A challenging mountain tour

After picking you up at the airport or bus station and after a first overnight accomodation in Innset, we begin with a thorough briefing into the art of dog sledding, a check of the equipment and the preparation of the tour.

On the third day the expedition starts at the edge of the national park. We ride the dog sleds partly along snow scooter tracks, and partly on fresh snow. In the national park, pure nature awaits you. In the first part of winter, tracks from foxes, elk, lynx, and glutton (wolverine), and sometimes even wolves, may be traced.

The mountains' diversity and unpredictable snow conditions make it necessary to require good physical shape from the participants on this tour. The route will be adapted to the given conditions. This is the real way to go dog sledding!

Cabins will be available along the path, but sometimes the weather may cause us to sleep in tents. The tour will somtimes cross the Swedish border.

Each participant, who wishes, may ride his or her own sled and will be responsible for a dog team. Through the close co-operation between human and animal, there is no doubt this tour will be a real experience.

Dog sledding proves to be quite easy to learn. The tour guide will assist you along the way. After some 250 kilometres of the outdoors the expedition returns to Innset.

What you should bring …

Below we have made a list of all equipment proven suitable during a stay in the winter. You should not bring much more, since a dog's carrying capacity is not unlimited.

Before the tour starts, we will conduct a thorough check of the equipment to see that all necessary items are at hand, and, whether or not any excess stuff may be deposited at Innset. Your personal load will be packed in a large sack and placed on the sledge. Therefore, you do not need to bring wiith you a big rucksack. It may prove better to divide it into two or three smaller packages.

“Defrost liquids”, like rum for instance, are not prescribed by us, but have shown to be handy at night in the cabins or by the fireplace.

Requirement list

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag that can resist minus 30° C – or a regular sleeping bag that can be combined with one of our over-cover sleeping bags (that can be wrapped around yours)
  • Sleeping mat (width: max. 60 cm)
  • Underwear
  • (Under)shirts of wool or polyester (ski-shirts)
  • 1 pair of thin underpants with long legs (ski-underpants)
  • 1 pair of thick underpants with long legs (wool or fleece)
  • 2 or 3 shirts or thin sweaters
  • 1 thick jumper
  • 1 even thicker jumper (wool or fleece)
  • 1 pair of trousers
  • 4 pairs of socks in different wool thickness
  • 1 pair of windbreaker pants
  • Windbreaker jacket with hood
  • 1 pair of thick windbreaker gloves
  • 1 pair of gloves to use when the dogs are being tied to or unfastened from the sledge
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 pair of really warm boots, like “Sorel Big Horn” (or better), including 2 pairs of thick socks
  • Gaiters
  • 1 pair of jogging shoes to use in the cabin
  • 1 or 2 winter-cap(s)
  • Sun (ski)glasses with UV filter
  • Sun protection with at least SPF 15 (in March) up to SPF 25 (April / May)
  • Sharp knife (sheath knife or pocket knife)
  • Unbreakable thermos flask (bottle)
  • Torch or headlight with extra batteries
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • An extra pair of glasses for those who use them. The rim should not be of 100% synthetic material, since extremely low temperatures may deter use.
  • Earplug for a silent night
Time Length Guide Available places
Saison 2016/2017
2017/02/01 - 2017/02/11 8+3 days Regina Elpers 2 Register
2017/02/08 - 2017/02/18 8+3 days Ane Klaudiussen 0 Fully booked
2017/04/26 - 2017/05/06 8+3 days Ane Klaudiussen 0 Fully booked

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