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, making travel costs very affordable, Ladies' Husky Tour combines the adventure and excitement of mushing your own dogsled team with a half day devoted to local handicraft skills.
The 4-day husky tour includes comfortable accommodation in shared cabins near the husky kennels with two dogsledding 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.
Both tour variations include a half day devoted to local crafts and traditions, including a visit to a local jeweller. The 4-day tour focuses on knitting - Norway is justly famous for its tradition of working with wool - while the 5-day tour features an afternoon exploring local baking traditions.
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 and discover a little of Norway's craft and culinary heritage, whether you are a solo traveller or travelling with female friends.
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 cabin accommodation at the mountain lodge for the night.
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 morning's dogsled tour in the surrounding area, driving your own team of 4-6 huskies.
The afternoon is devoted to local craft traditions. You will spend 2-3 hours learning something of the Norwegians' skill in knitting and working with wool. You will have an introduction then try yourself, beginning a piece that you may bring home to finish. Knitting equipment and handmade crafts are also available to purchase. Afterwards, you will visit a local jeweller for a presentation of her products while you enjoy some refreshment.
Back at the lodge, you finish your day with a three-course dinner.
After breakfast, you are transferred to the kennels where you will ready your team for a day's dog sledding tour (duration 4-5 hours), 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.
Breakfast and transfer for departure.
As per 4-day tour above.
Morning dogsled tour as for 4-day tour above.
After lunch in the lavvu (traditional tipi), you have the chance to learn local baking techniques (and sample the results later!) before visit to local jeweller as per 4-day tour above.
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.
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.
Breakfast and transfer to Kopperå for departure.
Additional tour dates can be added on request from min. 2 persons.
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.
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.
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.
General good level of health and fitness. Minimum age 15 for scheduled tours. Younger participants possible for tours on other dates by request.
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.
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.
This provider has a written environmental policy.
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.
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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