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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    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
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    • Food
    • Hiking
    • Photo safari
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    3-day summer adventure to Isfjord Radio - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    * Isfjord På svalbard

    The best adventures for nature lovers can be found in the true wilderness, far off the beaten tracks. Isfjord Radio with its adventures, homemade food, and cosy atmosphere will introduce you to the true Svalbard and the wonders of the High Arctic.

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    • Bed accomodation
    • Closed boat
    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Photo safari
    • Sightseeing and lectures
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    • Wellness

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 reviews
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    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
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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 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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    • Bed accomodation
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 reviews
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    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
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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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    Three day expedition with dogsledge - Green Dog Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Join us on this three day dog sledge expedition with overnight stays in a cabin!.

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    • 3 - Avarage physical fitness

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    • Bed accomodation
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 373 reviews373 reviews

    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
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Ice cave
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 373 reviews373 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 reviews

    Across Nordenskiöld Land - 5-day hiking expedition from Longyearbyen to Isfjord Radio - Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen

    Longyearbyen

    Experience the midnight sun and summer in Svalbard on this hiking expedition across the beautiful Nordenskiöld Land.

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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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 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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    • Bed accomodation
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  12. Sailing, wildlife and glaciers - 5 days sailing through the Arctic fjords – Snowfox Travel

    Longyearbyen

    Have you always dreamed of sailing through the Arctic Fjords and enjoying Arctic nature at her best?!
    Join our 5-day sailing journey along the coastlines of the Isfjord and discover glaciers, wildlife and visit historical places of Svalbard.

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    • 2 - Suitable for most

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    • Closed boat
    • Expedition
    • Food
    • Hiking
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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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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 432 reviews432 reviews
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    Wilderness winter camp 3 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.

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    • 4 - Above average physical fitness.

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    • Environmentally-friendly company
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    • Skiing
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 432 reviews432 reviews
  15. 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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    Wildlife Safari overnight: East Coast for sunrise - 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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    • 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

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 432 reviews432 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 96 reviews96 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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    • 3 - Average physical fitness

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    • Dog sledding
    • Expedition
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 96 reviews96 reviews
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 702 reviews702 reviews

    Ski expedition to Tre Kroner - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    If you fancy a proper Arctic challenge, this is the trip for you. In eleven days, we will take you on a ski trip of about 180 km, from Billefjorden, via the Tre Kroner, to Ekmanfjorden.

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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 - 702 reviews702 reviews
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    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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