Fossil hunting with packdog

Join us in this treasurehunt for 40 million year old fossils at the Longyear glacier!
Period:
  • Jul-Sep
Duration:
  • 3 hours
Start times for the tour:
Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 15.00
Difficulty:
  • 1 - For everyone
Minimum age:
  • Min. 6 years
Minimum number of participants:
  • Min. 2
Maximum number of participants:
  • Max. 8
Language of the tour:
  • UK

Per person

NOK 490

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 245

About the trip

At the end of the Longyear valley, there are two glaciers, Lars Breen and Longyear Breen. Longyear Breen has, over thousands of years, eroded the mountains and pushed the rocks into a huge moraine in front of the glacier. It is in these rocks that we find 40- to 60-million-year-old plant and animal fossils. At this trip, a happy husky will escort us.

Vi henter deg ved ditt overnattingssted og kjører deg opp til Nybyen, så langt veien går. Herfra går vi til fots.

This 3-hour tour will start from your hotel, where we will pick you up. By car we will take you to Sverdrupbyen – as far as the road goes. From here we will start the hike. We will be accompanied by our friendly polar dog, who will help us carry our warm drinks. Svalbard is known for its high density of Polar bears, so the guide will bring a gun, but our dog will also help warn us and scare away a polar bear, if one is approaching. The chance for meeting a polar bear on this tour is very small and you should not be worried.

For our fossil “hunt”, we will bring a hammer and safety goggles for you. If you find a nice fossil on this tour, it is yours to keep and you can bring it home with you. On the tour we will serve a hot drink and biscuits.

There are no roads or tracks in the moraine, so the tour is for people in at least average physical condition. Wear hiking shoes or boots. For people who are not walking well, we recommend our road tour with dog-pulled wagon.

Per person

NOK 490

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 245

Pick up

The guide will pick you up at your hotel and drop you off after the tour.

Included in the price

  • The guide will pick you up at the hotel and return you after the tour.
  • Coffee/hot chocolate/tea&cookies
  • hammer&safety glasses

Practical Information

  • You have to be dressed after weather conditions – wind/weatherproof jacket, good hikingboots, maybe a walking stick.
  • The guide will bring hammers and safety glasses for all guests.

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 490

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 245

Thomas & Charlotte

We booked a trip to Svalbard to do dog-sledging as it always was our dream to see the Arctic. We thought it was a one-time only event but due to the beautiful nature and Green Dogs excellent guides we decided to come back for hiking during summer. As inveterate dog-people we loved to see the dogs are well-kept and healthy (don’t forget to see the puppies!!). You easily get the Svalbard-virus!

Thomas Bruhn Rasmussen og Charlotte Møgelhøj

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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!