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Dog Sledding Expedition

  • Expedition dates

    January to May every year

  • Starts From

    Oslo, Norway

    Ends At

    Oslo, Norway

  • Activities & Attractions

    Glacier, Ice cave, Wilderness Stay, Fjords, Northern Lights, Huskies

  • Starting From Price Per Person

    AED 8556

Expedition Overview

Join us on a five day dog sledding expedition to the east coast of Spitsbergen. Just you and your dog team in an enormous, chalk-white desert. The interaction between the dogs and the musher is demanding, but also rewarding. We spend 4 nights in tents in different locations during the expedition, with the dogs surrounding our camp.

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Oslo to Longyearbyen

Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen. At Longyearbyen transfer to your hotel for overnight

Day 2

To the Fox Valley

Meet the mushy friends and begin sledding! Enjoy overnight in a wilderness lodge

Day 3

To Sassendalen

Enjoy another of sledding through beautiful valleys, before settling in a cosy cabin

Day 4

Returning to Longyearbyen

We sled a little more, before dropping the dogs back to their den, and checkin in at Longyearbyen

Day 5

Longyearbyen to Oslo

With our flight back to Oslo, the memorable journey comes to an end
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With Special COVID-19 Measures in place

In coordination with Norwegian Institute of Publich Health, WHO and local authorities, strict protocols are in place to ensure safety of all for stays, accommodations, food, activities, entries and exits. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures

Make some furry friends

During this tour you will gain a real appreciation for the happy huskies & their quiet strength. You will get to know each of your dogs by name & their unique personalities.

Sled through valleys

The eager polar dogs will drag the sleds loyally through Spitsbergen’s amazing valleys, up narrow river paths and over soft, snow-covered plains. The dogs bark with excitement every time we begin sledding

Visit an Ice Cave

An underworld hidden to all who haven’t made their way into the deep. Stuck in the ice you can see 1000 year old remnants of frozen plants, fantastic ice formations, narrow passages and big caverns.

Sled yourself with a guide

The guide leads with 2 guests, & the following sleds will be driven by 2 guests, who can swap between driving & sitting in the sled. The dogs are very friendly. Training will be given before we begin!

Roll up your sleeves and pitch in!

Help to feed the dogs, & get them ready to mush! In this expedition we work together to ensure the most enjoyable trip for participants, guide and dogs.

Northern Lights

Join us in February & March, to experience the magical lights. Due to limited hours of daylight, you will have time to admire the beautiful surroundings, before darkness sets in and the show begins!

Polar Nights

January does not see the sun rising above horizon in this region, which makes this time unique! Enjoy 24 hours of northern lights searching during the journey

Svalbard Summer

In April and May, it never darks, offering you more light hours to wander or observe the surroundings. Another unique experience of this side of the arctic

Foxdal Cabin

Beautifully located at the entrance to the Fox valley. Built in the original trapper's style with a wood heated oven it takes you back to former times in Svalbard. This must be the coziest & most original cabin on the island!

Juva Cabin

Surrounded with mountains on all sides, the outlook from the window takes every visitor's breath away. Situated far away amidst untouched wilderness, its a perfect place to catch glimpse of northern lights. Features a sauna too.

Pre and post stay in Longyearbyen

Our expedition includes a stay in Coal Miner's Cabin - an actual miners' accommodation enhanced with modern facilities. This place is cosy & suits budget-conscious travellers of all ages. Upgrades to other levels can be requested

What's Included

  • Stay in Coal Miner's Cabin before and after expedition in Longyearbyen with breakfast
  • Return Flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • All transfers to/from airport
  • All tours as mentioned in itinerary
  • Guidance from Professional English speaking expedition guide
  • Loan of all equipments needed for dog sledding
  • All meals during the expedition
  • Search and rescue insurance

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Clothing and Personal Equipment
  • Personal expenses (Drinks, laundry, calls etc)

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • No previous dog sledding experience required
  • Average physical fitness is required for this expedition. Participants will be asked to assist with feeding the dogs, preparing for the trips, etc.
  • The above itinerary is only indicative. Adjustments will be made to route should weather conditions deem it necessary. The tempo of the expedition will be adapted to the conditions and the participant’s physical strength.
  • Minimum participant age is 12 years