Trappers Trail

The world's northernmost sled dog race


About the race


Trappers Trail is a two-stage sled dog race covering 75 km. It takes place mid-April on Svalbard since 2009. The race starts and ends in Longyearbyen after crossing several valleys and a glacier. 

The toughest part of Trappers Trail is the long steep climb of Fardalen up to Longyearbyen Passet (640m) at the end of the race. Dogs and mushers are rather challenged during the climb. 

Participants can team up and drive the same team (together or separately with change at checkpoints).


All participants race on the same trail. However they can enter one of the following categories:


  • Ski & Pulk  1 to 3 dogs
  • Five dog team  3 to 5 dogs
  • Eight dog team  6 to 8 dogs


















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