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  • Dog sledding
  • Silent travel through the snow
  • Beautiful glaciers
  • Fantastic ice cave

What to Expect

A seven hour adventure - drive your own dog team to a fantastic ice cave which is only accessible by dog sledding. The ice cave is sheltered from the elements, allowing the ice to form amazing shapes and colours.

You will be collected from the hotel entrance and driven to the dog year which is located approximately 12km from Longyearbyen. Once there you will be fitted for outerclothes 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.
The group will stop at a beautiful ice cave hidden within a glacier, and explore the cave whilst 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 deep path through the ancient ice, leaving beautiful formations in the ice which has been here for millennia. After exploring the cave, we will enjoy a light lunch. If we need to find shelter from the weather, we will sit inside our heated tent until the dogs are ready again. They will be well-rested, and eager to head downhill towards the dog yard. After seeing the dogs work hard to make their way onto the glacier, we now experience something different as the dogs run effortlessly downhill. During the last stage before the dog yard we will hold a steady oace, and there will be time to enjoy the untouched wilderness and let all of the days experiences sink in.

All tours are led by an experienced, armed guide to protect you from polar bears.
Your safety is our first priority.

What is included

  • Warm clothes and shoes
  • Transfer from/to your hotel/guesthouse in Longyearbyen
  • Light lunch
  • Warm drinks/snacks.
  • Experienced, armed guide

What to bring

  • Warm underwear

Please note

Age limit: +8

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

$ 299 p.p.

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1. Booking Request

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