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3-days snowmobile adventure to Nordenskiöld Lodge - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

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Embark on a 3-day snowmobile adventure to a vast destination where only Arctic wildlife live. Check in at your secret escape situated by the mighty, blue Nordenskiöld glacier.

Discovering Nordenskiöld Lodge is hard with the bare eye, even for the initiated few who know its sheltered location. Your expedition cabin is perched at the edge of the glacier, a destination giving way to the traditional explorer's life on Svalbard. Combine spectacular adventures far away from civilization with recreation and a proper digital detox. The silence is solely interrupted by the glacier as it speaks with cracking sounds. Large windows invites the nature to come inside, offering you a magnificent view of the mighty Svalbard mountains and the blue glacier. The expedition cabin holds a modern standard, though without running water or electricity as a part of the experience. Join us on your adventure of a lifetime.

Day 1
10 am: Pick up at your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.

We begin our adventure at Basecamp Expedition Centre when all participants are gathered. You will be provided with warm winter clothing and your own snowmobile after the guide has given necessary information and a safety briefing. The drive to Nordenskiöld Lodge is about 120 km, and duration is around six to seven hours. Duration and choice of route depends on weather conditions, stops along the way and the group dynamic. After arrival in the late afternoon, we'll find time to settle you in your room before dinner is served by your hosts. Note that information about food allergies is important to advise us about before the trip, due to the destination’s remote location.

Day 2
Morning coffee and breakfast are served according to the group's pace and wishes for the day's activities. The time and guide is at your disposal, but our skilled guides will come up with recommended tours. By snowmobile we get to places around Nordenskiöld Lodge that cannot be reached on a day trip from Longyearbyen. A unique opportunity to experience places off the beaten track.

We provide a hot lunch and drinks along the way.

Day 3
After a good night's rest and breakfast, we prepare our snowmobiles and start the journey back to civilization in Longyearbyen. We make a lunch stop on the way and the adventure ends where it started, at Basecamp Explorer's Expedition Centre. The equipment and clothing are returned before the guide drives you back to your hotel or guesthouse around 4 pm.

- 3-day snowmobile adventure with Arctic nature guide
- Accommodation in a double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge
- Dinner and breakfast two days and lunch three days
- Pick up by the guide at your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen
- Outer layer for snowmobiling: Thermal snowmobile suit, extra warm winter shoes, large leather mittens, balaclava and helmet
- Snowmobile and fuel

Additional charges
Snowmobile insurance NOK 250 per day
CO2 and environmental investment NOK 250 per person
Personal consumption and equipment, drinks for dinner and bar, as well as private travel insurance
Optional single room supplement at Nordenskiöld Lodge
Accommodation in Longyearbyen before and after the trip

As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen's efforts to be climate neutral, we are adding a CO2 and environmental investment to our overnight trips. The amount is donated in its entirety to good projects that contribute to a sustainable future at our destinations.

This tour is not suitable if you are pregnant or is you are suffering from back pain. The notification is for your safety and Basecamp Explorer will take responsibility for health problems if this advice is neglected.

Pack only what is needed for this trip, as luggage must be carried on your own snowmobile. We recommend a waterproof backpack of around 35-42 litres. Other luggage can be stored at the hotel when you are exploring.

Driver's license for car or motorcycle required for snowmobiling. This must be presented to the guide before departure. Any snowmobile ride on Svalbard needs at least two snowmobiles without passengers for the trip to be carried out. This is for safety reasons, and if a snowmobile stops, we must have space enough to bring everyone home. We reserve the right to change the number of passengers and passengers in the group if necessary.

In Svalbard, the weather conditions change rapidly. We can encounter strong winds, blizzards, thick fog, cracks and a lack of snow or ice. This means that in some cases we must make changes to the planned itinerary. This may mean that we do not arrive at the planned destination or adjust/ change departure or return times to Longyearbyen. It might also mean that we must use a different type of transport or accommodation than that described in the program.

For booking, please contact us by email at: spitsbergen@basecampexplorer.com.
Can't find suitable dates or do you have special requests for your trip? You can also contact us by email for alternative dates and tailor made adventures.

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Age limit
  • 18 years

Outdoor Activities

  • Multi-day (one or more days)

Opening hours

Mar 14, 2023 – Apr 25, 2023
Tue 10:00 AM
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Description Price*
Per person 19,990.00 Driver
Per person 15,590.00 Passenger
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Green Travel
The 3-days snowmobile adventure to Nordenskiöld Lodge - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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