Husky Sledging

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Husky Sledging

Post by david63 » 25 Nov 2018, 11:35

The excursions for our Northern Lights cruise in March have just become available and there are two Husky "adventures" - one in Narvik and one in Alta.

Anyone have any experience of either of these or have heard about them?

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Post by Manoverboard » 25 Nov 2018, 12:29

The prices of these tours is of course a tad off-putting but do let us know about your experience if you decide to book it / them. 8-)


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Re: Husky Sledging

Post by Whynd1 » 25 Nov 2018, 14:14

I would be interested to know what the.prices are, how do they compare with independent excursions

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Re: Husky Sledging

Post by david63 » 25 Nov 2018, 14:21

Whynd1 wrote:
25 Nov 2018, 14:14
I would be interested to know what the.prices are, how do they compare with independent excursions
Alta £210, Narvik £235

Alta you get a 20 minute ride and Narvik an hour to an hour and a half and these are with an experienced driver. Most of the independent ones that I have found in Alta are where you drive the sledge yourself (too much like hard work for my liking) and I cannot find any independent ones in Narvik.
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The prices of these tours is of course a tad off-putting but do let us know about your experience if you decide to book it / them. 8-)
Yes they are but this is Norway/Finland where everything is expensive and this would be an "experience of a lifetime"

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Re: Husky Sledging

Post by barney » 25 Nov 2018, 15:42

I'd be prone to checking my holiday insurance before booking.
This may come under dangerous activities.

Looks great fun though. I'd go for it given the chance.


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Post by Whynd1 » 25 Nov 2018, 16:13

That happened to me a few years ago. I had booked the northern lights cruise and when I was looking to book the excursion I checked my insurance. Guess what as I had had to declare medical conditions I wasn't covered for some of these activities.
Few years later and I still have insurance with medical declarations but have decided to re book the cruise. On Arcadia in October 2020 but will not be doing the so called dangerous excursions.

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Post by bessyboy » 25 Nov 2018, 19:11

we did the tour in Tromso February 2017. enjoyed it so much we have booked the Alta one on our February 2019 cruise. Very wonderful tour. great to get close to the huskies. and we even got to hold the puppies. we were told that we would be searched before we got back onto the coach to make sure we weren't stealing any pups.!!!!
Probably the most memorable tour we did on the cruise.

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