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Svalbard SVALBARD

Expedition in Nordenskiöld land National Park - Backyard Svalbard

  • Vei 217, Spitsbergen
  • +47 98802283
  •  /  km From You
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A multiday ski tour in the backyard of Longyearbyen – in no snowmobile area!

The mini expedition
Our newest product is a shorter ski tour in Nordenskiöld land National Park. This area is easily accessible at the end of the road in Adventdalen. We have designed this tour for those who wants a longer skiing trip in Svalbard, that isn’t as expensive as the others.

All our tours are tailor made for our guests, but here we have 2 different suggestions available. The 3-day trip and the 4-day trip. The price is set for 2 people, but if you are travelling alone or in a bigger group, we can adjust the price per person.
Minimum 1 participant, maximum 6 participants.

Tour content:
In the mountain area of Nordenskiöld land National Park you will see a varied nature with high mountains, glaciers and deep valleys. We start the tour at Camp Barentz, in Adventdalen. The trip goes further in Adventdalen and up Foxdalen or Jansondalen. After 10-15 km we set camp on the first glacier.

The trip has no hurry, and we want to convey the real Arctic outdoor life. Maybe you will be totally taken by the Svalbard basil?

In nice company in the camp we will cook delicious food, enjoy snacks and listen to the guide’s bad jokes.

We all have a responsibility for the community. You will be challenged to set up your tent and facilitate for a pleasant camp. Some needs to boil water out of snow, and others needs to be on polar bear watch. All work tasks are well instructed in advance. Being a polar bear watch consists of watching over the area, and carry the flare gun to scare off or to warn others.

In the following days we will make morning coffee, eat dry breakfast and eat chokolate, before we struggle onwards with our skis and pulkas. You will probably find your inner self, and hopefully find joy in the real Arctic outdoor life, "friluftsliv".

3 day-trip route description:
Adventdalen, Foxdalen, Fleinisen, Dalburgbreen, Bolterskaret, Bolterdalen. Camp at Fleinisen and in Bolterskaret.
Price for 2 pax: NOK 31 900. If you are more persons in a group; please ask for price.

4 day-trip route description: 
Adventdalen, Jansondalen, Møysalen, Rugaasfonna, Drønnbreen, Adventdalen.
Price for 2 pax: NOK 39 900. If you are more persons in a group, please ask for price.

 

Are you interested in the tour, but uncertain if you experience is enough? Here are some recommendations.
1. You don’t need much experience with tenting during winter
2. You don’t need skiing experience
3. You don’t need much stamina and strength.

So in other words, you don’t need to be a former polar explorer.

 

What do I need to join?
- You need a sleeping bag for cold climate. The comfort temperature must be min - 10°C.
- You need solid outdoor clothing and warm clothing for inner layers. For outer clothing something like Gore-Tex will be fine.
- You need a bag that fits in your pulka. This one should be water proof. You can borrow a pulk from us.
- Travel insurance.

Other equipment that can be rented if you don’t have.
- Ski, ski boots, poles
- Sleeping matress

Common equipment such as tents, burners, food cooking equipment, safety equipment and first aid kit are covered by Backyard Svalbard. You don’t need to bring this if you don’t prefer using your own.

The trip includes:
- Transportation to and from the start and stop
- All meals
- A certified Svalbard guide
- Common equipment
- Search and Rescue insurance

Not included in price:
- Flight ticket
- Accommondation in Longyearbyen
- Beer/wine

Contact us for booking or questions:
Mail: booking@backyardsvalbard.com
Tel: +47 988 02 283


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  • Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS

General

Age limit
  • 12 years

Outdoor Activities

Hiking
  • Multi-day (one or more days)

Opening hours

Feb 1, 2023 – Jun 15, 2023
Daily
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Price

Description Price*
Price 3 days, price for 2 persons 31,900.00 Single
Price 4 days, price for 2 persons 39,900.00 Single
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Duration
3 days, 4 days
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