Dog sledding to the ice cave!

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.
Period:
  • Jan-May
Duration:
  • 6-7 hours
Start times for the tour:
Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 10.00
Difficulty:
  • 1 - For everyone
Minimum age:
  • Min. 6 years
Minimum number of participants:
  • Min. 1
Maximum number of participants:
  • Max. 8
Language of the tour:
  • UK

Per person

NOK 2.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 1.395

About the trip

You will be collected from the hotel entrance and driven to the Green Dog dog yard which is located approximately 12km from Longyearbyen. Once there you will be supplied with outer clothes for the tour and given an introduction to dogsledding.Each sled will take two guests, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy the ride as a passenger and try mushing for yourself. You sled With 5-6 huskies , but the leading sled With the guide and two guests, will run a 12 team. It is around 10 kilometres of sledding to the ice cave and when approaching the glacier,you may have to help the dogs,since the icecave is located at a height of 400 metres.The group will stop at the beautiful ice cave hidden inside the Scott Turner glacier, and explore the cave while the dogs rest.

During the summer the ice cave is a bubbling meltwater river, and you will be able to see how the water has cut a path through the ancient ice, leaving beautiful formations in the walls and roof. After we’ve visited the ice cave, we will enjoy a light lunch and a hot drink in Our tent. The group will then return to their well-rested dogs, who will now be eager to head downhill, through Bolterdalen and back home to the dog yard.

Per person

NOK 2.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 1.395

Pick up

The guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Green Dog kennel, about 12 km outside of Longyearbyen.

Note that the guide may have to pick up guests from several hotels, hence he may be a few minutes late.

Included in the price

  • Pick up/drop off at hotel in Longyearbyen
  • Freezedried lunch on trip/coffee&bisquits.
  • Green Dog provides suit,boots,mittens,hat and neck gaiter. Goggles if needed.
  • The guide will bring helmet and headlamp for you
  • You need to wear a warm innerlayer and extra socks.
  • All guests gets a free Green Dog neckgaiter!

Practical Information

  • The guide will bring helmets and headlamps for all guests.
  • Children- from 6 years. If younger children, please contact us.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear a warm innerlayer, preferably wool/fleece, consider to bring a waterbottle
  • 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 starts picking up at 9 and therefore may be a few minutes late.
  • No previous mushing experience is needed before the trip.
  • We go in pairs and 2 guests are seated at the guide sled, which they take turns in steering.
  • We go with the guides own dogs, which are only used by him and therefor he knows them very well.
  • The guide will give you a throughout briefing before the trip.
  • Please note that it is not possible to make longer stops for photographing
  • 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 see our instructional video on running a dog sled.

Tour description

Click the icon to the right to download a PDF of the tour description.

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 2.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 1.395

Sofie Gråbøl
Dear Martin and Karina

Thank you so much for an unforgettable afternoon in your twinkling paradise. It was an overwhelming, beautiful experience to drive a dogsledge through the magnificent landscape; an intense and unforgettable nature experience for body, mind and soul. And it was just lovely to meet all your warm kindness in the cold North. I look forward till we meet again. Until then… many warm greetings and hugs from me.

Sofie Gråbøl
Award winning danish actor

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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!