The “real” winter in Northern Norway starts at the end of November.
The sun drops below the horizon and will be gone for a long period – the dark season lasts about two months.
None the less, this time of the year has a special attraction for us, which is caused by the unusual, obscure light and low temperatures (about minus 20 degrees Celsius, or even colder) that we have in January.
The likelihood of seeing the Northern light is greatest at this time. A veil of light and colour drifts across the sky and reflections show on the white landscape.
From mid January to mid February – when the sun is still low – the landscape is covered in a sharp, warm, and intense light. It is now the most breathtaking and spectacular images appear.
At the end of February, the winter becomes notably milder. Temperatures seldom go below minus 25 degrees Celsius, and the sun already rises relatively high in the sky.
In March, the days are as long as in Middle Europe. And by the end of April, it does not get dark, even during the night. Not until mid MAY, however, will the snow get so wet that dog sledding becomes difficult.
Husky sledding tours
Husky tour Northern lights
A 5+3/8+3 day-tour for beginners – in good physical shape – who want to make the experience of dog sledding and like the Northern light.Read more ...
Husky camp Altevatn
A 5+3 day-tour for beginners who want to make the experience of dog sledding, but who still lack the faith to go on more challenging tours.Read more ...
Expedition Dividal compact
A 5+3 day-tour in the mountains for beginners – in good physical shape – who look for more challenge. It isa short but rather tough tour through the Dividal National park.Read more ...
A 8+3 day-tour for beginners – in good physical shape – who look for more challenge. It is a tough and long tour through the Dividal National park.Read more ...
A 10+3 day-tour for beginners and advanced mushers in good physical shape who have previous experiences in being outdoors in cold winter. It is a tough and long tour through the mountains.Read more ...
A 10+3 day-tour for beginners and advanced mushers in good physical shape who have previous experiences in being outdoors in cold winter. It is a tough and long tour through the mountains and the forests in northern Sweden.Read more ...
Special dog sledding tours:
Mostly on request of outdoor experienced guests we also offer special long distance Tours:
- Special tour Kebnekaise: 16 days to Swedens highest mountain
- Special tour North: 18 days through the most Northern part of Sweden and the Norwegian Dividal national park
For the athletic skier we offer a one-week ski trekking tour with husky and pulk
Ask us about special tours
In addition, we organise tours specially suited to your desires and expectations. Whether such tours lead us through the forests along the Norwegian-Swedish border, or over the mountains into Dividal National Park – it`s up to you. Everything is possible. The vast area with its unspoiled nature that stretches several hundred kilometres outside our door is probably unique in Europe.
Who can participate?
Everyone who wants to experience the nature in winter, the loneliness, the feeling of “having to trust yourself”, and who is not reluctant to take his/her turn, may participate. The ideal qualifications are:
- to be in a good mood, have a friendly attitude, take responsibility, and be helpful
- to have compassion and understanding for the dogs' abilities and limits
- a physical shape equivalent to that which is required for cycling in the mountains
Previous knowledge about dogsledding is not necessary. You will get a thorough intoduction on the Huskyfarm and an easy start on the tour. Much quicker than expected, beginners will adapt to the circumstances and will soon be laughing at the problems they first encountered.