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“Howling for pleasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Svalbard Husky

Svalbard Husky
Adventdalen | vei 238-39-a, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
+4798871621
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Longyearbyen
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Owner description: Svalbard Husky offers guided tours and dog sledding in the beautiful nature the Arctic Archipelago Svalbard. Experience the magnificent arctic nature while driving your on pack of dogs in front of the sledge. See the reindeers, polar foxes and now and then the polar bear in its natural environment. No matter what type of tour you decide for, we can promise you that Svalbard will give you wildlife experiences that you will never forget.
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Howling for pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I will admit right off the bat that I am a great lover of husky dogs. I just find them "cuddle-licious" and could not wait to visit the Svalbard Wilderness Camp to get my "husky-fix". Yes, happiness, on that day, was only real when shared with a husky....and it was real 20x over.

Visited July 2013
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Treviso, Italy
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“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a great time with these guys. It was just a short ride with a sledge on wheels (no snow in summer) but the guide who accompanied us was very kind and talkative, told us a lot of stories about the life in Longyearbyen and about the dogs, and made this short and simple experience a memorable one.
The dogs, very well cared of, are gentle and tender, and a pleasure to play with.
I'll be happy to do that again!

Visited August 2013
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Penryn, United Kingdom
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“12 huskies and such fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Booked a husky ride via the website and were not disappointed. Picked up from cruise ship and our only problem was getting into the land rover to get to the kennels in the advent valley. Robert had promised it would be accessible for a wheelchair but sadly it wasn't and Thomas our guide was a little bemused to see how we would manage. With a little help and a lot of heaving and pushing we managed to get in albeit not very elegantly. However, a ride to the kennels was well worth it and to be able to meet the huskies, learn how to harness them and the tour was brilliant. We even managed to see an arctic fox and some reindeer plus, barnacle geese. We were amazed at the strength of the huskies and with a team of 12 dogs and us sitting on reindeer skins we felt like intrepid explorers. Our ship had offered a similar tour for an hour and a half for £100 per person. Our 4 hour trip cost just over £80 per person and we did so much more.

Thank you Svalbard Husky, but as a point for future bookings, please make clear that it is not very wheelchair friendly despite your assurances it would be, but f you are prepared to be bundled in and out and put a blind eye to Heath and safety it is worth every penny (krone)

Visited August 2013
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“Ideal position”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

As part of our tour at Longyearbyen we visited the husky farm. Well worth the visit
The business is run by a family that has three generations under its roof, really lovely people who try very hard to make you feel welcome
We had a drink and a pancake as refreshments.
Stunning location

Visited July 2013
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Tessenderlo, Belgium
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“Great trip in a magic enviroment with a great guide!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

While visiting longyearbyan with a cruise ship, We independantly booked a dogsledding tour on wheels with svalbard husky. While we travelled with one baby and two little kids, we booked the easy tour with adogs pulling a wagon.
It was a great experience. Our lovely half Swedisch guide, told us lots of things about Svalbard. She loves the island and so she 's happy to answer all of your questions.
The dogs are great and love children.
We will defenitly return and go sledding when there is snow!

Visited July 2013
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