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Dogs & the Ocean – Along the Arctic coast by dog wagon - Green Dog Svalbard

  • Green Dog Svalbard, Bolterdalshaugen nr 1, Spitsbergen
  • +47 94002112
  •  /  km From You

Enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape whilst the guide drives the large cart, pulled by strong sled dogs along Vestpynten, outside of Longyearbyen. This tour start with a transfer out towards the coast, where the dogs eagerly await. Here we will help to harness the 12 - 14 dogs to the large wagon, which seats eight passengers.   When all the dogs are ready, the tour will start along the coast of the Arctic sea and in towards Bjørndalen. Keep your eyes peeled - there is a lot of wildlife in this area! On this tour you may see Svalbard reindeer,the cheeky Arctic fox, local ptarmigan and if your are lucky, seals and possibly walrus or whales in the water. During the nesting periods, birds are prolific, and auks Arctic terns and...

This tour starts with a transfer to the coast where our dogs are eagerly waiting for us. Here we'll harness the 12 - 14 dogs to our wagon. When all the dogs are ready, the tour starts along the coast of the Arctic sea and towards Bjørndalen.​​​​​

Keep your eyes open - there is a lot of wildlife in this area! On this tour you may see the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, the local ptarmigan and if you are lucky - seals and possibly walrus or whales in the water! During the nesting periods, birds are in abundance. It's common to see seagulls, auks, Arctic terns and the cute puffin!

This tour takes us away from the town on a graveled road. After exploring the coastline in the wagon, we'll drive to the dog yard and return the hard-working huskies to their kennels. While we're here, we can say hello to the husky puppies, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our cabin.

Duration: Approximetely 3 hours all inclusive. The carttrip is around 1 hour,depending on conditions. Pick up from your hotel at 9:30 and 15:30.

Our tours are run with small groups of maximum 8 guests per tour, and always with the guides' own dogs.

Important information:
- PLEASE note that the guide will START picking guests up from the hotels at 9.30/15.30!
- Number of participants:  Minimum 1 person /Maximum 6 persons
- Minimum age for participation: 2 years
- Clothing : No clothing is provided, but let us know in advance if you need to borrow any warm outdoor clothing.
- On all trips, at all times, an experienced and armed guide will be around to protect you from polar bears. At Green Dog safety is our number one priority.

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!

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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS


Hotel facilities
  • Family-friendly

Outdoor Activities

  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Winter activities
  • Dog sledge

Opening hours

Jun 19, 2020 – Oct 15, 2020
Daily: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM 3:30 PM–6:30 PM
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Description Price*
Adults 950.00 Per person
Children under 12 years 475.00 Per person
* Price from


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