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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Icebreaker - A day trip along glacier fronts

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Join us on a day trip to Sveabreen - Being in front of an active glacier is a breathtaking experience. The quiet nature of kayaking will give us an opportunity to observe this diverse ecosystem from a completely different perspective. Better Moments invites you to join our day trip to kayak in front of magnificent Svea glacier.

Join us on a day trip to Sveabreen - Being in front of an active glacier is a breathtaking experience. The quiet nature of kayaking will give us an opportunity to observe this diverse ecosystem from a completely different perspective. As we paddle through the water, surrounded by icebergs, the massive Svea Glacier is towering above us.

Accompanied by our experienced guides, you will explore one of Svalbard’s most spectacular natural areas in sturdy double kayaks. You don’t need any kayak experience to join this trip.

On this day trip, we pick you up at the hotel and drive out to our headquarters. Here you will receive all necessary equipment for a day out. This includes a dry suit so you can wear your own clothes underneath. 

Once we are all set, we use our comfortable, closed RIB boats to get to the North side of the Isfjord where the kayaks are waiting on the beach. During this one hour crossing, our guide will brief us on how to safely use the gear and the kayaks. When we arrive at the beach, we are ready to go.

We will explore the bay in front of Svea glacier and paddle between the ice bergs. Our guide will safely lead us through the bay. Take a moment to rest and enjoy this up close view of the glacier front. No other activity gets you as close to these natural environments.

The nature around Svea glacier is diverse and beautiful. Delicate flora struggles against the wind on the peninsula next to the glacier. Birds are all around, chirping and feeding. Sometimes, we can spot mammals resting on the ice sheets. If we are lucky, we get to see the glacier calving - forming new ice bergs for us to explore.

After a few hours of paddling through the bay, we head back to the boat. Here, our captain has prepared a hearty, warm lunch for us that we can enjoy on our way back to Longyearbyen.

We require a minimum of 4 persons on this trip. 


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  • Guided trips
  • Hiking
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

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Jun 2, 2018 – Sep 1, 2018:
Mon Wed Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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1 day
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