3-day dog sled expedition

3-day dog sled expedition

Experience the best of the Arctic on this 3-day adventure with dog sledding and accommodation at Juva cabin.
Period:
Duration:
Start times for the tour:
Januar: 15+19+22+29
Februar: 2+5+9+12+16+23+26
Mars: 4+11+18+25+30
April: 8+15+22+29
May: 6+13


If the dates doesnt fit, please contact us and maybe we can settle other dates for the tour.
Difficulty:
Minimum age:
Minimum number of participants:
Maximum number of participants:
Language of the tour:
PER PERSON
NOK 18.900
LARGE GROUP?

If you wish to book a trip for a large group, please contact us at:

PER PERSON

NOK 18.900
LARGE GROUP?

If you wish to book a trip for a large group, please contact us at:

About the trip

DAY 1

You will be picked up by the guide at your hotel at 9 and driven to Green Dog’s kennel. Here the dogs wait impatiently, ready to go sledding! You will be given clothes for the trip and the guide will help you pack your personal luggage.

When everyone is ready, you will receive a thorough instruction in dog sledding before the sledding trip starts. The guide drives in front with one or two guests and 10 – 12 dogs. The rest of the participants ride together in pairs with their own six dogs. Before the start, there is a lot of happy and expectant dog barking, but as soon as we get started, it gets silent and Svalbard’s nature can be enjoyed and experienced to the fullest.

“…We get an introduction to dog sledding; attach the dogs to the sleds and behind us, the world disappears. It is as if nothing else exists. The sound of the sledges, the ringing from 28 dog collars and the deafening silence are all that remain. Running a dog team is magical. It tickles the soul. The dogs’ paws hit the snow so quietly with all their power. It is not heard. It’s like we are flying…”

Guro&Monings

From the kennel in Bolterdalen, we drive north-east and after crossing Adventdalen, we drive into Helvetiadalen towards Krekling Pass, which offers winding and exciting sledding. Today’s goal is the Juva cabin, which is beautifully located in Brentskaret, where we will spend the night for the next two days. The dogs enjoy being on tour and we get to know each one of them and their personality better. Our guests are welcome in the daily work, helping looking after the dogs, feeding, putting on and taking off harnesses, etc.

At Juva cain you get to experience the freedom and special nature that Svalbard has to offer, without the primitive aspect. The cabin is equipped with comfortable beds, a cozy fireplace, livingroom, kitchen, indoor toilet and a brand-new sauna. It is possible to charge mobile phones and cameras so that the batteries will not limit the number of pictures we take home. If the northern lights don’t lure us out of the cabin to photograph in the evening, we use the time to enjoy ourselves with good food and wine, stories, cabin warmth …or maybe a cold beer in the sauna, while watching the breathtaking view through the big window.

Green Dog provides full catering on the tour.

DAY 2

The next morning we harness the dogs and continue into Eskerdalen, through Trehøgdalen to Vendomdalen and Sassendalen. We stop at the impressive frozen waterfall Eskerfossen, which is Svalbard’s largest waterfall and located at the end of the valley. The terrain is exciting and varied and both we and the dogs enjoy the many visual impressions. Maybe we’ll have lunch at the frozen waterfall near the mouth of the Sassendalen or we’ll find another cozy place to stop. After a good day behind the sled, we arrive at the Juva cabin again. In February and March, when the light is magical and the daylight hours are limited, it is wonderful to enjoy the evening in pleasant surroundings after a day out with the dogs. The dogs get their well-deserved treats before we have dinner and enjoy ourselves in the warm, comfortable cabin.

DAY 3

The next morning we harness the dogs and drive through the narrow passage south of Janssonhaugen and on into Adventdalen. If time permits, we will also reach Foxdalen with its characteristic vertical slate mountains. Along the way, we stop to eat lunch and enjoy a hot drink. The last part home to Green Dog is the end of our three-day journey with the dogs. We give ourselves plenty of time to say goodbye to our new four-legged friends – together with them we have gained a fantastic memory for life. We are back at the hotel between 3 and 6 pm.

Dog sledding
Expedition
Ice cave
Food
Overnatting seng
Bed accomodation
Toalet
Toilet
Environmentally-friendly company
PER PERSON
NOK 18.900
LARGE GROUP?

If you wish to book a trip for a large group, please contact us at:

Pick up

We pick you up at the hotel at 0900 and drive to Green Dog’s dog farm in Bolterdalen, where from the expedition will start!

Included in the price

Price includes:

  • Pick up in Longyearbyen
  • Duvet, pillow, linen.
  • Winter boots
  • Thermal suit
  • Warm gloves
  • Thick hat
  • Ski goggles
  • Thermos
  • Helmet and headlamp for the icecavevisit

We provide food for the entire trip. We recommend that you pack in plasticbags, since your items may get wet during the trip. We recommend that you bring extra plastic bags.

The price does not include:

  • Flights to/from Longyearbyen
  • Accomodation, food & drinks in Longyearbyen
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Clothing and personal equipment

Practical Information

  • When making the booking, please choose a hotel as pick-up spot. We only pick up from hotels, to avoid delays.
  • Note that the guide will start picking up at 8/9/14/15 and therefore he may be a few minutes late.
  • Please limit your luggage on the trip to fit into a small backpack. Any ekstra luggage can be stored at the Green Dog kennel, while you are on tour.
  • No sledding experience needed before this trip.
  • We are sledding in pairs, using the guides own dogs.
  • The guide will give you a throughout briefing before the trip.
  • Our guides are all very professional and passionated in their daily work with dogs & guests. They are certified and they participate yearly in the SGO (Svalbard Guide Course).
  • We provide you with suit,boots,mittens,hat and neck gaiter. Goggles if needed. We strongly recommend that you wear a woolen inner layer, a mid layer of fleece/wool or knitted, thick wool socks and handwarmers ( can be bought many places in Longyearbyen).
  • The delicious dinners on the tour are locally produced.
  • We end the trip with a visit at the puppies and coffee, cake and brandy in our cozy log cabin.
  • Please note that the local hospital does not recommend pregnant women to participate on dogsled tours.
  • On all trips, at all times an experienced and armed guide will be around to protect you from polar bears. At Green Dog safety is our number one priority.

SEE OUR INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

Click on the icon to the right to view our dog sled driving instructional video.

Watch our "how to dress" video for winter tours!

Click at the icon to the right, to see the instruction video on how to dress for winter tours.

Download our equipment list

Click on the icon to the right, to download our recommended pack list, for travelling in the Arctic.

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!

Book your trip here

PER PERSON
NOK 18.900
LARGE GROUP?

If you wish to book a trip for a large group, please contact us at:

To me, Svalbard is like coming home. To the quietness, to the rough nature, to the northern lights and to the midnight sun. To join Green Dog on a tour is a feeling of freedom, incomparable! Arctic nature, beautiful dogs and professional guides. Simply magic!

Guro Skjelderup
PHOTOGRAPHER

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Vanskelighetsgrader

SG1
Passer for alle
SG2
Passer for de fleste
SG3
Passer for de med normalt god form
SG4
Passer for de med over gjennomsnittet god form
SG5
Denne aktivitet krever veldig god fysisk form

Avbestilling

  • Ved avbestilling inntil 22 dager før aktivitet full refusjon.
  • 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.
  • Har man en reiseforsikring kan man søke forsikringsselskapet om refusjon mot legeerklæring.
  • Velger Green Dog å kansellere en tur, får du full refusjon!

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!

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