Arctic mushing

Child 8-11 yrs 2,190
Min. age 8
per person 3,590 nok
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SledGing into the wilderness

A fantastic day spent in company with Alaskan huskies in the mighty Svalbard nature! Perhaps the most beautiful trip in the winter-clad Arctic. Together with our highly experienced and dedicated dog guides, a full-day tour with eager huskies is an exciting encounter between people, hard-working animals and magnificent wilderness. It is a very special feeling to lead your own dog team, leave civilization behind and move across the tundra between majestic mountains. You feel that you are living a real life, just like the polar explorers and adventurers of the past.

 

Program

Meet your guide at the hotel reception at 9AM. From here we continue to Basecamp expedition centre, for practical information and options to borrow warm winter clothing for the trip. The huskies live at Basecamp Trapper’s Station, a 10-15-minute drive from Longyearbyen. Here awaits about 100 huskies who eager to meet you. After an introduction to the equipment and dog sledding technique, you and your fellow explorer will harness your own team of dogs for the adventure. We will be back in Longyearbyen around 3PM, after the huskies are well settled in their houses after the trip.

Lunch included
Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun
7 hours
31. Jan -12. May
Min. 3 participants
Lunch included

Price information

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

7-hours dog sled adventure with Arctic nature guide.
Transport between your hotel in Longyearbyen and the trapper station.
Warn outdoor thermal suit, extreme warm winter boots, hat, warm mittens and balaclava.
Expedition lunch and warm drinks.

Clothing and equipment

Recommended clothing in the Arctic: Woolen underwear as the base layer, warm wool or fleece trousers and sweater on the top, two layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks), windproof layer on the top (spacious clothing is recommended since air is the best insulation), gloves, warm hat (wind proof), scarf or fleece-tube.

Note

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.

Language

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.

Combine your adventure with accommodation in the unique trapper’s design hotel in Longyearbyen:

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