Dog Sledding on Svalbard
Experience an Arctic winter with temperatures well below freezing, frozen seas and pristine white snow. Ride snowmobiles and follow dogs over frozen fjords and through mountain passes. Spot the Northern Lights and try local Greenlandic delicacies all as part of…
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Places to go Dog Sledding in The Arctic
Husky Sledding: FAQs
The short answer is no. Technically it's not challenging and you quickly get the hang of it
Standing on the runners at the back isn’t physically demanding, it’s only if the snow is soft and therefore tougher for the dogs to pull the sled that you may need to get off and either run alongside or help the dogs. Most reasonably fit people would be more than capable of driving their own team, however it's well worth getting in touch so we can match you to the right level of adventure.
The driving of dogs is prevalent throughout The Arctic and has been the favoured modus operandii for The Arctic’s native inhabitants for centuries. Svalbard, East Greenland and the Canadian Arctic offer some of the more adventurous, off-piste multi-day dog sledding.
March - May during The Arctic spring when the snow and ice are still crisp and the hours of daylight lengthening.
Not especially as most operators provide all of the equipment, including the dogs and clothing.
Often it can be 6 dogs in three pairs in a line, however the ‘fan’ arrangement prefered in Greenland allows for more dogs.
Depending on the design of the sled it can be, however the passive passenger risk getting a lot colder than the ‘driver’ of the sled. The ideal combination is to take turns to drive.