Ladies' Husky Tour

Ladies' Husky Tour

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Ladies' Husky Tour (Norway)

A husky adventure with comfortable chalet accommodation for dog sledding divas

Dogsled Tours in Norway: Central Norway/Trondheim

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Overview

  • Required: Good level of health/fitness and used to outdoors. Minimum age 15 for scheduled tours. Younger participants can be accommodated on other dates by request.
  • Duration: 4 days/3 nights or 5 days/4 nights including arrival/departure day plus 3 days (5-day tours) or 2 days (4-day tours) dog sledding.
  • Accommodation: Shared 2-person room in high-standard, modern chalet approx. 12km from the kennels (2 nights for 4-day tour, 3 nights for 5-day tour). One night in simple mountain cabin (5-day tour only).
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Unleash your inner dogsled diva on this very special "Ladies Only" dog sledding tour in the Trondelag region of central Norway, where the only males will be in your dog team! Just an hour from Trondheim and accessible by direct flight from the UK or connections via Oslo, Ladies' Husky Tour combines the adventure and excitement of mushing your own dogsled team with the special atmosphere of an all-female tour.

The 4-day husky tour includes comfortable accommodation in high-standard shared chalets near the husky kennels with two dogsledding day tours in the surrounding area, while the longer 5-day option features a point-to-point tour component with an overnight in simple mountain cabin out in the wilderness.

You will be given full guidance in how to harness your team and handle the sled before heading off into the beautiful winter landscape, stopping for lunch over open fire along the way, dog sledding for around 3-4 hours per day.

Ladies' Husky Tour is an ideal way to discover the joy of dog sledding and working with your own husky team in an all-female setting, whether you choose to participate as a solo traveller, mother and daughter(s) or as female friends.

Itinerary - 4-day tour

During sledding days, you will be sledding for around 3-4 hours.

Day 1

Arrival in the afternoon. You will be met from Kopperå station (transfer is also available from Trondheim airport as an optional extra), for transfer to the husky kennels. Here you will meet the dogs for the first time and begin your adventure with a two-course Norwegian dinner at the kennels together, an ideal opportunity to get to know your host and the rest of the group. After dinner you will be transferred approx. 12km to your chalet accommodation at the mountain lodge for the night. Note that there are no specific activities for the arrival day.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will be collected around 09.30 for short drive back to the kennels. After instruction in harnessing your dogs and handling the sled, you will set out for a day's dogsled tour in the surrounding area, driving your own team of 4-6 huskies, making a stop for lunch in a "lavvu" (traditional tipi) or outside around the fire.

You return to the kennels in the afternoon after your tour. Your host will be happy to share some stories of life as a Norwegian musher and to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can simply choose to take a short time to relax, take a walk in the surroundings or play with the dogs at the kennels! In the evening, you will have transfer to your accommodation, where a 3-course dinner is served.

Day 3

After breakfast, you are transferred to the kennels where you will ready your team for a day's dog sledding tour, stopping for lunch over open fire along the way. Later in the day, you return to the lodge, with time to relax and enjoy the surroundings, before ending your experience with a three-course dinner together to look back on your adventure.

Day 4

Breakfast and transfer to Kopperå for departure.

Itinerary - 5-day tour

During sledding days, you will be sledding for around 3-4 hours.

Day 1

As 4-day tour above.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will be collected around 09.30 for short drive back to the kennels. After instruction in harnessing your dogs and handling the sled, you will set out for day's dogsled tour in the surrounding area, driving your own team of 4-6 huskies, making a stop for lunch in a "lavvu" (traditional tipi) or outside around the fire.

When you return to the kennels in the afternoon, you will unharness your team before transfer to your accommodation where a 3-course dinner is served in the evening.

Day 3

After breakfast, you are transferred to the kennels where you begin an overnight dogsled tour into the mountains, taking you over the mountain plateau for a day's sledding of approx. 20-35km. You stop along the way for lunch and have good chances to see reindeer in the area. Your destination is a simple mountain cabin, where you will take care of your dogs before readying the cabin for the night. Everyone assists with tasks such as feeding and caring for your team, lighting a fire in the cabin and fetching water. You then make dinner together and relax for the evening in the silence of the winter landscape.

