Shine of the Glacier

Child 8-12 yrs 1,690
Min. age 8
per person 2,590 nok
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Shine of the Glacier

Accompanied by dogs and our experienced guides you will glide silently across the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen, where you can soak in the magnificent arctic nature.

Program

Your guide will pick you up at you hotel and give you a quick briefing about today’s dog sledding trip. We will get ready for a 10 minute drive to our Trapper’s Station situated in Bolterdalen, where our 90 friendly Alaskan huskies are eager to meet you. Our guide will give you an introduction to dog sledding and help you to harness your own team of dogs. On this trip, two persons share one dog sled, and can take turns driving. Once at the ice cave, you will be equipped with headlamps and helmets. With proper equipment, we can take closer look inside the glacier and explore the fantastic formations of ice and rocks shaped by forces of nature. After the tour inside the glacier, we will eat our lunch outside in beautiful surroundings. Back at the dog yard all participants will care for their own team of dogs. Before heading back to town you have chance to explore the  authentic Trapper’s Station with many interesting items from the trapping days.

8AM-3PM
Lunch & warm drinks included
Trapper's Station
Thur, Sat
7 hours
January-May
Min. 2 participans
Lunch included
Trapper's Station

Price information

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

5-hours dog sled expedition with Arctic nature guide.
Transport between your hotel in Longyearbyen and the trapper station.
Warn outdoor thermal suit, extreme warm winter boots, hat, warm mittens and balaclava.
Expedition lunch and warm drinks.

Clothing and 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

Due to safety reasons there must be minimum one adult per child on the dogsledding trips arranged by Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen. The minimum age for taking care of children on a dogsledding trip and to travel by yourself is 16 years.

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, snowstorms or thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. 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 adventure with accommodation in the unique trapper’s design hotel in Longyearbyen:

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