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 hotel 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 Longyearbyen at Basecamp Hotel.
DAY 2 LONGYEARBYEN - NORDENSKIOLD
Your adventure starts in the morning, when you meet your guide at the hotel. Then head to the harbour and the open boat to travel over the Isfjorden all the way to the Billefjorden and Adolfbukta. There is plenty of wildlife around the fjords at this time of the year, so there is a good chance of seeing arctic birds, walruses, belugas or even a polar bear. On arrival at Nordenskiöld Lodge enjoy an outdoor lunch then head out to explore the beauty around us. This evening 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 guide will talk to you about 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, climbing up and down on the ice and even crossing some of the crevasses along the way. Enjoy an expedition lunch with beautiful views over Billefjorden and learn more about the blue ice. In the evening enjoy a warm dinner and hot sauna at the Lodge.
DAY 4 NORDENSKIOLD: KAYAK TOUR
Today the blue ocean and white glacier ice are waiting for us. We dress in dry suits then start our journey towards the blue glacier front, observing the glacier from a different perspective. Along the way, we might see some seals laying on the ice or belugas in the fjord. Depending on the wind, we can cross the fjord to the abandoned mining settlement of 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 -HIKING AND RETURN TO LONGYEARBYEN
This morning after breakfast enjoy a hike to the glacier front to take some last photos, or perhaps hike higher up the get a last good view of Billefjorden. After lunch we return by open boat, arriving back into Longyearbyen in the evening. Overnight in Longyearbyen at Basecamp Hotel.
DAY 6 DEPARTURE LONGYEARBYEN
Your tour ends today 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: Thursdays from 30 June to 29 September.
This tour operates with a minimum of 4 persons.
The tour is also offered as a 7 night package with 2 nights in Longyearbyen, 5 nights at the Lodge and an extra day of hiking- see Spitsbergen Adventure 7 days
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 transfers to and from your Longyearbyen hotel.
Excludes: drinks with meals and optional activities.
Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated
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|Spitsbergen Adventure 7 days||7 Days||Kayaking, glacier climbing and hiking||Jun - Aug|