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Glacier hike - Backyard Svalbard

Hiking on a glacier and discovering the amazing landscape of the Arctic wilderness. We do tours for small groups and design the tour for you and your group according to your preferences.

This exclusive tour is new in Backyard Svalbard’s portfolio and will take you on a one day tour to discover the unique glacier environment and its specificities.

The guide will pick you up from the hotel at 08:00 and starts by first explaining the program for the day before dressing you up in a warm suit and heading for the harbour.

Then a RIB-boat is going to transport you to the other side of the main fjord called Isfjorden. Amazing landscape all along the way is assured. The boat will drop you off in front of the glacier called Borebreen in Borebukta after an approximately 1 hour long boat ride.

To make sure that you are still warm, you’ll take your first coffee/warm drink of the day and learn about the glacier equipment that you will use during this trip (crampons, harness, helmet and ice axe). Do not worry, you don’t need any previous glacier experience to join this trip, but you should be in good physical shape as walking with crampons can be a bit exhausting.

Then, your guide will bring you onto the glacier following a safe route among the crevasses and beautiful sceneries. For safety, you will be tied in to a rope team during this adventurous progression. You will most likely also challenge your comfort zone.

Can you imagine a better place to eat than up on a glacier in the Arctic? We can't… so that’s where our guide will set down the lunch spot and let you enjoy the scenery from.

After some more glacier exploration, it’s slowly time to head back for the shore to be picked up by the boat and drive back to town with many new memories that will last a lifetime.

Program for the day:
08:00 Pick up
08:15 Briefing and suiting up
08:45 Departure from Lyb harbour
10:00 Drop off in front of the glacier
11:00 Start hike to the glacier
17:00 Pick up from the glacier
18:30 Back at the hotel

Book the trip directly with us via e-mail. A payment link will be sent to you so you will have the possibility to pay with your credit card.

The trip includes:
- Transportation to and from the hotel
- Boat transfer
- Lunch, snacks and coffee
- A Svalbard guide with safety equipment
- Glacier equipment
- Search- and rescue insurance

Practical information
In summer, the average temperatures are between +3°C and +8°C and the weather can change quickly, so don’t forget to pack warm clothing. For the whole trip you will be accompanied by our local guide who will take care of your safety and comfort and be there to answer any question you might have about the nature and history around us.

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Maximum number of participants: 6 persons

Packing list
- Shell pants (water and wind proof)
- Shell jacket (water and wind proof)
- Hiking boots and warm socks (thin merino wool)
- Hiking underwear (long-johns and t-shirt)
- Down jacket or wool jumper
- Beanie and thin buff
- Sun glasses
- Gloves and mittens
- Medium backpack (25L to 40L)
- Water flask
- Camera

Contact us if you have questions:
Tel: +47 988 02 283

Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS


Glacier hike - Backyard Svalbard

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