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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    Snowmobile safari to Isfjord Radio, at the rim of the west coast - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Explore the Arctic wilderness on a 3-day snowmobile trip to Isfjord Radio. Discover Svalbard's impressive coastline and let us show you the hidden gems. Check in at Svalbard’s most exclusive location and experience the sensational kitchen.

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

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    Spitsbergen Coast to Coast - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Do you have a dream of seeing the wilder part of Spitsbergen, and do you enjoy cross country skiing? This 50km long skiing trip might be the perfect introduction to experiencing the fascinating landscapes of Svalbard.

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    Three day expedition with dogsledge - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    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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    3-day summer adventure to Isfjord Radio - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    The best summer adventures for nature lovers can be found in the true wilderness, far off the beaten tracks. Isfjord Radio with its adventures, homemade food, as well as the warm and cosy atmosphere will introduce you to the true Svalbard and the…

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    2-day summer adventure to Isfjord Radio - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Embark on a nature experience in the untamed wilderness of Svalbard. 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 close and enjoy a comfortable stay and…

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    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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    Arctic Legend - 3-day dog sledding adventure - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Embark on a 3-day adventure and learn how to mush your own team of dogs. On this journey, we follow in the footsteps of the legendary polar explorers, and travel in a traditional and environmentally friendly way. This experience allows you to become…

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    3-day summerprogram at Nordenskiöld Lodge - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Discover the cozy Nordenskiöld Lodge hidden in the glacier moraine at the foot of the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier. Spend your days hiking on the blue glacier or paddle along the glacier front. Be on the lookout for curious seals and belugas.…

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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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    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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    • Bed accomodation
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 288 reviews288 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews

    Isfjord Safari - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    3 days of the most complete Svalbard experience! We explore the Isfjorden area by speed boat and spend our nights in the Skansbukta camp. Our way goes along Tempelfjorden where we get an impression of massive Tuna Glacier and villa Fredheim linked…

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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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    • Food
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 reviews

    Spitsbergen Expedition Lodge - Snowmobile Expedition - 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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    Hunt for Arctic Adventure, 7 days - Grumant Arctic Travel Co.

    Longyearbyen

    Come and get the real and fully-fledged Adventure-week on Svalbard, the land of the midnight sun! On the trip you will visit 3 towns where each is different and has its own story.

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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3 reviews3 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 569 reviews569 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 288 reviews288 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 288 reviews288 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews

    3 day dogsledding expedition with overnight in igloo - Svalbard Villmarkssenter

    Longyearbyen

    Experience Svalbard in the best way possible. Welcome to an unforgettable adventure through a unique wilderness!

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    • Dog sledding
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 59 reviews59 reviews

    5-day summerprogram at Nordenskiöld Lodge - Basecamp Spitsbergen

    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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    • Sightseeing and lectures
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 59 reviews59 reviews
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    Dog sledding to a trapper's cabin, 2 days - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

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

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 902 reviews902 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 335 reviews335 reviews

    Spitsbergen Winter safari - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    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!

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

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