Northern lights safari with dog sledge

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!
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Start times for the tour:
Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 15.00
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Per person

NOK 1.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 895
Large Group?

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

Per person

NOK 1.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 895

Large group?

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

About the trip

After having harnessed the impatient dogs, the guide will lead you into the wilderness of Bolterdalen. The dogs are eager to go out on tour and we are sliding fast on the snow, its almost as if we are flying!

Out there in the polarnight, we will switch off outr headlamps and on a clear sky day, the shapes of the mountains will be very sharp and visible. If we look south, it will be a bit brighter at the horizon. The snow covered landscape reflects the lights from the moon, the starts and the northern lights. It is an amazing sight and it gives you a feeling of being in the middle of a fairytale.

Dog sledding is a fantastic and also the autentic way to expereince the Arctic. This trip will give you a good introduction to basic mushing and you will know the joy by working with sled dogs. The guide will be driving in front with two guests on his dog sled and other s will follow, two and two. We all take turns in steering and sitting, but its also an option not to steer, if you dont feel like it.

From 1/11 to 1/12, you can join us twice daily at the tour “Sled dogs in the polar night”.

Dog sledding
Hot drinks
Toalet
Toilet
Environmentally-friendly company

Per person

NOK 1.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 895

Large Group?

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

Pick up

We pick you up at your hotel in town and drive you out to our dogkennel in Bolterdalen, 12 km outside of Longyearbyen..

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

Included in the price

The price includes:

  • Transport from and back to your hotel.
  • We provide you with suit,boots,mittens,hat and neck gaiter. Goggles if needed. We strongly recommend that you wear a woolen inner layer, a mid layer of fleece/wool or knitted, thick wool socks and handwarmers ( can be bought many places in Longyearbyen).
  • Guide with all necessary safety equipment.
  • Hot drinks&bisquits in our logcabin after the tour.
  • Puppy visit.

Practical Information

  • We provide you with suit,boots,mittens,hat and neck gaiter. Goggles if needed. We strongly recommend that you wear a woolen inner layer, a mid layer of fleece/wool or knitted, thick wool socks and handwarmers ( can be bought many places in Longyearbyen).
  •  If younger children then 6 years, please contact us.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Our guides are all very professional and passionated in their work with the dogs. They are certified and participate in the yearly SGO (Svalbard Guide Course).
  • 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.

Watch our "how to dress" video for winter tours!

Click at the icon to the right, to see the instruction video on how to dress for winter tours.

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 1.790

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 895

Large Group?

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

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
Dentist & Architect

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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!