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Husky Travellers

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Longyearbyen, Norway
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About Husky Travellers
Experience the joy of dog sledding in Svalbard with our small family business! We have experience from long-distance dog racing and trips to the North Pole and have been active on Svalbard more than 10 years. We customize tours for all levels of experience – from family tours with small children to longer expeditions with experienced mushers.
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GunnHa wrote a review Nov 6
Algard, Norway2,359 contributions227 helpful votes
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Had a FANTASTIC experience with Tommy and his dogs just outside Longyearbyen. Were picked up at our hotel and drove 20 min to his «castle» on the hill and dog yard with 50 lovely, cuddly dogs. Were equipped with warm clothing, including boots, mittens and hat. Tommy is such an interesting guy who’s got lot’s of great stories to tell! I only wish we had more time. Due to the lack of snow, we rode carts instead of sleighs, but it was great fun nevertheless! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Gyanesh Rai wrote a review Aug 2020
Spitsbergen, Norway7 contributions
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It was a great tour that we took in August. Our guide Anja was very professional and kind. It was the best way to explore Svalbard for its wilderness. We walked on the glaciers, ate lunch with with an spectacular scenery. They had a cabin in a beautiful valley with a sauna. Anja took very good care of us with fantastic food and all the logistics. The dogs were super friendly. On our way we saw a fox and lots of reindeer who spend most of their time eating to fatten up 😄 to survive the harsh winter time. The tour was totally worth it. Totally recommend it
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Sonictravel wrote a review Aug 2020
Oslo, Norway6 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my family with nine-year old twin boys went on dog-sledding with Arctic Husky Travellers 3 in November 2019, and again in July 2020. This is a family-run operation with highly qualified people, and dogs that are eligible for Guinness book of world records. The Husky Travellers dogs are the only dogs in the world to have both completed the worlds longest sled dog race, Iditarod, and also run expeditions to the North Pole. The company is run by Tommy Jordbrudal and his wife Janne, and they are situated in Bolterdalen, approximately ten kilometres from Longyearbyen. We got picked up at the hotel in the morning, and were equipped with a warm suit, gloves and boots for the trip at Tommy and Jannes place. Then it was time to cuddle with the 54 happy Alaskan huskies before they were rigged up for the dog sledge. We got a quick introduction on how to steer the dog sledge, and off we went! It was much easier than anticipated, almost like steering a bike, because the dogs know exactly what they are doing. Even our twin boys got to steer with an adult standing behind. It was not much snow when we were there in November, so the dog sledge had wheels, but we went out on the tundra even so. It was a spectacular way to see the surroundings sitting or steering the dog sledge over the tundra. The Polar Night was coming in November, but there were blue daylight for some hours when we took the trip. It was very cold weather in November, so it is important with wool clothes in addition to the equipment given. For our trip this summer, Svalbard had a heat wave, with temperatures up to 20 degrees Celsius and the midnight sun kept it warm all night. The sledge was also on wheels, and this time we had a bit more experience, but it was still exciting to steer the sledge. After the trip, Tommy and Janne served food in the cabin and had a slide show with pictures from the North Pole and the Iditarod race. This summer we even went on a small hike to see bones from a 10.000 year old whale from the last ice age nearby Tommy and Jannes cottage. Arctic Husky Travellers is an operator that is well run and has the personal touch. The dogs are well taken care of, and you get a great experience for the whole family. They also provide for longer trips over three days to their other cabin, but we didn`t get to do that this time. I highly recommend them for trips with dog sledge.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Meike wrote a review Mar 2020
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Guided by Anja from Arctic Husky Travellers we had an amazing and unforgettable trip. Involved in all necessary "work" to do we have got a fascinating impression of life in the arctic outside the settlement. Besides the dog sledding itself and the cosy cabin where we spent the night, one of the highlight was the Aurora Borealis directly dancing over our cabin. We could even see them from the sauna after taking care of the dogs - and us . One addtional fact I personally found positively different: because of the double sleds both person are active, but that one in the 2.position always can relax a little compared to that one in the front, and noone has to sit on the sled getting bored and maybe cold. Thanks a lot, Anja, we will never forget, and hopefully once come back. Meike
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Date of experience: February 2020
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UnknownViking wrote a review Feb 2020
Windang, Australia62 contributions34 helpful votes
Went on a two day Husky dog sled adventure with this company and have to say it was an amazing experience, our guide Anja was an excellent host and all the dogs were a lot of fun to be around, to top it all off we were extremely fortunate to witness one of the displays of the northern lights while we stayed out in their cabin, I highly recommend this company as you will have memories for s lifetime.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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