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Blue Ice Paddling

4 days kayaking trip at Nordenskiöld Lodge

14-17 July 2017
4 days
Summer Season
Minimum 4 persons
All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge
per person 14,600 nok
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Blue Ice Paddling

4 days kayaking trip at Nordenskiöld Lodge

Paddling along the ice flotes, just beside the blue glacier front is something special to experience. Seals and belugas are not uncommon in this fjord.

Evening before

Meet the guide in the reception at Basecamp Hotel at 4 pm to go through program and equipment.

Day 1

Day before: Meet the guide in the reception at 4 pm to go through program and equipment.
Meet our guide at 8 am. After dressing in rescue suites, we start the boat safari towards Billefjorden and Nordenskiöld Lodge. On the way, we might see some arctic wildlife, like puffins, seals or even belugas. After a while we will arrive to the inner part of Billefjorden, where we will find our Nordenskiöld Lodge in the middle of the glacier moraine, right at the front of the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier. This will be our basecamp for the next 4 days. We will settle into our rooms and enjoy lunch on the terrace if the weather is good. The afternoon we will use to get familiar with our equipment and learn more about the kayaking techniques.

Lunch & Dinner included
Nordenskiöld Lodge

Day 2

After breakfast, we can warm our muscles before dressing into the dry suites and heading back to the sea. Today to paddle along the bright blue glacier front to the other side of Adolfbukta. It is wonderful experience to paddle along the floating glacier ice. We might come across some seals lying on the ice and some curious individuals might even venture close to the kayaks to see who we are. Brucebyen, about 5 km from the Lodge, we get to the shore, stretch our legs and enjoy expedition lunch. Before the evening, we will return to the Nordenskiöld Lodge, warm up sauna and enjoy tasty dinner. Accommodation in double rooms at Nordenskiöld Lodge.

all meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge

Day 3

After the tasty breakfast, we will dress up to the dry suites and pack our kayaks. Our aim is to paddle towards north to Rundmosepynten, cross petuniabukta and continue to the Russian mining town Pyramiden. After starching our legs at this remote old mining town and enjoying expedition lunch in the ghost town, we will sit back to our kayaks and start our return trip back to Nordenskiöld Lodge. After a fresh day on the blue sea, warm dinner will taste better than ever. We will warm sauna in the evening and the most adventurous of us can try a quick swim in the ocean. Dinner and accommodation in double rooms at Nordenskiöld Lodge.

all meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge

Day 4

In the morning, we will head out to the sea for the last time. We will make a short trip to the glacier front, search for some seals or even see some belugas. We are back at the lodge for lunch and then it is time to pack out bags and head to the boat for our last boat safari towards Longyearbyen and civilization.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Summary

Price: Nok 14.600,- per person
Departure: 14th – 17th July 2017
Minimum: 4 persons
Age limit: 15 years

What’s included?

Activities, accommodation and meals according to the program
Transport to and from accommodation
Rescue suite, hat, gloves & goggles
Search- and rescue insurance

What’s not included?

Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250

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.

Good to have with you: Indoor shoes or extra woolen socks, indoor leisure wear/ casual clothing for dinner, toilet articles, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, small bag/ backpack for personal equipment during the  trip, rest of your belongings you can leave to Basecamp Hotel.

Note

This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains.

As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen’s efforts to be climate neutral, there will be an additional climate investment charge of NOK 250 per guest.  This is donated in its entirety to Basecamp Foundation’s forestry project in Masai Mara, Kenya. The trees bind CO2 and contribute to reducing the effects of emissions associated with our activities – and your travel. For more information, please visit: www.basecampfoundation.org

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