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Dog sledding on Hardangervidda – 3 days

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from 9 450 NOK
Length 3 days
Travel period Mar - May, more dates
Degrees of difficulty
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The price includes

  • Accommodation x 2 – dbl.room.
  • Breakfast according to programme.
  • Packed lunch according to programme.
  • All dinners on the programme.
  • All dog sledding on the programme.
  • Professional, local guides.
  • Snowshoe rentals for snowshoeing on your own
  • Tour is covered by the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund.
Availability : Feb-May, more dates
A true wilderness experience – dog sledding across Hardangervidda

A winter adventure, where you can experience Hardangervidda at its best – on a sled pulled by a team of sled dogs! It will be you, the dogs and wild, stunning nature.
You will learn to drive your own dog sled, and are guaranteed to make some new four-legged friends.
Spend the night at the cosy Halne Fjellstugu mountain lodge in Hardangervidda National Park.

Could this be the family holiday of the year? Perhaps you want to celebrate a birthday or anniversary in Hardangervidda National Park? Or is this simply your yearly trip with the gang?
Regardless of the reason, this is a super trip that offers lasting memories.

Dog sledding across Hardangervidda - an unbeatable trip! / Photo: Carmen Castrejon
Brief info about the trip

Meet up at Haugastøl. The easiest way to get there is by car or by train to Haugastøl railway station. We can help you book transport from the station if you arrive by train.

You will be picked up by dog sled at Haugastøl and transported to Halne Fjellstugu, where you will spend the night. This is a traditional mountain lodge with good food and friendly hosts. After a day outdoors, it’s lovely to relax by the fire while the cook prepares a delicious dinner. You may also hear some interesting stories from the host and Geirmund, the “mountain man”.

Guests on this trip will encounter a true passion for, and enormous knowledge of dog sledding. This ensures a fantastic experience out in the mountains.
Our aim is to teach you to drive the dog sled on your own. You will be instructed by professional, local experts who will, of course, accompany you on the entire trip.

Highlights
  • Hardangervidda National Park – the enchanting wilderness.
  • The hosts at Halne Fjellstugu mountain lodge.
  • Atmosphere around the dining table.
  • Experiences of dog sledding.
  • Your new four-legged friends...

Accommodations

You will stay at Halne Fjellstugu, in a lovely double room with comfortable beds. Each room has its own shower and toilet, as well as Wi-Fi. Open the window a crack, and sleep soundly in the fresh mountain air from Hardangervidda!

Infection control

Our trips are arranged with our collaborative partners in compliance with the infection control guidelines set by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. To ensure that you to feel safe on your trip with us, we have made adjustments in accordance with the recommendations by government authorities.

Naturally, it is important for you to follow prevailing rules, keep a safe distance, wash and disinfect your hands, and to use a face mask when necessary. Bring your own hand sanitiser and face masks.

Meals

Meals included in the price:

All meals, from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day – according to the programme. 

On these tours, you quickly make new friends – both two and four-legged! / Photo: Carmen Castrejon
Programme

The programme is preliminary, Expa Travel Norway reserves the right to make any changes throughout the trip. Weather conditions: we may have to change the order of the excursions if the weather dictates.

Day 1Warm-up excursion with the dog sled team.

You will be met at Haugastøl railway station by the dog sled driver and dog sled team at 12:30. Thorough instructions on how to drive your own sled. There will be two people per sled, so you will take turns driving a team of eager huskies into the kingdom of the wild reindeer.
This afternoon will be “limited to” 20 km, to help you become familiar with dog sled driving. The trip will start from Haugastøl and bring you across the plateau. Your luggage will be transported from the railway station to Halne Fjellstugu.

After a delicious dinner at Halne Fjellstugu, it’s time for some “dog talk” with the guides, as well as preparations for the next day’s expedition.

Day 2Round trip across “Norway's rooftop” – Hardangervidda.

The day begins with a hearty breakfast. Pack a lunch and enjoy the fresh mountain air before heading out to the dogs. After greeting the dogs, you will learn how to harness the dogs and set them up in a team.

Today, we will do a round trip across “Norway’s rooftop” – Hardangervidda. Beautiful broad expanses, as far as the eye can see. You will experience the different terrains from east to west, with flat plateaus to the east, and more hilly terrain in the west. The weather can be unpredictable. You may have perfect sunny days with cloudless skies as you sweep across the white plateau. But there may also be rough days with wind and snow. Regardless of the weather, this will be a unique experience you will not soon forget!

After an elegant dinner at Halne Fjellstugu, it’s time for some “dog talk” with the guides before we strap on snowshoes and hike to one of Hardangervidda’s hidden gems. This is Halnekollen. Tonight, we’re going on a light safari. The light is magical this time of year, and whether it’s a clear, starry sky or the snow is falling thick, we can promise you a wonderful experience. It is also possible to see the Northern Lights from Norway’s rooftop.

Day 3To Haugastøl.

After breakfast, we will pack a lunch for our new excursion. Today, you can just enjoy the dogs, the peace and quiet, and the surrounding nature. You have now become a true dog-sled driver and can relax while gliding across the snow. A balm for the soul!

