Here you will find our dog trips. In the dark season we offer 4-hour dogsledding trips in the polar night and from January and onwards, we offer 1/2 day dogsled trips and full-day dogsled trip to the ice cave in groups with max 8 guests pr guide. In summer we offer a 1/2 day trip on a dogcart,"dogs&the ocean" - a scenic wagontrip in Bjørndalen, fossilhike at Longyearbreen and a fullday hiking trip ,where you cross the Foxfonna glacier and hike through Adventvalley- also accompanied by a happy sled dog . During winter we also offer overnight sled trips to the Foxdalcabin and Spitsbergen Lodge. From late May to early June it is possible to dogsled at the Foxfonna glacier (see "Mountain trip with dogsledge").Check out online catalogue with our daytrips HERE
In pairs, you will take turns mushing (driving a dog sledge team) a team of 5-6 dogs. Two guests will be sitting in the guide sledge,riding 10-12 dogs. We will pick you up at your accommodation and take you to our kennel, right next to the snowmobile-free area 12 kilometres outside Longyearbyen. Here you'll be dressed up with suit, boots, hat & mittens.
Then you will meet the dogs and Your guide will give you a thorough briefing about dogsledding, before we start putting harnesses on the dogs. At this point there will be plenty of activity in the kennel as all of the dogs will want to come on the trip. You may take part in the harnessing of the dogs if you want to.
During the day you will begin to be able to tell the difference between the dogs in Your team and to get to know their personalities. You will experience the dynamics of the dog-sledge team and will most likely be surprised to see that dogs as tough as these can be so kind and adoring. This trip does not require any experience with dogsledding.
The trip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen, which offers unique arctic scenery and good chances of observing artic wildlife, such as reindeer and ptarmigan.
Note that we offer 4 daily departures in little groups with no more than 8 guests pr guide, to give you a more personal and safe experience. If you wish to book groups of 8+ guests, please contact us!
On all trips, at all times, an experienced and armed guide will be around to protect you from polar bears. At Green Dog safety is our number one priority.
Cancellation fees for activities
If cancelled 22 days or more prior to departure 100 % refund
If cancelled 22-7 days prior to departure 50 % refund
Cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure is a ”no show” and does not qualify for any refund. You may apply to your insurance company for a refund if you provide a medical certificate.
If Green Dog Svalbard decides to cancel a trip due to weather or any other condition , you will receive a full refund!