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Dog Sledding in the Polar Night

Difficulty level
Suitable for those with average fitness
4 hours
Age limit
12 years
Nov - Dec
In November, the polar night descends over Svalbard. Some years the snow comes early, and we can go out with dog sleds. Other years we have to wait a bit before we have enough snow. Then we will use carts on wheels instead. Regardless of the amount of snow, the huskies need exercise every day, and going on tour into the mysterious polar night is a fantastic experience – for both dogs and humans!

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the kennel which is located approximately 10 kilometers outside the town. Here you will get to borrow warm clothes (overall, boots, hat, gloves and buff), and meet our happy furry friends. If there is enough snow, we go by sled into one of the surrounding valleys. If we lack enough snow, the trip goes by ​​cart on wheels in the majestic Adventdalen (the "Advent Valley").

The polar night lasts from November to January, and offers the perfect setting for northern lights spotting. In this period, Svalbard is actually the only place in the world where you have the chance to see northern lights also during the day! In the valleys, there is less light pollution than in the town, and the chances of seeing them are greater. Regardless of northern lights or not, the huskies will be overjoyed to get out and run in the wild with you.

After the tour, you can look forward to cuddling with our lovely puppies, and warm yourself with waffles in our cozy cabin.