We will walk around 12-15 km per day. The route follows no set trails, you should be able to move in varied terrain such as grass slopes, boulders, and moraine safely and independently. To reach our destination, we will also have to cross rivers. This trip requires very good physical fitness and 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.
We recommend that you have previous experience with multiple-day hiking and outdoor camping. 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.
Safety is our top priority during our trips. It is necessary for you to be able to communicate in English or a Scandinavian language if you want to join our excursions. The tour language (English or a Scandinavian language) will be chosen based on the group’s language skills.
Weather conditions in Svalbard
In Svalbard, 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.