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.