Join an adventure to Nordenskiold Lodge filled with experiences. In the course of 5 days you will walk on the blue glacier, padle kayak and enjoy the magnificent view from Nordenskiold Lodge.
We start our adventure early morning Monday, where we take our seats in the open polarcirkel boat and head northwards to Billefjorden. We enjoy the nature and surroundings on the way. In the inner part of Billefjorden we catch the first glimpse of Nordenskiold, which is our Basecamp for the next five days.
MONDAY: The day starts early at 08:00, when you will meet our guide at your hotel. We will shortly go through the week’s plan and route. We will dress up to survival suits before heading to the harbour to our 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 we have good changes to see some arctic birds, walruses, belugas or even the polar bear. Once at Nordenskiöld cabin we will enjoy outdoor lunch 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. Before the evening we will return to the cabin, prepare a delicious dinner and warm up a sauna. Accommodation in double rooms.
TUESDAY: We start the day with good breakfast and if the weather is good we can spend the morning to learn how to paddle a kayak. We have steady and reliable double kayaks at Basecamp Nordenskiöld so we all can paddle in pairs. Kayaking is a perfect way to get around in the arctic and the very traditional way to explore the arctic shorelines. After the learning period we will set out for daytrip to Brucebyen. We will paddle across the magnificent glacier front with ice bergs arctic wildlife. On the other side of the fjord lies Brucebyen. The small settlement consists of huts that where build 100 years ago by Scottish geologist. The guide will tell you about the fascinating story from the history. After a long day in the cold arctic sea, it is wonderful to relax in the sauna and afterwards enjoy a delicious dinner. Accommodation in double rooms.
WEDNESDAY: Today we will head out to the majestic Nordenskiöld Glacier. After breakfast we go through the basic guidelines for glacier walking and climbing and the safety issues. Then we will explore the glacier that lays just 300 meters away from the cabin. We spend the day on the glacier walking up and down in the glacier cracks and enjoying the shining glacier around us. We will eat expedition lunch on the way. In the afternoon we head down to the shoreline and make a bonfire and cook us a barbeque dinner! Accommodation in double rooms
THUSDAY: Today we can put on your hiking boot and head out of the door to the close by mountains peaks. We will explore the beautiful arctic land, glacier moraines and small flowers surviving in the rash environment. We will reach one of the close by mountain peaks and enjoy expedition lunch on the way. We will return back to the cabin to warm up the sauna and prepare our dinner. Accommodation in double rooms.
FRIDAY: After breakfast we have chance for our last hike. We can have one last photo walk to the glacier front or hike to the moraine to take the last pictures of the wildlife and the shiny glacier. We will enjoy lunch at the cabin before returning to the civilization. We will return to Longyearbyen in the evening with our open boats.
Price: NOK 16.900,- per person + Co2 investment NOK 250 per person
Departures: Every Monday from the begging of July until the end of August
Minimum: 4 persons
Agelimit: 15 years
Included: Boat transfer to and from Nordenskiöld, Accommodation in double rooms, meals during the Adventure week
In addition: Airfares to and from Longyearbyen, transportation to and from airport, accommodation before and after the Adventure week, drinks during the meals. Co2 investment nok 250 per person
Note: You have to be in fairly good physical condition to be able to participate on the adventure week. The trip is not recommended for persons suffering from back pains.