Summer Dogsledding

Child 6-12 yrs 790
Min. age 6
per person 1,090 nok
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Summer DogSledding

As you arrive in Basecamp Trapper’s Station in Bolterdalen you will be greeted by the excited Alaskan Huskies who are eager to take you on a trip. Even if we do not have snow in the summer, the huskies get just as much love and attention as in the winter.


Your husky guide picks you up from your hotel in Longyearbyen at the starting time of the trip, and from here we drive 10 km to Basecamp Trapper’s Station in Bolterdalen.

In this adventure you are involved in the full dogsledding experience. We will teach you the methods and two guests work in team sharing a carriage pulled by six huskies. When your huskies are harnessed and ready to go, we head off into the walley. After the trip, when the huskies are well back in their houses, we gather in the Trapper’s Hut for warm drinks and sharing experiences.

9AM-1PM and 4PM-8PM
Warm drinks included
Every day
4 hours
Min. 3 participants
Warm drinks included

Price information

What’s included?

4-hour summer dogsledding experience with Arctic husky guide
Thermal suits that can be borrowed if you are cold or don’t want your clothes to get dirty
Warm drinks
Transport to and from hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen

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 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 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 wellbeing, 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.

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