Spitsbergen Adventure 7 days

Kayaking, glacier climbing and hiking
7 Days
Jun - Aug
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Join a unique adventure to Nordenskiöld glacier! On this trip you will travel far away from Longyearbyen, right into the heart of the arctic land to the Nordenskiöld area. Nordenskiöld lies in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier. This is a place where you truly can enjoy the arctic silence while doing a galcier climb, kayaking and some great hikes.

Nordenskiöld Lodge, the world's northern most accommodation cabin, is comfortable and cosy accommodation hidden in the glacier moraine of the Nordenskiold glacier.  From this comfortable base enjoy daily guided hiking on the blue glaciers, guided kayaking amongst the glacier ice and a fantastic full day guided glacier hike.The tour also includes 2 nights in Longyearbyen.

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DAY 1   ARRIVAL LONGYEARBYEN
On arrival in Longyearbyen transfer to your accommodation. Time to explore the town, perhaps visit the Svalbard Museum, the North Pole Expedition Museum and the Svalbard Kirke, or browse the shops for a unique souvenir. Overnight in Longyearbeyn at Basecamp Hotel. 

DAY 2   LONGYEARBYEN - NORDENSKOLD
This morning meet your guide at 08:00hrs at your hotel then head to the harbour to board the open boat. We will travel all the way to the Billefjorden and Adolfbukta. There is plenty of wildlife around the fjords at this time of the year, so you will have some good opportunities to see arctic birds, walruses, belugas or even polar bears. On arrival at the Nordenskiöld cabin  enjoy an outdoor lunch then we walk out into our surroundings to explore the beauty around us. In the evening we will return to the cabin for a delicious dinner and warm sauna. Overnight at the Nordenskiöld Lodge. 

DAY 3  NORDENSKOLD: KAYAKING 
This morning you will paddle in pairs in double kayaks. Kayaking is a perfect way to get around in the arctic and a very traditional way to explore the arctic shorelines. Our day trip takes us to teh abandoned mining settlement of Brucebyen, with huts that where build 100 years ago by a Scottish geologist. The guide will tell you about the fascinating history of the area before we return to the lodge to again relax in the sauna and then enjoy a a delicious dinner. Overnight at the Nordenskiöld Lodge. 

DAY 4  NORDENSKOLD: GLACIER WALKING AND CLIMBING 
After breakfast we go to the majestic Nordenskiöld Glacier, just 300 metres away from the cabin.  Spend the day on the glacier walking up and down in the glacier cracks and enjoying the shining glacier around us, with an expedition lunch along the way. In the afternoon we head down to the shoreline to make a bonfire and cook a barbeque dinner. Overnight at the Nordenskiöld Lodge. 

DAY 5  NORDENSKOLD: HIKING 
Today put on your hiking boots and head out the door to the nearby mountains peaks. We will explore the beautiful arctic land, glacier moraines and small flowers surviving in the harsh environment. We will reach one of the nearby mountain peaks and enjoy an expedition lunch on the way. Overnight and dinner at the Nordenskiöld Lodge. 

DAY 6  NORDENSKOLD: HIKING 
After breakfast there is one last opportunity for a hike and photo stop to the glacier front or hike to the moraine to take the last pictures of the wildlife and the shiny glacier. After lunch we return by open boat  to Longyearbyen in the evening. Overnight at Basecamp Hotel. 

DAY 7   DEPARTURE LONGYEARBYEN
Your tour ends with a transfer to the airport.

You can add extra nights in Longyearbyen and some great optional activities such as dog sledding on wheels, hiking, kayaking, and more - please enquire.

Departures:  weekly departures July & August - please enquire for specific dates.  

This tour operates with a minimum of 3 persons.

Includes: activities and meals as specified in the itinerary, 5 nights accommodation (2 nights in Longyearbyen and 3 nights at the Nordenskiöld Lodge), transport to and from your accommodation in Nordenskiöld, outer wear for use on boat, hat, gloves and goggles and search and rescue insurance, airport shuttle.

Excludes: drinks with meals and optional activities.

                                               Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2   LONGYEARBYEN - NORDENSKIOLD 
Your adventure starts in the morning, when you meet your guide at the hotel to go through the program for the coming days. It is recommended that you pack the equipment that is required into a smaller bag (waterproof bags are recommended), and leave rest of your belongings at the hotel.  After getting dressed into our rescue suits we will head to the harbour and our open boat. We then travel over Isfjorden and all the way to the Billefjorden and Adolfbukta. There is plenty of wildlife around the fjords at this time of the year, so we have good chances to see some arctic birds, walruses, belugas or even the polar bear. On arrival at Nordenskiöld Lodge we will enjoy an outdoor lunch and get familiar with the cabin and the surroundings. After lunch, it is time to head out to the arctic nature and explore the beauty around us.  This evening enjoy after returning to the cabin you will enjoy a delicious dinner and have time to relax in a warm sauna.

Overnight at Nordenskiöld Lodge.

DAY 3   LONGYEARBYEN - NORDENSKIOLD: GLACIER CLIMBING
After breakfast your tour guide will talk to you about the equipment and safety on the glacier before heading to Nordenskiöld glacier, which lies just a stone’s throw away from the cabin.  We spend the whole day on the blue glacier. We climb up and down on the ice learning how to use our equipment and even cross over some of the crevasses along the way.  Enjoy an expedition lunch with beautiful views over Billefjorden. During the day you will discover the exciting world of the glaciers and learn more about the blue ice. In the evening enjoy a warm dinner, hot sauna and cold drinks will top off the day.

Overnight at Nordenskiöld Lodge.

DAY 4   NORDENSKIOLD: PADDLING TOUR
After breakfast, it is time for a paddling tour. The blue ocean and white glacier ice are waiting for us. We will dress up in dry suits and get familiar with the kayaking equipment and paddling techniques. Then we will start our journey towards the blue glacier front. It is interesting to see the glacier from a different perspective. Along the way, we might see some seals laying on the ice. If we are lucky, there might even be some belugas in the fjord. Depending on the wind, we can cross the fjord to Brucebyen, about 5 km from the cabin, and have lunch on the shore. Return to the cabin in time to enjoy a warm sauna and a tasty dinner.

Overnight at Nordenskiöld Lodge.

DAY 5   NORDENSKIOLD - LONGYEARBYEN
This morning after breakfast there will be time to enjoy our last hike. We can make a walk to the glacier front to take some last photos or hike higher up the get a last good view of Billefjorden. Lunch will be at the cabin before we return to civilisation by open boat. Arrive back into Longyearbyen this evening.

Overnight in Longyearbyen.

DAY 6   DEPARTURE LONGYEARBYEN
Your tour ends this morning after breakfast and you will need to make your own arrangements to the hotel.

In Longyearbyen you can enjoy some great optional activities such as dog sledding on wheels, hiking, kayaking, fossil hunting and more - please enquire.

Departures:  Thursdays from 30 June to 29 September.  

Minimum 4 persons.  You must be aged 15 years or over to participate in this tour.

Includes: activities and meals as specified in the itinerary, 6 nights accommodation (2 nights in Longyearbyen and 4 nights at the Nordenskiöld Lodge), transport to and from your accommodation in Nordenskiöld, outer wear for use on boat, hat, gloves and goggles and search and rescue insurance.

Excludes: airport transfers to and from your Longyearbyen hotel, drinks with meals and optional activities.

Note:  this trip is not suitable for person suffering from back pain. 

                                               Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    
      
  
                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3731.00
Single AUD$ 3982.00

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