Arctic Legend - Dogsledding to Ship in Ice, 3 days
Arctic Legend - Dogsledding to Ship in Ice, 3 days– Spitsbergen, Norway –3 days / 2 nights, Longyearbyen - Tempelfjorden - Noorderlicht - LongyearbyenJoin us in the footprints of Fritjof Nansen and mush your own team of huskies to the famous Ship in the Ice! A legendary journey, where you enjoy the Arctic Silence, the white scenery of steep peeks, glaciers and fjords. You feed the dogs, take care of their welfare and have a chance to bond and feel the amazing fellowship between humans and dogs. Stay at our comfortable Basecamp ship in the ice, a schooner frozen into the beautiful Tempelfjorden.
|Operation||March 1 - May 31, 2014|
|Departure||Tuesdays & Thursdays,
March 1 - May 31, 2014
|Price||from $3,525 per person in double room|
|Included||Experienced guide with all neccessary safety equipment
Accommodation as per program
Full board: breakfast, 3-course dinner & lunch in the field
Your own dogteam throughout the trip
Thermal suit, boots, hat, facemask, mittens, goggles
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Flights to/from Longyearbyen
Transfer from/to the airport
Personal insurance / personal items
Drinks, meals other than mentioned
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Minimum age: 15 years
Due to limited space in the sleds we recommend you to bring a minimum of luggage (remaining luggage can be stored at Basecamp Trappers Hotel).
|Tour Options||Air available on SAS, Norwegian or Icelandair - inquire about our special fares!
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Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN (L, D) Our guide will meet you in the reception area at Trapper's Hotel at 10 am. You will get a briefing before packing the personal items and heading towards the Trapper's Station in Bolterdalen. Here you will meet all our 80 happy Alaskan Huskies eager to get on the trip. The guide will show you how to harness dogs and how to mush your own team. Everyone will take care of their own team with guidance from the guide. You will harness, feed and look after your own dogs. You will drive over vast valleys and through the white landscape to Tempelfjorden. Enjoy expedition lunch on the way.
Here at the foot of the majestic Templet Mountain lies the world's only ice bound hotel ship ready to welcome you on board. After the adventurous day you get to sit down to enjoy 3-course dinner and fall asleep in the soft berths in double cabins.
Day 2 DOG SLED EXPEDITION - TEMPELFJORDEN (B, L, D) In the morning we feed the dogs before enjoying the breakfast with fresh bread and warm coffee. After the breakfast it is time to head out to the beautiful nature on Spitsbergen. We will harness the dogs and head out to the blue glacier front. You can see the seals lying on the ice enjoying the warmth of the sun and if you are lucky you might even see the polar bear hunting on the sea ice.
Dog sledging on Spitsbergen is an experience that touches your soul, with the wide open landscape and the breath-taking scenery. Only the panting of the dogs and the scraping of the sled runners against the snow break the complete silence. Expedition lunch will be served on the way. We will return to the ship later in the afternoon for some well-deserved drinks. After the dinner you can have an evening walk on the deck to stretch your legs and greet your dog team before heading to bed. 3-course dinner and accommodation at Ship in the Ice in double cabins.
Day 3 DOG SLED EXPEDITION - LONGUEARBYEN (B, L) This is the last day of dogsledding so we get up early to make the most of the day. Breakfast is served from 8 am after we have feed the dogs. After the breakfast we will once more harness our teams and head out to the wilderness. Today we will drive our teams back to Trapper's Station. Depending on the weather the guide will pick the route. Enjoy the arctic silence around you while travelling through the vast valleys. You will enjoy expedition lunch on the way. We will arrive to Trapper's Station later in the afternoon and take care of the tiered dogs before we will be transported back to Longyearbyen and Trapper's Hotel. Here you can sit down in the Lounge to enjoy a beverage or two while thinking back on the trip!