Foto: Beito Husky

Dog sledding adventure from Oslo

Experience dog sledding tour from Oslo close to the impressive mountain range of the Jotunheimen National Park. Meet our gorgeous huskies at our husky farm and learn to steer your own team of eager huskies through a snowy winter-wonderland together with our professional guides. 

Our comfortable busses will bring you safe from Oslo to Beitostølen and back – a comprehensive winter experience that you will remember for a long time. 

Highlights

  • Dogsledding close to Jotunheimen National Park
  • Comfortable bus ride from Oslo to Beitostølen

Included

  • Bus from Oslo/return 

  • Guided dogsledding  

  • Warm meal 

  • Warm overall and thermos boots 

Season & Prices 2024

From November  – May

  • Monday – Friday
  • On Saturdays and Sundays you need to add a night at Beitostølen

Prices
Adult: NOK 3.250
Children under 13 years:
NOK 2.450

High season
Dec 23. – Jan 7. &
Feb 18.-25. &
March 23.-april 1.
+ NOK 100

We recommend

You are welcome to add a night at Beitostølen in a wilderness cabin or at the Radisson Blue Mountain Resort. We offer as well other activities you can do the other day to extend your stay to a two-day experience. Please contact us for advice.

Schedule

Early in the morning (8.30am) you will leave Oslo with our comfortable bus.  

On this 4-hours bus tour from Oslo to Beitostølen you will pass through the valley of Begnadalen and the beautiful region of Valdres, before arriving Beitostølen skiing resort. Outside the window you will probably be able to see frozen lakes, waterfalls, and a perfectly white landscape colored by traditional Norwegian lodge houses.  

When you arrive in Beitostølen the guide will pick you up and drive with you to the husky farm where dozens of huskies are awaiting you. You will get to know the dogs and how to manage, lead and steer the sledge and your team of husky’s. Once you get the hang of it, there will be a 12-16 km dog sledding tour where you can put your skills into practice together with your guide. The dog sledding tour is about 2,5 hours and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the experience and scenery in the fantastic winter landscape with Jotunheimen mountain peaks in the background.  

Normally two people will share a sled, one steering and one sitting on the sledge, changing positions along the trail. Small children can sit together with an adult. If you don’t wish to steer the huskies, just let us know in advance so we can plan ahead. 

Back at the husky farm the guides will serve you a hot wilderness meal around a campfire before you need to say goodbye to your four-legged friends to catch the bus back to Oslo where you will arrive approximately at 10pm

Important details

All the necessary equipment is included like a warm overall and thermos boot. 

As for all winter activities, it´s important to dress appropriately to match the Norwegian winter weather conditions. You will receive a packing list from us with the booking. 

Previous experience not needed for joining this dogsledding tour. To be able to steer your own sledge, all you need is an average physical condition and good balance. 

This is an instructive hands-on experience that requires the disposition to learn something new.  

Children are welcome to join this tour, accompanied by an adult. Children under 14 years old will be normally sitting on the sledge. 

Contact us in forehand before booking children under 6. 

Pregnant women cannot participate on any dogsledding experience. 

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Map

This is the route you will cycle!

Day to day

Day 1: Arrival Oslo

Arrival Oslo

Accommodation: Thon Hotel Oslo

Included meals: -

Optional: When you want to rent a bike, you will use the first day to pick up your rental bike from Fara Cycling in Oslo (before 6 pm, on Saturdays 4pm, Sundays not available).
We teamed up with the famous Norwegian brand Fara Cycling to give you the chance to ride one of the best gravel bikes.

Day 2: Train to Vinstra and cycling to Bygdin

Transport
Take the train (prebooked from us) from Oslo Central Station to Vinstra.

Cycling from Vinstra to Bygdin
Distance: 90 km, ↑ 2240 meters
On your first day, you will cycle on a gravel road from the valley of Gudbransdalen up to Jotunheimen. You will follow “Jotunheimvegen”, cycling from the woods towards the mountains above the treeline. You will pass many summer farms along the way and follow the big lake Vinstra. On the horizon, you can see the mountains of Jotunheimen and the summit of Bithorn, where you will find your accommodation at the lake Bygdin.

