Evening, peeps! As promised, I am writing a post about our amazing dog sledding tour. I mean – how can I not(??), because this was truly a highlight of our little getaway!
I remember thinking of activities for our stay in the cabin, and I had a thought that it would be fun to experience dog sledding in full winter setting. So after some research, I found one company – Sjusjøen Husky Tours– that does exactly that. They say that this is a wonderful activity for everyone, and a unique way to enjoy beautiful Norwegian landscape – and I couldn’t agree more. You can check their website here and find out more about what they have to offer.
We chose a shorter ride – 6 km, that lasts for about 40 minutes, followed with a warm drink and “pinnebrød” snack after the tour. And that was very much appreciated as the cold pinched our cheeks during the ride, haha.
So we came a bit earlier to the place and were greeted with these amazing views! The humidity and mist that rises from the lake (or the river that flows out of it, because the lake is frozen) created this mystical cover of crystals in the air – and it looked really magical! We had some time before our tour, so we just took some pictures of the landscape and petted all the dogs. All dogs are very sociable and enjoy being cuddled, so I was extremely happy about it 😀 !
Before the sledding, we were given instructions on how to break, turn, etc., – basically how to steer the sleigh. Also, we could have swapped at half way point, so both of us could enjoy and experience the ride, but I was a bit more comfortable sitting and taking pictures, so Giedrius was in charge the whole way. Along the way we tried to battle the cold, snap some pictures (it was -18 degrees!, your fingers become very numb very quick), and enjoy all the beauty and calmness of the surroundings.
And it was unforgettable! But check it out yourself…
It is amazing how nature can heal your soul and take all worrying thoughts that build up in your head. A bit of cold, a lot of snow, interaction with animals – and you are recharged! Well, at least it helped me, and still to this day I can’t forget how fun it was. I hope we will have the opportunity to do it again.
Giedrius, and our new friends. You can tell by the hair that it was really COLD, haha.
And as I mentioned, we ended our experience with having some tea/coffee by the fire in a little hut, followed by a bread on a stick. The tastiest bread I had in quite some time 😀
So if you happen to be in the area, I suggest you do some research and book this tour – I promise you won’t be disappointed 😉