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Dog Sledding

Dog sledding difficulty chart Dog sledding in an Arctic landscape is both peaceful and beautiful. In winter, the dogs pull the sled across a snow-covered landscape, while in summertime they pull specially made wheeled sleds. Regardless of the season, it’s an unforgettable adventure.

Experience dog sledding all year

The sound of eager dogs breathing is all that breaks the silence. Powered only by your new four-legged friends, the sled is pulled at a pleasant pace so there is plenty of time for impressions to sink in. You can admire the white-covered Arctic desert both day and night, in the moonlight, beneath the magical Northern Lights or in bright sunshine. It depends entirely on which season you visit Svalbard. But no matter when you choose to come, you will have a close-up experience with the huskies and the nature.

Experienced guides ensure your safety and fulfilling a unique experience. You will get a chance to be a musher (driver) as two people generally share each sled and you can swap midway. When you return to the dog yard, the dogs are always keen for some extra attention and play. If you are lucky, you will get to greet the cutest puppies too.

Customize your dog sledding adventure

The various providers offer different types of dog sledding trips, so you have many options to choose between. Would you prefer a half-day or full-day trip? Do you want to visit an ice cave during the trip? Would you prefer to explore one of the valleys or would you rather visit a cosy cabin during the trip? If you feel like a real adventurer, you can choose a multi-day trip – a genuine expedition, which will enable you to experience even more of the beautiful and wild Svalbard nature.

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    Dog Sled Expedition - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Join our polar heroes Barents, Nansen and Nobile on a full day dogsledding trip in Svalbard beautiful and exciting nature

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    Mushing under the Northern Sky (2-day dog sledding adventure) - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Travel through the wilderness like a true polar explorer and create your own adventure by taking part in a 2-day dog sled trip to a unique Svalbardian expedition cabin. Each participant will mush their own team of Alaskan huskies. This nights’…

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    Explore the Arctic with your own dog team - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Would you like a real musher experience where not only the beautiful Svalbard scenery but also the dogs are in focus - our full day with dogsledding provides the a great Arctic dogsledding experience!

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    Arctic Mushing - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Explore Svalbard in the same way as the polar heroes Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Dog sledding is also a true nature adventure amongst the locals in Longyearbyen. When traveling with dogsled you will reach the peaceful and majestic areas that…

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    Explore dogsledding on wheels, enjoy lunch and tundra hiking - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Explore the gorgeous tundra landscape in Adventdalen from a special-made wagon with solid breaks pulled by a husky team! Lunch, slideshow and a tundra hike included as well - a full day activity offer to explore the summer-Arctic at its best!

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    Dog sledding on wheels - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Basecamp Explorer have a 90 huskies that are eager to take you out on a trip while in Svalbard. On this adventure you will learn how to handle your own team of six dogs. They all have their own names and a friendly personality.

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    3 day dogsledding expedition with overnight in igloo - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Experience Svalbard in the best way possible. Welcome to an unforgettable adventure through a unique wilderness!

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    Mountain trip with dogsledge - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Mountaintrip with dogsledge,4 hours-Green Dog Svalbard.

    When the birds returns to Svalbard and the snow melts in the lowlands, it is still an option to dogsledge in the heights.

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    Insight into an Arctic sled dog's life: Polarnight adventure with dogsledding, lunch and slideshow - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an adventure in the Polarnight!

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    Dogsledding on wheels - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Explore the gorgeous tundra landscape in Adventdalen from a special-made wagon pulled by a husky team!

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    Northern lights safari by dogsledge - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    The darkness and the snow arrive at about the same time in Svalbard - and the white cover makes the polar night seem less dark.

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    Expedition to the cabin among glaciers: 2 days dogsledding adventure - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic cabin in untouched, silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there is by foot, skiing or dog sledding since motorized transportation is not allowed here.  

    This trip provides a very special opportunity to experience the Svalbard…

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    Arctic Legend - 3-day dog sledding adventure - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Embark on a 3-day adventure and learn how to mush your own team of dogs. On this journey, we follow in the footsteps of the legendary polar explorers, and travel in a traditional and environmentally friendly way. This experience allows you to become…

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    6 days dogsledding expedition to the East Coast of Svalbard - Experience true Arctic wilderness! - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    6 days dogsledding expedition to Svalbard's East Coast - an experience for life and a special way of travelling the Arctic!

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    Dogsledding to ice cave - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Dogsledding to an icecave. A unique adventure! Travel with your own dogsled to the magnificent icecave,which can only be reached by dogsled. We enter the icecave and in the lights from our headlamps we experience ice as few people has seen it. The…

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    Dogsledding in the polarnight at daytime - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Hopefully we'll see the magical northern lights dancing on the sky while dogsledding through the Polarnight. The dogs are eager and looking forward to the winter no mater what.

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    Three day expedition with dogsledge - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Three day expedition with dogsledge

    This three day dog sledge expedition will give you a unique Arctic experience; travelling through the endless white in total silence, visiting ice cave and sleeping overnight in cabins.

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    Thrill of dogsledding - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    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!

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    Dogsledding on wheels - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Some drive guided tours by taxi or bus, why not try dog sledding on wheels?

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    Dogs & the Ocean – Along the Arctic coast by dog wagon - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape whilst the guide drives the large cart, pulled by strong sled dogs along Vestpynten, outside of Longyearbyen.

    This tour start with a transfer out towards the coast, where the dogs eagerly await. Here we will…

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