Marcel Starinsky

I grew up in the northern Slovakia mountains, hiking and being outside in nature. In 1994 I got my first dog, a German Shepard who was my hiking friend, but to travel farther I needed more dogs!

This gave my father the idea to get a few Siberian huskies and this was my start to dog sledding, I started doing sprint races and eventually had a small kennel on my own. Day by day, years by years running dogs become more of a passion then a hobby, and one day an offer to guide in Norway came along and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. 2013 found me traveling to Lapland, in northern Norway and guiding sled dog tours across the Finnmark plateau. After 4 years in Lapland I kept travelling north to Svalbard in May 2017 to find some chillier wind!

At Greendog I am also partly responsible for the race team and have placed 1st and 2nd at the local races, it was sweet feeling to cross a finish line once again. I have dreams of one day crossing under the burled arch in Nome Alaska, after finishing the Iditarod, so please keep your fingers crossed for me!

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Difficulty Levels

SG1

Suitable for everyone

SG2

Suitable for most people

SG3

Suitable for those in normal good shape

SG4

Suitable for those in good shape

SG5

This activity requires very good physical shape

Cancellation

  • 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 conditions or any other reasons, you will receive a full refund!