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Spitsbergen Off The Beaten Track Adventure

Spitsbergen Off The Beaten Track Adventure 5 Days

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July to September | 4 nights

Spitsbergen Off The Beaten Track Adventure 5 Days

Step into the Arctic wilderness on this unique adventure to Nordenskiöld glacier! Your journey starts with a boat safari, casting far away from Longyearbyen right into the heart of the arctic land to Nordenskiöld Lodge. The Lodge lies in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier and is a place where you truly can enjoy the arctic silence. Nordenskiöld Lodge is a true expedition cabin, but with modern comforts. During your 5 days of adventure you can enjoy exploring the Arctic shoreline in kayaks, glacier walking, hiking and fascinating settlement visits to learn about the history of this remarkable area.

Please note that activities may vary and weather conditions will dictate the exact itinerary.

Highlights

  • Boat safari into the Arctic wilderness
  • Stay in an authentic expedition lodge overlooking the Nordenskiöld glacier
  • Fascinating Arctic wildlife including birds, walrus, belugas and the chance of seeing polar bears
  • Exciting activities including kayaking, glacier walking, hiking and settlement visits

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation
  • All activities according to the itinerary
  • Transport to and from accommodation
  • Loan of rescue suit, hat, gloves & goggles
  • Search and rescue insurance

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Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

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Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.

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With a lifetime of unforgettable nature and adventure based travel under his belt, Simon shares his passion, enthusiasm and hands-on experience to help create the perfect itinerary for every client.

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Boat Safari from Longyearbyen to Nordenskiöld
1Day

Boat Safari from Longyearbyen to Nordenskiöld

The day starts early at 08:00 am, when you will meet your guide at your hotel in Longyearbyen. You will be required to arrive in Longyearbyen a day before your tour commences to meet your guides and go through the program and equipment.

After changing into our snow suits we will head to the harbour to board our open safari boat to Nordenskiöld Lodge. We will travel all the way to the Billefjorden and Adolfbukta. There is plenty of wildlife around the fjords at this time of the year, so we have good changes to see some arctic birds, walruses, belugas or even the polar bear. Once at Nordenskiöld Lodge we will enjoy outdoor lunch and get familiar with the cabin and the surroundings. After lunch it is time to head out into the arctic nature and explore the beauty around us. Before the evening we will return to the cabin, prepare a delicious dinner and warm up a sauna. Accommodation for the next 4 nights in double rooms on a full board basis.

Kayaking to Brucebyen
2Day

Kayaking to Brucebyen

We start the day with hearty breakfast and if the weather is good we can spend the morning learning how to paddle a kayak. Steady and reliable double kayaks are available so we all can paddle in pairs. Kayaking is a perfect way to get around in the arctic and a very traditional way to explore the arctic shorelines. After the learning period we will set out for daytrip to Brucebyen. We will paddle across the magnificent glacier front surrounded by icebergs and arctic wildlife. On the other side of the fjord lies Brucebyen. The small settlement consists of huts that where build 100 years ago by a Scottish geologist. The guide will tell you about the fascinating story surrounding this area. After a long day in the cold arctic sea, we will return to the lodge for a wonderful spot of relaxation in the sauna and a delicious dinner.

Nordenskiöld Glacier
3Day

Nordenskiöld Glacier

Today we will head out to the majestic Nordenskiöld Glacier. After breakfast we go through the basic guidelines for glacier walking and climbing including all safety issues. We will then explore the glacier that lies just 300 meters away from the lodge. We spend the day on the glacier walking up and down in the glacier cracks and enjoying the wonderment surrounding us. Expedition lunch will be provided during the day. In the evening we will make a bonfire and enjoy the view over the fjord.

Hiking in the Mountain Peaks
4Day

Hiking in the Mountain Peaks

Today we put on our hiking boots and head to the near-by mountains peaks. We will explore the beautiful arctic land, glacier moraines and small flowers surviving in the rash environment. The day will be spent hiking through this beautiful area and expedition lunch will be provided. In the late afternoon we will return back to the cabin to warm up in the sauna and prepare for dinner.

Return to Longyearbyen via Pyramiden
5Day

Return to Longyearbyen via Pyramiden

After breakfast we have the chance to take a final hike to the glacier to capture that last wildlife picture or to simply soak up the memories of the thrilling past few days. We will enjoy lunch at the lodge before starting our journey back to the civilization of Longyearbyen. We will make a stop in Pyramiden on the way to get to see this fascinating Russian settlement up close. The settlement was closed down in 1998, but has recently re-opened for visitors. We return to Longyearbyen by safari boat and arrive during the afternoon or early evening.

A view from Above

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Nordenskiold Lodge, Spitsbergen

Newly opened in 2012 the Nordenskiöld Lodge eco-cabin is the northernmost cabin hotel in Spitsbergen. Located far away from civilisation the Nordenskiöld Lodge offers a true Arctic experience and is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of Arctic adventures. Surrounded by the magnificent Nordenskiöld Glacier, Nordenskiöld Lodge is a true expedition lodge right in the middle of the arctic.

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