Dog sledding to trappers cabin!

Experience Svalbard’s winter, magical natural wonders,ice cave inside a glacier, dogsledding and our cozy cabin.
Period:
  • Jan-May
Duration:
  • 2 days
Start times for the tour:
Monday 20. January 2020 – 09.00
Monday 23. March 2020 – 09.00
Friday 27. March 2020 – 09.00
Friday 01. May 2020 – 09.00
Difficulty:
  • 1 - For everyone
Minimum age:
  • Min. 8 years
Minimum number of participants:
  • Min. 2
Maximum number of participants:
  • Max. 5
Language of the tour:
  • UK

Per person

NOK 9.900

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 4.950

About the trip

You will be collected from your accommodation at 9:00 am, and driven 12 km through the Advent valley to the Green Dog kennel in Bolterdalen. Here you will be equipped with exposure suits, winter boots, headwear and ski goggles, until you are ready to continue to the dog yard in Bolterdalen.

The guide will provide a thorough briefing on dog sledding before you help to harness the dogs and fasten them to the sleds. The guide will drive first with two participants in their sled, followed by the other sled with two participants. While we prepare the air will be filled with the barks of happy dogs in anticipation of the tour, but as soon as we set off the silence of the Arctic will sink over both the dogs and the landscape. You will be able to enjoy the wildlife and scenery fully, as motorized transport is not permitted in Bolterdalen. The Polar air will be nearly deafeningly silent, with the only sounds coming from the sleds and the busy Husky paws.

After about 2 hours mushing we will arrive at the ice cave. We will put on our helmets and headlamps as we descend into the cave, while the dogs have a chance for a well-earned break and snack. The ice cave is created during the summer, when meltwater runs through the glacier. During the winter this water freezes, creating fantastic channels and artistic ice crystals in the clear, still air inside the glacier. No matter what the temperature outside, the cave is at a steady -2°C.

After an exciting visit within the glacier and a light lunsj,we will sled downhill ,mushing through the moraine and out through Bolterdalen. We will continue towards Foxdalen where the cosy little Foxdal cabin awaits. We will help each other feeding the dogs and after we’ve lit the fire and prepared a delicious meal from the local catering Company , we’ll enjoy the evening With laughter,boardgames,good stories and a glass of wine. If its a noncloudy evening, we may go outside and enjoy a fantastic Northern lights scenary in the sky.

The following morning we will harness the dogs again and set off towards Jansonhaugen and the exciting and varied terrain that is found in that area. After a good day behind the sleds we will make our way back to the dog yard. Depending on weather and conditions we expect to be back at the hotel at around 3-6pm.

No previous dog sledding experience is required to participate, but you should be in general good health and physical shape to participate. During the trip the participants will be asked to help with, amongst other things, feeding the dogs and preparing for the tours. The weather in the Arctic can be unpredictable, and can change dramatically over a few hours. With both the cold and the wind, the temperature can quickly fall towards -25 or -30°C during the winter. The guides are responsible for the guests’ safety, and will have all necessary safety equipment.

Per person

NOK 9.900

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 4.950

Pick up

We pick you up at your hotel in town and drive you out to our dogkennel in Bolterdalen.

Included in the price

  • Full catering at the tour.
  • Thermosuit, boots, gloves & hat.
  • Pick up and return to your hotel in town.
  • We end the trip with a visit at the puppies and coffee,brandy & bisquits in our heated log cabin
  • Green Dog buff which you can keep after the tour!

Not included in the price:

  • 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 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 breifing before the trip.
  • We end the trip with a visit at the puppies and coffee, cake and brandy in our cozy log cabin.
  • We provide thermal suit,winterboots, hat, googles, sleeping bag, food for the entire trip, guide, dogs & sledge!

See our instructional video

Click on the icon to the right to see our instructional video on running a dog sled.

Link to equipmentlist

Click at the ikon to the right,to download a recommended equipmentlist for your arctic adventure.

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 9.900

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 4.950

We had a fantastic experience at our multiday trip to Bolterdalen and Adventdalen. Overnight in a trappers cabin with a 3 course dinner and wine, was the ultimate celebration of Lisbeths 50th birthday. Thanks to Green Dog for the trip, the service and amazing dogs. This is something we would love to do again!

Eivind Berre & Lisbeth Taraldsen
Artist & Nurse

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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!