During this adventure we sleep in shared tents and each tent team is expected to participate on boiling own drinking water, setting up and packing down your own tent each day. The guide will supervise and with some practice you will soon get a hold of it. Each night participants have rotating schedules of being polar guard.
We will walk around 12-15 km per day. The terrain where we walk doesn’t have any roads or tracks and to reach our destination, we will have to cross rivers. This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains or pregnant women, and this is due to your health and safety. Basecamp will unfortunately not allow participation in such case, as we cannot that responsibility for any health issues due to neglecting this advice.
In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms or thick fog. 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.