Here you will find our dog trips. In the dark season we offer 4-hour dogsledding trips in the polar night and from January and onwards, we offer 1/2 day dogsled trips and full-day dogsled trip to the ice cave in groups with max 8 guests pr guide. In summer we offer a 1/2 day trip on a dogcart,"dogs&the ocean" - a scenic wagontrip in Bjørndalen, fossilhike at Longyearbreen and a fullday hiking trip ,where you cross the Foxfonna glacier and hike through Adventvalley- also accompanied by a happy sled dog . During winter we also offer overnight sled trips to the Foxdalcabin and Spitsbergen Lodge. From late May to early June it is possible to dogsled at the Foxfonna glacier (see "Mountain trip with dogsledge").Check out online catalogue with our daytrips HERE
The darkness and the snow arrive at about the same time in Svalbard - and the white cover makes the polar night seem less dark. The features of the landscape are very visible on days with clear sky and moonlight, and the soundless way you move when dogsledding is simply an amazing experience. The sledges don’t need to get far away from the dog kennel before the stars and northern lights shine very clear overhead. Throughout the summer and fall, the dogs have been pulling dogcarts along the road and they are extremely happy to get fresh snow under their paws again. Eating snow and rolling over in the snow, polar dogs are almost a bit strange in their joy over the new-fallen snow... Join us for the first sled trips of the season and experience the newly-created winter wonderland. If we are in luck and its sky clear , we may see the Northern Lights.
You will be picked up at your accommodation and taken to Green Dog (approx. 12 km outside Longyearbyen). Here you will be equipped with clothes and boots for the trip. You will meet the dogs and be taken through what you need to know before we start putting harnesses on the dogs.
In pairs you will take turns mushing (driving a dog sledge team) a team of 5-6 dogs. It is a perfect trip for those who would like to experience dogsledding but do not have too much time available.
The trip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen, which offers unique arctic surroundings, including a chance of observing ptarmigan and reindeer, even in the darkness.
This trip does not require any previous experience with dogsledding.
After the trip , you can meet our puppies and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a bisquit and a brandy in our heated russian cabin.
Please note that this is a dogsledgetrip and therefore , there won't be time for longer stops to take photos.
On all trips, at all times, an experienced and armed guide will be around to protect you from polar bears. At Green Dog safety is our number one priority.
Cancellation fees for activities
If cancelled 22 days or more prior to departure 100 % refund
If cancelled 22-7 days prior to departure 50 % refund
Cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure is a ”no show” and does not qualify for any refund. You may apply to your insurance company for a refund if you provide a medical certificate.
If Green Dog Svalbard decides to cancel a trip due to weather or any other condition , you will receive a full refund!