Fossil hunting with packdog

Join us in this treasurehunt for 40 million year old fossils at the Longyear glacier!
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Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 15.00
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Per person

NOK 490

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 245
Large Group?

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

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.

We will pick you up at your hotel and drive you by car to Nybyen. From there, we will continue by foot.

Svalbard is known for its high density of polar bear, so the guide will bring a rifle and a polar dog for company and protection. We have never met a polarbear at this tour and the chances are small, so theres no need to worry. However, if a bear should show up, the dog will warn and scare it off. At this tour, you will be equipped with safety glasses and a hammer. If you find a nice fossil, you can bring it home with you. Theres no paths in the area, so you havr to wear proper hiking boots. For these who doesnt feel comfortable in hiking in terrain, we recommend that you join our cart tour on the road instead. The guide brings hot drinks and bisquits for everybody.

Walk
Hot drinks
Environmentally-friendly company

Per person

NOK 490

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 245

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 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.
  • The guide brings coffee & bisquits for everybody.
  • It is allowed to keep your fossil and bring it to mainland, but not in the hand luggage, only in the suitcase.
  • Our guides are all very professional and passionated in their daily work with guests and dogs. They are certified and participate in the yearly SGO (Svalbard Guide Course)
  • We take your safety serious and your guide will bring a rifle, satellite phone and first aid kit.

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 490

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 245

Large Group?

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

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
IT consultant & Attorney

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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!