Sunday, 25 October 2015

Huskies, Horses and Reindeer: Unique Norwegian Tours


If vast snow-covered valleys, frosty air in the face and high speed lure you, dog sledding tour is an ideal pastime for you. 

Dog sledding in Norway

Huskies, "an ever-changing cross-breed of the...fastest dogs" according to Jeff Schultz, are commonly used for dog sledding. On a typical dog sledding trip, they will pull you at high speed across the Norwegian wilderness. During the tour, you will have a great chance to establish a bond between human and dog while feeding and looking for the huskies yourself. 

Multiple firms across the country offer tours of varying length and difficulty. In Northern Norway Finnmark, Svalbard and Narvik are among the most popular destinations with many local suppliers. BIRK Husky in Kirkenes, Engholm Husky in Karasjok, and Northern Lights Husky in Alta are just a small part of them. 

Dog sledging tours are also available in other parts of Norway. Check out, for example, Alaskan Husky Tours in Røros, Spydspissen Villmarksopplevelser in the Rendalen Valley, Høve Støtt in Geilo, as well as Sirdal Husky Farm


Ride along running roads and hidden paths. Sitting on the back of a horse you can reach far into the wilds and come close to the primal unspoiled nature. On organized trips you will be accompanied by expert guides. You can choose among indoor riding, riding trips for the experienced and for beginners, plus opportunities to hire a horse by the hour. 

Horse riding, Norway

Today there are three different Norwegian horse breeds. The North Norwegian fjord horse is one the world’s oldest horse breeds. North Norwegian mountain horse has the same general features and body shape as the Norwegian fjord horse, but it is noticeably smaller. The Norwegian work horse has been used for farm and forestry work for generations. These strong horses are famous for their mental skills. They are intelligent, very patient and get deeply involved with their owners and riders. 


Let reindeer drag you across the white valleys of Finnmark in Northern Norway! Travelling at a gentle pace through snow-covered forests and across motionless plateaus provides you with an insight into the ancient Sami way of life. If you are lucky, you will enjoy Northern Lights just above your head! 

Reindeer sledging Norway

Comfortably wrapped up under warm reindeer skins in your sledge, you will submerge into the silence and the beauty of the surroundings. All you can hear is the peaceful crunching of the sledge as it glides smoothly over the snow. If you are seeking for something more adventurous, speed up a little by being pulled along by a reindeer whilst you stand on skis. 

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