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Dog sledding trip to the icecave - Basecamp Spitsbergen

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  • 1 day

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On this trip you will have a whole day with dog sledding, ice caving and magnificent arctic nature. Normal good physics- and condition is necessary. Previous experience with dog sledding is not required. Our guide will meet you up at the reception of our hotel and will provide you of all the necessary equipment for the trip. Take always special consideration of the wind and the weather on Svalbard: it is good to bring a small bag with some extra clothes for cold days. The transport out to the dog yard takes around 10 minutes. The dog yard is located at the feet of the mountain Breinosa. Here you will meet our 90 happy Alaskan huskies that eagerly wait to take you to the ice cave. You will learn the basis of dog driving harnesses your own dogs and prepare your team. 2 persons are sharing one dog team.
The trip is about 20 kilometres. During the trip into Bolterdalen towards Scott Turner glacier, there are big chances of meeting Svalbard Reindeer, Svalbard Ptarmigan and Polar fox.
From a dog sledge you have the opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, and the silence is audible as long as the dog team is moving. Once we get to the ice cave, you’ll get a headlamp and a helmet to explore into the cave, with beautiful formations of ice and snow. Lunch will be served by the ice cave. Back in the dog yard, you will unharness your dogs and place them back at their houses. Before returning to Longyearbyen we will enjoy hot beverage and biscuits in the Trapper’s hut.

Green travel

Dog sledding trip to the icecave - Basecamp Spitsbergen has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:

Eco-lighthouse Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism Green travel

Categories

  • Guided tours Guided tours
  • Caving Caving
  • Hiking Hiking
  • Riding & Sledding Riding & Sledding
  • Winter without skis Winter without skis

Facilities

  • Season

    • winter
  • Food and drinks

    • lunch
  • Classification

    • eco-lighthouse
  • Language

    • English
    • Norwegian
  • Duration

    • 1 day
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Dog sledding trip to the icecave - Basecamp Spitsbergen

Dog sledding trip to the icecave - Basecamp Spitsbergen

On this trip you will have a whole day with dog sledding, ice caving and magnificent arctic nature. Normal good physics- and condition is necessary....

Dog sledding trip to the icecave - Basecamp Spitsbergen

Source: Visitnorway

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