Dogsledding to ice cave - Green Dog Svalbard
Dogsledding to an icecave. A unique adventure! Travel with your own dogsled to the magnificent icecave,which can only be reached by dogsled. We enter the icecave and in the lights from our headlamps we experience ice as few people has seen it. The still standing air in the cave gives the ice perfect conditions to form fantastic shapes and beautiful colors.
Travel with your own dogsled to a magnificent ice cave, accessible only by dogsled. Within the ice cave, the lights from our headlamps let us experience ice as few people have seen it. The still air in the cave provides the perfect conditions for the ice to form fantastic shapes and beautiful colours.
You will be collected from the hotel entrance and driven to the Green Dog dog yard which is located approximately 12km from Longyearbyen. Once there you will be supplied with outer clothes for the tour and given an introduction to dogsledding.Each sled will take two guests, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy the ride as a passenger and try mushing for yourself. You sled With 5-6 huskies , but the leading sled With the guide and two guests, will run a 12 team. It is around 10 kilometres of sledding to the ice cave and when approaching the glacier,you may have to help the dogs,since the icecave is located at a height of 400 metres.The group will stop at the beautiful ice cave hidden inside the Scott Turner glacier, and explore the cave while the dogs rest. During the summer the ice cave is a bubbling meltwater river, and you will be able to see how the water has cut a path through the ancient ice, leaving beautiful formations in the walls and roof. After we've visited the ice cave, we will enjoy a light lunch and a hot drink in our heated tent. The group will then return to their well-rested dogs, who will now be eager to head downhill, through Bolterdalen and back home to the dog yard.
PLEASE note that the guide will START picking guests up from the hotels at the time written in your confirmation!
Duration: 7 hours.
Included: pick up/drop off at hotel in Longyearbyen, freezedried lunch on trip/coffee & bisquits.
Our tours are run with small groups of maximum 8 guests per tour, and always with the guides' own dogs.
Our guides are all very professional and passionated in their work with the dogs. They are certified and participate in the yearly SGO course (Svalbard Guide Course).
- What to bring: Green Dog provides suits, boots, gloves, hats, neckgaiters. You need to wear a warm inner layer and extra socks. Also it is a good idea to bring a bottle of drinking water.
- Min/max no of guests: Min 1.For Groups 8+, please contact us in advance.
- Min age: 6 yrs.
- Condition: normal health, no previous climbing experience needed.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Please note that this is a dog sledding trip and therefore it is difficult to make longer stops for photographing.
- On all trips, at all times, an experienced and armed guide will be around to protect you from polar bears. At Green Dog safety is our number one priority.
Note that we offer 2 daily departures in groups of Maximum 8 guests , to give you a more personal experince. If you wish to book groups of 8+ guests, please contact us!
Cancellation fees for activities
If cancelled 22 days or more prior to departure 100 % refund
If cancelled 22-7 days prior to departure 50 % refund
Cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure is a ”no show” and does not qualify for any refund. You may apply to your insurance company for a refund if you provide a medical certificate.
If Green Dog Svalbard decides to cancel a trip due to weather or any other condition , you will receive a full refund!
Last updated: 06/01/2023
Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS