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True arctic story - Basecamp Spitsbergen

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Join us for a three-day trip to Basecamp Nordenskiöld - the northernmost cabin for commercial trips on Svalbard.

Join us for a three-day trip to Nordenskiöld Lodge - the northernmost cabin for commercial trips on Svalbard. About 100 miles northeast of Longyearbyen lays the mighty glacier Nordenskiöld. Just at the foot of the glacier, you can find our new Basecamp Nordenskiöld. To get there we have to drive first over Tempelfjorden. We will not stop here, our adventure continues even further up north. We will continue over shiny glaciers and sharp mountains, toward the little frozen bay and our Nordenskiöld Lodge, which is only a stone's throw away from 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!

TUESDAY: Your guide pick you up at your hotel at 10 am. You will have a short briefing about winter clothing, snowmobiling and the program for the 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. After driving through valleys and over glaciers, you will arrive to Billefjorden and to our Nordenskiöld Lodge, which is only a stone's throw away from 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! After arrival, you can settle into your room, while our guide will start the preparations for today’s dinner. Tasty expedition dinner and warm sauna will top off your adventurous day. Now you can just kick back and enjoy the beautiful scenery around us.

WEDNESDAY: After a tasty breakfast, it is time to start our snowmobiles and head out into the beautiful scenery of Spitsbergen. We drive through the arctic scenery, miles from civilization in a landscape of white and blue colours. 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. The Russians took nothing with them when they abandon the city in 1998 and almost everything lies as it was back then. We will enjoy expedition lunch on the way. Before the evening, we return to the Nordenskiöld Lodge. After an adventurous day, we fire up the sauna and enjoy a nice dinner.

THURSDAY: After a substantial breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to the Nordenskiöld lodge and head 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. 

DEPARTURES: Every Tuesday from March 1st to May 15th 2017

MINIMUM & AGE LIMIT: 4 persons/3 snowmobiles & 18 years

INCLUDED: Activities, accommodation, meals, equipment 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.


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Season
  • Winter

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Guided trips
Hiking
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
Winter activities
  • Dog sledge
Green Travel
The True arctic story - Basecamp Spitsbergen has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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Spitsbergen, Norway
The latitude and longitude
78° 12' 58" N / 15° 38' 3" E
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