Learn to mush your own husky team through the frozen valleys of Svalbard. Just like a real arctic explorer. The barking stops as the dogs lunge forward. This is the arctic silence: the only sound is happy husky paws, crunching the snow beneath them. Relax and smile as you feel the power of the dogs pulling you through the arctic wilderness.
You will be picked up at your Hotel by our guide at 9 or 16, depending on your chosen departure. Together with the guide and rest of the group, you go through today’s route and needed equipment. After a short car ride, you 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. And off we go, mushing into Bolterdalen valley. When the Trapper’s station is behind us, we are already in the real wilderness of Spitsbergen. Take in the scenery around you and enjoy the arctic silence as your dog team does the work for you.
Once back at the station, you will help to take care of your team, unharness them and give them few pats and hugs. Before heading back to town, you have chance to look around at authentic Trapper’s Station with many interesting items from trapping time, enjoy warm drink and few biscuits and hear some stories from mushing at Spitsbergen.
Warm drinks included
Thrill of Dogsledding