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.
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Start times for the tour:
Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 10.00
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Per person

NOK 2.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 1.395
Large Group?

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

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, where we will meet the youngest puppies.

Dog sledding
Ice cave
Hot drinks
Food
Toalet
Toilet
Environmentally-friendly company

Per person

NOK 2.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 1.395

Large Group?

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

Pick up

The guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Green Dog kennel, 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.
  • After the tour, you meet the puppies.
  • All guests gets a free Green Dog neckgaiter!

Practical Information

  • Please choose a hotel in the drop down menu, we do not pick up from private adresses, to avoid delays.
  • Note that the guide will start picking up at 9/10 and therefore he may be a few minutes delaied.
  • You will get a throughout briefing in dog driving before the tour.
  • We will provide you with a suit, hat, neck gaiter, mittens & boots.
  • You will be mushing 2 and 2 on each sled and take turns in steering. The guide will be driving in front with his 12 team and 2 guests.
  • The guide will bring a helmet and head lamps for everybody.
  • Children can join from teh age of 6. If younger children, please contact us ahead.
  • Children always needs to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • We recommend that you wear a warm innerlayer (ull or fleece).
  • Our guides are all very professional and passionated in their work with the dogs. They are certified and participate in the yearly SGO (Svalbard Guide Course).
  • This is an activity with living animals and it is not possible to make longer stops for photographing, while sledding.
  • Be aware that the local doctor does not recommend pregnant women to go dog sledding.
  • 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.  
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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!

INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

Green Dog Svalbard A/S follows rules and guidelines given by the Norwegian authorities and our infection control plan has been approved by the Governor of Svalbard. So far in the Corona pandemic, no infection has been detected in Longyearbyen and the city’s tourism companies are open under strict infection control criteria approved by the Norwegian authorities.

Green Dog Svalbard A/S is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund and our customers are thus assured that they do not suffer financial loss if our company goes bankrupt.

Book your trip here

Per person

NOK 2.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 1.395

Large Group?

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

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!