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- One of the "must-dos" while visiting Svalbard is a dog sled ride. Since we were there when there was not any snow, we were able to do a dog-pulled cart ride. Green Dog Svalbard was one of the few dog-based activities that allowed our 3-year-old. Our guide, Mathio, was great - so friendly and professional and great with all his dogs. We got a pickup right from our hotel, picked up the rest of the group and headed out with the dogs to an area where we could ride the cart. We had about an hour of cart time and then headed out to the kennels. It was great to see how friendly and excited to work the dogs were. We even got to play with a few puppies! Included in our tour was some coffee/hot chocolate and a few snacks, which was a nice addition. The whole family had a great time. One word of caution - the cart does kick up some mud, so would definitely recommend borrowing coveralls from the company - just email them ahead of time with the number and size needed and they'll have them for you to borrow! I wholeheartedly recommend booking a dog sled experience with Green Dog Svalbard!Written 29 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was a wonderful and extremely rewarding experience. As others have said, this was not simply a tourist experience but a highly informative and educational exposure to a way of life. We have the utmost respect for Tommy and his guides and their tremendous care for their extraordinary dogs.
This is one of the most rewarding experiences we have had and highly recommend this for those who truly want to learn more about life in Svalbard.
Thank you Tommy and all your four legged friends, especially Foxie.Written 9 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We really enjoyed the bus tour as we got to see the NothernLights for more than an hour. Importantly , since Benjamin was local and have been doing these tours for a long time, knew the exact locations.
The bonus of the tour being Benjamin bouncing up as a professional photographer and giving ll the pictures at no additional charge. this meant that we could enjoy the natural wonder without worrying about the camera settings.
Strongy recommend the tourWritten 11 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We had some of the best experience with Secret Atlas on our micro expedition in Svalbard, in August 2023 onboard Kinfish.
The crew was very professional and the whole experience was really smooth from start to finish.
Swimming near the North Pole was easily one of the best experiences of my life. We were very lucky to see an abundance of unique wildlife every single day.
Sailing on a small boat like ours (Kinfish), with only 12 guests onboard, allowed us to navigate and explore places that other (bigger) ships simply couldn't.
Would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for a once in a lifetime adventure while exploring the Arctic.Written 29 September 2023
- We joined a winter trip with snowmobiles to photograph wildlife in the Arctic winter. It turned out te become a once in a lifetime experience. A combination of highly skilled guides, handling the combination of intimate knowledge to the local wildlife and security in a unique way, and very fortunate conditions, turned this into an awesome experience.
We had polar bear sightings - which was the main purpose of the trip - every day, and several sightings of species like Ptarmigan and Arctic Foxes.
As a photographer, I particularly appreciated their ability to bring me in good shooting positions. I thus recommend this in particular to advanced nature photographers.Written 8 April 2022
- 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.Written 4 August 2018
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