Adventure Week

Escorted, Independent
Kayaking, glacier climbing and hiking in the remote Arctic
7 Days
Jul - Sep
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"Incredible five days in a cute cabin in front of Nordenskiöld glacier. No words to describe this cabin: the perfect, size, decoration and location. We think is the best cabin we've never been travelling around the world. And the "Adventure Week" offers a great mix of activities to do around (kayak, hiking glacier, trekking around). 100% recommended! " - Marjo, Spain 2016

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 Lodge lies in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier. This is a place where you truly can enjoy the Arctic silence while enjoying the challenge of a glacier climb, kayaking and some great hikes.

Nordenskiöld Lodge, the world's northern most accommodation cabin, is a comfortable and cosy lodge, hidden in the glacier moraine of the Nordenskiöld 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 at Basecamp Hotel, Longyearbyen, before and after your stay at the Lodge.

Day 1 Arrival in Longyearbyen 
On arrival in Longyearbyen and bus 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 Longyearbyen at Basecamp Hotel. 

Day 2 Longyearbyen - Nordenskiöld
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 for 4 nights in shared rooms. Please note the Lodge has no running water or electricity - wood is used to heat the cabin and sauna and there are 5 rooms each with 2 beds, with fantastic Arctic views, an indoor composting toilet, and a traditional wood sauna.

Day 3 Nordenskiöld: 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. Today’s destination will be determined by the weather and sea conditions, as well as your level of paddling skills. Paddle next to the magnificent glacier front amongst floating pieces of glacier ice, while being observed by the curious wildlife. Return to the lodge to again relax in the sauna and then enjoy a delicious dinner. 

Day 4 Nordenskiöld: 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 evening, if weather permits, we head down to the shoreline to make a bonfire and enjoy the fjord view.

Day 5 Nordenskiöld: 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.  

Day 6  Nordenskiöld: Hiking and Return to Longyearbyen
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, via a stop at Pyramiden on the way back to Longyearbyen. This former Russian settlement closed down in 1998, and is a fascinating place to visit. We arrive back in Longyearbeyn in the late afternoon or early evening. Overnight at Basecamp Hotel. 

Day 7 Departure Longyearbyen
Your tour arrangements end with a bus transfer to the airport.

2020 departures:  Sundays from July to September

This tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants.

Includes: return airport bus shuttle, 6 nights accommodation (2 nights in Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen with daily breakfast and 4 nights at the Nordenskiöld Lodge in shared rooms with full board);  transport to and from your hotel in Longyearbyen by Polar Circle open boat to Nordenskiöld Lodge; outer wear for use on whilst on the boat being thermal suit, gloves and goggles; guided kayaking, glacier climbing and hiking excursions from Nordenskiöld Lodge as outlined in the itinerary; services of local English speaking guides from the morning of Day 2 when you depart Longyearbyen until the afternoon of Day 6 when you return to Longyearbyen.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4090.00
Single AUD$ 4330.00

Includes: return airport bus shuttle, 6 nights accommodation (2 nights in Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen with daily breakfast and 4 nights at the Nordenskiöld Lodge in shared rooms with full board),  transport to and from your hotel in Longyearbyen by Polar Circle open boat to Nordenskiöld Lodge, outer wear for use on whilst on the boat being thermal suit, gloves and goggles, guided kayaking, glacier climbing and hiking excursions from Nordenskiöld Lodge as outlined in the itinerary, services of local English speaking guides from the morning of Day 2 when you depart Longyearbyen until the afternooon of Day 6 when you return to Longyearbyen.

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