Dogs Sledding and Northern Lights hunting
Experience the best on offer in Alta with this unique combination tour! Dog sledding with Trasti & Trine, and “Hunting the Northern Lights” with Alta’s leading Northern Lights hunters at GLØD Explorer.
As our guest, you will be picked up at 4:30 pm at one of our winter pick-up points in downtown Alta and driven out to Trasti & Trine. On arrival, you will receive warm clothes and winter boots and an introduction to mushing (driving your own dog team). After setting up your own dog team, you will head off on a fast and exciting adventure through the snow-covered pine forest, with the Alta River as the nearest neighbour. This is an extremely peaceful experience, the silence only disturbed by the sound of many paws in the snow and of energetic dogs panting.
After an enjoyable dog sledding adventure in the Alta Valley, you will return to the kennel. When the dogs are back in their right places, it’s time to sit around the fire and hear stories about training the dogs, competing in sled dog races and what it’s like to live with 40 Alaskan huskies in your garden.
Hunting the Northern Lights
After the dog sledding trip is over you are ready for your next adventure: Hunting for the Northern Lights. At 7.30pm, the guides from GLØD Explorer will be ready to take you on a hunt for the majestic Northern Lights. After a brief presentation of this mystical phenomenon, we use the weather forecast and local knowledge as background information to determine the best place to head on this particular evening. Sometimes we have a short drive, other times it can be longer.
The experienced guides from GLØD don’t give up even if it’s overcast in Alta. Not a chance! They will happily drive 100 km each way, if that takes you to the place with the best chances of experiencing this fantastic phenomenon! As this is a natural phenomenon, there are no guarantees of seeing the Northern Lights, but last season we found the Northern Lights on no less than 90 % of our tours!
You will generally be back at your hotel by 11.30pm.