Visit our idyllic cabin in the untouched and silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there is by foot, skis or dog sled 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 furry four-legged friends.
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 installations exist. Here we enjoy the warmth from the fireplace and relax with a better meal while our faithful huskies are placed outside and around the cabin to serve as our trustful polar bear guards. When darkness arrives, the non-existing light pollution from human settlements makes this the ideal place to explore northern lights in January-March! In April-May we have midnight sun.
On day number 2 we will do a day tour in Tverrdalen with our dog teams, exploring the many exciting glacial and mountain formations in the surrounding valleys. Day number three we leave the cabin and dogsled home using a different route to explore even more of Svalbard’s fascinating landscape, or simply take the same route back if the weather challenge us.
We pick you up at your place of accommodation in Longyearbyen at 10 am 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. The trip is a round trip with 2 nights in our cabin in Tverrdalen. Day 2 we will take a day trip exploring the beautiful surroundings around the cabin. Day 3 we will take a different route home, and expected arrival at your accommodation in Longyearbyen is sometimes between 4 to 6 pm (depends on snow and weather conditions, and the route taken).
You do not need any previous dog sledding experience to participate, but you should be in average good physical shape. The weather in the Arctic is unpredictable and can change within a few hours. With cold temperatures and wind the weather can be challenging.