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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Blue Ice Paddling - Basecamp Spitsbergen

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Join us for a 4 days kayaking trip at Nordenskiöld Lodge. Padling along the ice flotes, just beside the blue glacier front is something special to experience. Seals and belugas are not uncommon in this fjord.

DAY 1: Meet our guide at 8 am for a short briefing about the coming trip and needed equipment. After dressing in rescue suites, we start the boat safari towards Billefjorden and Nordenskiöld Lodge. On the way, we might see some arctic wildlife, like puffins, seals or even belugas. After a while we will arrive to the inner part of Billefjorden, where we will find our Nordenskiöld Lodge in the middle of the glacier moraine, right at the front of the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier. This will be our basecamp for the next 4 days. We will settle into our rooms and enjoy lunch on the terrace if the weather is good. The afternoon we will use to get familiar with our equipment and learn more about the kayaking techniques. Dinner and accommodation in double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge. 
NOTE: You will meet up with the guide in the reception the day before at 4 pm to go through program and equipment.

DAY 2: After breakfast, we can warm our muscles before dressing into the dry suites and heading back to the sea. Today we paddle along the bright blue glacier front to the other side of Adolfbukta. It is a wonderful experience to paddle along the floating glacier ice. We might come across some seals lying on the ice and some curious individuals might even venture close to the kayaks to see who we are. At Brucebyen, about 5 km from the Lodge, we get to the shore, stretch our legs and enjoy expedition lunch. Before the evening, we will return to the Nordenskiöld Lodge, warm up the sauna and enjoy a tasty dinner. Dinner and accommodation in double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge. 

DAY 3: 

After the tasty breakfast, we will take on the dry suites and pack our kayaks. Our aim is to paddle towards the north to Rundmosepynten, cross Petunia bay and continue to the Russian mining town Pyramiden. After starching our legs at this remote old mining town and enjoying expedition lunch in the ghost town, we will get back into our kayaks and start our return trip back to Nordenskiöld Lodge. After a fresh day on the blue sea, warm dinner will taste better than ever. We will warm the sauna in the evening and the most adventurous of us can try a quick swim in the ocean.
Dinner and accommodation in double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge. 

DAY 4: In the morning, we will head out to the sea for the last time. We will make a short trip to the glacier front, search for some seals or even see some belugas. We are back at the lodge for lunch and then it is time to pack out bags and head to the boat for our last boat safari towards Longyearbyen and the civilization. 


MINIMUM & AGE LIMIT: 4 persons & 15 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

NOTE: Participants must have normal physical condition. All participants must be able to hike 5-10 km in uneven backcountry terrain with a small backpack. This trip is not recommended if you suffer from back pain. Basecamp Spitsbergen provides kayaks, paddles, dry suites, skirts, neoprene shoes and gloves.

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Outdoor Activities

  • Guided trips
  • Kayaking
Canoeing & kayaking
  • Kayaking
  • Multi-day (one or more days)


Description Price*
Adults 14,600.00 Per person
* Price from


4 days
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