Dog Sledding

Video featuring an outfit in Norway which specializes in dog-sledding.  Sledding has historically been the main form of travel in the northern parts of the world.  Many areas are now banning vehicles due to the smog and pollution, so people are converting back to commuting via sled teams.

 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBnDttpWxM0&NR=1]

 

Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. It is located north of mainland Europe, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The group of islands range from 74° to 81° north latitude (inside the Arctic Circle), and from 10° to 35° east longitude. Spitsbergen is the largest island, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. The administrative center is Longyearbyen, and other settlements include the Russian mining community of Barentsburg, the research community of Ny-Ålesund and the mining outpost of Sveagruva. The archipelago is administered by the Governor of Svalbard.