Experience Svalbard's winter, magical natural wonders,ice cave inside a glacier, dogsledding and our cozy cabin.
Experience Svalbard’s winter, magical natural wonders, an ice cave inside a glacier, dogsledding, and our cosy cabin.
You will be collected from your accommodation at 9:00am, and driven to Green Dog kennel.
Here you will be equipped with exposure suits, winter boots, headwear, balaclavas and ski goggles, until you are ready to continue to the dog yard in Bolterdalen.
The guide will provide a thorough briefing on dog sledding before you help to harness the dogs and fasten them to the sleds. The guide will drive first with two participants in their sled, followed by the other sled with two participants. While we prepare the air will be filled with the barks of happy dogs in anticipation of the tour, but as soon as we set off the silence of the Arctic will sink over both the dogs and the landscape. You will be able to enjoy the wildlife and scenery fully, as motorized transport is not permitted in Bolterdalen. The Polar air will be nearly deafeningly silent, with the only sounds coming from the sleds and the busy Husky paws. After about 2 hours mushing we will arrive at the ice cave. We will put on our helmets and headlamps as we descend into the cave, while the dogs have a chance for a well-earned break and snack. The ice cave is created during the summer, when meltwater runs through the glacier. During the winter this water freezes, creating fantastic channels and artistic ice crystals in the clear, still air inside the glacier. No matter what the temperature outside, the cave is at a steady -2°C.
After an exciting visit within the glacier and a light lunsj,we will sled downhill ,mushing through the moraine and out through Bolterdalen. We will continue towards Foxdalen where the cosy little Foxdal cabin awaits. We will help each other feeding the dogs and after we've lit the fire and prepared a delicious meal from the local catering Company , we'll enjoy the evening With laughter,boardgames,good stories and a glass of wine. If its a noncloudy evening, we may go outside and enjoy a fantastic Northern lights scenary in the sky.
The following morning we will harness the dogs again and set off towards Jansonhaugen and the exciting and varied terrain that is found in that area. After a good day behind the sleds we will make our way back to the dog yard. Depending on weather and conditions we expect to be back at the hotel at around 3-6pm.
Duration: two days/1 night. Pick up from hotel 9:00 at day 1, return next day between 15:00 and 18:00 .
Included: full catering, sleeping bag, coverall suit, hat, boots & mittens.Green Dog buff to keep after the trip!
Our tours are run with small groups of maximum 8 guests per tour, and always with the guides' own dogs.
- PLEASE note that the guide will START picking guests up from the hotels at 9!
- Min/max no of guests: Min 2, max 5.
- Min age: 8 yrs.
- Normal Health
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cancellation fees for activities
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 or any other condition , you will receive a full refund!