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Trapper's Station

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Longyearbyen, Norway
About Trapper's Station
Trapper’s Station – home to the Arctic trappers and their 90 Alaskan huskies. The loud barking of the huskies is the first thing you’ll notice as you approach the Trapper’s Station. Despite the noise they make, the dogs are friendly and eager to take you for a sled ride through the wild Arctic scenery. Besides dog sledding, at Trapper’s Station you’ll experience how it was to be a trapper. Listen to the great stories about making a living from winter hunting. Sleep in at our wooden gamma with open fire and sleeping bags. In the evenings, we serve a meal that will take you back to the trappers’ daily lives, and to times of celebration when they would prepare a real feast. Trapper’s Station is part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen, which operates day trips and expeditions from Basecamp Hotel to Nordenskiold Lodge and Isfjord Radio.
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FlyingTheCoop wrote a review Aug 2018
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Although this outing is put forward as a taste of life on a ‘Trapper’s Station’, the real highlight here is the dogs. Bred, trained and managed locally, these delightful work dogs are happy to receive visitors and are pleased to receive the attention. The evening begins with a short introduction to life in a traditional trapper’s station over reindeer stew, a beverage and bread. Outside, replica seal stands, bear and fox traps are authentically displayed to give a sense of how they were once used. From there it is on to the dog yard where you are encouraged to interact with the dogs and learn more about their routine. Ongoing commentary from Ben was interesting, insightful and candid.
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Date of experience: August 2018