Polar Museum & Husky Wilderness Camp

3.5 hours | Tromso | T O S - 2 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Polar Museum
  • Husky Wilderness Camp
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your excursion begins with a scenic drive across Tromsø to the beautiful Kvaløya Island also known as Whale Island. Dotted with fjords that scroll inbetween the mountains, Kvaløya Island is the home of the Husky Camp, a training site and kennel for Alaskan Huskies that compete in the annual Finnmarksløpet dog sled race.

Your guide will lead you through the camp and introduce you to many of their dogs and puppies who run in the Finnmarksløpet, the world's most northernmost and Europe's longest sled dog race. Unique for its extreme weather conditions, low temperatures, frozen landscape of lakes and rivers, tundra and endless mountain, the Finnmarksløpet race is one of the toughest on the planet. The race begins every year on the first weekend of March and crosses the Finnmarksvidda where the temperature may drop below -49 degrees F. In the course of four to five days the musher and the dogs are expected to cover over 600 miles.

Then, you'll return to Tromsø for a visit to the Polar Museum. Residing inside a historic warehouse built in 1830, the museum is devoted to the numerous exploits of the great Norwegian explorers and hunters of the Arctic's polar regions. Exhibits, vintage equipment and artifacts including skis, tents, scientific instruments and weapons are also on display.

Your excursion ends with a scenic trip back to the pier.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to Husky Camp

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:40
Time at site:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Inside visit of Polar Museum

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:35
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
44
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15