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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. Adventure Weekend - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join us for an adventurous expedition to Nordenskiold Lodge.Travel by open boat northwards and experience the blue ice glacier up close, enjoy the Arctic silence and visit the Russian settlement Pyramiden.

  2. Isfjorden Kayak Expedition - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    When the Inuit stepped into his qajaq, it was to hunt. The word’s original meaning was man boat or hunting boat. Today however the word is not associated with hunting. The kayak is an ideal mode of transport in the Arctic. With little experience you...

  3. Arctic Legend - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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.

  4. Arctic Whirlwind - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    This is the ultimate snowmobiling adventure through arctic Spitsbergen. During 4 days you will drive to Nordenskiöld lodge, the northern most commercial cabin in the world, next our North Pole Camp, home for arctic explorers and finally Isfjord...

  5. Ski & Sail - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Embarkation at the Port of Longyearbyen the first day at 21:00 in the evening. Tell us if you want us to pick you up at your hotel for tranfer to the pier. 3 full days of skiing in the midnightsun and debarkation at 07:00 in the morning the last day...

  6. Svea Camp - Svalbard Nature

    Longyearbyen

    Located in a wonderful bay Svea glacier is one of the most impressive and active glacier of Spitsbergen. It will be your starting point for living your most beautiful arctic experience : glacier exploration, paddling between icebergs, getting closer...

  7. Arctic Nature Camp - Spitsbergen Guide Service

    Longyearbyen

    5 days Arctic Nature Camp in Signehamna in the northwestern part of Spitsbergen. During these days we'll hike the surrounding mountains, explore the glaciers and visit historical sites. We feel the location of the camp is in the most beautiful and...

  8. Ski Touring Camp in Svalbard - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

    Longyearbyen

    Backcountry in Kreklingpasset! Come along and explore the mountains with rando skies and spend the night outdoors. We will trasport you with snowmobile from Longyearbyen and back.

  9. West coast or Death - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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.

  10. Musher's Dream - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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...

  11. From Russia with Love - A Two-day trip to Pyramiden - Better Moments

    Longyearbyen

    Better Moments #1 TripAdvisor 2017

    Surrounded by high, rugged mountains and the enormous Nordenskiöld glacier, lies the abandoned Russian town Pyramiden. It is beautifully located in Billefjorden, north of Isfjorden. On this trip, we will spend two...

  12. Wilderness camp: 4 days with hiking, glacier exploring and kayaking - 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!

  13. Spitsbergen Blomstrand Trekking with cruise - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    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.

  14. Return of the Sun - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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.

  15. Spitsbergen, east to west - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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.

  16. At the rim of the west coast - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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...

  17. Mushing under the northern lights - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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...

  18. Spitsbergen dogsledding expedition to the east coast - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

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

  19. Spitsbergen Ny- Ålesund Ski Expedition-Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Take part in one of Spitsbergen’s most spectacular skiing adventures through the glacier landscape between Isfjorden and Kongsfjorden. The midnight sun allows us to explore both day and night.

  20. Adventure Week - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Join an adventure to Nordenskiold Lodge filled with experiences. In the course of 5 days you will walk on the blue glacier, padle kayak and enjoy the magnificent view from Nordenskiold Lodge.

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