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Spitsbergen Kayaking Trip

Spitsbergen Kayaking Trip

Spitsbergen Ice Blue Paddling - Kayaking Trip from £pp

This 4 day kayaking adventure offers you the opportunity to paddle through Arctic waters, encountering intriguing Arctic wildlife along the way. Visit the ghost town of Pyramiden, paddle alongside bright blue glaciers and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the Nordenskiöld Lodge.

  • Destination: Svalbard
  • Departure: Svalbard
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Departure Period: August
  • Accommodation: Nordenskiöld Lodge

WILDFOOT Wildlife & Adventure Specialist

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Simon Rowland
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Day 1

Meeting at Basecamp Hotel, Longyearbyen, at 9:00 am to be introduced to your guide and get a short briefing about your upcoming Arctic adventure trip and what equipment will be required. After obtaining the required equipment and changing into suitable apparel your boat safari towards Billefjorden and Nordenskiöld Lodge will commence.Along the way you are likely to encounter a range of Arctic wildlife including puffins, seals and even belugas. After a while of paddling through the Arctic waters we will arrive in the inner part of Billefjorden and the majestic Nordenskiöld glacier will come in to sight. This is where we will find the Nordenskiöld Lodge, our accommodation for the duration of the trip. This basecamp is set right in the middle of the glacier moraine and is the northernmost cabin hotel in Spitsbergen. Upon arrival we will settle into our rooms and, weather permitting, lunch will be served on the terrace overlooking the Nordenskiöld glacier in the middle of the Arctic wilderness.

The rest of the afternoon will be spent getting more familiar with your equipment and learning and practising kayaking techniques taught by skilled and experienced guides. In the evening a beautiful dinner will be served and guests are free to relax in the stunning surroundings and prepare for the next day of adventures. Accommodation is provided in comfortable double rooms at the Nordenskiöld Lodge.

Day 2

After a delicious and filling breakfast it will be time to set off again. Once everyone has dressed in their equipment and the kayaks are ready to go we will paddle north towards Rundmosepynten, cross petuniabukta and continue to the Russian mining town of Pyramiden, also known as the ghost town of Svalbard. When we reach Pyramiden lunch will be provided and there will be opportunity to stretch your legs and explore some of this intriguing ghost town. Once lunch has finished we will start our kayaking journey back to theNordenskiöld Lodge.

After a full day of kayaking on the fresh blue seas of the Arctic a warm and delicious dinner awaits along with the comfort and cosiness of the lodge. At Nordenskiöld Lodge there is a sauna available for those who wish to warm their bones after a long day in the great outdoors or for the more adventurous a quick swim in the ocean is guaranteed to get the adrenalin rushing. Again accommodation is provided in comfortable double rooms at the Nordenskiöld Lodge.

Day 3

Once breakfast has been devoured the kayaking trip will recommence as we head back to sea. Today we will be making our way to the far side of Adolfbukta, enjoying the experience of paddling alongside the magnificent bright blue floating glacier ice. Whilst we paddle through the seas it is highly likely to encounter seals lazing on the ice, the most curious of the creatures are often known to approach the kayaks to check out what’s happening and introduce themselves.

Today lunch will be provided in Brucebyen, a small settlement 5km from the lodge. After everyone has been sufficiently refuelled it is time to head back to the lodge for our last night and where once again a beautiful meal will be provided and time taken to reflect on the thrilling adventures that have been experienced so far. Again accommodation is provided in comfortable double rooms at the Nordenskiöld Lodge.

Day 4

Day 4 marks the last day of this thrilling summer Arctic adventure but there is still time to make one more kayaking trip before heading back to civilisation. A short trip will be made to the stunning glacier front in search of sightings of seals and belugas before returning to the Lodge for a final lunch and a chance to say goodbye to the new friends you are certain to have made. Once everyone is packed and ready to leave we will set off on our paddle back to Longyearbyen full of excitement, smiles and memories.

What Our Customers

Ann Macleod, Scotland Peggy & Thomas, Belgium John Cope, Somerset Ian Bradshaw, Isle of Man Molly Quackenbush, Virginia USA David Earnshaw, Lancashire Barry Solomon, Israel James Sutton, London Graham Jones, Devon
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We had the time of our lives on board ship...if anybody wants to go to Antarctica, we will certainly advise to go with you.
The best way to describe the entire experience. 1. Top rate service...we would not hesitate to recommend you to others and use you again.
Thank you and your team for arranging what was a fantastic holiday in Argentina...Iguazu falls was exceptional with our guide knowing an awful lot about the falls and the wildlife. Could go on forever, but had better stop.
I’m sure you get plenty of compliments, but I just wanted to follow up by telling you what a great time we had...If we are planning on one of the other regions you serve, we’ll definitely be in touch!
I wanted to drop you a note to say a big “THANK YOU” for all your organizing of my travel arrangements and the holiday itself. Everything flowed perfectly. The holiday was breath-taking and is hard to express in words...
It was even better than I expected, so I am grateful that you made the call (back). I will certainly recommend your services
Thanks again for helping me select the best trip and for all your help with the admin and my questions along the way, it all made for an even better experience.
Thank you for all your help. Great service, very efficient, flexible...We feel looked after when setting off into the unknown. I feel it is my duty to tell fellow travellers and birders/photographers how good you are!

Further Information

  • Departures:Various throughout August
  • Pick-up: Basecamp Hotel, Longyearbyen at 09:00 am
  • Minimum: 4 persons
  • Age limit: Minimum 15 years old (accompanied by an adult)
  • Included: Activities, equipment, accommodation, and meals according to the program.
  • Not Included: Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250
  • Note: You need to be in fairly good physical condition to be able to participate. The trip is not recommended for persons suffering from back pain.
  • Optional Extras: Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at Longyearbyen – Basecamp Hotel. Price per person in double room NOK 1.445,-
  • Climate Investment: As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen’s efforts to be climate neutral, there will be an additional climate Investment charge of NOK 250 per guest. This is donated in its entirety to Basecamp Foundation’s forestry project in Masai Mara, Kenya. The trees bind CO2 and contribute to reducing the effects of emissions associated with our activities – and your travel. For more information, please visit: www.basecampfoundation.org

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