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 be transported through the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen, where you can fully enjoy the silence and the magnificent arctic nature.

Program

You will meet our guide at your hotel, go through today’s route and needed equipment. After 10 minutes’ car ride, you will arrive to Trapper’s Station situated in Bolterdalen, where our 90 friendly Alaskan huskies are eager to meet you. Our guide will introduce the principle of dogsledding and help you to harness your own team. On this trip, two persons share one dog team, and can take turns in driving. Arriving to the glacier, you will dress up 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 nature’s own forces. After the tour in the glacier we will eat our lunch outside enjoying the beautiful scenery. Back at the husky kennel all participants will help to take care of their own teams. Before heading back to town you have chance to look around at authentic Trapper’s Station with many interesting items from trapping times.

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?

Activity and meal according to the program.
Transport to and from accommodation in Longyearbyen.
Clothing and equipment: Snowmobile suit, scooter shoes, scooters, hat and balaclava.
Rescue guarantee for Svalbard.

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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