Green Sky on svalbard

4 day Polar Night Adventure

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4 days
Polar Night
Minimum 2 persons
Basecamp Hotel
per person 6,800 nok
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Green Sky

4 day Polar Night Adventure

Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen is a perfect getaway weekend destination for the polar night season. Quiet small town close to North Pole surrounded by arctic silence and northern lights.

Day 1

After your arrival to Longyearbyen’s airport you can catch the airport bus that will take you to Basecamp Hotel, were you can leave your luggage. For your night at the Trappers station, you will only need a minimum of personal items. We recommend a walk in town. There are many restaurants close that serve lunch. Your guide will meet you at 7pm. We drive to the Trappers station which is located approx. 10km outside of Longyearbyen. At the Trappers hut we will be served a 2 course dinner. Your guide will also tell stories about the hunting traditions in Svalbard. Accommodation will be in the gamme (wooden teepee type hut), which is a small hut decorated as the small hunting cabins you find around the island. Your guide will be in nearby, and function as your polar bear guard for the night. As will our 90 Alaskan Huskies.

Dinner included
Trapper's Station

Day 2

We start the day with breakfast in the hut. If the snow conditions are good, we harness the dogs for a sledge trip in Bolter valley. Your guide will of course give you instructions. With less snow we`ll go for a hike instead. With the Trappers station located outside of Longyearbyen, means we have less light pollution, and better conditions for spotting northern lights. Svalbard in one of the few places you can spot northern lights at daytime. After the trip, we head back to Longyearbyen, and check in at Trappers hotel for the next nights. We recommend dinner at Kroa restaurant next door.

Breakfast & Lunch included
Basecamp Hotel

Day 3

Today we go hiking on one of the glaciers close to Longyearbyen. Before we start you are given a headlamp and snowshoes. The guide will teach you the principles of snowshoeing, and determines the route depending on weather and local conditions. Along the way, we will enjoy a hot drink and the breathtaking, dark silence. We will have great view of Advent vallay. Your guide will tell stories about the time mining was the main activity in the city. We recommend you to try Huset restaurant for your evening dinner. The reception can help you make reservations.

Breakfast included
Basecamp Hotel

Day 4

Breakfast at the Hotel. Visit to the museum before departure to airport. The bus stops outside the hotel, otherwise the reception can help you if you prefer a taxi.

Breakfast included

Summary

Price 2017: nok 6.800,- per person
Price 2018: nok 6.800,- per person
Departures 2017: every day from 1.10-31.12.
Departures 2018: every day from 1.1-31.1
Minimum: 2 persons
Age limit:  8 years

What’s included?

Activities, accommodation and meals according to the program.

What’s not included?

Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, single room at Basecamp Hotel, 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 (wool is recommended), 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 (not based on water), Binoculars, Camera, Contact lenses (for those using glasses), Small bag/ backpack for personal equipment during the snowmobile trip, rest of your belongings you can leave to Basecamp Hotel.

Note

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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