Arctic Spirit

Whole day glacier hike at Nordenskiöld in Billefjorden

Every Tue, Thu & Sat
Whole day
Summer season
Minimum 4 persons
Expedition lunch and dinner
per person 3,490 nok
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Arctic Spirit

Whole day glacier hike at Nordenskiöld in Billefjorden

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

Days Program

The day starts early at 08:00, when our guide pick you up from your hotel. We will go shortly through the days plan and activities. We will first dress up to flotation suits before heading to the harbour. We will travel over Isfjorden 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.

Nordenskiöld lodge lies right inside the glacier moraine with a fantastic view right towards the bright blue glacier. The cabin is well hidden in the rough moraine. You can feel the arctic nature and silence around you when you are sitting on the cabin terrace. After arriving to Basecamp Nordenskiöld in Adolfbukta,

After arriving to shore of Adolfbukta, we will enjoy expedition lunch right in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier. We will go through a short instruction of the glacier walking and the safety issues and after lunch we will gather all necessary equipment and head out to the close by glacier.

We will hike up and down on the glacier, learn how to use our equipment and enjoy the magnificent ice around us. After the adventurous trip on the glacier we will enjoy warm expedition meal while admiring the glacier and wonderful arctic nature around us. Luckily we have mid night sun whole day and night so we can enjoy the long adventure in peace. Finally it is time to head back to Longyearbyen with the boat and say farewell to the beautiful arctic scenery.

Expedition lunch & Dinner included

Summary

Price: NOK 3.490,‐ per person
Departure: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 1.7.-30.9.2017
Pick-up: 08:00 am
Minimum: 4 persons
Age limit: 15 years

What’s included?

Activities  and meals according to the program
Transport to and from accommodation
Boat safari to Basecamp Nordenskiöld and back
Car transfer to harbor and back
Equipment: flotation suits, hats and goggles, all necessary glacier equipment
Guide with emergency and safety equipment
Search- and rescue insurance

Recommended equipment

Recommended clothing in the Arctic: Woolen underwear as the base layer, warm wool or flees trousers & sweater on the top, two layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks), windproof layer on the top (spacious clothing is recommended since air is the best insulation),  gloves, warm hat (wind proof), scarf or flees- tube.

Note

This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains. Pregnant women cannot participate on any snowmobile, dog sledding or boat safaris arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues, due to neglecting this advice.

Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at Longyearbyen – Basecamp Hotel.

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