem. These dogs are used to humans and they are of course very kind.

The trip begins with an introductory course where we go through both equipment and packing in addition to meeting and getting to know the dogs that will join us on the trip. The next day we go out into the wilderness! Once we are here it is only us, our dogs, and the nature around us that we need to focus on. The next few days are spent in Jotunheimen's backyard where we will go from place to place before we travel back again to civilization at the end of the trip.

This trip is run in collaboration with Beito Husky Tours.

Age limit: 13 years

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Dates and booking

Thu 02. Mars - Sun 05. Mars 2023

USD 1282Available

Thu 30. Mars - Sun 02. April 2023

USD 1282Available

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This trip is also offered as a private tailormade trip. Travel alone, with your friends or family whenever you want.
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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

CET

Safety

  • 24 hour emergency standby team
  • Guides with training in first aid
  • First aid equipment available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

2/6 Physical

We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

2/6 Risk

Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preperations

You do not need any to have previous experience with any of the activities mentioned in the program. This trip is for everyone.

Accommodation and food

You will stay in three different places during the trip, both in glamping cabins, at Øysterli Støl, and at Haugseter.

It could be possible to get a single room on this trip but this must be requested in advance. Please contact us if this is desired. The trip price is based on two people sharing a twin room together.

Other information

The easiest way to get to Beitostølen is either to drive your own car/rental car or to take the bus. There are bus departures every day that go directly from Oslo to Beitostølen. From Bergen and Trondheim, it is also possible to take a bus or a train that corresponds with the bus to Beitostølen.

 It is also possible to fly to Oslo and then take the bus from there to Beitostølen. If needed, we can assist you with both transportation and extra accommodation in Beitostølen both before and after the trip. Get in touch with us if you are interested in this.

We recommend that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, this is easier to carry around than a suitcase) with clothes, toiletries, and other items that are necessary during the trip. We also ask that you bring a day backpack for food, water, camera, and extra clothes so that you have this easily available on the various day trips that we are going on.

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Day by Day

Hundesledetur i Jotunheimens Bakgård@BeitoHusky(18)
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Day 1:Welcome to Beitostølen!

Meet-up is at Beito Husky Tours just south of Beitostølen. After arrival, we start with an introductory course where you become better acquainted with equipment and packing and also get to meet both the dogs we will take with us on the trip and the puppies/young dogs who are trained for later trips. During the day we will also go on a full-day training trip to learn more about how the dogs and the sled work together in nature. Dinner is served in the evening. After this, we will go through the final preparations before leaving for the wilderness tomorrow morning. 

Meet-up is at Beito Husky Tours just south of Beitostølen. After arrival, we start with an introductory course where you become better acquainted with equipment and packing and also get to meet both the dogs we will take with us on the trip and the puppies/young dogs who are trained for later trips. During the day we will also go on a full-day training trip to learn more about how the dogs and the sled work together in nature. Dinner is served in the evening. After this, we will go through the final preparations before leaving for the wilderness tomorrow morning. 

ACCOMMODATION

Glamping Cabins

MEALS

-,L,D

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Hundesledetur i Jotunheimens Bakgård@BeitoHusky(28)

Day 2:Dogsledding to Øysterli Støl

It's time to go out in the wilderness! From our camp at Beitostølen, we are transported to the mountains before we embark on the first stage of the trip with our dogsleds. Our goal for the day is Øysterli Støl, a small cottage that is idyllically located in the beautiful winter landscape that surrounds us. Along the way, we will pass beautiful mountain scenery with Jotunheimen towering in the background. We eat lunch outside at a suitable location while dinner is served at a later time when we have arrived at the cabin. Enjoy a relaxing evening with your travel companions. Note! Day 2 and day 3 can be switched around depending on how the weather forecast looks on the specific days.

It's time to go out in the wilderness! From our camp at Beitostølen, we are transported to the mountains before we embark on the first stage of the trip with our dogsleds. Our goal for the day is Øysterli Støl, a small cottage that is idyllically located in the beautiful winter landscape that surrounds us. Along the way, we will pass beautiful mountain scenery with Jotunheimen towering in the background. We eat lunch outside at a suitable location while dinner is served at a later time when we have arrived at the cabin. Enjoy a relaxing evening with your travel companions. Note! Day 2 and day 3 can be switched around depending on how the weather forecast looks on the specific days.

ACCOMMODATION

Øysterli Støl

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

DISTANCE

20-40 km

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Hundesledetur i Jotunheimens Bakgård@BeitoHusky(8)

Day 3:Dogsledding to Haugseter

After breakfast, we pack up before heading out on the next leg of our trip. From Øysterli Støl we continue to Haugseter where we will spend the last night. The trip goes in a northeasterly direction over large flat mountain plateaus, before we slowly but surely approach Jotunheimen National Park, a beautiful mountain area well suited for both fishing and hiking in the summer. Lunch is served at a suitable location along the way before dinner is served at Haugseter later in the evening. Note! Day 2 and day 3 can be switched around depending on how the weather forecast looks on the specific days.

After breakfast, we pack up before heading out on the next leg of our trip. From Øysterli Støl we continue to Haugseter where we will spend the last night. The trip goes in a northeasterly direction over large flat mountain plateaus, before we slowly but surely approach Jotunheimen National Park, a beautiful mountain area well suited for both fishing and hiking in the summer. Lunch is served at a suitable location along the way before dinner is served at Haugseter later in the evening. Note! Day 2 and day 3 can be switched around depending on how the weather forecast looks on the specific days.

