Telegraph Route Isfjord Radio

Min. age 18
per person 28,990 nok
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Telegraph Route Isfjord Radio

Step outside Longyearbyen and open the door to the Arctic wilderness. Get the real feeling of what Svalbard is about. Mush your own husky team, set your expedition camp and care for your dogs for five days. We head vest to Isfjord Radio. After two long days outdoors a stay in this boutique hotel will ensure that you have the energy needed for the journey back to Longyearbyen.

Day before

Meet the guide in the reception at Basecamp Hotel to go through program and equipment.

3PM

Day 1

Meet the guide in the reception at Basecamp Hotel at 10 am. After checking that you have all equipment needed, you will head straight to our Trappers Station in Bolterdalen. Here you will meet all our 90 happy Alaskan Huskies eager to get on the trip. The guide will show you how to harness dogs and how to mush your own team. Everyone will take care of their own team with guidance from the guide. You will harness, feed and look after your own dogs. After harnessing the dogs the teams for the first time we will head out into Bolterdalen towards Isfjord Radio. Lunch will be enjoyed in the wild. This first day we will drive through walleyes and pass some majestic mountains. After a long first day of dog sledging, we set camp approx. half way to Isfjord Radio. When you have looked after your team, it is time to enjoy a nice meal in the tent, before your first night outside.

10AM
shared tent
Lunch and Dinner included
Tent

Day 2

Breakfast for animals and people before preparations are made for a new fairy-tale day with the dogs. The complete silence is only broken by the panting of the dogs and the scraping of the sled runners against the snow. Dog sledging at Svalbard is an experience that touches your soul. Lunch will be served out in the field. Today we will arrive Isfjord Radio, were the host will welcome us. A 3-course dinner will be served in the evening.

shared room
All meals included
Isfjord Radio

Day 3

After a solid breakfast, we will go for a short dog sledge trip before we return to the station for a warm lunch. Your host will give you a guided tour around the station area. How about a bath in the Arctic sea. 3-course dinner will be served in the evening.

shared room
All meals included
Isfjord Radio

Day 4

After breakfast it is time for packing our expedition gear, harness the dogs for our second half of our travel. We will start the trip back to the civilization, and do some interesting stop on our way. The conditions can be demanding, but the trip will give you a fantastic adventure in the majestic Svalbard nature. In the afternoon we will set camp and make dinners to both dogs and people.

shared tent
All meals included
Tent

Day 5

The last day out in the wild and we get up early so we are able to make the most out of the day. Heading back for Longyearbyen on your sledge with your team. Expedition lunch will be served on the way. Back at Basecamp Trapper’s Station, we take care of tiered dogs – your new friends – before we return to Longyearbyen. Arrival to Longyearbyen during the afternoon.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Summary

What’s included?

Activities, accommodation and meals according to the program.
Transport to and from accommodation in Longyeabryen.
Warm clothing: Thermal suit, boots, gloves, hat, goggles and balaclava
Search- and rescue insurance

Additional charges

Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, single room supplement in Isfjord Radio, accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250.

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 projects in Masai Mara, Kenya.

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 (wool is recommended), warm hat (wind proof), scarf or flees- tube

Good to have with you: Indoor shoes or extra woolen socks, Indoor leisure wear/ casual clothing for dinner, toilet articles, Sunglasses, sunscreen (not based on water), binoculars, camera, ccontact lenses (for those using glasses), small bag/ backpack for personal equipment during the  trip, rest of your belongings you can leave to Basecamp Hotel.

Try to pack in couple of small bags, rather than one big one due to the slim size of the sled. Waterproof bags are a good option. Do note that you need to pack some of the common equipment’s to your sledge as well, so space is quite limited.

Note

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 result in 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.

Expeditions are not suitable for persons suffering from back pains. Pregnant women cannot participate on any of the mentioned trips arranged by Basecamp Spitsbergen. Basecamp takes no responsibility to any health issues, due to neglecting this advice. During longer dogsledding trips, the dog teams need some help by pushing up the steep hills. For this, you need to be in good physical condition. As part of the expedition, you will participate in feeding and taking care of the dogs. When camping outdoors, we will melt snow, set up the camp and prepare meals together.

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