Chinook Adventure Trail Dog Sledding

Learn how to steer your own team of huskies through the snow

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

Highlights

Learn how to prepare your own team of husky sled dogs and steer them through the snow covered wilderness on the Chinook Adventure Trail. After getting to know the huskies and helping to harness them for the trip, you’ll ride through the snow covered mountains around Beitostølen for a unique perspective of the local nature. Stories around the warmth of the campfire with complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies top off this unforgettable adventure. This is a hands-on activity with no previous experience required and is perfect for all ages.

If you're looking for day trips from Oslo, consider the package including transport and a traditional Norwegian meal.

Essential info

  • Destination Beitostølen
  • Season November–May
  • Departures Daily at 9:30 and 13:00
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Audience Suitable for children

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Adult: NOK 1200
Child (6–14): NOK 900
Child (0–5): NOK 400

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What You’ll Do

The day starts off at our kennel in Beito, where you will get acquainted with the dogs which will be part of your team for the rest of the day. You will be able to interact with these amazing dogs, their happy eyes, wagging tails, and fast legs.

We will start by getting the dogs ready. You will learn how to put harnesses on the dogs, learn where to correctly place them in the team, and also learn some tricks for your trip. It is not before you say the first “GO” until you get to feel the tremendous power found in a team of huskies.

An experienced guide will lead the first team and the rest will follow by instinct along the entire trail throughout the beautiful terrain. Somewhere along the way, the carts will stop, the dogs will be given a well-deserved break as well as something to drink, and everyone will sit down for some snacks while we enjoy the view.

The sleds are equipped with a seat in the front. Normally two people will share a sled and change positions. Small children can sit in the front together with an adult. No previous experience is required. If you don't wish to steer the huskies, just let us know in advance and you can simply relax and enjoy the ride.

Our tour leaders and “mushers” are skilled and experienced nature guides, committed to providing a fun, green, and safe adventure.

What’s Included

  • Experienced musher and guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Warm winter suits and boots, if required
  • Tea and coffee
  • Snacks
  • Your own team of huskies

What to Bring

Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. If needed, you can borrow warm winter suits and boots free of charge. Check out the Outtt packing guide for general outdoor activities in Norway. Feel free to bring any extra snacks and refreshments.

Meeting Point

The meeting point for the tour is the Beito Husky Tours base, located at Beitovegen 330, 2950 Skammestein, Norway.

The closest town to Beito is Beitostølen. It is located in the middle of southern Norway, easily accessible from either Bergen or Oslo. The scenic routes Sognefjellsvegen and Valdresflye are perfect entry points to Beitostølen. Sections of the roads are closed from November to April due to snow. Check the National Tourist Routes in Norway to ensure the roads are open. For more recommendations on how to travel to Beitostølen, see How to get to Beitostølen.

Bus
From Oslo, take Valdresekspressen. The journey from Oslo to Beitostølen takes around 3.5 hours. Bus tickets and transfers are included in the day trip from Oslo.

Adult: NOK 1200
Child (6–14): NOK 900
Child (0–5): NOK 400

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