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Dog Sledding

Would you like to discover, explore, and learn a new way to have an exciting adventure?
Do you love dogs, but can't have one? You could meet your new best friend!?
You will find us in a little mountain area called Synnfjellet. About a 40 minutes drive from Spåtind Sportshotell. An hour drive from Lillehammer. Little under 3 hours from Oslo.
Keep in mind. We are not a mass tourist company, we just love meeting new friends and letting them enjoy and experience a new way of an exciting adventure. Therefore can we only offer a maximum group of 2, but we do have a kennel activity for families that involves dog sledding.
Would you like to handle your own dog sledding team? Everyone can do this and you will get instructions about safety and how to handle the dogs before we head out on our journey. 
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Tips

Are you tough enough to tackle a Norwegian winter? As we say here in Norway, there is no such thing as bad weather; only bad clothing. Here are some tips on winter clothing for the trips:
1. Inner layer: should be something that is breathing, I recommend wool. Do not use cotton!
2. Thicker layer: I recommend wool, but you can use fleece too.
3. Last layer: Windproof jacket and pants, sometimes waterproof too, in mild condition, but remember it needs to be breathable material.
4. Wool socks, maybe even two.
5. Good winter boots that are snug and not too tight!
6. Good warm and windproof hat and mittens. Do not use just gloves! I recommend having thin woolen gloves to use inside the mittens or keep them in your pockets, to use when you are handling the dogs.
7. Woolen tubelike scarf so you could cover your face against the harsh weather
8. Snow goggles, not a must, but I do recommend if it is very windy and snowing at the same time.
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Castello's fun day at the kennel

Are you a big family with many young kids, and you would like to try too?

The big adventures are a problem for our small team. But we'll make a day with mushing at our kennel you guys can either go around the field. Or head out on a little more challenging ride that's about 2 km long. While the rest stay at the campfire.

At the campfire, you can make something we call bread on a stick. Very popular to make at a campfire, when I grew up. You can also cuddle with the seniors, who should be appreciated for their hard work from earlier in their life.

Duration: Around 3 hours, all depends on weather conditions and how long you want to play at the kennel.

Price: Adult: 800,-           5-12: 550,-                 0-4: free

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Ludwig's Smooth warm-up - 8km

This trip can be done by a maximum of two adults.

You get to handle your own sled all the time. 6 dogs in the first team with me in the sled. 4 dogs in the second team with equipment in. We stick together all the time. When we come back to the start, we take care of the dogs and help them back to their homes. After that, if you are up for it, you can join in some time with the seniors and puppies at the kennel with some hot chocolette and homemade cookies. We can also make a campfire and grill something we call bread on a stick. Popular here in Norway when I grew up.

Duration: Around 2 hours, all depends on weather conditions and how long you want to stay at the kennel.

Price: Adult (12+): 850,-              

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Nanna's half a day adventure - 15 km

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This trip can be done by a maximum of two adults.

You get to handle your own sled all the time. 6 dogs in the first team with me in the sled. 4 dogs in the second team with equipment in. We stick together all the time. When we come back to the start, we take care of the dogs and help them back to their homes. After that, you can join in some time with the seniors and puppies at the kennel with some hot chocolate and homemade cookies. If you are up for it, we can also make a campfire and grill something we call bread on a stick. Popular here in Norway when I grew up.

Duration: Around 4 hours, all depends on weather conditions and how long you want to play at the kennel.

Price: Adult (12+): 1300,-             

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Brage's musher for a day - 25km

This trip can be done by a maximum of two adults.

You get to handle your own sled all the time. 6 dogs in the first team with me in the sled. 4 dogs in the second team with equipment in. We stick together all the time. Halfway through we will take a break. The dogs will get some snacks and we try to eat some homemade food, cookies, and hot chocolate. When we come back to the start, we take care of the dogs and help them back to their homes. If you're up for it, you can join in some time with the seniors and puppies at the kennel with some more hot chocolate and the homemade cookies we didn't eat up.

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Duration: Around 6 hours, all depends on weather conditions and how long you want to stay at the kennel.

Price: Adult (12+): 2300,-              

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Luna's mixed adventure - Tailor-make your own trip.

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Here are some suggestions that might peak your interest instead:

- Maybe Synnfjellet isn't the place for you? Well, we love exploring other mountains, so this is quite possible! But it has to be in a decent driving destination.

- Maybe you would like a sleepover dog sledding trip. This is possible too. With a basecamp option, we can take a group of two. With a single person trip, we can sleep on the trail.

- If you think of a moonshine dog sledding trip, we could also make this happen. It's amazing to go mushing and can turn off the headlights and still see where you're headed.

Either way, I will try and design and organize a trip that might suit you! Just contact us and tell us what you are looking for.

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You need a sleep-over place.

Unfortunately, we don't have a place for you to sleep. Unless you want to sleep in a tent or a hammock.

But we have some recommendations that we can give you that is a lot warmer.

We have some Airbnb around that you could rent. Our musher friend rents out Sandbakken. But there are others. I would look at the once between Bakkebygdi and Fossum. They are the closest to us.

We have a mountain hotel that offers more than Airbnb. The Spåtind hotel/lodge has a slope you can go snowboarding or skiing in. Nice cross-country skiing trails for miles, and a pool you can play in later in the day. But it does take a 40-minute drive from the hotel to me and is the furthest option away.

We do have a closer option that also has a slope you can go skiing or snowboarding in. They also have miles with cross-country skiing trails. The mountain lodge has small cabins you can rent and is only 15-minute drive to my place.

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