Summer Dogsledding

3,5 hours
21. May - Snowfall
Min. 3 participants
Warm drinks included
Trapper's Station
Child 6-12 yrs 790
Min. age 6
per person 1090 nok
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Summer DogSledding

Dogsledding at summer time on Spitsbergen

The dogs in the summer need just as much love, attention and exercise as in the winter and we are happy to offer summer dog sledding. Instead of being dragged in the traditional way behind a wooden sled, here at Basecamp we have constructed wagons that enable an equally enjoyable and exciting experience. There is no previous knowledge required, only bring your instincts!

Program

You will meet our guide at your hotel. The guide will then take you out to the Trappers Station where the dog yard is located – about 10 minutes from town at the foot of Breinosa Mountain. You will be greeted by 90 excited Alaskan Huskies who are all eagerly waiting to take you on a trip. In this exciting environment you will be taught the basics of handling the dogs and help to harness them to the wagon yourself.

It is two people to a wagon and whilst one is driving the other can enjoy the rich countryside of the arctic in summer. You can expect to see abundant amounts of arctic plant life and birds and reindeer in their natural habitat. After the tour you will help the guide settle the dogs back into the yard before enjoying some hot drinks and biscuits in a traditional trappers cabin or outside amongst the vast nature if the weather prevails.

10 AM and 4PM
Warm drinks included
Trapper's Station

What’s included?

Activities  and meals according to the program
Transport to and from accommodation
Guide with emergency and safety equipment

Recommended equipment

Recommended clothing in the Arctic: Woolen underwear as the base layer, warm wool or flees trousers & sweater on the top, two layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks), windproof layer on the top (spacious clothing is recommended since air is the best insulation),  gloves, warm hat (wind proof), scarf or flees- tube.

Note

This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains. Pregnant women cannot participate on any of the mentioned trips arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues, due to neglecting this advice.

In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds or thick fog. This means we might need to make changes to the planned route, and this might result in not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the program. We will always do our outmost to give our guests a great experience in the Arctic, but we must be aware that characteristics of the destination.

The guide is the main responsible for guests and security on each trip. All participants is responsible to dress properly for the trip, and to have sufficient level of physical activity. If the guide consider that a participant does not have proper clothes or physical activity level for the activity, he or she can decide that the participant cannot take part in the trip due to security reasons.

Age limit for dog sledding with Basecamp Explorer:
Children from age 6 years can attend a 4-hour dogsledding adventure along with parents, and the temperature limit is -15 degrees.
Children from age of 8 years can participate in a day-trip dogsledding along with parents, and the temperature limit is -15 degrees.
The minimum age for overnight trips is 15 years.
All dog sledding trips require that you run the dog team yourself, with supervising from the husky guide in advance.

Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at Longyearbyen:

Basecamp Hotel

At the heart of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, lies the home of the modern arctic trappers. See the walls covered with driftwood, sealskins and objects that illustrate the past and present of life in the Arctic.

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