Experience the amazing teamwork between man and dog in the Arctic wilderness. Enjoy the sensation of gliding over the snow, surrounded by silence and the fantastic local landscape at this dogsledgetrip in Bolterdalen!
In pairs you will take turns mushing (driving a dog sledge team) a team of 6 dogs . Two guests will be sitting at the guide sled. We will pick you up at your accommodation and take you to our kennel which is right next to the snowmobile-free area 12 kilometers outside Longyearbyen. Here you'll be dressed up with suit,boots,hat&mittens.
Then you will meet the dogs and be taken through what you need to know before we start putting harnesses on the dogs. At this point there will be plenty of activity in the kennel as all of them will want to come on the trip. You may take part in the harnessing of the dogs if you want to.
You will experience the dynamics of the dog-sledge team and will most likely be surprised to see that dogs as tough as these can be so kind and adoring. This trip does not require any experience with dogsledding.
The trip goes through beautiful Bolterdalen ,which offers unique arctic nature and good chances of observing artic wildlife,such as reindeer and ptarmigan.