It all started with a call of the Arctic: it sent me to East Greenland as a 15-year-old teenager and at the same time, Martin started his dog sledding career on Svalbard, which then led him to become a member of the Sirius Dog Sled Patrol in Greenland.
By the end of 2018 we had made up our minds - we wanted to adopt a retired sled dog from Svalbard and let it move into our home, a small number of kilometers from Stockholm. Martin chose a couple of dogs - including eight-year-old Lotte. In the winter of 2019 we both planned to return to Svalbard and Green Dog to join a sled trip, meet the dogs and then finally choose our dog. But I became very ill, so we had to cancel the trip. I got back into shape and in July 2019 we were back in Longyearbyen and met and socialized with some dog retirees at Green Dog. Big dogs! We were out walking with them on a leash. You can't say we were walking together - I was very effectively pulled uphill, which was good for me! Lotte or Vodka? It ended up with Lotte, who throws herself on her back and wants to be scratched on her stomach.
At Green Dog Svalbard, each guide is responsible for his own 30 dogs. In a very short time, those 30 dogs becomes your best friends. Most of your day is spend with them. Each of them are fantastic. They have their own personality and should be treated and handled different ways.
- Mom, he says. - Now I'm really looking forward to it. I wish we could live there forever. Do you promise to wake me up before we land? I also have to see what it looks like from the sky. Then he falls asleep. In my lap. On their way to their third visit to Svalbard.
This is the story of when Ida, Ingeborg, Anette, Barbro, Guro and Monings traveled on a three-day dog trip on Svalbard. About when the world took a break. About laughter, cold temperatures (-35 chillfactor to be exact), silence, frost in the mustache, dogpoop and northern lights.
Days were going so fast and now it is already almost 2 years and I m happy and proud to be part of company like Green Dog. For us it is not job, it is lifestyle and pure passion to create experience which will stay with our customers for lifetime.