|Season (18 May 2020 - 8 June 2020)|
An extraordinary adventure just for you and a few more guests (we travel with max 6 guests per guide) with our friendly and exceptional dogs, in the heart of the Arctic. This trip is for passionate skiers who want to experience ski touring in a way that fits perfectly with Svalbard. Far from all tracks, you will explore the Arctic wilderness.Travelling the land on skis with dogs & pulks to our comfortable basecamp, our idyllic cabin "Reinheim" which is located in the untouched Tverrdalen surrounded by glaciers and mountain peaks. A beautiful and silent valley where no motorised traffic is allowed. Here we will stay for 3 nights and go on day tours to the many extraordinary mountain tops surrounding the cabin. Regarding the weather and snow conditions; we will choose where to best explore the surrounding area depending on the conditions. Ski touring in Svalbard is not only about finding the perfect snow or the steepest ride, but maybe most about skiing in a remote and untouched land. Our guide has solid ski experience in the Arctic.
Skiing and travelling with dogs is the ultimate lifestyle and we are sure you will fall in love with this lifestyle of freedom and simplicity – far away from the many distractions and stress of daily life. At the end of the day, we will find the comfort of our cabin where we will be able to rest and admire the landscape, glaciers, and mountains while staying warm in front of the woodstove. There's no electricity, cell phone coverage here, and no other human installations that can be seen other than the cabin. The meals and snacks will be tasty and energizing, but fairly simple to make since we all will help with the daily tasks of cooking, chopping firewood, doing the dishes, caring for the dogs, cleaning...etc.
During the expedition, we will introduce you to our dogs and their behavior, the Arctic that surrounds us, and our way of life. Our faithful huskies will be placed outside around the cabin and serve as our trustful polar bear guards during the night so you can sleep well and safe.
Regarding the equipment; you must bring your personal equipment (alpine touring skis/randonnee or telemark), boots adapted to your skis, and skins to make sure you get the best experience. In addition you need to bring an avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe (but you can rent this safety equipment at our place if needed), as well as telescopic ski poles, a 35 to 40 liter backpack for day trips and clothing adapted to this activity. Our guide will have all the necessary safety equipment, which includes carrying a rifle because of the presence of the polar bears, communication (satellite phone and emergency beacon), and first aid equipment. In the cabin we have comfortable beds and sleeping bags waiting for you.
We expect you to have good knowledge of ski touring skiing in a broad variety of snow conditions. The slopes we'll be skiing may include some short steep sections. Good physical condition is a must, as the weather in the Arctic is unpredictable and can change within a few hours. With cold temperatures and wind the weather can be challenging. A warm jacket to put on top while eating lunch etc. is recommended.
We will pick you up at your accommodation in Longyearbyen at 10 am on day 1 and drive to our husky kennel located 12 km outside Longyearbyen. Before starting the expedition, we will inform you more about the trip, equipment and safety. Then we will pack the pulks, prepare ourselves and get the dogs ready. The trip is a 3 nights expedition in our cabin in Tverrdalen. Day 4 we will return back home and expected arrival at your accommodation in Longyearbyen is approximately 6 pm.
Minimum age:18 years.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||NOK12,990.00 per person|
Prices may be subject to change.