Spitsbergen Kayak Expedition 8 days LIMITED SPACE!
This six day long journey on the island’s largest fjord, Isfjorden, travels along the remote north-western coast with its many inlets and seven mighty glacier fronts and away from most of the boat traffic. The silence is overpowering, only broken by your paddle strokes and nature’s own sounds, a curious seal maybe or the amazing sound of glaciers cracking and calving. During six days we visit a wide range of exciting destinations - we decide the length of our paddle ourselves, and each day will be like a new expedition. Each night we will set up camp in a new location, camping under the stars in the Arctic wilderness!
We use both single kayaks and steady double kayaks on this expedition. There are a set number of kayaks, so participants must be prepared to alternate between paddling single and double. Our guides are experienced kayak paddlers and will at all times ensure the groups safety. If the weather is difficult we will go trekking in the beautiful area surrounding the camps.
Participants will be asked to assist with the polar bear watch during the night.
Note: 1. subject to a minimum of 4 participants in shared tents only
2. Itinerary is in reverse on alternate dates
- Kayak in pristine waters
- Camping in remote Arctic wilderness
- Spectacular scenery
- Guided by Experts
- Chances of seeing wildlife & bird life close up.
- Kayaks plus all equipment and specialist clothing, such as dry suits, mittens and water shoes.
- Tent and sleeping mats
- All meals on kayaking & camping expedition
- Transport from and to Longyearbyen
- Search and rescue insurance
- One night pre & post accommodation in Longyearbyen on B&B basis (2 nights in total)
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Arrive at any time.
Overnight accommodation at Coal Miners Cabin or similar.
You will be picked up at your hotel at 9 am. Briefing, preparations and packing of equipment, before the tour starts. Transport to Yoldiabukta with Polarcirkel boats.
Yoldiabukta is sheltered from weather and wind, and is the perfect location for going through safety procedures and doing basic training. Our first night will be spent here, where we can enjoy the fantastic view towards the Wahlenberg Glacier.
Today we start the expedition in earnest. We plan to pass Wahlenberg and Svea glaciers. We will meet the biggest icebergs on the trip, and pass the highest glacier front. We cross the fjord in secure distance to the mighty glacier front, before we set up our next camp on the north side of Svea glacier. When we are lucky we can listen to the glacier calving in the midnight sun.
From magnificent glacier landscapes to the green and lush Ekmanfjord. Here, in the inner part of Isfjorden, we find an interesting area for paddling as well as a wide range of beautiful places to stretch our legs on land.
From the inner part of Ekmanfjorden we round Kapp Wærn and head on towards Kapp Smith. Across the fjord we can see one of the few remaining active trapper stations left on Spitsbergen today.
Kapp Smith & Longyearbyen
The day is spent in the Kapp Smith area, investigating the beautiful surroundings. Here we will be collected for our return to Longyearbyen, where will arrive after lunch.
Overnight at Coal Miners Cabin or similar.
After breakfast, you are free to continue your adventures or transfer to the airport
A view from Above
Coal Miners Cabins, Spitsbergen
Coal Miners' Cabins offers reasonably priced accommodation. It is located in Nybyen, in the upper part of the Longyear valley and within easy reach of mountains and glaciers about 10 minutes walking distance from the town. The place is an excellent starting point for hiking, skiing and snowmobile trips during summer and winter.
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