1-day dog sledding adventure

Min. age 8
per person 2,790 nok
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Winter adventure with dog sled

Explore Svalbard in the same way as the polar heroes Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Dog sledding is a beloved activity among the locals in Longyearbyen. Dog sledding is a great way of reaching peaceful and majestic areas that are off-limits with a car or snowmobile.

The adventure begins as you meet the guide in your hotel reception at 8AM. We head down to our expedition center to change into warm clothing and you will be given a short briefing about the upcoming trip. The route will be determined by the weather forecast.

It is an approximately 10 minute drive to our dog yard in Bolterdalen, Basecamp Trapper’s Station. This is where our 100 huskies live. Your guide will give you an introduction to dog sledding and how to harness the huskies, before you get to meet your very own team of sled dogs. It won’t take long for you get into the explorer state of mind and enjoy the feeling of mushing across the Arctic tundra. A part of the adventure is the outdoor lunch in arctic surroundings.

We return to your hotel around 3PM.

8AM-3PM
Expedition lunch included
Selected dates
7 hours
January-February
Min. 2 participants
Lunch included

Price information

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

7-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

We recommend you bring a small backpack, around 30 litre, with extra warm clothes, as the Svalbard weather conditions can be extreme. Before your adventure please find our best packing advises

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.

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