Day 4

After feeding the dogs and organising the cabin, you will sled back towards the kennels with lunch along the way. Once back, you unharness your team and take care of the equipment before transfer back to the mountain lodge, where you have time for a short walk or just relax and enjoy a shower before your farewell three-course dinner together.

Day 5

Breakfast and transfer to Kopperå for departure.

Dates & Prices

Dates

2015 winter season

  • 4-day tour: 06.02-09.02.15, 06.03-09.03.15
  • 5-day tour: 09.03-13.03.15, 23.03-27.03.15

Additional tour dates can be added on request from min. 2 persons.

The Price

Prices are in British Pounds. If you wish, you are also welcome to make your payment by in Euros. If this would be of interest, please let us know and we will be happy to provide prices.

  • 4-day tour: £864/person
  • 5-day tour: £1264/person

Minimum age for scheduled tours is normally 15 years. Younger children can be accommodated on tours on other dates by arrangement; children aged 2-14 then pay 50% of standard price. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

What The Price Includes

Accommodation

  • 4-day tour: Three nights' accommodation in comfortable high-standard modern chalet (see example below) with kitchen/living room area 12km from the kennels. Bedding and towels are included. The cabin has 4 x 2-person rooms shared between max. 6 participants. Bathroom facilities shared per 2-4 persons.
  • 5-day tour: Three nights' accommodation in cabins as for 4-day tour. Bedding and towels are included. One night in mountain cabin with simple standard, sleeping accommodation in 2-4 person rooms, no running water or electricity. Bedding and towels are included.
Cabin Accommodation

Chalet Accommodation

Meals

All meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day (breakfast, lunch, dinner + coffee/snacks, etc). Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Equipment and Clothing

  • Dog sledding equipment including sled dog team of 4-6 dogs.
  • Warm winter outer clothing: thermal snowmobile overalls*, warm winter boots*, hat and outer gloves. Goggles are also available to borrow on request (please advise in advance).
  • Warm winter sleeping bag. Small pillow is also provided at the wilderness cabin.
Clothing for dog sledding

Winter clothing provided as standard

*A limited range of sizes is available as standard. If you require particularly small or large sizes, please advise in advance so that equipment can be arranged.

Guide

  • Instruction in handling your sled and dog team.
  • Services of local guide during the tour.

Transfers

  • Local transfers between kennels and overnight cabin accommodation.
  • Transfer on arrival and departure to/from Kopperå or Meråker.

What The Price Does Not Include

Alcoholic drinks.

Optional extras

  • Transfer between Trondheim Vaernes airport and the kennels (approx. 1 hour): £33/person/one-way.
  • An outside wood-fired hot-tub is available to book locally at the lodge, cost 1500 NOK/group (approx. £150). If of interest, please discuss with other members of the group on arrival and make payment locally to your host.
  • You are welcome to extend your stay with additional days with accommodation in the modern cabin or in your host's house at the kennels for additional activities including cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Price £150/person at modern cabin (based on min. 2 persons) or £90/person at host's house (no single supplement). For single supplement for modern cabin, please contact us for details. Includes overnight accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snowshoes are available to hire from your host (approx. 300 NOK, about £30), for self-guided day activities for extra day.

Practical Info

Health requirements/experience

Good level of health and fitness. Participants should enjoy outdoor life and be used to being outdoors for extended periods. Minimum age 15 for scheduled tours. Younger participants possible for tours on other dates by request.

Equipment/clothes needed

A detailed recommended equipment list will be sent with your booking confirmation.

NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing.

Groups

This experience is ideal for solo travellers or small groups of female friends. Min. total of 2 persons required for tours to be confirmed to run. Max. 6 persons per tour for scheduled tours.

This tour is also available as a private experience for groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Additional Notes

This provider has a written environmental policy.

Location

Detailed information on travel options will be sent with your booking documentation. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.

By Air

Fly to Trondheim Vaernes airport for train to Kopperå (about 1 hour), from where transfer is included. Transfer from Trondheim airport is also available as an optional extra.

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