3-night stay + a dogsledding trip and a hike

May Offer: Wilderness

May, in Svalbard, is when winter meets summer. Make your spring sunnier and pay a visit to the arctic!

Though we still have snow over the mountains, our small flowers start blooming and the locals get ready to welcome visitors from all over the world, excited to gaze at the midnight sun. Be one with Svalbard and admire its majesty while hiking, sailing, kayaking, dog sledding, and more, in this arctic land.

This combined offer includes:

  • 3 night-stay in a shared twin room (or single room)
  • Breakfast every day
  • Dogsledding trip to Bolterdalen
  • Hike to Plateau Mountain with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions


4320,- NOK per person in a shared twin room

5890,- NOK in a single room

Offer valid for stays from 1 to 31 May 2023


Day 1. Arrival

Welcome to the most northerly settlement on Earth! From the moment you set foot at Longyearbyen Airport, you have officially signed up for the most unique and extreme adventure of your life. 

For the transport from the airport to the hostel, please take the shuttle bus which waits outside the airport. It will go as soon as all the luggage is delivered. The bus costs 100,- NOK per person, one way. Gjestehuset 102 is the last stop. Consider buying a two-way ticket as this is more favorable. 

Upon arriving at the hostel, expect to be greeted with a warm hello at the reception.  After settling in you have the rest of the day to spend exploring the frozen surroundings or relaxing in our lounge area.

Ideas on how to spend the rest of your day:

* visit the Svalbard Museum

* visit the town, explore shops and restaurants. A map of Longyearbyen is available for use, take one at the reception for free.

* Look for short, last-minute activities in our Activity Calendar

* or just relax, get a coffee or tea in our coffee room, and entertain yourselves in our TV rooms


Day 2.

(The days of the activities in this package can be interchangeable, depending on the availability of each trip)

1. Breakfast to start the day!

2. Explore the valley east of Longyearbyen, 08:00 (other starting times are also available)

Half-day dogsledding to Bolterdalen

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and by car take you through beautiful Advent valley, to our wilderness kennel in Bolterdalen. Here you will change clothes and get a throughout briefing from the guide, before we harness the dogs and set off into the beautiful valley of Bolterdalen.

We are sledding in pairs and in front the guide will be mushing with two guests. We take turns in steering the slsedge, so all who wishes to steer can try it.

We are mushing next to the frozen riverbed, which is surrounded by majestic mountains. When we reach the morrain, the dogs will be excited going up and down hill and the fun will last all the way back to the kennel. Back at the kennel, we will meet the latest generation of puppies and the guide will offer hot drinks, warm waffles & brandy in our heated log cabin.

This is a wonderful trip for all, who wants to experience the beauty of Svalbard on a non-motorized mean of transport. No previous

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Dog sledding is a fantastic and also an authentic way to experience the Arctic. This trip will give you a good introduction to basic mushing and you will know the joy of working with sled dogs. The guide will be driving in front with two guests on his dog sled and others will follow, two and two. We all take turns in steering and sitting, but it’s also an option not to steer if you don’t feel like it.


Difficulty: 3 of 5

Age limit: 8 years

  • Transport from and back to your hotel.
  • Thermal suit and winter boots.
  • Guide with all necessary safety equipment.
  • Hot drinks&bisquits in our logcabin after the tour.
  • Puppy visit.
  • Around 1,5 hour of dog sledding
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3.  Getting back at Gjestehuset 102, or you can also ask the guide to drive you off somewhere in town. 

4. Free Time. Check our Activity Calendar for some other activities you can do in the afternoon! What about a 2-hour sightseeing trip on a bus that starts at 16:00? This trip introduces you to the interesting history of Longyearbyen and will take you to the most interesting parts of our town.

Day 3.

1. Breakfast to fuel yourself!

2. Join a hike with a rewarding panoramic view, 10:00 (or 17:00)

A hike to Plateau Mountain

Join us for a hike to the view point at Platåfjellet at 424 meters above sea level with a great view over Longyearbyen. 

We hike up to a stone monument, and if the weather allows it, we continue higher. We bring headlamps with us, but only turn them on when we need them. If we are lucky, in the dark period, we can see the Northern Lights above us.

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We recommend bringing a backpack with something to drink during the hike, spare warm clothes, some space for the safety gear (crampons, helmet, and a headlamp), and solid hiking boots suitable for winter conditions.

Difficulty: Medium (3 over 5)

Duration: 3 1/2 to 4 hours

This trip includes transport from/to accommodation, something warm to drink, biscuits, and a guide with necessary safety equipment.

3.  Getting back, rest, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate at Gjestehuset 102

4. Free Time. Check our Activity Calendar for some other activities you can do in the afternoon! What about a 2-hour sightseeing trip on a bus that starts at 16:00? This trip introduces you to the interesting history of Longyearbyen and will take you to the most interesting parts of our town.

Day 4.


You can relax on our common room while waiting for the bus.

This is for those who are not extending their stay.

1.  Breakfast

2. Free time

3. Check out at 11:00

To those who are checking out, you are welcome to enjoy our common rooms and lounge area whilst waiting for your shuttle bus to arrive. The bus usually arrives 2 hours before the departure. Please ask the reception for the timetable.

Practical Information

Cancellation policy:

•22 days prior to arrival give a full refund
•8-21 days prior to arrival gives 50% refund
•0-7 days prior to departure gives no refund

Accommodation in a shared double room. Single room supplement = 1570 NOK additional for all 3 nights

*Minimum 2 people per booking, single supplement should be paid if traveling alone (additional 1570NOK in a single room)

*As an additional option, we can prolong your stay with us and book more activities. Just let us know.

  • Get 5% off for other activities organized by Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions.
  • Get 5% off for activities with Svalbard Adventures and Greendog Svalbard
  • Get 5% off from Arctica AS, the leading clothing and equipment shop in Longyearbyen, located at Lompen Center.

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For general information, visit our FAQs page.

For more questions, call us at +47 900 30 321 or e-mail at info@gjestehuset102.no

Promotion valid until 31 May 2023