4 hours dogsledding in Bolterdalen! Surrounded by mountains, we will follow the riverbed in Bolterdalen and carry on in to the moraine hills, where going up and down will add some fun and excitement to the tour. In Bolterdalen we often see reindeer and grouse. Back in the dogyard, we will have a cup of tea and meet the next generation of sleddogs puppies.
In pairs, you will take turns mushing (driving a dog sledge team) a team of 5-6 dogs. Two guests will be sitting in the guide sledge,riding 10-12 dogs. We will pick you up at your accommodation and take you to our kennel, right next to the snowmobile-free area 12 kilometres outside Longyearbyen. Here you'll be dressed up with suit, boots, hat & mittens.
Then you will meet the dogs and Your guide will give you a thorough briefing about dogsledding, before we start putting harnesses on the dogs. At this point there will be plenty of activity in the kennel as all of the dogs will want to come on the trip. You may take part in the harnessing of the dogs if you want to.
During the day you will begin to be able to tell the difference between the dogs in Your team and to get to know their personalities. You will experience the dynamics of the dog-sledge team and will most likely be surprised to see that dogs as tough as these can be so kind and adoring. This trip does not require any experience with dogsledding.
The trip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen, which offers unique arctic scenery and good chances of observing artic wildlife, such as reindeer and ptarmigan.
When: 4 departures pr day - pick up from your hotel at 8 AM/drop off at 12;pick up at 9 AM/drop off at 13;pick up at 14/drop off at 18;pick up at 15/drop off at 19. See available departures, prices & capacity by pressing the bookinglink below!
Duration: 4 hours all-inclusive. We sled for around 1,5 hours,depending on conditions.We normally go in small groups with maximum 8 guests,to give you the best and more personal experience.
PLEASE note that the guide will START picking guests up from the hotels at 8,9,14 and 15 o clock.
Included: pick up/drop off at hotel in Longyearbyen. Green Dog provides suits, boots, gloves, hats, neckgaiters, goggles .You need to wear a warm inner layer and extra socks. Coffee,bisquits and puppy visit after the trip.
Min/max no of guests: Min 1. For Groups 8+, please contact us in advance.
Min age: please contact us if you bring a child below 8 yrs.
Condition: normal health.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note that this is a dogsledgetrip and that it is difficult to make longer breaks for photographing!
Note that we offer 4 daily departures in little groups with no more than 8 guests pr guide, to give you a more personal and safe experience. If you wish to book groups of 8+ guests, please contact us!
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!