Spitsbergen Adventure

Escorted, Independent
Longyearbyen & remote Nordenskiold Lodge
5 Days
Jun - Sep
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Nordenskiöld Lodge, the world's northern most accommodation cabin, is comfortable and cosy accommodation hidden in the glacier moraine of the Nordenskiold glacier. Get to this remote base on an exciting RIB safari and whilst there, enjoy guided hiking in the nearby area and a fantastic, full day guided glacier hike.The tour also includes 2 nights in Longyearbyen and a stop at the abandoned Russian mining settlement of Pyramiden.

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, a unique and atmospheric hotel decorated in authentic trapper´s style.

Tonight we suggest you pack a small, waterproof bag with your essentials for the next 2 days - your other bags can be stored at Basecamp Hotel.

Day 2   Longyearbyen- Nordenskiold  
This morning at 8am meet your guide at the hotel. Then time to suit up in the special polar boat suits, goggles, hats, boots and gloves provided, before heading to the harbour and the open RIB boat. We 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 a hot lunch then head out on foot with your local guide to explore the beauty around you. This evening enjoy a delicious dinner and have time to relax in the warm sauna.

Overnight at Nordenskiöld Lodge, nestled in the glacier moraine by the foot of the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier, far off the beaten path in the remote wilderness of Spitsbergen. Listen to the glacier as it speaks with cracking sounds, loud roars, whispers and pieces of ice breaking off the glacier front. Please note the Lodge has no running water or electricity - wood is used to heat the cabin and sauna and there are 5 private double/twin rooms with fantastic Arctic views, an indoor composting toilet, and a traditional wood sauna.

Day 3   Nordenskiold: Guided Glacier Climb
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 relax with a warm dinner and hot sauna, and your second overnight at the Lodge.

Day 4   Nordenskiold - Pyramiden - Longyearbyen
This morning after breakfast enjoy a hike a final hike along the beach. After lunch we return by open boat, cruising across Adolfbukta to the Russian ghost town of Pyramiden, for a closer look at this former Russian mining society. We continue to Longyearbyen by boat, arriving late in the afternoon. Overnight in Longyearbyen at Basecamp Hotel.

Day 5   Departure Longyearbyen
Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport.

You can add extra nights in Longyearbyen and some great optional activities here such as dog sledding on wheels, hiking, kayaking and more. Or add another night at Nordenskiold Lodge for extra hiking opportunities - please enquire.

Departures:  Thursdays from June to September.  

This tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants. 

Includes: 4 nights accommodation (2 nights in hotel in Longyearbyen including breakfast and 2 nights at the Nordenskiöld Lodge with full board whilst at the Lodge and use of sauna there); activities and transport as detailed in the above itinerary; use of outer wear being outer thermal suit, hat, gloves and goggles whilst on RIB boat; airport transfers to and from your Longyearbyen hotel; services of local English speaking guide/s from the morning of Day 2 until you arrive back in Longyearbyen on Day 4.

Excludes: drinks with meals and optional activities.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2774.00
Single AUD$ 3017.00

Includes: 4 nights accommodation (2 nights in hotel in Longyearbyen including breakfast and 2 nights at the Nordenskiöld Lodge with full board whilst at the Lodge and use of sauna there); activities and transport as detailed in the above itinerary; use of outer wear being outer thermal suit, hat, gloves and goggles whilst on RIB boat; airport transfers to and from your Longyearbyen hotel; services of local English speaking guide/s from the morning of Day 2 until you arrive back in Longyearbyen on Day 4.

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