Musher for a week!

“Musher for a week” Winter and Summer.

In winter we use dog sledding and snow shoes.

In the summer there will be a dog sled on wheels and hikes.

Dog drive for those who love outdoor activities and who will be familiar with the Polar dog. Until the 1960s, dogs were the only means of emergence between settlements on Svalbard and both poles were also conquered with dog sledges. By living with us you will learn to drive dog sled and the people who have lived here before. You will participate in the daily care of the dogs, learn about dog breeding and dog behavior, wrap rope and liner for dog racing and go for a night trip. Dog Racing means you learn to drive a sledge with a guide on a dog sled in front. You will be responsible for your own dogs. You will also get knowledge of how we use our dogs as polar bear protection on our overnight trips. In addition to running a dog sledding, you will experience how to live simply but well. The cabin is really rustic, with a strong sense of work, useful things and reuse of them. That’s how a cabin should be! With great care for soulful contact with the wilderness really have to tell us. Furnished for up to 2 guests.

Heated with wood burning and electricity,also has a heated outdoor toilet. As we do not have water, we bring water into a container for cooking. We have a common room for shower.

On our overnight trip out in the wilderness we will use tent or insulated igloo. Depending on weather conditions and time of year.

In the summer we are not only surrounded by our dogs, but also by the beautiful tundra landscape, mountain reefs, reindeer, birds and flowers.

From May to August we are surrounded by a colony of over 600 nesting eider ducks.

You will also have enough time to explore Longyearbyen and its surroundings. We are only 1.5 km from the city center, so it is easy to get there on foot or by bike.

Whichever time of the year you come will be a grip of nature and Svalbard is always a place you want to visit again. Experience the northern lights, full moon, snowstorms or the endless days of sunshine around the clock, you’ll always carry with you.

The importance of the dog for the settlements in Svalbard has been important and we are proud to be cultural carriers of old transport traditions.

We are all guests in Svalbard for a shorter or longer period.

Welcome to an exciting week



Simple accommodation

Breakfast and dinner

Transport from / to the airport

Winter – 2 days in the wilderness and at least 3 day trips with dog sledding.

Summer – 2 days in the wilderness and at least 3 day trips with dog wagon on wheel and hike

Price per person ( 2  guest): NOK 19 100, –

Price per person (Only one guest): NOK 22 600,-

Age limit: 18 years

If you have questions or requests, please contact us by phone or or + 47 790 21 700

  • If cancelled 22 days or more prior to departure 100 % refund
  • If cancelled 22-7 days prior to departure 50 % refund
  • Cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure is a ”no show” and does not qualify for any refund. You may apply to your insurance company for a refund if you provide a medical certificate.
  • If Svalbard Villmarkssenter decides to cancel a trip due to weather conditions or any other reasons, you will receive a full refund!