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6 days Dog Sledge Expedition - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

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Welcome to an unforgettable adventure in the wilderness. Every participant is an equal, everyone helps share the load, from planning the route, making food, pitching the tent and handling the dogs. The first night will be spent at the kennels in Tommys`s Lodge. The next day we head east with dogsled. No previous experience driving dogs is necessary; our dogs have experience and know their work. The guide teaches you what you need to know!

Welcome to an unforgettable adventure though a unique wilderness.

Every participant is an equal, everyone helps share the load, from planning the route, making food, pitching the tent and handling the dogs. The first night will be spent at the kennels in Tommys`s Lodge. The next day we head east with dogsled. No previous experience driving dogs is necessary; our dogs have experience and know their work.

The guide teaches you what you need to know!
However, it is important if the participants have some experience on outdoor activities. It is necessary that all participants are in reasonable physical health conditions. On uphill parts of the journey, it is necessary to take frequent breaks, as well as to help the dogs up the hill.
The journey will take us through valleys, over glaciers and fjords. We spend the nights in a large tent with good sleeping bags on reindeer hides, while the dogs keep looking out for bears.
Our guides are both competent and adequately experienced in the conditions on Svalbard; your safety is their responsibility. They are equipped with weapons, emergency beacon, flare gun cal.4, flares, first aid kit, etc.

The weather can vary during the day, and with respect to the safety of our guests, we reserve the right to make any necessary changes to our trip without this affecting the cost.

As a guest, you must be aware of:

You will drive your own team. You must help us to take the harness on and off, also you will drive your own sledge, this requires normal/good healthy condition.Guests with back pain or weak on their legs should not participate on this trip.

Included

One single sled per guest, in other words, not shared.Warm winter dress, shoes, hat and gloves. We recommend you to use extra, good and warm wool clothing.Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, reindeer skins, warm drink, all meals and snacks during the expedition.  If you have any food allergies, please give us message with good time in advance.

Dates for 2016:

April 14th– April 19th (2 places again)

April 22th– April 27th  (3 places again)

April 30th– May 05th  (2 places again)     

May 08th– May 13th (2 places again)

All meals are included under the 6-day trip.

NOK 24000, – per person.


Arrival/Departure on/from Svalbard

April 13rd – April 20th

April 21th – April 28th

April 29th – May 06th

May 07th – May 14th

Cancellation received up to 22 days before departure: Full refund.

For cancellation received 21 – 8 days prior to the activity: 50% refund.

7 to 0 day prior to the activity/’no show’: no refund.

We take max 4 guests per expedition.

For more infomartion please contact us, info@svalbardvillmarkssenter.no


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The 6 days Dog Sledge Expedition - Svalbard Villmarkssenter has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
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Longyearbyen, Norway
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78° 13' 15" N / 15° 38' 33" E
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