Nordenskiöld ski expedition 5 days: Cross country skiing and overnight in tent - Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Type:Expedition

Vei 608, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 22 22

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  • A guide and two guests pulling sleds while cross country skiing through a bright snow-covered mountainous landscape with a blue sky in the background
  • A guide showing two guests geolocial formations along a mountain side
  • Two guests in a tent camp in the foreground, with an open snow-covered landscape and a pointy mountain in the background
  • Two guides and two guests investigating an opening to an ice cave inside a glacier in snow-covered bright surroundings
  • A guide and two guests inside a dark ice cave
  • A group of guests pulling sleds while cross country skiing through an open snow-covered landscape with mountains and a blue sky in the background
  • A person on skis with a sled in front of them in the foreground, with a snow-covered mountainous landscape and a blue sky in the background
  • A Svalbard reindeer walking through a snow-covered mountainous landscape
  • A snow-covered plain in the foreground with a snowy mountain in bright evening light in the background
  • A tent camp in dark snowy surroundings in the foreground, with distant mountains and light from a sunset on the sky in the background
  • A group on a cross country skiing trip sitting down in a snow couch for a break on their way in the foreground, with an open snow-covered mountainous

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Season (30 Apr 2024 - 4 May 2024)
DayTimes
Monday09:00

About

Svalbard has many options when it comes to classical ski adventures. The landscape is different, depending on where you are. Starting from Longyearbyen, we have Nordenskiöld land as the most available area for longer ski expeditions. The area has a varied landscape, everything from big mountains, glacier systems, valleys to the coast line. We will be in a non-motorized area without noice from vehicles like the snowmobile. During five days, you will experience a classical adventure in Svalbard.

Day 1:

Preparation and planning of the trip. The guide will pick you up at your accommodation at 09:00 in the morning. From here, you drive to the storage to have a review of the trip and to prepare and pack all equipment in the pulks. After lunch, we will be transported to our start point of the trip, Bolterdalen. We will start skiing some kilometers before we settle our first camp for the night.  

Day 2:

We continue our way in to «Bolterskaret» before we head gently down towards Tverrdalen and Reindalen. This day we will ski in narrow valleys, surrounded by inland glacier and mountains.

Day 3:

After breakfast we will pack the camp together and start the ski trip towards Reindalen. During the day we will continue up this valley and head to the Kok glacier, on the North side of Reindalen. When getting to this area the terrain change and we arrives in to an alpine terrain with mountains and peaks surrounded by glaciers. Here we will settle our camp for this night and enjoy the landscape.

Day 4:

This day we will spend in the area of «Møysalen». There are alternative routes of the day, and we will plan this together. Maybe we can visit on of the peaks, or take ski trip in the nearby surroundings. The mountains in this area are the highest one for several kilometers, and on a clear day, the view is stunning.

Day 5:

The last day brings us back to the low land again, and to «Jansondalen” and Adventdalen. From here we ski back to the beginning of Bolterdalen where our ski trip started, and our transport back to Longyearbyen will be waiting for us.

Please observe, book by e-mail to info@wildlife.no
*This tour requires a minimum number of 4 participants to be carried out.
Maximum number of participants: 6-12.
With 3 participants, there is an additional fee of NOK 3,000 per person.

Additional information
- Daily stages are approx. 20 km, in relatively flat terrain. About 8 hours walking per day. Each individual participant pulls their own sled, weight approx. 30 – 40 kg.
- The trip is moderately demanding, and participants should have experience from ski trips in high mountains. No previous glacier experience is required, as our guide will provide training / guidance along the way.
- Overnight sleeping arrangement is 2 and 2 per tent.
- NB! Guests must bring their own ski equipment.
- When buying new ski equipment, it is important to try it out in good time before departure to avoid chafing, blistering etc.

Facilities

Grading

  • 4 - Above average physical fitness

Facilities

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Expedition
  • Food
  • Skiing
  • Tent accomodation

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK17,580.00 per person

Sleeping bag rental / NOK 600 per person
With 3 participants, there is an additional fee of NOK 3 000,- per person.

Facilities

Activities

  • glacier hiking
  • mountain hiking

Duration

  • 5 days
  • several days

Grading

  • 4 - Above average physical fitness

Language

  • English
  • Norwegian

Season

  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Expedition
  • Food
  • Skiing
  • Tent accomodation

Winter sports

  • expedition
  • ski

Awards

  • Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse

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