Arctic Spirit

Min. age 15
per person 3,590 nok
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Arctic Spirit

A full day adventure in the heart of the Arctic wilderness. By open Polarcircle boats we raft into the deepest corner of Billefjorden. Here lies Adolfbukta and the majestic blue Nordenskiold glacier. The glacier is our destination and the experience is for sure one of a kind when entering this massive, frozen terrain.

Program

The day starts early at 8AM when your guide picks you up from the hotel. We will quickly go through todays program and once the survival suit has been put on and zipped shut, we head down to the harbour. On this journey we travel across Isfjorden to Billefjorden. Enjoy the views and its wildlife on our way to the glacier destination. Keep your eyes open for birds, walruses, seals, whales, belugas or even the polar bear.

After arriving to shore in Adolfbukta, expedition lunch is served outside Nordenskiold Lodge with a great view to the glacier. This is also where we get familiar with our glacier gear and how to act when glacier hiking. It is a new experience when feeling the frozen ground under your steps. We walk up and down, explore the art of nature, take photos and if time allows, we might even put on a rope to see further down in a crevasse.

When returning to the lodge we leave our gear, enjoy a warm outdoor dinner before heading back to town. The crossing takes around three hours each way.

Lunch & dinner
Thur & Sat
12 hours
1.JUL-30.SEP
min. 4 participants
Lunch and dinner

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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