You get picked up at the harbour and driven out to Bolterdalen, where everyone will receive an exposure suit, boots, mittens, hat and buff for the tour. The guide will give you an introduction to the mysteries of dogsledding and help everyone harness the dogs and fasten them to the sleds. The dogs will be noisy before start out, but as soon as we head off they will be silent.
An amazing and authentic way to experience the Arctic
The guide will drive first and you follow on your sled. We follow the riverbed into Bolterdalen, which is 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 our course for the dog yards. Back in the camp you will help unharness the dogs, before the guide serves a cup of tea and coffee, and shows us the newest litter of puppies.