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True arctic story snowmobile adventure to Nordenskiöld Lodge - Basecamp Spitsbergen

Type:Expedition

9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 46 00

Nordenskiöld Lodge in the dusk lights with the Nordenskiöld Glacier in the background
  • Nordenskiöld Lodge in the dusk lights with the Nordenskiöld Glacier in the background
  • A guest drinking his morning coffee in Nordenskiöld Lodge
  • The view towards the Nordenskiöld Glacier from Nordenskiöld Lodge
  • Two polar bears seen from afar strolling across the sea ice in Billefjorden
  • An Arctic sunset as seen from Nordenskiöld Lodge
  • A curious Blue Arctic Fox visiting Nordenskiöld Lodge
  • Bread in the making for guests in Nordenskiöld Lodge
  • The morning coffee kettle perched on top of an old piece of whale vertebrae

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Season (17 Mar 2020 - 15 May 2020)
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About

Discovering Nordenskiöld Lodge is hard with the bare eye, even for the initiated few who know its sheltered location. Your expedition cabin is perched at the edge of the glacier, a destination giving way to the traditional explorer's life on Svalbard. Combine spectacular adventures far away from civilization with recreation and a proper digital detox. The silence is solely interrupted by the glacier as it speaks with cracking sounds. Large windows invites the nature to come inside, offering you a magnificent view of the mighty Svalbard mountains and the blue glacier. The expedition cabin holds a modern standard, though without running water or electricity as a part of the experience. Join us on your adventure of a lifetime.

Day 1
10 am: Pick up at your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.

We begin our adventure at Basecamp Expedition Centre when all participants are gathered. You will be provided with warm winter clothing and your own snowmobile after the guide has given necessary information and a safety briefing. The drive to Nordenskiöld Lodge is about 120 km, and duration is around six to seven hours. Duration and choice of route depends on weather conditions, stops along the way and the group dynamic. After arrival in the late afternoon, we'll find time to settle you in your room before dinner is served by your hosts. Note that information about food allergies is important to advise us about before the trip, due to the destination’s remote location.

Day 2
Breakfast and morning coffee are served in the morning and scheduled in accordance with the group's pace and preferences for this day's activities. Time is at your disposal together with the guide. We normally visit Pyramiden, the 1998 abandoned Russian mining community. Your guide might also show you his or her favourite places to explore, far away from the pulsing city life in Longyearbyen. We provide lunch and warm drinks for a proper Arctic experience. Nothing beats the feeling of traveling through the magnificent landscape in Svalbard when the afternoon sun embraces you on the way home to Nordenskiöld Lodge. Enjoy the warm wood-heated sauna before dinner, relax and read a good book or simply enjoy the peace and quiet.

Day 3
After a good night's rest and breakfast, we prepare our snowmobiles and start the journey back to civilization in Longyearbyen. We make a lunch stop on the way and the adventure ends where it started, at Basecamp Explorer's Expedition Centre. The equipment and clothing are returned before the guide drives you back to your hotel or guesthouse around 4 pm.

Included
- 3-day snowmobile adventure with Arctic nature guide
- Accommodation in a double room at Nordenskiöld Lodge
- Dinner and breakfast two days and lunch three days
- Pick up by the guide at your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen
- Outer layer for snowmobiling: Thermal snowmobile suit, extra warm winter shoes, large leather mittens, balaclava and helmet
- Snowmobile and fuel

Additional charges
Snowmobile insurance NOK 175 per snowmobile per day
CO2 and environmental investment NOK 250 per person
Personal consumption and equipment, drinks for dinner and bar, as well as private travel insurance
Optional single room supplement at Nordenskiöld Lodge
Accommodation in Longyearbyen before and after the trip

As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen's efforts to be climate neutral, we are adding a CO2 and environmental investment to our overnight trips. The amount is donated in its entirety to good projects that contribute to a sustainable future at our destinations.

Note
This tour is not suitable if you are pregnant or is you are suffering from back pain. The notification is for your safety and Basecamp Explorer will take responsibility for health problems if this advice is neglected.

Pack only what is needed for this trip, as luggage must be carried on your own snowmobile. We recommend a waterproof backpack of around 35-42 litres. Other luggage can be stored at the hotel when you are exploring.

Driver's license for car or motorcycle required for snowmobiling. This must be presented to the guide before departure. Any snowmobile ride on Svalbard needs at least two snowmobiles without passengers for the trip to be carried out. This is for safety reasons, and if a snowmobile stops, we must have space enough to bring everyone home. We reserve the right to change the number of passengers and passengers in the group if necessary.

In Svalbard, the weather conditions change rapidly. We can encounter strong winds, blizzards, thick fog, cracks and a lack of snow or ice. This means that in some cases we must make changes to the planned itinerary. This may mean that we do not arrive at the planned destination or adjust/ change departure or return times to Longyearbyen. It might also mean that we must use a different type of transport or accommodation than that described in the program.

Facilities

Grading

  • 5 - Previous snowmobile experience is recommended. Long day trip through some rugged terrain

Facilities

Symbols

  • Bed accomodation
  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Expedition
  • Food
  • Snowmobile
  • Toilet
  • Wellness

Suggested prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Per personNOK16,990.00 driver
Per personNOK11,590.00 passenger

Prices may be subject to change.

Facilities

Age limit

  • 18 years

Duration

  • 3 days
  • several days

Grading

  • 5 - Previous snowmobile experience is recommended. Long day trip through some rugged terrain

Season

  • Sunny winter

Symbols

  • Bed accomodation
  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Expedition
  • Food
  • Snowmobile
  • Toilet
  • Wellness

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