Northern lights weekend on Svalbard

FRIDAYS
4 days
JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Min. 2 participants
Breakfast included
Basecamp Hotel
per person 7450 8590 nok
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Northern lights weekend on Svalbard

Join us on a 4-days weekend getaway to the northermost small town in the world. With true wilderness right outside your doorstep. Close to the north pole and in the kingdom of the polar bears, with northern lights, stars and the moon illuminating the sky.

Longyearbyen on Svalbard is a perfect place to spend the weekend in the darkest time of the winter. A quiet small town close to North Pole, offering adventures of a lifetime.

Day 1

Welcome to Svalbard! Let your Arctic story begin at Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen.

See the walls, covered with driftwood, sealskins, maps, pictures, and objects that illustrate the past and the present of life in the Arctic. This is the basecamp for your expedition in Spitsbergen, decorated in authentic trapper’s style down to the very last detail.

Prepare your mind and body for the wilderness by relaxing in the glass-roofed lounge looking up at the sky filled with Northern Lights or losing yourself in the stories of the arctic explorers. Wander around the world’s northernmost town and dine next door at one of its best restaurants.

3 nights
DBL/TWN room
Breakfast included
Basecamp Hotel

Day 2

Learn to mush your own husky team through the frozen valleys of Svalbard. Just like a real arctic explorer. The barking stops as the dogs lunge forward. This is the arctic silence: the only sound is happy husky paws, crunching the snow beneath them. Relax and smile as you feel the power of the dogs pulling you through the arctic wilderness.

You will be picked up at your Hotel by our guide at 9 or 16, depending on your chosen departure. Together with the guide and rest of the group, you go through today’s route and needed equipment. After a short car ride, you arrive to Trapper’s Station situated in Bolterdalen, where our 90 friendly Alaskan huskies are eager to meet you.

Our guide will introduce the principle of dogsledding and help you to harness your own team. On this trip, two persons share one dog team, and can take turns in driving. And off we go, mushing into Bolterdalen valley. When the Trapper’s station is behind us, we are already in the real wilderness of Spitsbergen. Take in the scenery around you and enjoy the arctic silence as your dog team does the work for you.

Once back at the station, you will help to take care of your team, unharness them and give them few pats and hugs. Before heading back to town, you have chance to look around at authentic Trapper’s Station with many interesting items from trapping time, enjoy warm drink and few biscuits and hear some stories from mushing at Spitsbergen.

4 hours
Warm drinks included
Thrill of Dogsledding

Day 3

Join us for a snowmobile trip through the dark polar night on Spitsbergen. In the wilderness it’s just you and surrounding mountains. Faint light peeking over the mountains gives you idea of the south, rest of the world is filled with the arctic polar night .

Experience the darkness of the Polar night from a snowmobile, driving through valleys, getting out of town and into the arctic wilderness. The guide meets you at your hotel at 10AM and we drive to our storage were the guide tells you more about the coming trip, safety rules and give you a lesson in how to drive a snowmobile. You will get all the essential equipment you need to keep you warm and enjoying the day ahead. And off we go. The darkness seams endless and the arctic silence is overpowering. We plan a route based on the conditions. Our goal is to experience the magic of the polar night, the excitement of snowmobile driving, hopefully see some wildlife, and find a nice spot with a view. We stop during the trip and enjoy a hot drink and some biscuit.

4 hours
Warm drinks included
Darkness Exposed

Day 4

Thank you for choosing Basecamp to be your home, far away form home.

Breakfast included

Price information

The price is per person in double room
Single room supplement nok 305 per room/nigth

Minimum age: 8 years.
*This program can be tailor made to families with a min. number of 4 persons and min. age 6 years.

What is included:
3 nights at Basecamp Hotel, breakfast and activities according to the program.

What is not included:
Flights, airport shuttle, single room at Basecamp Hotel, lunch, dinner

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, binoculars, bamera, bontact lenses (for those using glasses), small-medium backpack for personal equipment during the snowmobile and dogsledding trip.

Travel tips: What to pack?

Important note

Snowmobiling and dogsledding adventures 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.

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 program, and this might lead up us not to complete the activity as planned. 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.

It is required to understand English and follow the guide information. If they cross the limits from the guide, we will return to Longyearbyen. This is of security reasons when operating in the Arctic.

If needed, Basecamp Explorer reserve the right to change days of the activities during the program.

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