Join us for a three-day trip to Basecamp Nordenskiöld - the northernmost cabin for commercial trips on Svalbard and, Basecamp North Pole camp, and expedition camp with comfort!
This is an adventure north of normal, where you will discover the arctic close-up. Follow the footprints of Polar Bears, sleep in a North Pole Camp like a modern explorer and fall asleep to the sound of glacier carving.
DAY 1: Your guide picks you up at your hotel at 10 am and get a short briefing about winter clothing, snowmobiling and the program for next few days. Based on current weather and snow conditions, the guide will pick the best route for you. You will drive through unspoiled nature, do many exciting stops along the way and enjoy expedition lunch on the way. In Tempelfjorden we will make a stop at Von Post glacier. After driving through valleys and over glaciers, you will arrive to Billefjorden and to our Nordenskiöld Lodge, at the foot of the great Nordenskiöld Glacier. Here, hidden in the glacier moraine, we are going have the base for our adventure, just like the hunters and explorer from the past. The modern cabin gives us all the comfort needed, but still keeps up with the arctic style. Just have a look at the perfect view from the cabin windows, right towards the magnificent glacier. It will take your breath away! Tasty expedition dinner and warm sauna will top off your adventurous day. Now you can just enjoy the beautiful scenery around us.
Dinner and accommodation in double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge.
DAY 2: After substantial breakfast, it is time to pack our bags and start our snowmobiles for another adventurous day in Spitsbergen. If the weather and ice conditions are favourable, we head out to the deserted Russian mining town of Pyramiden. The town was abandoned in more than ten years ago in 1998. It is amazing feeling to walk through deserted town, where rusted playgrounds and dusted pianos are still waiting for the residents to return. In the old days before the evacuation, they had kindergartens, schools and even the world's northernmost swimming pool. We will enjoy expedition lunch on the way, before heading towards Tempelfjorden. In the afternoon we will arrive to our expedition camp. In heated tent with cots and warm sleeping bags, we will spend the nights in tents they today use at the North Pole camp; "Barneo". After settling in, the chef invites you to the dining tent for a delicious dinner.
Dinner and accommodation in expedition camp.
DAY 3: Waking up early while listening to the sounds from outside. What an arctic feeling. Breakfast is served before your last day in the Arctic Kingdom on the way back to civilization. Our guide chooses the day's route depending on the weather and snow conditions. Experience that arctic landscape and vastness around you. On our lunch break, you can really feel the arctic silence surrounding you. Before the evening, we will arrive back to Longyearbyen.
PRICE: NOK 16.900 per driver & NOK 11.490 per passenger
DEPARTURES: 9.-11.3 / 23.-25.3 / 6.-8.4 & 20.-22.4 2017
MINIMUM & AGELIMIT: 4 persons / 3 snowmobiles & 18 years
INCLUDED: The price includes activities, equipment, accommodation, and meals according to the program.
IN ADDITION: Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250, snowmobile insurance NOK 175 per day.
NOTE: Driver's license for car or motorcycle is required for driving snowmobile. Your driver's license must be presented before the tour starts.
This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains. Pregnant women cannot participate on any snowmobile safaris arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues, due to neglecting this advice.
In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms, thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planed route, and this might lead up us not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the program.
Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at Longyearbyen – Basecamp Hotel.