Dog sledding to trappers cabin!

Experience Svalbard’s winter, magical natural wonders,ice cave inside a glacier, dogsledding and our cozy cabin.
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Start times for the tour:
Friday 05. February 2021 – 09.00
Tuesday 23. March 2020 – 09.00
Saturday 27. March 2020 – 09.00
Saturday 01. May 2020 – 09.00
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Per person

NOK 9.900

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 4.950
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 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 lunch, 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 non cloudy 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.

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

Per person

NOK 9.900

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 4.950

Large Group?

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

Pick up

We pick you up at your hotel in town and drive you out to our dogkennel in Bolterdalen, 12 kilometres outside of Longyearbyen.

Included in the price

  • Full catering at the tour.
  • Thermosuit, boots, gloves & hat.
  • Pick up and return to your hotel in town.
  • 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

  • You must choose a hotel from the drop down menu when booking, since we only pick up from hotels and not from private homes. This is to avoid delaying the tour.
  • Note that the guide will start picking guests up at 9 am and therefore can be a few minutes delayed.
  • Note that the local doctor does not recommend pregnant women to join dog sledding tours.
  • We go in pairs with the guide’s own dogs, which is only used by him.
  • The dinner on the tour is locally produced by Svalbard Catering.
  • The guide will give you a thorough briefing before the tour.
  • No previous mushing experience is needed.
  • We end the tour in the log cabin at the Gren Dog kennel and enjoy hot drinks and a visit at the puppies, before heading back to town.
  • Our guides are all very professional and passionated in their work with guests & dogs. they are certified and participate in the yearly SGO (Svalbard Guide Course).
  • We put your safety above all and the guide will bring fire arm, satellite phone and first aid kit on the tour.

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!

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 9.900

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 4.950

Large Group?

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

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!