Jobs at Green Dog Svalbard

Arctic Dog Handler

Green Dog Svalbard has a crew, consisting of 10-12 people, year around. Employees usually stay for 1-2 years or more. We offer a place to stay at or near the kennel, while working for us. All of our employees are sharing the workpload. The daily work routine consists of dog handling, picking up water, to recieve and launch trips, practical tasks at the kennel and if needed, assisting a guide.

It can be a physical and mental challenge to work in the cold and during the dark period. But you also get the chance to live and work in the high arctic nature with 275 dogs and your international collegaues. You will meet interesting people from all over the world and you will get some fantastic experiences in nature.

Green Dog is mainly looking for handlers with the following qualifications:
  • Previous work experience from agriculture
  • A professional, loyal and committed work attitude
  • Long term employment. Minimum 1 year, preferably more.
  • Social, happy personality and mentally stable
  • Likes to work with animals and people.
  • Speaks well English – willing to learn Norwegian.
  • Experience from outdooractivities/camping
  • Experience from winteractivities
  • Craftsman skills/mechanical skills
  • Drivers license for car and trailer is a must and we expect you to be a responsible and experienced driver.

We prefer employees with life experience and we have an average age of 30 years among our employees.

“Partyguides” have no interest, only serious people who thrive in nature and likes animals.

We expect you to bring your own tour equipment, such as:
  • GPS
  • Headlamp
  • Polar boots (winter)
  • Hikingboots (summer)
  • Spikes
  • Multitool (Leatherman)
  • Compass etc.

If you are interested in applying for work, please click the button below and fill out the form. We need a photo, your application, CV and at least two references including phonenumber/email for former bosses.

A well organized family business

For 3.5 years I lived and worked at Green Dog. Becoming the foreman for the last year or so. I had never intended to stay so long… But I sort of slipped into the big Green Dog family – Martin, Karina, Freja, Storm, Saga and little Styrk… and of course not forgetting the dogs…

Green Dog is a well organized family business. It’s progressive in improving its facilities, accommodations, equipment, tours and the wellbeing of the dogs and its employees. During my time, the structure of the tours changed… Guides had their own teams, equipment and ran their own tours… Allowing for more personal time with guests and a stronger connection with your own dogs…

And of course, it goes without saying my teams were the best!!! Don’t believe what the other guides tell you!

I left the world of dog sledding and Green Dog to pursue other personal interests. Green Dog Svalbard has been by far the best kennel that I have worked for…I wish them all the success in future endeavors.

Just booking a flight tonight to go and visit my old dogs… and I guess I will bump into “the old bosses”.

Lara Hudson

Fantastic Nature Experiences

Fantastic Nature Experiences

NOK 18.900
At this 3 day adventure with dogsledge, you will experience the best of the arctic..a visit to the biggest, frozen waterrfall in Svalbard, overnight in the comfortable Juva cabin and of course lots of mushing!
NOK 1.990
This dogsledgetrip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen, which offers unique arctic scenery and good chances of observing artic wildlife, such as reindeer and ptarmigan.
NOK 3.390
Travel with your own dogsled to a magnificent ice cave, accessible only by dogsled. Within the ice cave, the lights from our headlamps let us experience ice as few people have seen it.

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  • 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!