Later in the afternoon, we arrive at Haugastøl, which is the final destination for this trip.
Once back at Haugastøl, you can take the train or drive home – many experiences richer!

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Price & dates

Dates

This trip is offered on the following dates in 2022, Friday – Sunday:

  • 11 – 13 March
  • 1 – 3 April
  • 29 April – 1 May

Select the date of your trip when registering.

Minimum 2 people/maximum 8 people.

Price

The total price for this trip is 9450NOK per person, sharing a double room.

Included

  • Two overnight stays – in a shared double room. 
  • All dog sledding according to the programme.
  • All meals, from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day.
  • Local, professional guides.
  • Snowshoe rentals for snowshoeing on your own.
  • The trip is covered by Reisegarantifondet (Travel Guarantee Fund).

Not included

  • Transportation to and from Haugastøl railway station. 
  • Drinks with dinner at Halne Fjellstugu.
  • Warm winter clothing for the excursions.
  • Ski equipment for ski trips on your own.
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory for our trips).

Payment/Conditions

Coronavirus terms and conditions

We make it safe for you to book your travel with us. If the scheduled trip cannot go ahead due to travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we offer a full refund. This means that you will receive a refund directly from us if the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travelling to the area where the trip is planned at the time that your trip would have taken place.
This also applies to the paid deposit, minus the administrative fee of 495NOK.
We aim to refund you as soon as possible, and a maximum of one week after a cancelled trip.

If you wish to cancel the trip without the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs having advised against travel to your planned destination, our normal cancellation policy applies (see below).

Cancellation due to your own quarantine?

If you have to cancel your trip due to your own quarantine, insurance such as European Travel Insurance will cover your cancellation.
NB! It is important that you check the terms that apply to you with your own insurance provider.

Normal cancellation policy

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  • The payments are made by bank transfer with a KID number. You will find your KID number on ‘My pages’. All bookings are binding.
  • The first instalment (deposit) of 3,000NOK must be paid within 7 days of your booking. Any unpaid deposit gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • The final payment is made 35 days before departure. You will receive a reminder by mail a few days before the final payment is due. Any unpaid instalment gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • If you book the trip less than 35 days before departure, the full amount will be required on booking.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel the tour, you will receive a 100% refund (minus an administrative charge of 495NOK) up to 35 days before departure You can read our full terms and conditions here.

Tick the box on the registration form to indicate that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.

There will be an additional fee for a single room/other types of room than those included in the price. See more under ‘single room/room sharing’ further down the page.

Expa Travel’s tours are covered by The Package Travel Act and our membership in the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund Reisegarantifondet gives you, as a consumer, the best possible protection.

Number of participants

The minimum amount of participants on this tour is 2 and the maximum is 8. The price requires there to be a minimum of 2 people per group. If there are fewer participants the price will increase, or the trip may be cancelled.

Room distribution

Double room
You will be staying at Halne Fjellstugu, in a comfortable double room. 

Single room
There are no single rooms available on this trip.  

You can take a breath of fresh air at Halne Fjellstugu where we will stay on this trip / Photo: Carmen Castrejon
Practical information

Luggage

It is essential to pack warm clothing, and to bring a small backpack with space for a lunchbox, thermos flask, extra clothing and some extra water for the day.  

Equipment

Packing suggestions include:

  • A well-tested day pack. A 30-litre backpack should suffice.
  • Water bottle.
  • Comfortable and well-worn hiking boots that can withstand snow and low temperatures.
  • Thick wool socks, preferably several pairs.
  • Warm and comfortable winter jacket with hood
  • Good winter trousers – that are both wind and water resistant.
  • Fleece sweater or thin down jacket. Dress in layers.
  • Very warm mittens that have room for thinner gloves inside.
  • Winter cap that covers the ears.
  • Two sets of wool underwear.
  • Thermos.
  • Sunglasses or alpine goggles.
  • Comfortable clothing for evenings (casual of course).
  • Indoor shoes for the evenings.
  • Camera / mobile phone with charger / power bank.
  • Flashlight / torch for your own use.
  • Travel first-aid kit.
  • Toiletries.
  • Toilet paper for your own use.
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory for our trips).
  • Small pocket knife.
  • Hand sanitiser and face mask for your own use.

Be prepared for weather changes and low temperatures.

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory on our tours. Read more here.

Help us to help others

One of the organisations close to our heart is“SuperSelma” – a Norwegian organisation that supports children with cancer and their families. Every year, SuperSelma organises various activities that they call Glimmers of Light – a respite in the everyday lives of cancer patients and their families. It’s a fantastic organisation that we are proud to support. 
Read more here www.superselma.no
We organise our own SuperSelma cycling trip in Spain every year, and the proceeds from the trip go directly to SuperSelma.

Everyone who registers for an Expa Travel tour is given the opportunity to donate 100NOK to SuperSelma.
We appreciate all contributions!

Expa Travel reserves the right to make typing errors and currency/price changes. The programme is preliminary and subject to changes.

Send Enquiry
Questions / enquiry?

Please contact Aina, phone +47 91 81 95 56 / mail aina@expa.no

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