Sled dogs in the polar night

A polarnight dog trip where the means of transport is dependent on snow conditions! You get to experience the wonderful Svalbard nature one way or the other!
Period:
  • Nov-Dec
Duration:
  • 3,5 hours
Start times for the tour:
Monday-Sunday – 09.00
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 1.390

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 695

About the trip

In Svalbard, November is the month when the polar nights begins, and the winter is coming. The darkness and the chance of seeing northern lights is coming for sure – same time every year – but the arrival of snow and conditions for dogsledding vary a lot from year to year. Therefore we have made this tour, where we guarantee that you will be going out with sleddogs as long as the weather permits. If there is snow, we will be going out on dog sledge and if there is not sufficient snow, we will use the dog carts. In any case, we will pick you up at your hotel, at the time the tour starts.

The dark days are perfect for seeing Northern lights – and getting away from the lights of town makes stars and northern lights brighter and clearer. The faint light still illuminates the landscape, so the shades of surrounding mountains can be seen on clear days. You will be going out with a team of sledge dogs who can sense the first cold. They are super motivated as the temperatures once again reach a level that suits them well!

If we go out by dogsledge, and travel on the snow into Bolterdalen, the guide will be in front with his team of dogs and one or two guests on the sledge. Behind him, guests will be sledding two and two with their own team of dogs. If we use the dog carts, our journey will be in Adventdalen. Also here the guide will be in front with one or two guests, and behind him carts with 3 guests and 8 dogs pulling. After the tour, we will return to the kennel and enjoy a hot drink,bisquits and maybe a brandy – and meet the youngest puppies!

Per person

NOK 1.390

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 695

Pick up

By car we go 12 km out of town, through Adventdalen, to our kennel in Bolterdalen.

Included in the price

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Green Dog provides you with a suit,boots,gloves and a hat
  • Coffee/hot chocolate & bisquits ..and maybe a brandy!
  • A visit in the puppycage, after the tour.

Practical Information

Agelimit:
Children- from 6 years. If younger children, please contact us.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring:
Warm innerlayer, preferably wool/fleece, waterbottle.

Safety:

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 1.390

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 695

August Schelderup

Svalbard is one of the finest places on earth! Im happy and free when I go there! The best thing I know of is to visit the puppies at Green Dogs.

August Skjelderup - 11 år

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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!