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Experience Svalbard’s fascinating history and meet our beautiful, four-legged colleagues. An exciting trip in the polar night, with a visit to the charming Trapper’s Station.
Located in Bolterdalen, just under a mile outside Longyearbyen, Trapper’s Station is home to our sled dogs, a happy group of lovely Alaskan huskies who eagerly welcome visitors. They are as different as us humans, some are shy, others are open. Some are small, others are powerful. We have older, experienced guide dogs and playful puppies. A meeting with our dogs is always filled with joy and enthusiasm.
The trapping station is actually exactly what the name says – the guest house is an original trapping cabin where we gather around the table in the warmth of the wood stove. Here, our guides tell stories from Svalbard and meetings with the King of the Arctic.
And maybe the northern lights dance across the sky outside? Away from Longyearbyen’s artificial light the moon, the stars and the northern lights make nature appear powerful and exciting.
The trip to and from Trapper’s Station also offers interesting stories about Svalbard. We stop at the famous polar bear sign. From here onwards you must always have protection against the predator. We tell about the operations at the mines we pass, both the closed ones and the one that still collects coal from the mountain.
This adventure is a rich experience for both young and old. An encounter with Arctic history, the magical polar night and not least our beautiful sled dogs.