5 days of the fluffiest experience on Svalbard.

The main goal of the trip is not only to see the Arctic but also to gain absolutely new experience and try yourself as a musher on an expedition .

Discover Svalbard with well-trusted helpers, sled dogs of various breeds from totally different Arctic regions of the world: Chukotka and Taimyr sled dogs, Alaskan, Yakut, and Siberian huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Greenland dogs. Just you, dogs and Arctic expanses. Sounds like a real adventure, doesn't it? 

The program is created for those who would like to experience the Arctic through dog sledding without leaving reasonable comfort

5 Guaranteed Groups in March and April

4 days of dogsledding

1 night in cabin

Good Physical Condition required

Available for children 12 y/o+

3 Nights in comfortable hotel

Snowmobile transfer and escort 

TRAVEL DATES IN 2021:

03/03 - 11/03

17/03 - 25/03

31/03 - 08/04

14/04 - 22/04

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:

1 person on a sledge

23 490 NOK / person

 

2 persons on a sledge

16 990 NOK / person

Extra charge for accommodation in SINGLE rooms in Barentsburg:

​1 800 NOK / person

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation and meals

  • Transfer airport-Longyearbyen-airport

  • Rental of sledge, relay, dogs and necessary equipment

  • Rental of winter overalls, boots, gloves

  • English speaking guide

  • Snowmobile support

  • Insurance covering research and rescue, evacuation costs in case of emergency

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flight to/from Longyearbyen

  • Bar drinks or a-la carte orders beyond the tour program

  • Souvenirs

  • Individual travel insurance

  • Additional services

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

  • Tour to the Mine – 450 NOK/person

  • Handicraft Center – 150 NOK/person

  • Sauna - 500 NOK/2 hours

 
 
 
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DAY 1

  • Arrival in Longyearbyen by one of the day flights from Oslo or Tromsø within SAS or Norwegian airlines

The guides will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to Russkiy Dom (eng. Russian House, our expedition center and guesthouse).

  • Tour briefing, safety and snowmobile instructions, equipment fitting and packing

  • Departure by snowmobile to Barentsburg by route: Longyearbyen – Todalen – Skiferdalen – Grøndalen – Barentsburg

Snowmobiling: 75 km, 3-4 hours

  • Arrival in Barentsburg, check-in, unpacking

  • Lunch in the hotel restaurant Rijpsburg

  • Guided tour in Barentsburg and visit to the ArtArctic Gallery

Barentsburg is the warmest place in the Arctic as you feel at home as soon as you arrive. On the tour, your guide will get you acquainted with the town stories of then and now and you will live through traditions of the locals. While in the ArtArctic Gallery, you’ll follow the history from Willem Barents to present-day and will go back to the roots of Svalbard discovery.

  • Theory and practice training at the Husky Center

It's time to finally meet the dogs! You will head to our 78°NORDDOGS Husky Center to see the 78 dogs of 8 different northern sled breeds. You will hear about the specifics of each breed and get acknowledged with the history of our Husky Center, its philosophy and customs.

  • Short dogsledding trip in the vicinity of Barentsburg (approx. 8 km)

 

During this short trip you will learn how to control the dog-sled by yourself, try to team up with the dogs, ride the sled and keep balance while turning.​

  • Dinner in Red Bear Pub & Brewery, tasting of local beer

 

To summarize the impressions of the day you’ll head to the first brewery on Svalbard – Red Bear, where you will taste locally made beer brewed on water from the glacier lake Stemme located across the fjord. You will find out what sorts are there and define which one is your favorite.

  • Overnight in the hotel Barentsburg

Longyearbyen is the capital of Svalbard. It is the northernmost populated area with approximately 2400 inhabitants, 50 nationalities. Longyearbyen was founded in 1906 by John Longyear and named after him further on. This is a town with a particular temper that has been loved by adventurers, explorers, fans of the North and wilderness.

Barentsburg is the Russian «capital» of Svalbard. It is a town of Arctic stories written by Dutch explorers, Russian and Norwegian trappers, American and German merchants, adventurers, Soviet builders of communism and Russian miners. Barentsburg was founded in 1921 by the Dutch as a coal-mining settlement. Since 1931 it has been under the State Trust «Arcticugol» administration. The population is approximately 500 people.

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DAY 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

  • Today you will learn how to prepare for a dogsledding trip, you will set the dogs to sled and after that go for a more demanding and diverse round trip through the canyon in the vicinity of Barentsburg (approx. 12 km), where you will be able to solidify your skills of controling the sled.

  • Upon coming back from the trip, you will feed the dogs and sort out the equipment 

  • A-la carte lunch in one of the restaurants

  • After the the lunch you’ll have some spare time to enjoy the local activities of Barentsburg.

You may visit the Handicraft Center for the traditional Russian workshop and make an authentic souvenir with your own hands (at extra cost).

Also you will be able to enjoy the sauna of the hotel after the intense trip (at extra cost) or just rest before the dinner.

  • A-la carte dinner in one of the restaurantsDinner

  • In the evening, you will get ready for a 1-day trip with overnights in a cabin.

  • Overnight in the hotel Barentsburg

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DAY 3
  • Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Today you will team up the dogs and go for a day dog-sledding trip.

 

Depending on the weather conditions and snowpack, we will pass along a seashore in the direction of the Laila Cape. The main goal of this day is to solidify all the basic skills of working with the dogs. The distance is from 30 to 40 km.

  • Lunch (picnic) during the trip.

  • Dinner and overnight in a cabin

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DAY 4

  • Breakfast at the cabin

  • Preparation of the sled

  • Dog-sledding trip Laila Cape - Troll's Glacier Cave at Passfjellbreen - Grøndalen - Barentsburg. The distance is approximately 50 km.

This will be the calmest and most unforgettable morning in the Arctic, regardless of the weather. But further on, the day will depend on the weather dynamics and your condition. But it is the real Arctic, isn’t it? Safety is the most important thing we care about so that is why there will be a guide on snowmobile to guarantee security during the trip.

You will first head to the magnificent glacier cave in Passfjell breen through the narrow valleys surrounded by the mountains. 

  • The lunch is going to be served near the cave

After the lunch you will go through around the mountain to a wonderful wide and straight valley towards Barentsburg.

  • Upon coming back from the trip, you will feed the dogs and sort out the equipment.

  • A-la carte dinner in one of the restaurants 

  • Overnight in the hotel Barentsburg

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DAY 5

  • Breakfast.

After a good rest you will have half of the day of spare time, to say goodbye to the dogs and pet them for one more time.

You will be able to visit the souvenir shop to buy the authentic souvenirs, that are made either in the Handicraft Center or in Northern Russia.

The Post Office with the interiors of the Norwegian post offices of the 19-20th Centuries will also be on the way, so you could send some postcards to your family and friends from one of the Northernmost towns on the Earth.

  • A-la carte lunch in one of the restaurants

  • Packing and check-out from the hotel

  • Departure to Longyearbyen by route: Barentsburg – Colesdalen – Fardalen – Longyearbyen

Snowmobiling: 65 km, 3-3,5 hours 

  • Arrival in Longyearbyen (approx. 18:00)

  • Transfer to your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen