Arctic Dog sledding

Child 6-12 yrs 690
Min age. 6
per person from 1,450 nok
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Arctic dog sledding

Join us for a half day dog sledding adventure and learn how to mush your own team of dogs across the Arctic snow-covered tundra. Your guide will give you an introduction to dog sledding, and together with your teammate we will assist you in harnessing the huskies. As soon as everyone is ready, we head off into Bolterdalen valley. Soak in the scenery as you listen to the rhythm of paws against snow and of energetic dogs panting. Get a taste of the magical Arctic wilderness on this half day dog sledding adventure.

Program

Your guide will meet you in the hotel reception at the scheduled starting time of the trip. We change into proper clothing before heading off to the dog yard.The drive to the Trapper’s Station is about 10km, and you will be greeted by 100 eager and friendly huskies upon arrival. Bolterdalen valley will be the starting point of the adventure, and your guide will give you an introduction to dog sledding and how to harness your own team of dogs. We will cover as much ground as possible depending on the pace of the group and the weather conditions, before returning to the Trapper’s Station. The huskies love getting a lot of attention and petting after the trip, and you will probably have made a few new friends by the time they are put back into their dog houses for some well-deserved rest. We sit down for a hot drink and some biscuits before we head back to Longyearbyen.

9AM-1PM & 4PM-8PM
Warm drinks included
Trapper's Station
Every day
4 hours
From snowfall-May
Min. 3 participants
Warm drinks included
Trapper's Station

Price information

What’s included?

Dog sledding and meals according to the program
Transport to and from hotel/guesthouse in Longyearbyen
Warm clothing: Snowmobile suit, boots, gloves, hat, goggles and balaclava

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.

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