dog sledding Svalbard

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 travelling 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 a sweet feeling to cross the 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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Passer for alle
Passer for de fleste
Passer for de med normalt god form
Passer for de med over gjennomsnittet god form
Denne aktivitet krever veldig god fysisk form


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  • Ved avbestilling 21-8 dager før aktivitet 50 % refusjon.
  • 7 – 0 dager før aktivitet regnes for en ”no show” og berettiger derfor ikke til refusjon.
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Difficulty Levels


Suitable for everyone


Suitable for most people


Suitable for those in normal good shape


Suitable for those in good shape


This activity requires very good physical shape


  • 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!


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