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Dog Sledding, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen

Dog Sledding in Spitsbergen



7 Days

Prices Start from

£3,100pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Couples Romantic/Honeymoon Adventure Traveller Solo Traveller Photographers

This exploratory dog sledding adventure across Svalbard combines remote camping with mushing your own team of huskies across a frozen wilderness.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Dog sledding, Sweden, JK 1

Dog Sledding

Experience the exhilaration of mushing your own dog team across wild Arctic landscapes.

Isfjord Radio Hotel, Basecamp Explorer, Lonyearbyen, Spitsbergen 2

Isfjord Radio

Stay in a charming lodge, once an important radio station between Norway and Svalbard.

Reindeer, Spitsbergen 3

Wildlife Camping

Camp out on the Arctic ice and look out for reindeer, Arctic fox and maybe even polar bear.

Polar Bear 4

Arctic Photography

Witness magical light conditions in the spring as the sun returns to these northerly latitudes.

Why we like it

This remarkable journey over the Arctic with your very own team of huskies is suited to those looking for an authentic dog sledding expedition. With some nights spent remotely camping in the incredible wilderness of the Arctic and others spent in the historic Isfjord Radio, this trip is a truly exploratory wildlife adventure.

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Internal Flight
  • Day 1
    Oslo - Longyearbyen
  • Day 2
    Dog Sledding: Longyearbyen - Arctic Camp
  • Day 3
    Dog Sledding: Arctic Camp - Isfjord Radio
  • Day 4
    Dog Sledding: Isfjord Radio
  • Day 5
    Dog Sledding: Isfjord Radio - Arctic Camp
  • Day 6
    Dog Sledding: Arctic Camp - Longyearbyen
  • Day 7
    Longyearbyen - Oslo

Now for the details

Dog Sledding, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Dog Sledding, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Lead a Husky Team

Mush your own dog team across frozen fjords, a thrilling and liberating four-day experience where you will be feeding and harnessing your huskeys each day. With expert guidance, these dogs will be your faithful hounds for the duration of the trip. The silence of the Arctic wilderness is broken only by the panting of the dogs and the scraping of the sled runners against the snow.

Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen
Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen
Walking, Nordenskiold, Basecamp Explorer, Spitsbergen
Nordenskiold Lodge, Spitsbergen

Camp on the Ice

Spend two full days travelling across the Arctic wilderness on expeditionary routes that are dependent on the strength of the ice. The first day will be spent mushing through valleys and mountains before spending the night on the ice in tented wilderness accommodation.

Isfjord Radio Hotel, Basecamp Explorer, Lonyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Isfjord Radio Hotel, Lonyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Sleep in Isfjord Radio

Stay at Isfjord Radio, once an important radio station for the region and now a charming boutique lodge. From this cosy base, adventure out on to the ice and perhaps take a dip in the Arctic Sea.

Midnight Sun, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Explore Longyearbyen

Begin the journey in Longyearbyen, a small mining town and the administrative centre for the Svalbard archipelago. With just one main street where locals get around by skidoos, it is fun but a slow-paced place. In the evening, see how the bars liven up with off duty miners and visiting tourists alike.


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Isfjord Radio £££££

  • Spitsbergen
  • Unusual

Basecamp Isfjord Radio is situated on the outermost part of the Isfjord on the beautiful Nordenskiöld coast framed by the majestic Svalbard mountains overlooking the open sea. The radio station has charming and cosy rooms, a lounge with a fireplace and a unique and extremely interesting history. Until a few years ago, the radio station was an important connection for telecommunication between mainland Norway and Svalbard.

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Basecamp Hotel £££££

  • Spitsbergen

Basecamp Hotel is set in the middle of Longyearbyen and is furnished with driftwood from a Russian settlement to give the feeling of a Spitsbergen hunter’s cottage. Breakfast is served around a long table in The Travellers Club, while the Cognac Attic, with its glass ceiling, is flooded with arctic light. The lodge is bed and breakfast only, but the town is home to a selection of restaurants ranging from coffee houses serving Italian dishes to gourmet meals at a Huseta.

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What can I say – Sue knew everything there was to know about Spitsbergen. The number of options can be overwhelming, but from my first conversation with Sue I knew we would be pointed in the right direction.

Destination: Spitsbergen
Travel Expert: Sue

Sue knew how important it was to me to spot polar bears and did everything she could to ensure we had the best chances possible. We were even lucky enough to see Arctic foxes and walruses.

Destination: Spitsbergen
Travel Expert: Sue

Thank you, Sue, for arranging our family snowmobiling trip, which was simply out of this world. We left with memories to last a lifetime.

Destination: Spitsbergen
Travel Expert: Sue

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
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