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Spitsbergen Dog Sled trip

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Spitsbergen Dog Sled trip


we are planning a dog sled trip in May (with an organised tour) but are keen to hear from anybody that has "been there done that". Interested to hear how it was, what the camping was like, any tips on what to take and what to leave at home etc.

We can of course talk to the company, but its good to hear the perspective of a fellow traveller also...

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1. Re: Spitsbergen Dog Sled trip

Hi, generally dog sledding is awesome, but it also depends on course on the weather and you. What I mostly liked was the feeling when you are out with the dogs and do a break, your are surrounded of just snow and mountains and all you hear is the breathing of the dogs. Its so great. Some people also say that the possibility to see a polar bear is bigger if you are out with dogs than a snow mobile, but I dont know if its true. One advise, if you can effort for, then take a tour operator which is doing exclusive care, thats just a little bit more expensive, but they can take care that Spitsbergen gets an unforgettable thing for you, also beside the dog sledding. All in all they get the best and optimum out of your stay. Hope this answer helps you

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2. Re: Spitsbergen Dog Sled trip

Went on a 4 hour trip with spitsbergen travel a week before Easter. The dogs start of pretty fast but settle down in a relatively slow pace after some time. The ride is a bit bumpy depending on the terrain, and you need to balance yourself on the 2.5 inch wide strips on either side of the sled. May not be suitable for kids and the elderly. They can ride as passangers on the sled. If you fall off, the dogs will keep going. If you have not done this before then you must have the guide controlling the lead sled. The dogs sometimes turn on their own and need to be handled. Good weather protection is a must. Specially hands, feet and face. I will recommend the aviator's goggles for the eyes. Hands and feet tend to get numb in cold weather as you don't need to move them much. enjoy your trip.

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