A pair of roadtrippers driving in northern Norway had to be rescued by dog sled after their GPS attempted to take them down a road that has been closed since the early ’60s.

A dog sled on the Finnmark Plateau.

A dog sled on the Finnmark Plateau. Image by martin_vmorris / CC BY-SA 2.0

The tourists’ sat-nav opted for a shorter route, which is now only used by off-road bikes and quad bikes, though the road between Gargia and Masi on the Finnmark Plateau was never deemed safe in winter (even when it was open to larger vehicles) as it involves crossing a dangerous mountain ridge. In an interview with Nordlys newspaper, rescuer Freddy Eilertsen from Viking Rescue Service Alta said, ‘The two tourists took it all very well…It seemed like they had a good time.’ Read more: thelocal.no