Accommodation: Bygdin Høyfjellshotell

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Cycling Bygdin - Syndinstøga

Cycling from Bygdin to Syndinstøga via Slettefjell

Distance: 58 km, ↑ 1670 meters

From Bygdin, you cycle down the road to Beitostølen village and continue towards the mountain pass Slettefjell along a gravel road. This is an active summer farm areaand you will get a lovely view over Valdres. Back in the valley, you have the chance to visit the stave church in Høre . From here you need to cycle up again to the last mountain pass on the trip. Reaching the top of the hill you will find your accommodation.

Accommodation: Syndinstøga

Included meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner

Day 4: Cycling Syndinstøga - Gol

Cycling from Syndinstøga to Gol

Distance: 74 km, ↑ 955 meters

The third day you cycle through a summer farm landscape where you will probably meet many animals grazing along the road, passing cabin villages, lakes and you have a chance to stop at one of the farm to eat a lunch and experience local farm live.

Transport
Take the train from Gol to Oslo (prebooked).

Accommodation: Thon Hotel, Oslo

Included meals: Dinner, packed lunch and dinner

Day 5: Departure

Optional: Deliver Rental bike 

Deliver the rental bike to the shop of Fara Cycling at 10 am.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

Practical information

Below you will find practical information about this trip.
Can not find what you are looking for? See our frequently asked questions page, or send us an email - we will help you!

 

Accommodations

All the accommodations have double/twin beds with private bathrooms.

Hotel Thon, Oslo:
3-star hotel close to the train staion and Bike rental, including breakfast buffet.

Bygdin Høyfjellshotell: 
This hotel has a long tradition of hosting active mountain people who want to visit Jotunheimen. Even tho many rooms were renovated you will get a historical atmosphere. The food is sure to be the highlight of your stay. Dinner is made from local ingredients and comes to taste great.

Syndinstøga:
Here there are 22 beds divided into 2 apartments and 3 hunting lodges. They have a great restaurant and pub, with good atmosphere and beautiful views. Syndinstøga is known for its good food. With a focus on local and sustainable ingredients, the kitchen composes today's dinner menu. It serves dishes based on moose and deer from local hunters. Lamb and mountain pig from the farms at Syndin and fish from local suppliers.

Bikes

Bring your own bike as this bike fits best to you and your demands. You can take the bike with you by bus/train from Oslo

Meals

All restaurants offer food based on local ingredients. For breakfast there will be buffet. Here you also need to make yourself a packed lunch that you bring to lunch for the day. It is possible to fill a thermos, check with the accommodation. Dinner will be served in the afternoon/evening

Route

Gravel/trail

You receive from us the original Mjølkevegen map and gpx coordinates you can use on your GPS device.
The Mjølkevegen is a well-maintained gravel road, used as well by cars and other vehicles. Some parts will be paved roads.

Difficulty

Hard

Kilometres: 50 - 100 kilometres
Elevation: 800-2000 accent meters
Terrain: fine gravel roads or asphalt

Participation in this tour demands good physical preparation and familiarity with extended periods of gravelbike riding. Daily distances are between 58 – 90 km, involving 1000 – 2000 climbing meters. You can anticipate numerous challenging uphill segments during the day. Our itineraries are tailored for gravel bikes and would prove excessively lengthy for e-bikes without the opportunity for recharging en route.

Equipment list

When you book with us, we'll provide you with a packing list to ensure you have all the necessary clothing and gear with you.

Transport

This tour includes the train from Oslo to the starting point at Vinstra and back from Gol to Oslo. Travel green just not only feels good but is it as well comfortable and relaxing way to reach your bikepacking adventure.

Day 2: Oslo-Vinstra by train
08.02 am-11.09 am

Day 4: Gol- Oslo by Train
7.28 pm-10.22 pm