Foxfonna Hike - Green Dog Svalbard

Type:Hiking

Bolterdalshaugen 1, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 94007478

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Hike with dog
  • Hike with dog
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  • Foxfonna

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Season (1 July 2021 - 31 Aug 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

About

Join us on a hike across Breinosa Mountain, with breath-taking views of Adventdalen and Isfjorden! We’ll start by driving up to Mine 7 at

approx. 400m above sea level. From there we continue our tour across the base of Foxfonna glacier (named after the Arctic Fox) and on

towards Foxdalen. We descend towards the entrance of Foxdalen where we will stop for lunch at the Trapper’s Cabin.

After a light meal and some warm drinks we’ll head down the beautiful Adventdalen to finish at the Green Dog kennel.

So come and see Advendalen and the surrounding mountains from a bird’s eye view!

The trip is a total of roughly 11 km and takes about 6 hours (10 - approx. 16:30).

There are no roads or tracks over the mountain, so waterproof hiking boots, warm clothes and clothes for wind and rain protection are a must. Participants should be in good health and be able to walk in rugged terrain and cross streams. The summer at Svalbard is often 5 – 10 degrees Celsius.

Included: freezedried travel lunch/hot drink&bisquits.We recommend that you bring a bottle of water.

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

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.

Minimum age for participation: 10 years​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Our guides are all very professional and passionated in their work with the dogs. They are certified and participate in the yearly SGO course (Svalbard Guide Course).

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!

Information about Covid-19
Green Dog Svalbard A/S follows rules and guidelines given by the Norwegian authorities and our infection control plan has been approved by the Governor of Svalbard. So far in the Corona pandemic, no infection has been detected in Longyearbyen and the city's tourism companies are open under strict infection control criteria approved by the Norwegian authorities.

We provide a 48 hour corona guarantee for our guests. This means that Green Dog Svalbard A/S refunds 100% of the price for activities - booked directly with Green Dog Svalbard - up to 48 hours before the start of the activity. It is assumed that the cancellation is due to the customer not being able to arrive due to corona related circumstances, such as canceled flights, imposed quarantine periods and closed borders. This counts for both individuals and groups.

We encourage all our guests who wish to cancel to change the dates of their booking instead. We are, as always, flexible on our cancellation terms and are happy to change dates without charging extra fees.

Being a guest on our activities
The safety of our guests and employees will always be our highest priority and we follow rules and guidelines given by the Norwegian authorities. To ensure your safety, we depend on your help. We ask all our guests to follow the advices given by the health authorities. The advice in the points below is taken from Visit Svalbard.

- If you have a fever, symptoms of a respiratory infection, feel unwell, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with an infection, we want you to stay at home. If symptoms occur while you are in Svalbard, you should be isolated in the hotel room or where you live. It is important that you convey that you are ill to local health authorities (call Longyearbyen Hospital).

- Keep a distance of 1 meter - the most important thing we can do.

- Be careful with your hand hygiene! We expect you to wash or disinfect your hands frequently. At Green Dog, we have set up liquor dispensers

- More about the infection control guide can be found on the Governor's pages.

At all our activities, you as a guest will be told to fill out an infection tracing form. This is a mandatory requirement for us to be able to take our guests on a trip.

As a guest with us, you will receive a new neck (a garment to keep your neck warm) (which is not reused - you can keep it after the trip). Other equipment (suits, boots, mittens and hats) is disinfected after each trip.

Any person who shows any symptoms of COVID-19 (headache, fever, cough, runny / stuffy nose, sore throat) must not participate in the trip. No refund will be given if you are refused to join the tour due to symptoms. We ask you to not show up on the trip if you experience any symptoms.

Green Dog Svalbard A/S is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund and our customers are thus assured that they do not suffer financial loss if our company goes bankrupt.

Facilities

Grading

  • 3 - Demands average physical Fitness. Not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

Facilities

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Hiking

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Children under 12 yearsNOK495.00 per person
Per personNOK990.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • glacier hiking
  • Guided tour

Age limit

  • children - 10 years

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 7 hours

Food and drinks

  • lunch

Grading

  • 3 - Demands average physical Fitness. Not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

Language

  • English

Nature and terrain

  • glacier
  • high mountain plateau
  • lookout point
  • mountainous terrain
  • nature
  • river
  • rough

Participants must bring

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

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Hiking

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Awards

  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

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