Packrafting in Adventdalen - Backyard Svalbard

Type:Kayak

Vei 217, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 98 80 22 83

A guest in a wetsuit standing behind a packraft in a river
  • A guest in a wetsuit standing behind a packraft in a river
  • Three persons hiking while carrying packrafts and paddles in their backpacks
  • The view from Breinosa down upon the rivers running from Adventdalen and out into Adventfjorden
  • A guest paddling in a packraft
  • Three persons paddling in packrafts
  • A guest paddling in a packraft
  • Three guests paddling in packrafts
  • A map showing the route of the tour in Adventdalen

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Available

Season (1 June 2021 - 1 Oct 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 20:00

About

News for the summer!

We’re introducing packrafting to Svalbard. This tour in Adventdalen is an easy trip for those who would want an outdoors Svalbard experience.

Adventdalen, or Advent Valley, is a broad and long valley with lots of delta rivers. From Longyearbyen you can reach many great options for trips, where mountains and the wilderness are just outside our doorstep. We raft close to the surroundings and wildlife, and our certified guides help you discover the beauty beyond our backyard.

This is a low-threshold trip, and we’ll provide you with full packraft gear so you don’t have to worry about getting wet if you should fall out of your packraft.

A packraft is an inflatable kayak, which is easy to carry. We’re testing out this pilot project this summer with 3 packrafts, which means that the group size is small.

We are offering two types of tours in Adventdalen:

4-hours trip in Adventdalen:
Available: All days
Time: 09:00 and 16:00

We pick you up at the hotel and transport you to Camp Barents, in the heart of Adventdalen. Here we put on our wetsuits and life jackets before heading out to the fjord. The paddling distance is 10 km long. At the end of the trip, we will make a bonfire at the beach and have a coffee with bisquits.

Included in this trip: 
- Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel, SAR insurance, guide with safety equipment and a light snack.

7-hours trip in Adventdalen:
Available: All days
Time: 09:00

This trip is for you who want to include hiking and rafting. We pick you up at the hotel and transport you to Camp Barents, but this time we head further into the valley, to the land mark called The Iron Bed (Jernsenga). This hike is 5 km long, and the paddling is 15 km. You should have a backpack that can hold 40/50 litres and good hiking boots. At the end of the tour we will make a bonfire at the beach and have a coffee. This tour includes lunch.

Included in this trip:
- Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel, SAR insurance, guide with safety equipment and lunch.

Contact us at booking@backyardsvalbard.com for booking.

Facilities

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most

Facilities

Symbols

  • Hiking
  • Kayak

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
4-hours: Price per person, minimum 2 participantsNOK2,400.00 per person
4-hours: Price per person, minimum 3 participantsNOK1,980.00 per person
7-hours: Price per person, minimum 2 participantsNOK3,050.00 per person
7-hours: Price per person, minimum 3 participantsNOK2,500.00 per person

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 4 hours
  • 7 hours
  • Half day

Grading

  • 2 - Suitable for most

Season

  • Polar summer

Symbols

  • Hiking
  • Kayak

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