Chinook Adventure Trail Dog Sledding

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

  • Photo: Beito Husky Tours

  • Photo: Beito Husky Tours

  • Photo: Beito Husky Tours

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.

Essential info

  • Beitostølen, Norway
  • November–May
  • Daily at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • 3 timer
  • Easy
  • Suitable for children

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What we'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 approriately 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 mountain roads Sognefjellsvegen and Valdresflye are perfect entry points to Beitostølen. The roads are closed from November to April due to snow. Check the National Tourist Routes in Norway to ensure the roads are open.

Train
There is no train leading directly to Beitostølen, but you can take the Dovrebanen line to Otta. From Otta you can rent a car with Hertz or take the bus to either Gjendesheim or Lom (bus number 501 from Otta, with one transfer at Vågåmo rutebilstasjon to bus 560).

Bus
From Oslo, take Valdresekspressen . The journey from Oslo to Beitostølen takes around 3.5 hours.

Adult: 1,200 NOK
Child (6–14): 900 NOK Child (0-5): 400 NOK

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