Tromsø Villmarksenter is one of the biggest adventure companies in Norway, and is located on Kvaløya (the whale island) 25 minutes from Tromsø. We have 300 Alaskan huskies and offer dog sledding trips and northern lights safaris, lasting from 4 hours to 5 days, in the winter (Nov 1st – April 30th). In the summer (May 1st – Oct 31st) we focus on the midnight sun with kayaking trips and mountains hikes. Our main focus is to offer an authentic wildlife experience for everyone. Individuals, courses and conferences, locals, incentives and events or groups, Everybody is welcome!
25 minutes from Tromsø city and 15 minutes from Tromsø airport you can experience the North Norwegian nature as its best! We have adventures at all levels for all kinds of people.
Dog sledding and northern lights chase is our main activities in the winter. In the summer we focus on the magnificent midnight sun with kayaking, mountain hikes, glacier hikes and excursions with our huskies.
We started out as a home for dogs in 1988, since then our passion for dogs and life in the nature has taken us on an exhilarating journey. Our family run business was set up by Tove Sørensen who has over 20 years experience with dog sledding and has competed 19 times in the Europe’s longest dog sledding race – Finnmarksløpet.
In 2006 she participated in the World longest dog sled race in Alaska, The Iditarod.
Her son Torkil, plays an active role in the company. He helps run the company day-to-day and is one of the main guides on our multiday expeditions.
He plans on competing in the Iditarod in the next few years also. You can read an interview with him here.