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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Your adventure begins with a drive across the Sandnessund Bridge to mountainous Whale Island.
Your destination is a wilderness camp -- a working kennel of Alaskan husky dogs. This is your chance to learn all about the lives of man's best friend. You'll see how the animals are looked after, trained and fed. Alaskan huskies are the most efficient sled dogs on the planet and are made up of a mixture of breeds. They are bred for their physical stamina, intelligence and their love of life in the traces.
Meet the dogs, who have been on expeditions and races all over the Arctic, including the North Pole, running distances up to 621 miles in the Finnmarksløpet -- Europe's longest sled-dog race.
Tromsø is the starting point for many Arctic expeditions, earning it its Gateway to the Arctic moniker, so you will visit the Polaria information and adventure center. The center focuses on the polar regions -- even the building itself stands out from the surrounding architecture, as it resembles blocks of ice sliding into the ocean. Peek into polar bear dens and walk beneath an aquarium where fish and seals swim overhead.
A specially-designed cinema shows two beautiful panoramic films on a 69-foot-wide screen.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. You may get dirty when petting the dogs; wear clothing that is readily washable.