Visit our idyllic cabin in untouched, silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there is by foot, skiing or dog sledding since motorized transportation is not allowed here.
This trip provides a very special opportunity to experience the Svalbard wilderness in all its splendor with the help of our very friendly and hardworking huskies.
Day number 1 goes through wide valleys and over glaciers. Lunch will be served close to a very beautiful ice cave which we will visit. Thereafter we continue over a mountain pass with spectacular views before we sled down to our cozy cabin in Tverrdalen where no other human installation exist nor cell phone coverage. Here we enjoy the fire in the oven and relax with a better meal while our faithful huskies placed outside around the cabin serve as our trustful polar bear guards. A relaxing hot sauna is also possible to enjoy here!
When darkness arrives, the non-existing light pollution from human settlements makes this the ideal place to explore northern light and the stars.
Day number ´two we leave the cabin and dogsled home taking another route to explore even more of Svalbards’ fascinating landscape.
We pick you up at your accommodation in Longyearbyen at Day 1 and drive to our husky kennel located 12 km outside Longyearbyen. Here we will inform you about the trip, equipment and safety. Then we dress you up with warm clothes and shoes, make the sleds ready and harness the dogs to travel to our lodge in Tverrdalen named Reinheim (= Reindeer home). Day 2 we will take another route home if snow and weather conditions allow. Expected arrival at your accommodation in Longyearbyen the 2nd day is sometimes between 1530-17:00
You do not need any previous experience from dog sledding to participate, but you should be in average good physical form. The weather in the Arctic is unpredictable and can change within a few hours and we will adjust the route if necessary.