4-day summer adventure to Isfjord Radio

Min. age 2
per person 9,020 nok
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ISFJORD RADIO ADVENTURE HOTEL

From mid-April to August, the midnight sun shines non-stop in Svalbard. An abundance of Arctic marine life is returning to the island during summer, and all the Arctic bird cliffs are teeming with life. Isfjord Radio is situated on the windswept grounds of Kapp Linne, which is the perfect starting point for your Arctic adventure. Make sure to keep an eye out for the Arctic terns nesting close to the hotel, as they can get quite protective of their eggs. Observe the Svalbard reindeer casually strolling past the dining room window, and if you are lucky, you might spot an Arctic fox searching for chicks and eggs between the houses.

Day 1

The day starts early at 8AM when your guide meets you at your hotel in Longyearbyen. We drive straight to the harbour and embark on your vessel for the day, ISFJORD-EKSPRESSEN.

We head out in Isfjorden and make our first stop by the bird cliff outside Bjørndalen and Grumant, an historical abandoned Russian mining town. The wildlife in the fjord is rich during summer and we are on the lookout for arctic birds, walruses, seals, belugas or bigger whales, or even the polar bear.

The journey continues to Barentsburg, an operative Russian mining town with around 400 inhabitants, including the one and only cat in Svalbard. 270 steps will lead you from the harbour to the main street of this distinct town created with colourful houses in a naked landscape. You have around one hour to explore the town on your own before heading even longer west, to Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.

At Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel the hosts will greet us as we arrive, and a warm 2-course lunch awaits. arrival. In the afternoon we invite you further into the wilderness by joining the hike Walk of the day at 3-5PM (every Monday-Friday). Upon return the sauna will be heated, and with an Arctic spa you are in for a real gem of the Isfjord Radio experience before dinner is served at 8PM.

Pick up 8AM
Lunch and dinner included
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel

Day 2

A full day at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel. We recommend signing up for one of our adventures to explore more of the area. You can by the additional adventures with the room booking or evening before at Isfjord Radio.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel

Day 3

Take a second adventure or use the day to relax in Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel. Settle in our library with a good book and a cup of tea, or spend time looking at the birdlife from the warm and comfortable living room. Every day we will heat the sauna and offer to be your polar bear guard while you take a brave bath in Isfjorden.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel

Day 4

A good night sleep requires a sustainable breakfast and you can enjoy your morning coffee with a panoramic view over Kapp Linné bird reserve. After breakfast we recommend booking a half day hike with your Isfjord Radio guide from 9AM-1PM (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). This is an optional activity that you can book in advance or upon arrival in Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.

Lunch is offered as your return from the hike and will be a perfect finish of your stay before the return to Longyearbyen. Note that pre order of lunch this day must be done at latest one day in advance.

Departure 2PM
Breakfast and lunch included
Boat departure every day
4 days
June-September
Lunch, dinner and breakfast
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel

Price information

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Boat trip to/ from Longyearbyen and Isfjord Radio with stop in Barentsburg on day 1
Accommodation in double/twin room
Meals according to the adventure program
Pick up an return transfer from your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Additional adventures at Isfjord Radio, personal spendings, drinks with meals, private equipment and travel insurance, supplement for single room at Isfjord Radio

MORE THAN TRAVEL

As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen’s efforts to be climate neutral, we add an additional CO2 and enviromental investment of NOK 250 per guest.  This is donated in its entirety to do good projects contributing to a sustainable future in our destinations.

Clothing and equipment

Prepare yourself for some wind and an average summer temperature of around 5°C and do remember your swim suite for your Arctic spa!

Even if we do have warmer days in Svalbard, it is always better to have warm clothes. A proper local always wear wool thermals closest to the body in one or two layers. In summertime a thick sweater or fleece jacket might be enough as a mid-layer, but make sure you top it all up with a wind- and waterproof layer on top. If you tend to get cold it is smart to bring along a light down or primaloft jacket as well. At last, steady shoes that can get dirty, woollen socks, gloves, buff, hat and sunglasses.

Note

Isfjord Radio is a wilderness hotel and to move outside you need a guide with rifle for polar bear protection.

In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms or thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planned route, and this might lead up us not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the program. We will always do our outmost to give our guests a great experience in the Arctic, but we must be aware that characteristics of the destination.

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