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Arctic Spirit - Basecamp Spitsbergen

Type:Boat trips

Postboks 316, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +4779024600

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3 people walking on a glacier
  • 3 people walking on a glacier
  • crevasse
  • Walking on the glacier
  • ice climbing
  • View over Nordenskiold
  • glacier equipment
  • Happy people on the Rib boat

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Season (1 July 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Saturday08:00 - 20:00

About

On this long daytrip you will be cast far away from Longyearbyen right in the hearth of the arctic land.

The day starts early at 08:00, where you meet with your guide and go shortly through today’s schedule and activities. You are given flotation suits before heading to the harbor. We cross Adventfjorden and continue all the way to Billefjorden and Adolfbuta with our open RIB boat. There is plenty of wildlife around the fjord at this time of the year, so we have chances to see some arctic birds, walruses, belugas or even the polar bear. After arriving to the shore of Adolfbukta, you enjoy expedition lunch right in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier. We will go through instructions for glacier walking and the safety issues. After lunch, we gather all necessary equipment and head out to the close-by glacier. We will explore the glacier, learn how to use our equipment and enjoy the magnificent ice around us. After the adventurous trip on the glacier we will head back to the shoreline, enjoy warm expedition meal. Luckily we have midnight sun and the sun never sets. We expect to arrive back in Longyearbyen in the evening. 

Departures: Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 1.7- 30.9

Minimum & age Limit: 4 persons & 15 years

Pick-up and duration: from 8 am and approximately 12 hours

Included: Boat safari to Nordenskiöld glacier in Adolfbukta and back, car transfer from hotel to harbour and back, rescue suits, hats and goggles, all necessary glacier equipment, 2 expedition meals, warm drinks and biscuits, experienced guide with all necessary safety equipment. 

In addition: Remember to put on good hiking boots and take warm clothes with you! Small backpack is recommended.

Difficulty: Moderate walking trip uphill. No previous experience from glaciers is needed. Not suitable for persons suffering from back pain. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK3,490.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Activities

  • glacier hiking

Duration

  • 1 day

Grading

  • 3 - Average physical fitness.

Season

  • Polar summer

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