Nature experiences by dogs and dogsledding in Trøndelag – the midle part of Norway.
Norway husky adventure want to share with you the joy of beeing with dogs, go dogsledding, and experience the beatiful nature we have around in Meråker. You will find our Alaska husky kennel, only one hour drive from Trondheim Airport Værnes, in Kopperå, Meråker. From there we take you out on dogsled trips in the forest and mountain area, nearby the border to Sweden.
Dogsledding is an unique way to experience the nature. You move around in the nature with a team of dogs that pulls you around. Of course you have to help them by pushing and kicking and it’s also a work- out for us, but you reach far more distance than if you should walk on your own feet. You will experience the noisy, powerful and energetic huskies before start, change to be a working team, in the moment you pull up the anchor. Noiseless they move fast and smooth through the landscape.The dogs never stops to impress us about their power, happiness and eager to run and pull in front of the sled, they just love it.
As musher and part of the dogteam you get the feeling you are part of the elements, and feel the quietness, snow, sun, wind and cold in a way you only can experience from a dog sled. Norway husky adventure offers a variety of dog sledding experiences from an exciting half day tour to a full-on expedition week of adventures. At summer you can join mushing with carts, hiking tours – day and overnight tours – where the dogs carry their own backpack, and also kennel visit were you are able to meet and learn about the huskyes.
Norway Husky Adventure
Bodil Bakken started her career as a musher in 1990. Outdoor life was her passion and she used the dogs for her own dogsledding tours in the Mountains, and also participated in races in Norway and Sweden. She converted into tourism and established Norway Husky Adventure in 2000. Her kennel is beautifully situated by the foot of the Norwegian/Swedish mountains only 1 hour from Trondheim Airport (TRD). Her partner Jan Ove Moen is the kennels handy man, and together with their children, a handful of guides and 40 Alaskan Huskies, they will ensure an unforgettable wilderness experience.
Alaska husky is the name of the breed of dog we use. It’s the type of dog bred to be the fastest dog in the world to run over long distances. They are not a pure breed, but are bred to have the most optimal capacity for their use.
The Alaska huskies has their origins from Alaska, and was a cross between the Eskimos and Indians polar dogs. Today the Alaska husky is a cross between different polar breeds, different bird dogs, Greyhound, Border collie and others. Because they are bred to have the best capacity for their use, (sprint, middle or long distance dogs), their look may vary a lot.
Dog sledding – mushing is an activity where communication and co-operation between the dogs and the musher is the main thing. Dog sledding can be shared into two different Groups; Nordic style, where the musher helps the dogs by go skiing behind a small sledge, which get pulled of 1-3 dogs, or sled dog style,what we do, where the musher stand on the sled which are pulled of 4-20 dogs. The musher help the dogs by chick and run, and manage the sled by use the break, give speed or turn over in the curves.
Dog sledding might be everything from a short pleasant tour in the mountain a sunny day, to a more day tour over long distances through all kind of weather conditions.