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Work and holiday at Nordenskiöld

Work and holiday at Nordenskiöld

This summer we had a team of volunteers helping to renovate the lodge. It was a true work and holiday, with combination of hard labor and relaxed leisure time around the lodge.

To renovate and upgrade a lodge in such isolation is not an easy task. All items must be delivered in boats over the freezing fjords. Everything has to be packed very carefully, or you might end up with soaked pillows or broken glass.

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Once at the cabin, there is a heavy lifting before all the construction material is carried through the moraine to the cabin. It did get some sweat running, but it was good exercise for the day.

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

After unpacking and planning, it is time for the work. It has to be mostly manual work, since there is not too many power tools around. After a day or hammering and sawing you can feel you have done something!

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

But all work and no play would make Jack a dull boy. So there needs to be some refreshing moments in between the hard working days.

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

Hiking at Nordenskiöld Lodge

Photo by Johan Wildhagen

We want to thank all the volunteers for their great efforts. Photos by Johan Wildhagen.


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Join us on a unique adventure to Nordenskiöld glacier! On this trip you will be cast far away from Longyearbyen right into the heart of the arctic land and to our Nordenskiöld Lodge. The Lodge lies in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier.

every Monday
5 days
Summer Season
Minimum 4 persons
All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge
per person 16,900 nok
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