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Mar - May

3 hours

This child-friendly tour takes you out on snowmobile, with a taste of local life and a visit to the cosy dog yard at Green Dog in Adventdalen. The perfect introduction for someone looking to test driving, it is also ideal for families with children.

VISIT THE DOGS ON SVALBARD

The tour begins at our expedition centre, where we will be equipped with snowmobile suits and learn about the snowmobile and ´sluffe´, a heated snowmobile trailer suited for small children. From there, we will make our way into Adventdalen at a comfortable pace, while the guide ensure everyone is comfortable, and enjoying themselves. There is a lot of history in Adventdalen, from the heyday of the mining era, World War II and more modern scientific research. It is also common to see Svalbard reindeer, and perhaps a Svalbard grouse will cross our path.

The goal for the tour is Green Dog, located 10 km from Longyearbyen with views towards Gruve 7 - mine number 7. The dog yard is run by a family who have over 20 year of experience with sled dogs, having worked with them on both Svalbard and Greenland. Every year about 15 - 20 puppies are born at the kennel, and you are welcome to have a cuddle with these little heartbreakers. The huskies are very social, and love to be petted. After puppy time we will have a hot drink, before making our way back to Longyearbyen.

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Difficulty

2- Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience, very easy and flat terrain

Age limit

8 years on snow mobile, 4 years in a sledge

Minimum number of participants

2 snow mobiles

Distance

25 km

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Included

  • Transfer to and from accommodation in Longyearbyen
  • Hot drinks & biscuits
  • Use of exposure suit, shoes, mittens and helmet during tour
  • Tour leader with all necessary safety equipment

Practical information

Drivers’ licence
A valid driver’s licence for car or motorbike is required to drive a snowmobile. Remember to take it with you on the tour.

Recommendations
We recommend that you dress in warm woollen underwear, warm outer pants and a solid woollen jumper under the snowmobile suit. We also recommend that our guests have extra clothes in a backpack, for example an extra jumper, woollen hat and mittens.

Pregnancy
Longyearbyen Hospital advises pregnant women to not participate in snowmobile and dog sledding tours, as a blow to the stomach or fall may pose a risk of injury to the mother or unborn child.

Possible changes
We reserve the right to change the route of the tour for safety reasons should the weather or snow conditions require it. This will not be grounds for a change in price. The participants agree to follow the tour leader’s directions and instructions. The tour leader will not drive with a passenger.

Alcohol
The ‘Vegtrafikkloven’’ or Road Traffic Act applies on Svalbard. Driving under the influence of alcohol is not permitted.

Mar - May

3 hours

Per person from

NOK 1795

Our new webside is under development, and online booking will be available soon. In the meantime, please contact us on phone +47 79 02 61 00 or info@hurtigrutensvalbard.com for bookings.

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