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Day Trips & Excursions

Dog Sledding Day Trip from Bodø, Northern Norway

Dog sledding is an authentic winter experience where you can steer your own dog sled or enjoy the trip as a passenger. This dog sledding trip is for small groups only. No previous experience is needed to drive the sled into the white landscapes and enjoy the arctic nature and silence

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During the dog sledding trip you can either steer the sled or join as a passenger. Photo: Terje Rakke - Nordic Life.

Scenic drive from Bodø: The dog sledding trip starts with an hour’s scenic drive from Bodo through changing countryside, offering panoramic views of suburbs, fjords and mountains.

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 and petting.

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The dogs love pulling your sled and can hardly wait to start the dog sledding trip. Photo: Marcela-Cardenas.

Ready for 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 be 1-2 hours, depending on conditions.

The dog sledding was awesome! We had an amazing time and the coordinators were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I can highly recommend this experience!
David, Katinka, Nuray and Thomas from the Netherlands


NOK 1950

per person
Minimum 2 people.
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  • Level

    Moderate. Please see details below.

  • Duration

    A total of 6 - 8 hours, including transport from/to downtown Bodø. The actual dog sledding experience will be 1 - 2 h including preparations and meeting the dogs.

  • Group size & Capacity

    2 - 6 people. Larger groups on request.

  • Season & Availability

    October - March (April). No snow? No problem: off-season (when no snow) we will operate with specially made wheeled sleds/wagons.

  • Meeting point Bodø

    If you need transport by us from Bodo, then choose `Standard rate` when booking. Please see details in FAQ below.

  • Meet on location

    If you prefer to meet up where the sled ride starts, then choose `Meet on location` when booking. Please see details in FAQ below.

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FAQ - Dog Sledding Day Trip, Bodø, Northern Norway

  • Do I need any outdoor experience?

    Is this trip for me? This trip is designed for intermediates. You don’t need any specific skills, but good fitness and mobility are an advantage. The dogs do most of the work but the trip is somewhat physically demanding as you will need to help the dogs when we are going uphill.

    Grading: this trip is graded as Moderate – Blue grading.
    More about the grading system in Norway.

    Minimum age: our recommended minimum age for dog sledding with children is around age 10.

  • What do I need to bring?

    You should bring

    • Your own gear suitable for winter.
    • Good footwear (warm hiking boots or winter boots).
    • A small daypack for your snack, camera and some extra clothing.

    We will provide

    • A knowledgeable, English-speaking guide with passion for dog sledding.
    • Return transfers from downtown Bodø to the starting point and back again after the trip are included in the tour price.


  • Where and when do we meet?


    • The meeting point is in the lobby of Scandic Havet Hotel, conveniently located in the town centre. Please see map above.
      If you need pick up somewhere else in Bodø, please contact us to arrange for an alternate location.
    • Meeting time: We operate this tour at fixed times. Please see start times in the booking calendar.

    If you do not need transportation back and forth from Bodø and want to meet up on location (e.g if you have a rental car) you simply choose `Meet on location` rather than `Standard rate` when booking.

    Click for driving directions to meeting point if you meet up on location (Google maps)

    • How to get there?
      From Bodø follow route 80 to the small town of Fauske, head south along E6 until you reach the small village of Røkland. Leave E6, take the road to `Evenesdal / Vassbotnfjell` (yellow directional signs). From Røkland there is still 14 km to reach the husky farm; 3 km after leaving Røkland; take right for `Evenesdal`. Follow the road almost to the end and you will see the Husky farm on your right (white house by the river).
    • Meeting time: We operate this tour at fixed times. Please see start times in the booking calendar.
  • Group size - We prefer small groups

    • The typical group size for our trips range from 2 to 8. We prefer to keep the group size as small as possible for these trips, which improves the experience for the participants and guide alike. NB: We don’t mix private group trips with solo travellers.
    • What is the minimum number of participants? To run this tour, a minimum of two people must book. If this minimum is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. You will then have the option of being rebooked on an alternative date or receiving a full refund.
  • Can I book if I’m on my own?

    • Yes, you can! The groups on several of our trips are made up of solo travellers. You are welcome to come on your own and make new friends.
    • Private tour as solo traveller? If you are the only one to book but you wish to go ahead with the tour on your original date, another option is to book a private tour. In this case, you will need to pay for the minimum number of participants required.
  • Weather cancellation policy

    Naturally, dog sledding requires snow! Bodø is located on the Northern Norwegian coast, which means the snow cover near the town centre varies during the wintertime. The dog sledding trip will be operated in inland areas with far more stable snow conditions.

    There is normally no need to cancel this trip due to weather. The only exception is extremely strong wind and/or heavy rain. If the weather gets too bad, we will consider choosing alternative routes or experiences.

    Check weather forecast for Nordland.