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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Fossil hunting with polar dog-Green Dog Svalbard

  • Green Dog Svalbard, Bolterdalshaugen nr 1, Spitsbergen
  • +47 79026100
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At the end of the Longyear valley, there are two glaciers, Lars Breen and Longyear Breen. Longyear Breen have over thousands of years eroded the mountains and pushed the rocks in to a huge moraine in front of the glacier. It is in these rocks we find 40 to 60 million year old plant and animal fossils.

At the end of the Longyear valley, there are two glaciers, Lars Breen and Longyear Breen. Longyear Breen has, over thousands of years, eroded the mountains and pushed the rocks into a huge moraine in front of the glacier. It is in these rocks that we find 40- to 60-million-year-old plant and animal fossils.

This 3-hour tour will start from your hotel, where we will pick you up. By car we will take you to Sverdrupbyen – as far as the road goes. From here we will start the hike. We will be accompanied by our friendly polar dog, who will help us carry our warm drinks. Svalbard is known for its high density of Polar bears, so the guide will bring a gun, but our dog will also help warn us and scare away a polar bear, if one is approaching. The chance for meeting a polar bear on this tour is very small and you should not be worried.

For our fossil “hunt”, we will bring a hammer and safety goggles for you. If you find a nice fossil on this tour, it is yours to keep and you can bring it home with you. On the tour we will serve a hot drink and biscuits.

There are no roads or tracks in the moraine, so the tour is for people in at least average physical condition. Wear hiking shoes or boots. For people who are not walking well, we recommend our road tour with dog-pulled wagon.

  

                      •When: 20/6 to 30/9, 9-12, 15-18. See available departures,prices & capacity by pressing the bookinglink below!

                       PLEASE note that the guide will START picking guests up from the hotels at 9.00/15.00 hrs.                    

                     •Duration: 3 hours.

                     •Includes: Pick up/drop off from hotel,hot drink & biscuit.

                     •Min/max : Min.1 guest, if more than 8 please contact us.

                     •Condition: Normal, physical condition.

                      Children must be accompanied by an adult!

 

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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Jun 20, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018:
Daily: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM 3:00 PM–6:00 PM
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