HUSKIES?! PUPPIES!?: Fluffy friends in Tromsø

While sled dogs might not be the top of everyone’s mind in the summer, if you are looking for something heartwarming while in Tromsø, a visit to Tromsø Villmarkssenter is the ticket, because YOU GET TO CUDDLE PUPPIES (but I am getting ahead of myself).

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Only a short drive from central Tromsø, you will arrive at the scenic family-run dog sledding facility where you get to learn about dog sledding (including watching a very beautiful short documentary  on some of the dog sledders in the Sørensen family racing in Finnmarksløpet, a 1,100km race in Norway). As informative and exciting as this little glimpse into the extreme sport of long-distance dog sledding was, the best part was coming up. 

The chance to meet 300 fluffy dogs! First stop was the puppy enclosure, where we got to meet a range of pups – a few so fresh that their eyes were still closed, and a few older ones who were curious and seemed to really enjoy exploring cameras with their mouths.

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Then you get to wander among the dogs. They were amazingly friendly and sweet, some sleeping, some eager to be friends.

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