Arctic Legend

Min. age 16
per person 32,990 nok
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Arctic Legend

Embark on a 3-day expedition and learn how to mush your own team of dogs in the untouched areas of Nordenskiöld land. On this journey, we follow in the footsteps of the legendary polar explorers, and travel in a traditional and environmentally friendly way. This experience allows you to become one with nature and brings out your inner adventurer. Each participant will mush their own team of six Alaskan huskies, and we will spend the night camping in the Arctic wilderness.


Day before

Meet the guide and your fellow explorers in the Basecamp Hotel reception at 3PM. Get to know the group members and the guide. We will go through routines, equipment and packing to make sure that you have everything needed for three full days outdoors. The sports shops in Longyearbyen are open until 6PM in case you need a last-minute shopping.

Day 1

Your guide will meet you in the hotel reception at 10 AM and together you will drive to our Trapper’s Station. The dog yard is situated in Bolterdalen, about 10 km outside of Longyearbyen. You will be greeted by a 80 excited Alaskan Huskies, some of which will be a part of your hard-working team of huskies on your 3-day adventure. Pay attention to the dog sledding instructions and advise given to you by the guide, before preparing our sleds and equipment. As soon as we are ready, it is time to head off into the white open landscape of Adventdalen.

The first hours in company with the dogs out in the wilderness are always exciting and a bit demanding so we guess you will appreciate lunch and maybe a warm cup of coffee after some kilometeres of driving.

After lunch we keep driving in the majestic wilderness, before we arrive for tonights camp spot. Together we will create an outdoor campsite for ourselves and our new and furry four-legged friends. Dinner is prepared by all, and we enjoy a well-deserved meal after a long day on the frozen tundra. While the dogs love to spend the night outdoors, you will be warm and cosy in your tent.

Lunch and dinner included

Day 2

Morning routines on a dog sledding adventure involves making sure the dogs are cared for before you can enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast. This day will be spent on a daytrip further away from civilization. We travel through a varied landscape and you might have to assist the dogs through heavy snow or uphill. Lunch is enjoyed outdoors, and we will set up camp in the afternoon.

Dog sledding in Svalbard is an experience that will leave an imprint on your soul, as you enter the pristine landscape and a breath-taking scenery.

All meals included

Day 3

The last day of our adventure has arrived. When the sleds have been packed once again, it’s time for the last day of exploring the snow-covered valleys. Today’s route takes us southwards, and we arrive at Basecamp Trapper’s Station in the afternoon. The huskies will return to their doghouse and you have time for a last cuddle before heading back to Longyearbyen.

After three days filled with impressions, new friends and knowledge, you are hereby part of an exclusive group of Arctic adventurers.

Breakfast and lunch included
21-23. FEB, 28. FEB-2. MAR, 7.-9. MAR
3 days
February, March
Min. 2 participants
All meals included

Price information


3-day dog sledding adventure with Arctic nature guide.
Shared accommodation in expedition tents.
Meals according to the program.
Clothes: You will be provided with a warm thermo suit, winter boots, balaclava, hat, gloves and googles.
Equipment: Dog sled equipment, thermos, cup and cutlery, sleeping bag.


Personal consumption, equipment and travel insurance.
Airport transport and accommodation in Longyearbyen.


As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen’s efforts to be climate neutral, we add an additional CO2 and environmental investment of NOK 250 per guest.  This is donated in its entirety to do good projects contributing to a sustainable future in our destinations.

Clothing and equipment


Base layer: Woollen underwear as the base layer
Mid-layer: Thick woollen trousers and sweater (wool or fleece)
Two sets of layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks)
Wind- and waterproof pants and jacket. We recommend spacious clothing because air is the best insulation.
Extra insulated jacket to wear during breaks and in camp (down or primaloft)
Woollen glowes with wind and waterproof outer gloves
A pair of working gloves or mittens to have when handling the dogs
Warm and windproof hat
Two warm buffs of natural material
Toilet articles
Sunglasses min. category 3
Skiing goggles if you prefer to use your own
Contact lenses (for those using glasses)
Sunscreen factor 50 (not based on water)
Camera and extra battery/power bank for charging
Waterproof pack for personal equipment (40-60 ltr)

Pack all your personal equipment in a couple of small waterproof bags, rather than one big one due to the slim size of the sled. Do note that you need to pack some of the common equipment’s to your sledge as well, and space is quite limited.

You can store other luggage at Basecamp Hotel during the trip.

You can find more information on what to pack here:


Physical requirements

The physical activity, dog sledding, is the main element of this trip. You do not need prior knowledge of the activity, but you are responsible to dress properly for the trip, bring appropriate personal equipment, have general good physical fitness, courage and adventure spirit.

The guide is the main responsible for guests and security on each trip. 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. Parts of the trip can be demanding due to weather, wind and low temperatures, as well as rough terrain without roads or trails. Other factors that may challenging you is the length and duration of the trip, as well as a steep climb or when you must assist the huskies by pushing the sled in deep snow.

Snowmobiling, dogsledding adventures and open RIB safaris are 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.

experience requirements

It is not required to have experience in outdoor tenting to join this trip, but you must be willing to learn and actively participate in the tasks required. As part of the expedition, you will participate in feeding and taking care of the dogs, help with collecting and melting snow to get water for cooking and drinking, set up/taking down the camp each day and prepare meals together. Always with supervising from your guide.


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.

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 not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the 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.


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