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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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    Spitsbergen Kayak expedition 8 days: The Artic landscape of Isfjorden - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

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

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Kayak
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    Wildlife Wintercamp 3 days: Hike with snowshoes and overnight in tent - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    If you have a strong passion for nature as well as for the Arctic, surely you will want to try to immerse yourself completely in Svalbard, without distractions “Only by immersing completely will you be able to hear his voice” everything will be…

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    • 4 - Demands good physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (steep, slippery and uneven terrain)

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    Wilderness camp 3 days: Kayaking, glacier walk and hike - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Kayak trip next to a glacier, glacier walk and camp life is some of the things you will experience on this Wildlife Camp. Welcome!

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    Wildlife safari 3 days: Snow mobile trip with overnight in a small cabin - 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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    Wildlife safari 2 days: Snow mobile trip with overnight in a small cabin - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Visit large glaciers, and spend the night in our small "trappers cabin" on the East side of Svalbard. Maybe we spot some animal life?

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    Billefjorden Kayak expedition 5 days: Pyramiden and Nordenskiold Glacier - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Amazing mountains, glacier landscape, cultural heritage and animal life is some of the things that are waiting us. Welcome!

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Kayak
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    6 days dogsledding expedition to the East Coast of Svalbard - Experience true Arctic wilderness! - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

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

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    Wildlife Wintercamp 4 days: Ski tour with overnight in tent - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    If you are passionate skitourer and want to experience skitouring in a way that fit perfectly with Svalbard, this is the trip for you. Light for most of the day and the tree line is 1300 km south. In this area snow builds up since September. Come…

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    Skansen summer expedition 5 days: Hike from Skansbukta to Pyramiden - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Our best hiking in late summer! Join one of our experienced guides on a hike from Skansbukta to the Pyramiden.

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 reviews

    Expedition to the cabin among glaciers: 3 days dogsledding adventure - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic cabin in untouched, silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there is by foot, skiing or dog sledding since motorized transportation is not allowed here. This trip provides a very special opportunity to experience the Svalbard…

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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 - 275 reviews275 reviews
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    Expedition to the cabin among glaciers: 3 days hiking adventure with dogs - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic cabin in untouched, silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there in the summer is by foot. This trip provides a very special opportunity to experience the Svalbard wilderness in all its splendor joined by our furry 4 legs friends

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    • 3 - Demands average physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (uneven and partly steep terrain)

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    • Bed accomodation
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    Nordenskiöld Ski expedition 5 days: Cross country skiing and overnight in tent - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

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

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Food
    • Skiing
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    Mushing under the Northern Sky (2-day dog sledding adventure) - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Travel through the wilderness like a true polar explorer and create your own adventure by taking part in a 2-day dog sled trip to a unique Svalbardian expedition cabin. Each participant will mush their own team of Alaskan huskies. This nights’…

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 530 reviews530 reviews

    Skitour Nordenskiöldland - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    A several days trip with overnights in tent. Just outside of Longyearbyen you will find the most beautiful area of Nordenskiøldland, closed for snowmobiletraffic and ideal for skiingtrips.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    Wilderness camp 4 days: Kayaking, glacier walk and hikes - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Kayak trip next to a glacier, glacier walk, hiking tour and camp life is some of the things you will experience on this Wildlife Camp. Welcome!

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    • 3 - 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 244 reviews244 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 reviews

    Ski touring adventure with pulks and huskies to the wilderness cabin Reinheim - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    This trip is for passionate skiers who want to experience ski touring in a way that fits perfectly with Svalbard. Travelling the land on skis with dogs & pulks to our comfortable basecamp, our idyllic cabin «Reinheim». Here we will stay for 3 nights…

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness

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    Ny-Aalesund 2-day cruise - Spitsbergen Guide Service AS

    Longyearbyen

    Do you want to visit Ny-Ålesund 79° North? Our 2 day cruise is perfect for you who want to spend more time in Ny-Ålesund than the original day tour. We will also explore the stunning nature and teeming wildlife of Kongsfjorden. 

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 16 reviews16 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 244 reviews244 reviews

    Oscar II ski expedition 8 days: Summerskiing 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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    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Skiing
    • Tent accomodation

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 244 reviews244 reviews
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    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

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 244 reviews244 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 reviews

    Expedition to the cabin among glaciers: 2 days dogsledding adventure - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic cabin in untouched, silent Tverrdalen. The only way to get there is by foot, skiing or dog sledding since motorized transportation is not allowed here.  

    This trip provides a very special opportunity to experience the Svalbard…

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 275 reviews275 reviews
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