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Expeditions in the High Arctic

Expeditions in the High Arctic

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Some people are more adventurous than others. Are you? Svalbard offers multi-day expeditions in both summer and winter. Such trips provide a close-up experience with the wild and untouched Arctic, including a rich animal and bird life right outside your tent.

Longer hiking trips are arranged during summer to destinations such as Northwest Spitsbergen, Prins Karls Forland and areas surrounding the Isfjord. Many of the hikes use permanent tented camps as bases, while other hikes involve moving in a larger area. Summer hikes may be combined with a visit to the ghost town of Pyramiden or an overnight stay at a wilderness camp. It’s possible to book hikes with pack dogs, while transport by boat during the summer months is an unforgettable experience. Multi-day trips by boat are not to be missed. If you are a photo enthusiast, we can highly recommend a photo cruise to the north of Svalbard.

Another summer option is a kayak expedition of four to eight days’ duration in the areas around the Billefjord, Dickson/Eckmanfjord, Kongsfjord or Krossfjord. Fitted out with modern and warm clothing, these kayak expeditions enable you to experience spectacular nature and silence that few places on earth can match. The kayak expeditions often involve paddling in front of glacier termini and between icebergs. The itineraries also include guided glacier walks and hikes, while sightings of seals, whales and other Arctic animals are not uncommon.

Multi-day excursions during winter involve travelling by snowmobile, skis or dog sled. The dog sledding expeditions provide a unique experience of the Arctic landscape. Loyal and eager huskies will become your best friends as you travel across Svalbard’s stunning landscape. Overnight accommodation is usually in tents or cabins.

The ideal time for ski expeditions is May as the summer approaches. The Midnight Sun makes it possible to get the most out of the days. Boat transport allows you to ski in pristine areas without another person in sight. Experience the contrasts of Svalbard, from sunny days to biting cold and from large white glaciers to Arctic flowers on the water’s edge.

No matter which Svalbard expedition you choose, you will remember it for the rest of your life!

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  1. Longyearbyen

    5-day expedition driving your own dogsledge. You get to experience the Svalbard nature, sleeping 2 nights in tent and 2 nights at comfortable Isfjord Radio

  2. Longyearbyen

    Follow the footprints of the old explorers! Mush your own dog team across Spitsbergen just like Amundsen did when he reached the magnetic North Pole in 1904 and sleep at our new North Pole Camp.

  3. Longyearbyen

    7 days Dogsledding Expedition across Spitsbergen. Basecamp Spitsbergen is proud to offer you one of the most challenging dog sledge trips on the archipelago in a well-planned and safe way.

  4. Longyearbyen

    After more than two months the polar night is slowly losing its grip and the days grow longer. Join us on a 2 day snowmobile expedition to our boutique hotel at Isfjord Radio on the west coast of Spitsbergen.

  5. Longyearbyen

    Join us for a trip that really is a balm for your soul on this 3 day snowmobile trip to Isfjord Radio. Travel through the arctic scenery, experience the arctic silence and discover a hotel at the end of the world. Top of your adventure with a menu...

  6. Longyearbyen

    The sun has just appeared above the horizon, but it’s the beginning of April. How could it be? Here is the North Pole. And the following month (April) gives you a unique chance to visit the very top of our planet – either with a helicopter tour or...

  7. Longyearbyen

    The sun has just appeared above the horizon, but it’s the beginning of April. How could it be? Here is the North Pole. And the following month (April) gives you a unique chance to visit the very top of our planet – either with a helicopter tour or...

  8. Longyearbyen

    10 days dogsledding expedition to Ny Ålesund.
    Experience magnificent Arctic scenery close up- join us on our unique dog sledge expedition to the west coast of the Isfjorden. During the expedition you will experience the wild and beautiful nature of...

  9. Longyearbyen

    Join our 8 days skiing trip from the East Cost of Spitsbergen, home of Polar bears, to Isfjord Radio, the last frontier in west of Spitsbergen before Greenland.

  10. Longyearbyen

    A three day adventure on a snowmobiles, through a magical landscape you will not find anywhere else. The winter sun sparkles in towering glaciers and on frozen sea. Make your way towards the white horizon - now you can truly say that you are free!

  11. Longyearbyen

    Over four fantastic days we will ski over the glaciers to the east coast of Spitsbergen, covering approximately 50km.

  12. Longyearbyen

    Experience Svalbard’s winter, magical natural wonders,ice cave inside a glacier, dogsledding and our cozy cabin.

  13. Longyearbyen

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

  14. Longyearbyen

    Spitsbergen Blomstrand Trekking is a 9-day experience, combining two of our most popular summer products: The magical cruise with MS Nordstjernen to 80 degrees north and a stay in our trekking camp on the Blomstrand beach in Kongsfjorden.

  15. Longyearbyen

    5 days dogsledding to Svalbard's East Coast - an experience for life and a special way of travelling the Arctic!

  16. Longyearbyen

    Join us on a 5-day classical ski adventure in Svalbard.

  17. Longyearbyen

    Follow in the footsteps of polar heroes Nansen and sleep expedition style. Heated wooden teepee with an atmosphere of trapper's history, warm sleeping bags and Alaskan Huskies as your polarbear watch. During the trip we aim to give you the best...

  18. Longyearbyen

    Dogsledding on Spitsbergen is a special experience, during the polar night the experience is unique. Drive your own dogsledge and join us for a 2-daytrip under the northern lights. Small groups give you a unique arctic experience!
    Full moon...

  19. Longyearbyen

    Join us on a unique adventure to Nordenskiöld glacier! On this trip you will be cast far away from Longyearbyen right into the heart of the arctic land and to our Nordenskiöld Lodge. The Lodge lies in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier....

  20. Longyearbyen

    Three day expedition with dogsledge

    This three day dog sledge expedition will give you a unique Arctic experience; travelling through the endless white in total silence, visiting ice cave and sleeping overnight in cabins.

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