Summer adventure at Nordenskiöld Lodge

On request
4 days
Summer season
4-40 persons
All meals incuded
Nordenskiöld Lodge & Basecamp Hotel
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Summer adventure at Nordenskiöld Lodge

4-days summer adventure at Nordenskiöld Lodge

Are you looking for out-of the-box team building activities, or simply looking to recharge your batteries before the next quarter? Why not journey to the beautiful Nordenskiöld glacier in the High Arctic! Nordenskiold Lodge is nested in the glacier moraine by the foot of the mighty Nordenskiold glacier, far off the beaten path in the remote wilderness of Spitsbergen. Enjoy a much-needed digital detox combined with spectacular adventures far away from the civilization. Explore the hummocky moraine on foot, strap on your crampons for a glacier hike, and paddle alongside the glacier front while observing the rich wildlife. We will also stop by the modern ghost town of Pyramiden on our way back to Longyearbyen.

Day 1

At arrival in Longyearbyen, your devoted Basecamp guide will greet you at the airport and transport you to Basecamp Hotel. The hotel will be your basecamp in Longyearbyen, decorated in authentic trapper’s style down to the very last detail. Our reception will be ready to give you a warm welcome and will assist you with all your check-in needs. We get ready for a drive to our Trapper’s Station in Bolterdalen. Sit back and lower your shoulders in a unique and rustic atmosphere, while you enjoy a proper Trapper’s dinner and some dinnertime storytelling.

Dinner
Basecamp Hotel

Day 2

Breakfast will be served in our breakfast lounge from 7 am, and we will meet with the in the reception at Basecamp Hotel at 8:30 am. There will be enough time for a quick briefing, and to make sure you have brought all the necessary clothing and personal items you will need at Nordenskiöld Lodge. We will provide you with a survival suit, shoes, gloves, hat and goggles once at our expedition base in Longyearbyen. We drive down to the harbor and get settled in an open RIB-boat. Get ready for some some fresh sea air, sea spray and close encounters with the Arctic wildlife of Svalbard. The fjords are teeming with Arctic birds, walruses, seals and belugas this time of year. We enjoy a hot lunch once at Nordenskiöld Lodge, with courtside tickets to the Nordenskiöld glacier. After lunch, we explore the moraine landscape on foot and get to know the surrounding area. Our guides will be happy to share their knowledge of the area and the glacier itself! We return to the cabin before the nightfall, and you will have time to stop by the sauna before dinner will be served. Perhaps you would like us to help facilitate a kick-off meeting?

All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge

Day 3

Today is glacier day! We will give you an introduction to the equipment while establishing some basic safety rules. We will provide you with all necessary equipment for the glacier hike. The glacier is situated only a stone’s throw away, and we will have to cross a small river to get to our starting point. We hike up and down the glacier, crossing multiple smaller crevasses. There are few more beautiful places in the world to enjoy an expedition lunch. The view of Adolfbukta and Billefjorden from the glacier is nothing short of spectacular. Did you know that 60% of Spitsbergen is covered by glaciers? If the weather guides are on our side, there will also be time for an afternoon kayak trip to the glacier front. Be on the lookout for curious seals! We top off the day with a visit to the sauna, followed by a much-appreciated hot meal.

All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge

Day 4

After finishing breakfast, there will be time for a last hike along the beach, or a meeting in the common area. We have lunch before cruising across Adolfbukta to the Russian ghost town of Pyramiden, to have a look at the former Russian mining society. We return to Longyearbyen by boat in the afternoon.

Breakfast and lunch included

Price information

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Activities, accommodation and meals according to the program
Transport to and from accommodation
Rescue suite, hat, boots, gloves & goggles
Search- and rescue insurance

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

Flights, airport shuttle, pre-/post accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250 per person.

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

Recommended equipment

Recommended clothing in the Arctic: Woolen underwear as base layer, warm wool or fleece trousers and a warm sweater, two layers of socks (thin & thick woolen socks), a windproof layer on top (spacious clothing is recommended since air offers the best insulation), gloves, a warm hat (wind proof), scarf or a fleece tube.

Travel necessities: Indoor shoes or extra woolen socks, indoor leisure wear/ casual clothing for dinner, toilet articles, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, small bag/ backpack for personal equipment during the trip, the rest of your belongings you can leave at Basecamp Hotel.

Note

This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pain. Pregnant women cannot participate on any snowmobile, dog sledding or boat safaris arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues that should arise by choosing to neglect this advice.

In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can encounter strong winds, snowstorms or thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the original route, which might result in alternative destinations. It can also mean that we need to use a different methods of transportation  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.

Please note that you are required to be able to understand English or travel in company with someone who does. Make sure to always follow the instructions given by the guide. This is due to security reasons when operating in the Arctic.

Combine your stay with a pre/post night at the most unique hotel in Longyearbyen:

Basecamp Hotel

At the heart of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, lies the home of the modern arctic trappers. See the walls covered with driftwood, sealskins and objects that illustrate the past and present of life in the Arctic.

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