Dog sledding in Bodø
Dog sledding is an authentic winter experience where you can steer your own dog sled or enjoy the trip as a passenger. Join in on a scenic and fun Husky safari in Bodø!
This husky safari is an intimate experience for small groups and no previous experience is needed. On the trip you drive the sled into the white landscapes and enjoy the arctic nature and silence.
Scenic drive from Bodø
The husky safari experience starts with an hour’s scenic drive from Bodo through changing countryside, offering panoramic views of suburbs, fjords and mountains. Along the way you will also get to visit Saltstraumen, the strongest maelstrom in the world.
Meeting the dogs
Your dog sledding experience starts with meeting the dogs and preparing for the sled ride. They are a bunch of barking huskies eager to start the trip. Even though the dogs are noisy, they are friendly and pleased to see us. They are well used to visitors, great with children and love getting your attention.
The husky safari
You will now be advised how to harness the dogs, get instructions how to drive a dog sledding team and steer your sledge. Once everything is ready, the big moment arrives as your guide helps you launch your sled and off you go!
Driving your own dog sled
Two persons share one dog team, you will have a chance to switch who is the driver and passenger. The dogs are now completely silent and all you can hear is their breathing. The dogs love pulling the sled and will understand your commands. The actual dog sledding will last for 1-2 hours, depending on the conditions.
Good to know
- Meeting point: Bodø Tourist Information, see map HERE
- Duration: 8 hours
- Age limit: 6 years
- Included: Transport, english-speaking guide/driver, sled and gear for the sled ride
- What to wear/bring: Your own gear suitable for winter, warm hiking/winter boots, a small day pack for your food/drinks, camera and some extra clothing
- The trip is suitable for everyone, but somewhat physically demanding
Enjoy the ride!