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|Capacity:||Maximum 8; Minimum 50|
|One way transport time:||30 minutes|
|Time at supplier:||1 hour|
|Supplier:||Holmen Husky Lodge|
Dogsledding is popular throughout northern Scandinavia, and it is especially important for Alta. The city is the host for the start and finish of the Finnmarksløpet, Europe’s longest dogsled race whose 1000+ kilometer distance takes mushers almost all the way to the Russian border and back.
On this tour, guests will travel by guided bus to Holmen Husky Lodge, a dogsled kennel just outside of Alta. The kennel’s owner, Eirik Nilsen, has been racing dogs for decades, and competed in Finnmarksløpet 13 times (winning several times). The host guide will lead the guests through the dog yard and then to a large outdoor tent, and talk about the equipment used in dogsledding, along with stories about raising and competing with the racing dogs. The dogs are tremendous athletes and hard workers, but they are also very well-mannered and cuddly, and they love all the attention that the visitors bring. The guests will have plenty of time and opportunity to pet the dogs and take pictures.
Walking is limited to 100-200 meters in and around the farm.