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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    Arctic Night Experience - Poli Arctici

    Longyearbyen

    Enjoy one night in the Arctic wilderness to experience northern lights during winter, or midnight sun later in the spring!

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    • 3 - Suitable for most without any snowmobile experience. Through some rugged terrain.

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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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    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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    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 Pyramiden, via the Tre Kroner, to Borebukta.

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    Two Summits - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    Imagine yourself standing on top of the Newton summit surrounded by miles of untouched wilderness, beautiful glacial landscapes, and the same mountain formations that once gave the island its name, Spitsbergen. This is the trip for those who want to…

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    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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    Weekend boat trip to Barentsburg - Little Russia on Svalbard, 2 days - Grumant Arctic Travel Co.

    Barentsburg

    Wanna see the incredible? Spend a weekend in Barentsburg! One of the most fascinating places in the world.
    The scene of the town is based on tradition and invention.

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    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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    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 Winter safari - Hurtigruten Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    This is the trip for the ones who loves snowmobiling. We will travel miles on glaciers and icy fjords, between mountain peaks and icebergs, far from civilization. It is a rare feeling of freedom to drive over the white landscape!

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    • 4 - Previous snowmobile experience is an advantage. Long trip 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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    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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    The lodge among glaciers: 3-day hiking adventure with dogs - Arctic Husky Travellers

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic lodge in the untouched Tverrdalen. The only way to get there in summer is by foot. This trip provides a unique opportunity to experience the Svalbard wilderness in all its splendor, joined by our furry 4-legged 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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    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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 61 reviews61 reviews
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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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 61 reviews61 reviews
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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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    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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    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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    6-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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    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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