Half day dog sledding trip in Bolterdalen

This dogsledgetrip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen, which offers unique arctic scenery and good chances of observing artic wildlife, such as reindeer and ptarmigan.
Period:
  • Feb-May
Duration:
  • 4 hours
Start times for the tour:
Monday-Sunday – 08.00
Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 14.00
Monday-Sunday – 15.00
Difficulty:
  • 1 - For everyone
Minimum age:
  • Min. 6 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 at your accommodation and take you to our kennel, right next to the snowmobile-free area 12 kilometres outside Longyearbyen. Here you’ll be dressed up with a suit, boots, hat & mittens. Then you will meet the dogs and your guide will give you a thorough briefing about dogsledding, before we start putting harnesses on the dogs. At this point there will be plenty of activity in the kennel as all of the dogs will want to come on the trip. You may take part in the harnessing of the dogs if you want to.

In pairs, you will take turns mushing (driving a dog sledge team) a team of 5-6 dogs. Two guests will be sitting in the guide sledge,riding 10-12 dogs.

During the trip you will begin to be able to tell the difference between the dogs in Your team and to get to know their personalities. You will experience the dynamics of the dog-sledge team and will most likely be surprised to see that dogs as tough as these can be so kind and adoring. This trip does not require any experience with dogsledding

The trip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen, which offers unique arctic scenery and good chances of observing artic wildlife, such as reindeer and ptarmigan.

Per person

NOK 1.590

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 795

Pick up

You will be picked up at your hotel by your guide and taken to our main kennel in Bolterdalen.

Included in the price

  • Pick up and return to your hotel in Longyearbyen
  • Winter suit,boots,mittens,hat and goggles if needed
  • A hot drink, bisquits and a brandy in our heated log cabin after the tour
  • A visit at the youngest puppy generation
  • Green Dog buff which you can keep after the tour

Practical Information

  • Children- from 6 years. If younger children, please contact us.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear a warm innerlayer, preferably wool/fleece, consider to bring a waterbottle
  • 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 briefing before the trip.
  • We end the trip with a visit at the puppies and coffee, cake and brandy in our cozy log cabin.
  • Please note that it is not possible to make longer stops for photographing
  • 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

Mikkel Maarbjerg & Nikolaj Kirk
Magical experience!

When we visited Svalbard, we had the great pleasure of experiencing the landscape through Green Dog Svalbard. They are incredibly professional and also very friendly. It is impressing to meet the dogs and slide through the nature on a dog sledge. We are already dreaming about revisiting Green Dog. Thank you, it was a great experience!

Mikkel Maarbjerg & Nikolaj Kirk
Danish chefs and owners of Kirk+Maarbjerg

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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!