Northern lights safari with dog sledge

The darkness and the snow arrives at about the same time in Svalbard - and the white cover makes the polarnight seem less dark. Dancing northern lights,glittering moonlight and the dark skys contrast to the white snowcover is something you dont want to miss out on!
Period:
  • Nov-Feb
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

You will be picked up at your accommodation and taken to Green Dog (approx. 12 km outside Longyearbyen). Here you will be equipped with clothes and boots for the trip. You will meet the dogs and be taken through what you need to know before we start putting harnesses on the dogs. In pairs you will take turns mushing (driving a dog sledge team) a team of 5-6 dogs. It is a perfect trip for those who would like to experience dogsledding but do not have too much time available. The trip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen, which offers unique arctic surroundings, including a chance of observing ptarmigan and reindeer, even in the darkness.

The darkness and the snow arrive at about the same time in Svalbard – and the white cover makes the polar night seem less dark. The features of the landscape are very visible on days with clear sky and moonlight, and the soundless way you move when dogsledding is simply an amazing experience. The sledges don’t need to get far away from the dog kennel before the stars and northern lights shine very clear overhead,if its a noncloudy day. Throughout the summer and fall, the dogs have been pulling dogcarts along the road and they are extremely happy to get fresh snow under their paws again.

The trip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen, which offers unique arctic surroundings, including a chance of observing ptarmigan and reindeer, even in the darkness. This trip does not require any previous experience with dogsledding.

Per person

NOK 1.590

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 795

Pick up

We pick you up at your hotel in town and drive you out to our dogkennel in Bolterdalen.

Departures:
Monday-Sunday  09:00 – 13:00 and 15:00-19:00.

This tour has 4 daily departures in the season. We always go in small group of maximum 8 guests,so give you the best experience!

Included in the price

The price includes:

  • Transport from and back to your hotel.
  • Thermal suit and winter boots.
  • Guide with all necessary safety equipment.
  • Hot drinks&bisquits in our logcabin after the tour.
  • Puppy visit.
  • A Green Dog neck gaiter, which is yours to keep after the tour

Practical Information

  • We go from ultimo november (first snow)) – 9. th of February
  • Children – From 6 years. If younger children,please contact us.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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 breifing 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

Solveig & Kristjan

What a fantastic way for our family to spend an afternoon and experience the genuine Svalbard atmosphere! Beautiful happy dogs, clear skies and a calmness you don’t find in the city :)

Sólveig Þorvaldsdóttir & Kristján Breiðfjörð Svavarsson

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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!