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Longyearbyen

Adventure Weekend - Basecamp Spitsbergen

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Join us for an adventurous expedition to Nordenskiold Lodge. Every Friday in July and August we go by open boat northwards to the lodge situated by Nordenskiold glacier. In 4 days you will experience glacier hike, kayaking and boat safari, the Arctic nature up close.

Join us for an adventurous expedition to Nordenskiold Lodge. Every Friday in July and August we go by open boat northwards to the lodge situated by Nordenskiold glacier. In 4 days you will experience glacier hike, kayaking and boat safari, the Arctic nature up close.

PROGRAM:
Friday: The day starts in the morning, when we will meet our guide at Basecamp Hotel. We will go through the next day’s plan and route. We dress in survival suits before heading to the harbour and 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 chances to see some arctic birds, walruses, belugas or even the polar bear. Once at Nordenskiöld Lodge we will enjoy an outdoor lunch and 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.
Dinner and accommodation in double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge

Saturday: Today is the big glacier day. This is an adventure for both big and small! After breakfast, we will go through the equipment and safety on the glacier. Then we will head to the big Nordenskiöld glacier that lies just a short walk away. We use the whole day on the shiny glacier, climb up and down the icy surface, learn to use our equipment and enjoy lunch with the beautiful view. During the day, we will discover the exciting world of the blue ice. Warm sauna and cold drinks will top off the day. Dinner and accommodation in double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge

Sunday: After breakfast, it is time for fun on the sea. The blue ocean and white glacier ice are waiting for us. We will dress up in dry suites and get familiar with the kayaking equipment. Then we will start our journey towards the magnificent blue glacier front. On the way we might see some seals laying on the ice, some curious seals might pop up right next to your kayak to see who we are. If we are lucky, there might be some belugas in the fjord. Depending on the wind, we might cross the fjord to Brucebyen, about 5 km from the cabin to have lunch on the shore. We are back at the cabin in good time to enjoy a warm sauna and a tasty dinner. Dinner and accommodation in double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge

Monday: After breakfast we have a 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 in our open boats.

FACTS:

Price: NOK 14.600 per person + CO2 investment NOK 250 per person

Minimum & Age limit: Minimum 4 persons and 15 years

Included: Boat transfer to and from Nordenskiöld, Accommodation in double rooms, meals during the Adventure weekend, Co2 investment nok 250 per person

In addition: Airfares to and from Longyearbyen, transportation to and from airport, accommodation before and after the Adventure week, drinks during the meals.

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.


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

General

Season
  • Winter

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Historical walk
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)

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The Adventure Weekend - Basecamp Spitsbergen has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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Spitsbergen, Norway
The latitude and longitude
78° 13' 1" N / 15° 38' 14" E
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