Ice cave overnight adventure: A night in an ice cave - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Type:Caving

Næringsbygget, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 22 22

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  • A person admiring the formations in the ice cave
  • Three people with headlamps and helmets admiring the formations on the ceiling of the ice cave.
  • The entrance to the ice cave with the blue evening sky in the background
  • A person who admires the ice cave formations
  • Picture of the unique formations inside the cave
  • Two people with headlamps at the end of a narrow passage in the ice cave.
  • Picture of the unique formations inside the cave
  • two people with headlamps and helmets admiring the formations on the ceiling of the ice cave.
  • The narrow and fascinating passages inside the ice cave.
  • Picture of the unique formations inside the cave
  • Several people and a dog on their way to the ice cave, with Longyearbyen, mountains and a fjord in the background

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Season (3 Nov 2023 - 15 May 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday17:00
ThursdayClosed
Friday17:00
Saturday - SundayClosed

About

Join us for an evening trip spending the night in the ice cave on Longyearbreen!

It’s out in the untouched nature you can experience the magic of Svalbard at its best.

To experience de light and the colours during the  Polar Night, we have to leave the houses and the artificial light from the city. It’s only when we get out in the nature – and darkness - that we can experience the magic light that the Polar Night can give.

Day 1:

The first day, the guide will pick you up at your choice of accommodation at 5 pm. We will drive down to our storage for a short briefing about the trip and pick the equipment we need. We pack for our trip from Nybyen. When the snowshoes are adjusted, we head towards Longyearbreen. It doesn’t take long before we get in the shade of the light from Longyearbyen and in the Polar Night. We follow the glacier in a steady climb until we reach the glacier plateau where the ice cave is. Here we fire up the primus and enjoy a warm cup of drink before pursuing our evening trip up the mountain. From the ridge and the top of the mountain itself, the view over the landscape in the twilight of the dark period is fantastic. The return to the cave doesn’t take long and we can prepare dinner and get ready for a night under the magical glacier. Here you will experience an underground world with halls, narrow passages and thick layers of mighty ice crystals.

Day 2:

After a good breakfast, we pack and get prepared to the return down the glacier. From there, we are very close to Longyearbyen and civilization. We expect to be back in Longyearbyen at 11:00.

Change of program:

Completion of the trip may be changed during the trip, regarding weather changes and the size of the group.

Demands of participants: The trip is medium demanding

Price includes:

Transportation to/from accommodation, food, sleeping mat and guide with necessary safety equipment.

Minimum 2 participants and maximum 4 participants. Maximum 6 participants in private groups.

An additional fare will be added if there are only 2 or 3 guests

If only 2 participants: additional NOK 1000 pr person, 3 persons additional NOK 500 pr person

Sleeping bag might be rented for NOK 500

Children on request 

Important information
Age limit for participation on this activity: 16 years

Facilities

Grading

  • 4 - Demands good physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility. (steep, slippery and uneven terrain)

Facilities

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Hiking
  • Ice cave

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK3,900.00 per person

Sleeping bag rental / NOK 600 per person

Facilities

Activities

  • glacier hiking
  • hiking
  • ice caving

Age limit

  • 16 years

Duration

  • 1 night
  • several days

Grading

  • 4 - Demands good physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility. (steep, slippery and uneven terrain)

Season

  • Northern light winter
  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Hiking
  • Ice cave

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  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

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