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. It’s possible to book hikes with pack dogs, while transport by boat during the summer months is an unforgettable experience. 

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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    7-day Dogsledding Expedition to the East Coast of Svalbard - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Experience true Arctic wilderness! An experience for life and a special way of travelling in the Arctic! Together with our local and knowledgeable guide and our top trained huskies.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
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    3-day dog sledding adventure to the lodge among glaciers - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic lodge in the untouched, silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there is by foot, skiing or dog sledding. This trip provides a special opportunity to experience the Svalbard nature.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Dog sledding
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    • Ice cave
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 767 reviews767 reviews

    Ski expedition to Ny-Ålesund - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    One of the most spectacular ski expeditions you can do is our fantastic ski trip to Ny Ålesund. We will pass through miles of glacial landscape at a time of year when the sun is shining 24/7. You will experience fiords and mountains, wildlife, the…

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    • 5 - Demands exceptional physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 767 reviews767 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 767 reviews767 reviews

    Expedition to Newtontoppen - Svalbard's tallest - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Imagine yourself standing on top of Newtontoppen surrounded by miles of untouched wilderness and beautiful glacial landscapes. This is the trip for those who want to experience a different kind of Svalbard, on skis.

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    • 5 - Demands exceptional physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Skiing
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews

    3-day Adventure Weekend at Nordenskiöld Lodge - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Spend a weekend at the world’s northernmost commercial cabin – Nordenskiöld Lodge. We’ll go hiking on the blue glacier and paddle along the glacier front. You will have the chance to experience true Arctic silence.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Kayak
    • Open boat
    • Sightseeing and lectures
    • Wellness

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews
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    4-day Adventure Week at Nordenskiöld Lodge - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on a trip to Nordenskiöld glacier! You'll be taken far away from Longyearbyen, into the very heart of the Arctic landscape, to Nordenskiöld Lodge. Here, we'll go mountain and glacier hiking, and kayak in front of the mighty glacier front.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews
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    Snowmobile expedition to the Juva Cabin - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    The Spitsbergen Lodge Winter Safari is a 2 or 3 days long snowmobile trip with accommodation at our Spitsbergen Expedition Lodge. The Expeditionion Lodge has capacity for maximum 10 guests, and is a sheltered and comfortable base for exploring the…

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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Through some rugged terrain.

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    Oscar II ski expedition 8 days: Skiing from Ymerbukta to Ekmanfjorden - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    On the West side of Svalbard, craggy mountains and large glacier will meet us. Your total Svalbard experience are waiting.

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    • 5 - Demands exceptional physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Open boat
    • Skiing
    • Tent accomodation

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 497 reviews497 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews

    2-day summer adventure to Isfjord Radio - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    * Isfjord På svalbard

    Experience a comfortable overnight stay in the Arctic wilderness. Isfjord Radio is a charming hotel situated on the windswept grounds of Kapp Linné. This is the place to observe the Arctic bird- and wildlife and unique dining experiences.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Sightseeing and lectures
    • Toilet
    • Wellness

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 374 reviews374 reviews

    The lodge among glaciers: 3-day hiking adventure with dogs - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic lodge in the untouched Tverrdalen. The only way to get there in summer is by foot. This trip provides a unique opportunity to experience the Svalbard wilderness in all its splendor, joined by our furry 4-legged friends.

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    • 4 - Passer for de med over gjennomsnittet god form. Anbefales ikke for de med nedsatt bevegelighet (ulendt, bratt og krevende terreng)

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    • Bed accomodation
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 42 reviews42 reviews

    Sail & Explore expedition: Discovering the bewildering Arctic landscape - Backyard Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Welcome to an incredible sailing experience with our Varuna. Departing from Longyearbyen, where you will be embarking into an Arctic sailing expedition with an experienced team, onboard a sturdy, adapted and very comfortable sailboat.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Photo safari
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 42 reviews42 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews

    3-day snowmobile adventure to Nordenskiöld Lodge - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Embark on a 3-day snowmobile adventure to a vast destination where only Arctic wildlife live. Check in at your secret escape situated by the mighty, blue Nordenskiöld glacier.

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    • 5 - Previous snowmobile experience is recommended. Long day trip through some rugged terrain

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews
  13. 2-day snowmobile & ice cave expedition with ice cave overnight stay – Snowfox Travel

    Longyearbyen

    Are you ready for a true Arctic adventure off the beaten tracks, with a special overnight stay inside an ice cave?!
    Join us for a 2- day full ultimate snowmobile and ice cave expedition!

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    • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Day trip through some rugged terrain

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    • Expedition
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 374 reviews374 reviews

    2-day dog sledding adventure to the lodge among glaciers - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic lodge in the untouched, silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there is by foot, skiing or dog sledding. This trip provides a special opportunity to experience the Svalbard nature.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Dog sledding
    • Food
    • Ice cave
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 374 reviews374 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews

    The Telegraph Route - 5-day Dog Sledding Expedition to Isfjord Radio - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    * Isfjord På svalbard

    Leave Longyearbyen and open the door to the Arctic wilderness. Combine mushing your own husky team, overnight in expedition camp and a stay at unique Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.

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    • 5 - Demands exceptional physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Dog sledding
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Food
    • Tent accomodation

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 497 reviews497 reviews

    Prins Karls summer expedition 9 days: Hike on the west coast of Spitsbergen - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    On the central west coast of Spitsbergen Prins Karls Forland forms an 86 km long and 11 km wide island. This is an island of contrasts, with alpine peaks, sharp green fields of grass and barren stone deserts side by side. In this gorgeous landscape…

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    • 5 - Demands above average physical fitness, high level of physical activity over an extended period in uneven terrain

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Hiking
    • Tent accomodation

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 497 reviews497 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews

    Basecamp Summer Circuit - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Explore our basecamps situated in the wild Arctic. Without road access they can only reached by boat safari during summertime.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Open boat
    • Photo safari
    • Toilet
    • Wellness

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 81 reviews81 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 497 reviews497 reviews

    Wildlife safari 3 days: East Coast on snowmobile - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Join us to the Arctic landscape on the East side of Svalbard with great glaciers and magic nature.

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    • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Day trip through some rugged terrain

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Snowmobile

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 497 reviews497 reviews
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    Spitsbergen kayak expedition 8 days: The Arctic landscape of Isfjorden - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Great nature, animal life and historic heritage are some of the things that will wait for you in this Arctic landscape. Welcome!

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Kayak
    • Open boat
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 497 reviews497 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 42 reviews42 reviews

    Ski & Sail Svalbard: Discovering the untouched Arctic mountains - Backyard Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    This exclusive 8 day Ski & Sail with our ship Ocean Sherpa are going in the beautiful fjord Isfjorden and out into the west coast of Spitsbergen. In fantastic surroundings we are going to make great memories in untouched snow.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Closed boat
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Skiing
    • Toilet

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 42 reviews42 reviews
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