True Arctic Story

3 days snowmobile expedition to Nordenskiöld Lodge and glacier

Min. age 18

passenger 11,590
per driver 16,990 nok
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True Arctic Story

3 days snowmobile trip to Nordenskiöld Lodge and glacier

Join us for a three-day trip to Nordenskiöld Lodge – the northernmost cabin for commercial trips on Svalbard. About 100 miles northeast of Longyearbyen lays the mighty glacier Nordenskiöld. Just at the foot of the glacier, you can find our new Basecamp Nordenskiöld. To get there we have to drive first over Tempelfjorden. We will not stop here, our adventure continues even further up north. We will continue over shiny glaciers and sharp mountains, toward the little frozen bay and our Nordenskiöld Lodge, which is only a stone’s throw away from the great Nordenskiöld Glacier. Here, hidden in the glacier moraine, we are going have the base for our adventure, just like the hunters and explorer from the past. The modern cabin gives us all the comfort needed, but still keeps up with the arctic style. Just have a look at the perfect view from the cabin windows, right towards the magnificent glacier. It will take your breath away!

Day 1

Meeting in the reception at your hotel at 10 am. Here you will meet our guide and get short briefing about winter clothing, snowmobiling and the program for next few days. Based on current weather and snow conditions, the guide will pick the best route for us. We will drive through unspoiled nature and do many exciting stops along the way. We will enjoy expedition lunch on the way. We will cross the frozen Tempelfjorden and pass the mighty Temple Mountain. We drive further north towards the glaciers in Olav V land. Arriving to the Nordenskiöld Lodge, we will get settled into our rooms, start the preparations for today’s dinner and just enjoy the beautiful scenery around us.

Pick up 10AM
twin room
Lunch & Dinner included
Nordenskiöld Lodge

Day 2

After a tasty breakfast it’s time to sit back on our snowmobiles and head out into the beautiful scenery of Spitsbergen. We drive over glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords, miles from civilization in a landscape of white and blue colours. If the weather and ice conditions are favourable, we head out to the abandoned Russian mining town, Pyramiden. We will get a tour around the town. In the old days before the evacuation, they had kindergartens, schools and even the world’s northernmost swimming pool. The Russians took nothing with them when they abandon the city in 1998 and almost everything lies as it was back then. We will enjoy expedition lunch on the way. During the afternoon, we return back to the cabin. And after a long day on the scooter we fire up the sauna and enjoy tasty dinner.

Day excursion
twin room
All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge

Day 3

Breakfast is served at. 08:00. After the breakfast it is time once more to start our snowmobiles and head back to the civilization. Based on current weather forecast and resent snow conditions, we will pick the best route back. We will enjoy expedition lunch on the way in the middle of the white landscape surrounded by arctic silence. If we are really lucky, we might catch a glimpse of the King of the Arctic, polar bears before arriving to Longyearbyen in the afternoon.

Return in the afternoon
Breakfast & Lunch included


Driver’s license for car or motorcycle is required for driving snowmobile. Your driver’s license must be presented before the tour starts.

This trip requires minimum two snowmobile drivers without passengers. We may also need to change the number of drivers and passengers in the group. This is in terms of safety reasons.


Three days snowmobiling adventure with arctic nature guide.
Accommodation in twin room.
Dinner, breakfast and expedition lunches.
Transport to and from your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.
Warm clothing: Snowmobile suit, boots, gloves, helmet, goggles and balaclava.
Snowmobile and fuel.
Search- and rescue insurance for Svalbard.


CO2 investment of NOK 250 per person.
Snowmobile insurance NOK 175 per snowmobile per day.


Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, accommodation in Longyearbyen.


Would you like to have your board meeting, conference event, incentive group, private guiding or even a kick-off event in the middle of the true Arctic? Let us know and we will tailor your trip!


This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains. Pregnant women cannot participate on any snowmobile safaris 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, thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planed 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.

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:

Combine your stay with accommodation at the most unique hotel at 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.

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, Contact lenses (for those using glasses), Small bag/ backpack for personal equipment during the snowmobile trip, rest of your belongings you can leave to Basecamp Hotel.


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