ACCOMMODATION

Haugseter

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

DISTANCE

20-40 km

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Hundesledetur i Jotunheimens Bakgård@BeitoHusky(7)

Day 4:Back to civilization

The last day of the trip. From Haugseter we turn our nose southwards, going back over the mountain before we are closing in on the final stages of the trip. Arrival at the premises of Beito Husky Tours is scheduled for the afternoon. Here we pack up the equipment before it's time to say goodbye to new acquaintances, and of course, the dogs that have transported us through the mountains. We hope that the trip will leave you with everlasting memories, and dreams of new visits!

The last day of the trip. From Haugseter we turn our nose southwards, going back over the mountain before we are closing in on the final stages of the trip. Arrival at the premises of Beito Husky Tours is scheduled for the afternoon. Here we pack up the equipment before it's time to say goodbye to new acquaintances, and of course, the dogs that have transported us through the mountains. We hope that the trip will leave you with everlasting memories, and dreams of new visits!

MEALS

B,L,-

DURATION

6-8 hours

DISTANCE

20-40 km

Meet-up is at Beito Husky Tours just south of Beitostølen. After arrival, we start with an introductory course where you become better acquainted with equipment and packing and also get to meet both the dogs we will take with us on the trip and the puppies/young dogs who are trained for later trips. During the day we will also go on a full-day training trip to learn more about how the dogs and the sled work together in nature. Dinner is served in the evening. After this, we will go through the final preparations before leaving for the wilderness tomorrow morning. 

ACCOMMODATION

Glamping Cabins

MEALS

-,L,D

It's time to go out in the wilderness! From our camp at Beitostølen, we are transported to the mountains before we embark on the first stage of the trip with our dogsleds. Our goal for the day is Øysterli Støl, a small cottage that is idyllically located in the beautiful winter landscape that surrounds us. Along the way, we will pass beautiful mountain scenery with Jotunheimen towering in the background. We eat lunch outside at a suitable location while dinner is served at a later time when we have arrived at the cabin. Enjoy a relaxing evening with your travel companions. Note! Day 2 and day 3 can be switched around depending on how the weather forecast looks on the specific days.

ACCOMMODATION

Øysterli Støl

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

DISTANCE

20-40 km

After breakfast, we pack up before heading out on the next leg of our trip. From Øysterli Støl we continue to Haugseter where we will spend the last night. The trip goes in a northeasterly direction over large flat mountain plateaus, before we slowly but surely approach Jotunheimen National Park, a beautiful mountain area well suited for both fishing and hiking in the summer. Lunch is served at a suitable location along the way before dinner is served at Haugseter later in the evening. Note! Day 2 and day 3 can be switched around depending on how the weather forecast looks on the specific days.

ACCOMMODATION

Haugseter

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

DISTANCE

20-40 km

The last day of the trip. From Haugseter we turn our nose southwards, going back over the mountain before we are closing in on the final stages of the trip. Arrival at the premises of Beito Husky Tours is scheduled for the afternoon. Here we pack up the equipment before it's time to say goodbye to new acquaintances, and of course, the dogs that have transported us through the mountains. We hope that the trip will leave you with everlasting memories, and dreams of new visits!

MEALS

B,L,-

DURATION

6-8 hours

DISTANCE

20-40 km

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

2 sets. Not too thick, wear multiple layers if necessary.

2-3 paris. Wool is recommended.

2-3 pairs. Wool or synthetic material.

Medium thickness. Primaloft or down.

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must be waterproof and windproof,  zips for ventilation are recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

1 thin pair of wool gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of windproof over mittens for additional warmth and protection. 1 pair of thick wool mittens to wear inside the over mittens. 3 pairs in total. 

Warm ski mittens/gloves.

Equipment

Remember new/extra batteries.

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

2-3 litres, with an insulation cover, so they dont freeze. For example Nalgene bottles with wide mouth. They can handle hot water, so you can use them to keep warm in the sleeping bag.

Recommended

Clothing

We recommend wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women.

Fleece or wool. 

Down or primaloft.

For evenings and leasure days.

Or a face mask.

To protect your boots against mud, dust and water.

Nice to take it outside the shell trousers. Preferably with a zipper all the way.

Equipment

Useful

Equipment

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

As light at possible. 

There are few or no possibilities to buy this at the cabins. Bring such as chocolate, power bars, nuts, hot drink powder, etc. (We get mostly coffee and tea at the cabins).

We provide

Spesifikt utstyr til hundekjøring som Tandemsleder, romslig varmedress og varme vinterstøvler med uttakbar innerstøvel. I tillegg til dette har vi med nødvendig utstyr for overnatting underveis på turen: Vintersovepose med lakenpose, og kopp/tallerken/bestikk til måltidene.   

Testimonial

"A fantastic trip in the Norwegian winterland, a rare adventure. "

– Anna, 2022

Testimonial

"Fantastic trip with a super guide and great dogs."

– Camilla, 2021

Testimonial

"Had four lovely days in glorious sunshine together with 36 lovely dogs, 2 knowledgeable and patient guides and 8 participants."

– Ingvild, 2022