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Fossil hunting with polar dog - Green Dog Svalbard

Type:Hiking

Green Dog Svalbard, Bolterdalshaugen nr 1, 9170, Longyearbyen

Tel: +4794002112

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Fossil
  • Fossil
  • Guest searching for fossils
  • Guest searching for fossils
  • Guest searching for fossils
  • Fossil and hammer
  • Fossils
  • Guest holding a big fossil
  • Fossiltur

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Season (1 July 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 18:00

About

At the end of the Longyear valley, there are two glaciers, Lars Breen and Longyear Breen. Longyear Breen has, over thousands of years, eroded the mountains and pushed the rocks into a huge moraine in front of the glacier. It is in these rocks that we find 40- to 60-million-year-old plant and animal fossils.

This 3-hour tour will start from your hotel, where we will pick you up. By car we will take you to Sverdrupbyen – as far as the road goes. From here we will start the hike. We will be accompanied by our friendly polar dog, who will help us carry our warm drinks. Svalbard is known for its high density of Polar bears, so the guide will bring a gun, but our dog will also help warn us and scare away a polar bear, if one is approaching. The chance for meeting a polar bear on this tour is very small and you should not be worried.

For our fossil “hunt”, we will bring a hammer and safety goggles for you. If you find a nice fossil on this tour, it is yours to keep and you can bring it home with you. On the tour we will serve a hot drink and biscuits.

There are no roads or tracks in the moraine, so the tour is for people in at least average physical condition. Wear hiking shoes or boots. For people who are not walking well, we recommend our road tour with dog-pulled wagon.

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.

Our tours are run with small groups of maximum 8 guests per tour, and always with the guides' own dogs.

Minimum age for participation: 6 years

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!

Facilities

Grading

  • 3 - Average physical fitness

Facilities

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  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Hiking

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK450.00 per person
Children under 12 yearsNOK225.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • Guided tour
  • hiking
  • mountain hiking

Age limit

  • children - 6 years

Duration

  • 3 hours
  • Half day

Grading

  • 3 - Average physical fitness

Language

  • English

Participants must bring

  • backpack
  • gloves/mittens
  • good walking shoes
  • mountain shoes
  • warm clothing
  • water bottle
  • waterproof clothing
  • windproof clothing

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Hiking

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Awards

  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse
Visit Svalbard Sustainable Destination

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