Has the Northern Lights danced across the sky while you slept comfortably? The rooms at the Basecamp Hotel are warm and cozy, but now it’s time to dress in warm clothes and eat a tasty breakfast before today’s adventure – dog sledding.
Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to our dispatch room, where you will receive clothes adapted to the trip. Fangststasjonen is located about eight kilometers outside Longyearbyen, and here you will be greeted with eager dog joy. Our Alaska huskies are excitedly waiting to join today’s trip.
The guide gives a good introduction to how we harness the dogs and how the sleds are driven. Everyone is involved in rigging the dog teams, and we promise a fun experience with a lot of energy.
Outside the dog yard lies the Arctic wilderness waiting. With head touches and a lot of speed we drive out into the Arctic darkness. Outside the city there is no light pollution, so the conditions are optimal for taking in stars and northern lights.
We end the trip with a hot drink around the bonfire at Fangststasjonen, where the guide tells stories from the time when hunters sought happiness on Svalbard.
After hours in the company of dogs and nature, it is nice to return “home” to the Basecamp Hotel. Maybe relax with a book or a game before dinner. We are happy to help with reservation of tables.