Magic of the Arctic

Min. age 12
per person 9,990 nok
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Magic of the Arctic

Experience the magnificent High Arctic up close and join us on our summer adventure to beautiful Isfjord Radio at Cape Linnè. We embark on a journey by open RIB boats, and on our way we will have time to enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery, the mighty bird cliffs and the animal wildlife. Far away from the civilization in Longyearbyen, you will learn more about the history, biological diversity and geological conditions that make Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel such a fascinating place to visit.

Day 1

Our guide will meet you in the reception of your hotel at 17:00 pm. You will be briefed about the trip, equipment and outfit details. Transport to the quay, where our polarcircelboat is ready to start the safari tour towards Isfjord Radio. On the way, we have time to enjoy the fantastic fjord scenery, animal wildlife and Arctic seabirds. We spend the afternoon exploring the great area of Kapp Linné, and learn more about the wildlife at the station. We’ll be served a 5-course dinner in the evening. Accommodation in comfortable double rooms at Isfjord Radio.

Pick up at 5PM
Dinner included
Isfjord Radio

Day 2

Breakfast is served from 8.00 am. After the breakfast we’ll board the boat for an exciting safari to the west side of the fjord. The route will go towards east along the coastline before crossing Isfjorden at Kapp Starostin and go straight to the mighty bird cliffs of Alkehornet with thousands of nesting birds. In Trygghamna we go ashore and enjoy expedition lunch at the beach. After lunch, we’ll have a closer look at the area before heading to the fantastic Esmark Glacier in Ymerbukta. If we are lucky, we might observe whales, seals or even get a glimpse of “king of the Artic”, the polar bear. In the evening a 5-course dinner is served at the restaurant at the Isfjord Radio. Accommodation in double rooms.

all meals included
Isfjord Radio

Day 3

Breakfast is followed by a new day of adventure. After breakfast we say goodbye to and pack our bags and head to the boat. We go to Grønfjorden and the Russian settlement Barentsburg. Barentsburg is a mining city with approx. 350 residents
and a fascinating place to visit. We go ashore and take a tour around town before light lunch is served in the brewery. After lunch we head back to the boat and set course towards Longyearbyen. We make several interesting stop along the way. We are back in Longyearbyen during the afternoon.

Breakfast & Lunch included
Selected dates
2,5 days
June-September
Min. 4 participants
All meals included
Isfjord Radio

Price information

What’s included?

Activities, accommodation in double/twin room and meals according to the program
Pick up an return transfer from your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen
Rescue suite, hat, gloves & goggles for the boat ride
Search- and rescue insurance

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Personal spendings, drinks with meals, private equipment and travel insurance
Single room supplement 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. You can never get enough warm clothes for the boat trip if the wind is swiping over the Arctic land.

Good to have with you: Indoor shoes or extra woolen socks, indoor leisure wear/ casual clothing for dinner, toilet articles, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, 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. Pregnant women cannot participate on any snowmobile safaris arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues, due to neglecting this advice.

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, thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planed 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.

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