Spitsbergen dog sledge expedition

Forget the rest of the world for a few days! 

Join us on our unique dog sledge expedition to the west coast of the Isfjorden. During the expedition you will experience the wild and beautiful nature of Spitsbergen. The route goes from Longyearbyen through open valleys, over ice covered fjords and on thousand years old glacier ice. We pass the old mining village Pyramiden, the mountains Tre Kroner, visit the researcher town; Ny-Ålesund and drive through the majestic glaciers at Oscar II Land. At the end of the expedition we will be picked up, and transported to Longyearbyen by boat.

Sample Itinerary

Eco rating: 2.5
Season: Next departure spring 2016
Airport: Longyearbyen
Duration: 10 nights
Included in the price: Activities, accommodation and meals according to the program, transport to and from accommodation
Warm clothing: Snowmobile suit, boots, gloves, hat, goggles and balaclava, All camping equipment, thermos, cup and cutlery, sleeping bag and sleeping mat can be borrowed if needed without extra cost, Search- and rescue insurance.
Not included: Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, single cabin Ship in the Ice, accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250

Find out more about Svalbard: Despite Svalbard's northern location the archipelago has a relatively mild climate compared to other areas at the same latitude. In summer the temperature is about 5 ° C and normally very little rain, but it is quite common with fog and low clouds. Even if it rains, the ground is often wet because of the melting snow. Cold winds are common during the summer. One should remember that the weather in Svalbard may change rapidly and local variations can shift quickly.
During winter, the average temperature is around -14 ° C. It is not uncommon to have temperatures between -20 and -30 degrees. In combination with the wind, the temperatures can be extremely low . Longyearbyen has midnight sun from 19th of April to 23rd of August. During this period, bright sun never sets below the horizon. In contrast, from late October to mid-February, the sun is never above the horizon. The dark polar night lasts from mid-November to late January and during this period, one can not distinguish day from night .
Visa: Visa to Norway
Time zone: GMT +1
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are necessary.
Packing: With proper packing enough food and a good daily routine can keep you warm even on cold days. This is obviously important for you to be able to enjoy of your Arctic adventure. We recommend everyone to wear wool and layered woollen socks during both during the summer and winter seasons. The wind in Svalbard can be tough, and if it blows over the glacier, it can also be very cold.
Packing List: We recommend you bring the following equipment; A solid backpack, bag for personal belongings, warm windproof jacket and pants, warm down jacket / parka, warm windproof hat, 2 pairs wool gloves, 1 pair of windproof gloves, 1 pair of work gloves (when handling dogs, etc.), 2 sets of wool underwear and shirt, warm wool or fleece, wool or fleece pants, 2-3 pairs of wool socks, toiletries, sunglasses, binoculars and camera. Due to space limitations in the sledges, we recommend you to take a minimum of luggage (the remaining luggage can be stored at Basecamp Trapper's Hotel ). 
Local Currency: Norwegian krones
Weather Spitsbergen: Weather Spitsbergen/Svalbard
Telephone and email: Mobile network works well in Norway. Management ask you to use the mobiles discreet or turn it off.
Safety: Safety instructions are given when you arrive and it is VERY important to follow these . To meet a polar bear is a fantastic experience but can also be extremely dangerous. All guides are armed at all times to ensure your safety.

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