4-hour summer dog sledding experience with Arctic husky guide
Thermal suits that can be borrowed if you are cold or don’t want your clothes to get dirty
Transport to and from hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen
Dog sledding in November
Half day dogsledding will be an off-road adventure in November, because we do not want to cause any traffic risk in the dark. Off-road dogsledding is more demanding than dog sledding on roads. This requires that all participants are in good physical health. Min. age for off-road adventures is 12 years.
Clothing and equipment
Prepare yourself for some wind and an average summer temperature of around 5°C.
Even if we do have warmer days in Svalbard, it is always better to have warm clothes. A proper local always wear wool thermals closest to the body in one or two layers. In summertime a thick sweater or fleece jacket might be enough as a mid-layer, but make sure you top it all up with a wind- and waterproof layer on top. If you tend to get cold it is smart to bring along a light down or primaloft jacket as well. At last, steady shoes that can get dirty, woollen socks, gloves, buff, hat and sunglasses.
In Svalbard each participant is responsible to dress properly for the adventure. This is for your wellbeing and safety when it comes to hypothermia, frostbite and or other injuries that can occur due to lack of clothing or shoes. Kindly as us for advice if you are in doubt.
Due to safety reasons there must be minimum one adult per child on the dog sledding trips arranged by Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen. The minimum age for taking care of children on a dog sledding trip and to travel by yourself is 16 years.
This is an active trip and teamwork. You will be supervised by our professional guide and handlers.
This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains or pregnant women. This is due to safety for your safety and well-being, and Basecamp Explorer can unfortunately not to take responsibility for health problems if this advice is neglected.
In Svalbard, weather conditions can change quickly. This means that we might need to make changes to the planned adventure program. We will always do our outmost to give you a vast experience in the Arctic, and at the same time we must be aware of the destination’s characteristics.