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  • Dog sledding
  • Beautiful landscape
  • Reindeer, Svalbard grouse and polar foxes may be seen
  • Glaciers

What to Expect

Go dog sledding through the exciting and varied landscape in Bolterdalen.

We will pick you up from your accommodation and drive out to Bolterdalen, where everyone will receive an exposure suit, boots, mittens, hat and buff for the tour. The guide will give the guests an introduction to the mysteries of dogsledding and help everyone to harness the dogs and fasten them to the sleds. The dogs will be noisy before we start out, but as soon as we head off it will be silent.

The guide will drive first along with two guests, and the following sleds will be each be driven by two guests. We follow the riverbed as it meanders back and forth into Bolterdalen, surrounded by beautiful mountains. In by the moraine we may gain some speed between the mounds of stone. Reindeer are often seen on this tour, and sometimes Svalbard grouse and Polar foxes as well. We will stop several times during the tour to take pictures and pat the dogs. At the Scott Turner Glacier we will turn the sleds and set a course for the dog yards. On our return we will help to unharness the dogs, before the guide serves a cup or tea and coffee, and shows us the newest litter of puppies.

What is included

  • Transfer from your hotel in Longyearbyen
  • Exposure suit, boots, mittens, hat and buff for the tour
  • Tea/coffee

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Warm underwear

Please note

Cancellation up to 22 days before planned activity entitles guest to 80% refund.
Cancellation 21 - 14 days before planned activity entitles guest to 50% refund.
Cancellation 14 - 0 days before planned activity is seen as a 'no show', and does not entitle the guest to any refund.
If you have travel insurance then you can apply to your insurance company for a refund, subject to their regulations.

About your Localist


Mats is raised in both Stavanger, Norway and Glasgow, Scotland. He visited Svalbard for the first time in 1996 and moved to the high Arctic in 2007. Since then he has been a permanent resident. You can say that he got a case of "The Svalbard Bug" and the only medicine was to return to the Arctic.
He has spent a lot of his spare time to discover and explore the island. Over time, Mats has gotten to know Svalbard very well - both at land and at sea.
You will meet Mats or one from his very qualified team.


  • English
  • Norsk

$ 172 p.p.

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