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Hushed paws against the unscathed snow
This three day expedition will give you a uniquely Arctic experience; travelling through the endless white in total silence.The eager polar dogs will drag the sleds loyally through Spitsbergen’s amazing valleys, up narrow river paths and over soft, snow covered plains.
Variable weather, northern lights, crystal-clear skies full of stars, moonlight or sunshine both day and night; these are variations only the Arctic can give. The dogs will be your engine the next couple of hours and they will bring you on an adventure you maybe never have experience earlier. The nature is stunning and the landscape is covered by a white layer of snow.
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!
Some drive guided tours by taxi or bus, why not try dog sledding on wheels?!
The dogs’ eagerness and enthusiasm for working will surprise you. The musher will introduce you to the dogs. And you will learn how to prepare them and also how to build your team.
Drive your own team of dogs on the road in Adventdalen, where you may see more of the Arctic fauna, like reindeer or birds. We visit the Trappers Station for a hot drink after the trip!
Mush your own dog sledge with Alaskan Huskies together with our experienced Svalbard guides. Feel and make your own adventure in the Arctic nature.
Visit a dog yard!
Here at Svalbard lives more than 700 dogs - come and meet 150 of them!
Arctic dogsled-expedition in the polar-night.
Aurora, full-moon, or storm and darkness. Fantastic experiences are waiting for you and your dog-team in the arctic wilderness.
We pick you up at your accommodation, and equip you with headlight, and warm clothing, before we drive out in the majestic Adventvalley, to meet our friendly dogs, and very often also puppy’s, who loves the attention.
Our experienced guides show how to put together and dog-team, and 2 and 2 guests working together put up their own dog-team of 6 eager and enthusiastic huskies.
The guide will carry the necessary protection against possible polar-bears, and lots of local knowledge to share. The route may vary depending on weather. This is a thrilling experience in the darkness of polar-night.
The trip is about 4 hours, and is suitable for all with normal good health.
Drive your own dogsledge through a landscape covered in snow - this is the trip for those who want a full day trip combining dogsledge and icecave exploration.