|Season (15 Jan 2024 - 13 May 2024)|
|Tuesday - Thursday||Closed|
|Saturday - Sunday||Closed|
You will be picked up by the guide at your hotel at 9 and driven to Green Dog's kennel. Here the dogs wait impatiently, ready to go sledding! You will be given clothes for the trip and the guide will help you pack your personal luggage. When everyone is ready, you will receive a thorough instruction in dog sledding before the sledding trip starts.
The guide drives in front with one or two guests and 10 – 12 dogs. The rest of the participants ride together in pairs with their own six dogs. Before the start, there is a lot of happy and expectant dog barking, but as soon as we get started, it gets silent and Svalbard's nature can be enjoyed and experienced to the fullest.
From the kennel in Bolterdalen, we drive north-east. After crossing Adventdalen, we drive into Helvetiadalen towards Krekling Pass, which offers winding and exciting sledding. Today's goal is the Juva cabin, which is beautifully located in Brentskaret, where we will spend the night for the next two days.
The dogs enjoys being on tour and we get to know each one of them and their personality better. Our guests are welcome to join in on the daily work, helping with looking after the dogs, feeding, putting on and taking off harnesses, etc.
“…We get an introduction to dog sledding; attach the dogs to the sleds and behind us, the world disappears. It is as if nothing else exists. The sound of the sledges, the ringing from 28 dog collars and the deafening silence are all that remain. Running a dog team is magical. It tickles the soul. The dogs’ paws hit the snow so quietly with all their power. It is not heard. It's like we are flying..."
- Guro & Monings
At Juva cabin you get to experience the freedom and special nature that Svalbard has to offer, without the primitive aspect. The cabin is equipped with comfortable beds, a cozy fireplace, living room, kitchen, indoor toilet and a brand new sauna. It is possible to charge mobile phones and cameras, so that the batteries will not limit the number of pictures we take home. If the northern lights don't lure us out of the cabin to photograph in the evening, we use the time to enjoy ourselves with good food and drinks, stories, cabin warmth …or maybe a stay in the sauna, while watching the breathtaking view through the big window.
The next morning we harness the dogs and continue into Eskerdalen, through Trehøgdalen to Vendomdalen and Sassendalen. We stop at the impressive frozen waterfall Eskerfossen. The terrain is exciting and varied, and both we and the dogs enjoy the many visual impressions. Maybe we'll have lunch at the frozen waterfall near the mouth of Sassendalen or we'll find another cozy place to stop. After a good day behind the sled, we arrive at Juva cabin again. In February and March, when the light is magical and the daylight hours are limited, it is wonderful to enjoy the evening in pleasant surroundings after a day out with the dogs. The dogs get their well-deserved treats before we have dinner and enjoy ourselves in the warm, comfortable cabin.
The next morning we harness the dogs and drive through the narrow passage south of Janssonhaugen and onwards into Adventdalen. If time permits, we will also reach Foxdalen with its characteristic vertical slate mountains. Along the way, we stop to eat lunch and enjoy a hot drink.
The last part home to Green Dog is the end of our three-day journey with the dogs. We give ourselves plenty of time to say goodbye to our new four-legged friends - together with them we have gained a fantastic memory for life.
We are back at the hotel between 3 and 6 pm.
- You do not need to have previous experience in dog sledding. No previous winter camping experience is required, just an adventurous spirit! However, you should be in average good physical condition to participate on this trip. The participants will be asked to help out with the feeding of the dogs, preparations for the trips etc.
- The weather in the Arctic can change within hours and it may be both cold and windy - even down to -5 to -10° C in May and June.
- The guide will take care of the guest's safety, and will bring all necessary safety equipment.
- Included: Full catering, sleeping bag, fullsize suit, hat, boots & mittens.
- Min no of participants: 2, max 6.
- Minimum age for participation: 12 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
- Cancellations less than 7 days prior to departure is a ”no show” and do not qualify for any refund.
- You may apply to your insurance company for a refund if you provide a medical certificate.
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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||NOK18,900.00 per person|
|Children 12 years||NOK9,450.00 per person|
Prices may be subject to change.