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Dog sledding on wheels - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

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Basecamp Explorer have a 90 huskies that are eager to take you out on a trip while in Svalbard. On this adventure you will learn how to handle your own team of six dogs. They all have their own names and a friendly personality.

The Alaska huskies are the most social animals in Svalbard, and we give them just as much love and attention all year around. The Basecamp huskies are just as eager to run in the summer as in wintertime, even though there is no snow during summer and autumn. This time of year, our dog sled adventures are arranged with wheel cart instead of winter sleds.

On our dog sledding trips, you will get to participate in the full mushing experience. You will be harnessing your own team of huskies, driving your own dog wagon with your team, and socialise with the dogs before and after the run. We will teach you all the basics and supervise you as we go.

The adventure is finished up with a warm drink in our trapper’s hut, and in good weather we can enjoy the snacks outside. During the summer you will experience the colourful landscape of the Arctic summer. During the fall, you will be able to enjoy the magical lights of the Polar night season.

Practical information:
- The guide picks you up at your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen on the starting time of the trip. From here drive 10 km to Bolterdalen where our dog yard is situated.
- Participation on a dogsledding trip is not recommended for persons suffering from back pain or pregnant women. This is for your safety and well-being. Basecamp Explorer can unfortunately not to take responsibility for health problems due to neglecting this advice.
- This trip requires normal physical condition and good health. This is an active trip and requires teamwork.
- Minimum number of participants: 3 persons

Included:
4-hour dogsledding on wheels experience with Arctic husky guide. Thermal suits that can be borrowed if you are cold or does not want your clothes to get dirty. Warm drinks. Transport to and from hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.

Language:
Safety is our top priority during our trips. It is necessary for you to be able to communicate in English or a Scandinavian language if you want to join our excursions. The tour language (English or a Scandinavian language) will be chosen based on the group's language skills.

Can't find suitable dates or do you have special requests for your trip? Contact us at spitsbergen@basecampexplorer.com for alternative dates and tailor-made adventures.

Last updated: 10/20/2023

Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

Dog sledding on wheels - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

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