Physical requirements and clothing
The guide is the main responsible for guests and security on each trip. All participants are responsible to dress properly for the trip, and to have sufficient level of physical fitness. If the guide consider that a participant does not have proper clothes or physical fitness level for the activity, he or she can decide that the participant cannot take part in the trip due to security reasons. This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains. Pregnant women cannot participate on any of the mentioned trips arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues, due to neglecting this advice.
weather conditions in svalbard
In Svalbard, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms or thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planned route, and this might result in changes in the adventure program. We will always do our outmost to give our guests a great experience in the Arctic, but we must be aware that characteristics of the destination.
Safety is our top priority during our trips. It is necessary for you to be able to communicate in English or a Scandinavian language if you want to join our excursions. The tour language (English or a Scandinavian language) will be chosen based on the group’s language skills.
age limit & temperature limits
Due to safety reasons there must be minimum one adult per child on the dogsledding trips arranged by Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen. The minimum age for taking care of children on a dogsledding trip and to travel by yourself is 16 years.
Age limit for dog sledding with Basecamp Explorer:
Children from age of 8 years can participate in a full day-trip dogsledding along with parents, and the temperature limit is -15 degrees.
The minimum age for overnight trips is 16 years.
All dog sledding trips require that you run the dog team yourself, with supervising from the husky guide in advance.
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