Green Dog Svalbard

About us

Green Dog Svalbard is located in Bolterdalen and being managed by Martin Munck & Karina Bernlow. They came to Svalbard after many years in East Greenland, where they made a living from hunting and tourism.

Green Dog is different from other commercial dogkennels at Svalbard, since the dogs are a mix between the Greenland dog and husky – and also since the family, consisting of 2 adults and 4 children – and all the guides – are living at the kennel year-round.

We put dog welfare above all, so it was a natural choice to live at the kennel, to be present with our 4 legged friends, at all times. When our dogs retire, we put great effort in finding new families for them and this has resulted in many happy relationships. You can read about some of our pensioners at our blog.

The dogkennel is divided up into smaller kennels, so each guide is in charge of his own kennel with 6 dog teams (30 dogs), which only he uses on tours. This means that the sled trips consist of relatively small groups of max 8 guests- and always with the guides own dogs.

Part of the dogfood is being caught by the couple themselves. Further, all doghouses and dog sledges are being built on spot. The dog sledge is a modernized edition of the Greenland hunting sled and all over the kennel, you will find traces of the family’s Greenlandic past. All of this creates a different and very personal atmosphere for the visitors.

It is not unusual that you’ll see Martin building a dog sledge or toys for the children – or guides cutting up seal meat for dogfood.

Green Dog is often visited by local school classes and kindergartens, which the place clearly shows, with its own trampoline, swings and sandbox. The pirate ship and the fortress, not to be forgotten! Here you find puppies year-round and this is something which puts a smile on the faces of all of our visitors.

Contact us

9:00-16:00 (GMT+2)

Our most popular trips

  • Jun-Sep
  • 3 hours
  • 2
  • 2 years
  • Min. 1
  • Max. 6
  • UK
Enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape with sled dogs along “Vestpynten”, in a wagon with a 12-team,driven by the guide.
Per person
NOK 950
  • Jun-Oct
  • 4 hours
  • 2
  • 6 years
  • Min. 1
  • Max. 8
  • UK
When the snow starts melting at the middle of June, we start using dogcarts instead of sledges. On this trip you can drive your own cart!
Per person
NOK 1.090
  • Jul-Sep
  • 3 hours
  • 1
  • 6 years
  • Min. 2
  • Max. 8
  • UK
Join us in this treasurehunt for 40 million year old fossils at the Longyear glacier!
Per person
NOK 490
  • Jul-Sep
  • 6 hours
  • 3
  • 12 years
  • Min. 1
  • Max. 8
  • UK
Join us on a hike across the Breinosa mountain, with breath-taking views of over Adventdalen and Isfjorden!
Per person
NOK 890
  • Nov-Dec
  • 3,5 hours
  • 2
  • 6 years
  • Min. 1
  • Max. 8
  • UK
A polarnight dog trip where the means of transport is dependent on snow conditions! You get to experience the wonderful Svalbard nature one way or the other!
Per person
NOK 1.390
  • Jan-May
  • 6-7 hours
  • 3
  • 6 years
  • Min. 1
  • Max. 8
  • UK
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.
Per person
NOK 2.790
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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!