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Green Dog Svalbard

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Bolterdalen | Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 9170, Norway
+47 79 02 61 00
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Great people, great respect for the dogs

We had a lovely ride with Green Dog. Great to see how they love the dog which are so social and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bart O
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Interesting tour with “fantastik” guide

We never expected to go on a dog ride, but we had a day extra in Longyearbyen and decided to do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ghica v
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Green Dog Svalbard is a family run business, located in Bolterdalen 10 km from Longyearbyen. We have more than 20 years of experience in dog sledding from Svalbard and Greenland. Green Dog have more than 200 polar dogs and every year 20 new puppies are born. Green Dog offers guided trips with sled-dogs year round in Svalbard's high arctic wilderness. Drive a dog-sledge to a rare ice cave in Winter with our skilled guides or join us at Bolterdal hike, dog cart trips or hike over the Foxfonna glacier in Summer.
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Bolterdalen | Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 9170, Norway
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+47 79 02 61 00
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"ice cave"
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"cookies"
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"an amazing experience"
in 10 reviews
"a lot of fun"
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"northern lights"
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"great guide"
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"polar night"
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"fantastic trip"
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"hard work"
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"comfort zone"
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"beautiful landscape"
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"recommend this trip"
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"day tour"
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"well taken care"
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"cozy cabin"
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"sledding experience"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely ride with Green Dog. Great to see how they love the dog which are so social and happy!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We never expected to go on a dog ride, but we had a day extra in Longyearbyen and decided to do this. Our very enthusiastic guide Jan, who knew everything about his dogs and about his job and how he came to live here, made...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just had a vagon tour with Green Dog. Happy dogs made my day! They are so beautiful, healthy and eager to run. Everyone should see their excitment before the tour! Our guide was proffesional and I could see passion for his job in his...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for dog sledding with Green Dog after returning from our exploration voyage around Svalbard. We did not know to expect but our young Swiss guide (sorry, forgotten her name), quickly explained what was expected including harnessing the dogs and hooking them up...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun and very exciting chance to drive your own dog sleds! Guides are very knowledgeable and the dogs are happy and affectionate with customers. The apres sled shack provides warm drinks and goodies, and an opportunity to share experiences with others! Overall, lots of...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We where fortuned to get lovely Laura as our guide on this tour. The hike started a little bit outside Longyearbyen next to mine number 7. There we where supplied with snowshoes and hiking poles for the crossing of the glacier. The hike was great...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Great experience and contact with the dogs. Very impressed with the operation. The animals are very friendly and I enjoyed helping out when we got back with getting dogs out of harness and back to kennel. Highly recommend this activity and hope I can return...More

Thank Cherie A
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Green D, Guest Relations Manager at Green Dog Svalbard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks Cherie, Glad that you enjoyed working and carting with our friendly Greenlandic / Alaskan Huskys. You are more than welcome back in Winter when the dogs will have their full winter coat and the landscape is covered in snow. Green Dog

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and me went to Svalbard for the first time looking for those trips we were told to be breathtaking. We ordered from Green dog, not really knowing what we were doing. And this time we hit the bulls eye. Our guide were Lara....More

Thank Roy A
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Green D, Guest Relations Manager at Green Dog Svalbard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Roy A, You have lovely fond memories of your trip with us in Winter. We are glad that romance blossomed on your sled/tour. It truly is breathtaking landscape. And yes romance - we have had some lovey couples proposing on out Ice Cave tour...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Rode today in Svalbard. As we were in Longyearbyen in the summer, our only option was a dog cart with wheels. Even though this isn’t the preferred method of “authentic” dog sledding, our experience was quite memorable. This was due to the timeliness of our...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This exsperience is amazing for who love the dogs.In the wild contest the dogs are very very friendly and lovely. Jan,the boss,is really expert and professional,all is under control and careful.You are safe with him.I suggest this excursion in Svalbard

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Green D, Guest Relations Manager at Green Dog Svalbard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Saraclaudio, Thank you for your nice review. So many guest comment on how friendly our dogs are. And this is such an important part of enjoying your sledding or carting (in summer) with us. Knowing that they just love to run !!!

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Shwetha S
30 April 2018|
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Response from Richard D | Reviewed this property |
Green Dog will help you no problem, you can sit on the guides sled ;-) Just speak with them and they are helpful
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Kharolin Gloria S
13 April 2018|
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Response from Green D | Property representative |
Hei Kharolin, Depending on when you plan to visit Svalbard we have different tours throughout the year. Some are specifically designed for younger children. It's best to email us directly with the tour that you are... More
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pastorcita24
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Response from missaberg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, All you need are good thermals, gloves, hat and thinner outdoor gear. They will suply you with a snowmobile dress and warmer shoes if needed. For a four hour trip I think you pay something like 1200nok. You can book it... More
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