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!
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Monday-Sunday – 09.00
Monday-Sunday – 15.00
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Per person

NOK 1.390

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 695
Large Group?

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

About the trip

In November, the polar night enters the archipelago and that creates fantastic opportunities to see the northern lights. Some years winter comes early, and we can go out with the dog sleds from November, other years we have to wait until Christmas, before we have good sledding conditions. Regardless the amount of snow, we go out every day, so we have made a dog sledding trip in the polar night, where the means of transport depends on the weather and snow conditions.

The polar night from November to January is a spectacular time for aurora borealis observations. You can see the northern lights at any time of the day and going on a northern lights hunt with polar dogs is a fantastic experience. We will pick you up at your hotel in Longyearbyen and take you to the kennel, 12 kilometres out in the wilderness. Here we provide you with warm clothes  (suit, boots, hat, gloves and buff), and you will be introduced to meet our furry friends. The guide will give you a throughout introduction to dog sledding and everybody will help harnessing the dogs. We go in pairs and in front, the guide will be sledding with 2 guests.

If there is enough snow, we go by sledge into Bolterdalen. If theres lack of snow, the trip goes by dog ​​cart in Adventdalen. Out in the valley, there is less light pollution than in Longyearbyen and the chances of seeing the northern lights are greater. And regardless of the amount of northern lights, the polar dogs will be grateful as always, to go out in the wilderness. After the trip, we return to the kennel, to enjoy hot drinks and biscuits in our heated log cabin. We also get to greet and cuddle with the last litter of puppies

From 1/12 you can join us twice daily on dogsledge on our “Northernlights safari”.

Dog sledding
Hot drinks
Toalet
Toilet
Environmentally-friendly company

Per person

NOK 1.390

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 695

Large Group?

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

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

  • Children minimum age is 6 years. If younger children, please contact us.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • We go in pairs – and 2 guests are sitting on the guide sled.
  • We recommend that you bring: Warm inner layer, preferably wool/fleece, waterbottle.
  • 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.

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!

INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

Green Dog Svalbard A/S follows rules and guidelines given by the Norwegian authorities and our infection control plan has been approved by the Governor of Svalbard. So far in the Corona pandemic, no infection has been detected in Longyearbyen and the city’s tourism companies are open under strict infection control criteria approved by the Norwegian authorities.

Green Dog Svalbard A/S is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund and our customers are thus assured that they do not suffer financial loss if our company goes bankrupt.

Book your trip here

Per person

NOK 1.390

Children younger than 12 yrs

NOK 695

Large Group?

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

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
Student

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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!