Mountain trip with dog sledge

When the birds returns to Svalbard and the snow melts in the lowlands, it is still an option to dogsledge in the heights.
Period:
  • May-Jun
Duration:
  • 4 hours
Start times for the tour:
Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 15.00
Difficulty:
  • 1 - For everyone
Minimum age:
  • Min. 8 years
Minimum number of participants:
  • Min. 1
Maximum number of participants:
  • Max. 8
Language of the tour:
  • UK

Per person

NOK 1.590

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 795

About the trip

We will pick you up from your hotel in town and take you to the Green Dog kennel, which is around 12 km away from Longyearbyen. You will be properly dressed in coverall suit, mittens, hat & boots, before we pick up the dogs from the dog yard and continue by car to Foxfonna (approx. 400 metres above sea level), passing Mine 7 on the way. Your guide will help you harnessing and handling the dogs and attaching them to the sledge. In the moraine the sledding conditions are great and we drive our dog sledges while enjoying the fantastic view towards the surrounding valleys and Isfjorden. On the trip, the guide will drive the first sledge with two guests who will take turns at steering the sledge. Behind the guide sledge, sledges with two guests apiece will follow. The sledges are being pulled by 5-6 dogs each.

The trip is approximately 4 hours in total – including pick up/drop off at your hotel in Longyearbyen. You will be equipped with a suit, hat, mittens and boots. Remember sunglasses and sunscreen – the mountain sun is very strong !

Per person

NOK 1.590

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 795

Pick up

We wil pick you up at your hotel in Longyearbyen and take you to our kennel,10 kilometres outside of town.

Departure:
Monday-Sunday  09:00 – 13:00
Monday to Sunday 15:00 – 19:00

Note that the guide starts his pick ups in town at 9/15, so he may be a few minutes delaied.

Included in the price

The price includes:

  • Pick up/return to your hotel
  • Boots, suit, gloves, goggles.

Practical Information

Period:
From around 26/5 to 11/6. It depends on weather and conditions.

Age limit:
Children- from 8 years. If the child is younger,please contact us. All minors must be accompanied by an adult!

What to bring:
Sunglasses,water bottle,warm clothing.

Please note:

This is an activity with living animals and therefore it is not possible to make longer stops for photographing.

Safety:
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.

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 1.590

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 795

My experience with Green Dog Svalbard was amazing. They are extremely professional, safety comes first and on top, they are incredibly nice people.

Carsten Egevang
Photographer, Scientist & Biologist

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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!