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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


    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 whole days in this breath-taking…

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  2. 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. Longyearbyen

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

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Longyearbyen

    Remote, mysterious, grandiose, wild and extreme, Spitsbergen is a land forged by ice, wind and sea. Gigantic glaciers descend from the summits of majestic multi-colored mountains in the cold waters of austere Greenland sea, abundant with ice.

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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.…

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  12. 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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    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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  14. 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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  15. Longyearbyen

    Sailing 5 days /4 nights. Join us on the three-masted schooner Linden for a five day sailing adventure in the pristine Arctic wilderness on Svalbard. We take you to the hidden gems of the west coast of Svalbard. As the breeze goes from gentle to…

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  16. Longyearbyen

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

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  17. 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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  18. 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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    • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Day trip through some rugged terrain.

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  19. Longyearbyen

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

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  20. 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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