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Arctic dog sledding in Bolterdalen - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

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Mush your own dog sledge with Alaskan Huskies together with our experienced Svalbard guides. Feel and make your own adventure in the Arctic nature, we go in small groups to give you the best experience possible!

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 80 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.

Departures: Every day from snowfall until mid of May
Minimum and age limit: 3 persons and 6 years
Pick-up: At 9 am and 4 pm from your hotel
Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Included:
- Guided dogsledding trip
- Two persons sharing one sledge
- Thermal suit, boots, gloves, goggles, balaclava and hat
- Hot drinks and biscuits after the trip.

Important information:
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.
Temperature limits may apply for children.

Language:
Safety is our top priority during our trips. It is necessary for you to be able to communicate in English or a Scandinavian language if you want to join our excursions. The tour language (English or a Scandinavian language) will be chosen based on the group's language skills.

Can't find suitable dates or do you have special requests for your trip? Contact us at spitsbergen@basecampexplorer.com for alternative dates and tailor made adventures.

Last updated: 10/20/2023

Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

Arctic dog sledding in Bolterdalen - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

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