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.