Nordenskiöld Lodge

Have you heard the sounds of a calving glacier?

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5 rooms
all meals
Wooden Cabin
Starting from 3,490 nok
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Have You Heard the Arctic Silence?

On the moraine shore of the icy fjord, at the edge of the blue glacier, stands our hidden expedition lodge.

Before you even leave Longyearbyen, you are already almost as remote as it gets. Nordenskiöld Lodge, however, takes the isolation from the modern world to another level. It’s the place you have to visit if you want to see the farthest, reach the truest north. It’s the farthest you can reach by motorized vehicle in Spitsbergen, and the base for expeditions to the blue glacier.

Just like the explorers decades ago, you’ll spend days climbing on the glacier and skiing around the fjord and snowy valleys.  Warm yourself up in the sauna after a long day’s exploring. As the Arctic night surrounds the pine cabin you can lay your head on the soft pillow, wrap yourself in the warm blankets, and bask in the Arctic silence.

When you lift your head in the morning, the first thing you will see is the blissful view of the blue glacier. What should we do today? How about a visit to the ghost town of Pyramiden, just a few miles away?

Nordenskiöld Lodge is situated on one of the side fjords of Isfjorden, in Billefjorden. The lodge is next to the shoreline in Adolfbukta, one of the inner bays in Billefjorden, right next to the mighty glacier of Nordenskiöld. The Nordenskiöld glacier is part of the larger glacier system stretching all the way to the north coast of Spitsbergen, making the northern parts of the high Arctic Archipelago very accessible from the Nordenskiöld Lodge. This is as far as you can go on motorized vehicles – from here on it’s either skis or dog sled if you want to explore further.

Nordenskiöld Lodge is the northernmost commercial cabin in the world. With no running water or electricity, Nordenskiöld is a true expedition lodge in the middle of the Arctic. We use wood to heat the cabin, and get our drinking water from the melting glacier. There are 5 bedrooms with fantastic Arctic views, 10 comfortable beds, indoor toilet, and a traditional wood sauna.

During winter you can reach the lodge by dog sled or snowmobile. During summer, you can reach the cabin by boat from Longyearbyen – a two hour boat ride in good weather. We use open polar circle boats to cross the Isfjorden to Nordenskiöld Lodge.

No matter which season you choose to visit, one thing is certain: you are in for an adventurous trip into the true High Arctic! You can find the different adventures to Nordenskiöld Lodge below with set departures. We have minimum of 4 participants on the trips, but you can book them even as a single traveller. You are then joining other travellers on the adventure to Nordenskiöld Lodge.

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.

3 days
All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge
passenger 11,590
per driver 16,990 nok
Next departure 18th Mar 2019

The expedition for those who seek an Arctic challenge and wants to be close to the nature. You can face sun shine, snow storms and white out, you will travel on the sea ice, over shiny glacier or in a deep powder snow and you might come across polar bears as well as seals or Svalbard reindeer. Not the least: Our aim is to reach the highest summit of Spitsbergen – Mt. Newtontoppen (1713 masl).

6 days
min. 3 participants
all meals included
Tent & Nordenskiöld Lodge
Min. age 18
per person 28,990 nok

On this daytrip you will be cast far away from Longyearbyen right in the hearth of the arctic land.

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Whole day
min. 4 participants
Expedition lunch and dinner
Min. age 15 years
per person 3,490 nok
Next departure 2nd Jul 2019

Join us on a unique adventure to Nordenskiöld glacier! On this trip you will be cast far away from Longyearbyen right into the heart of the arctic land and to our Nordenskiöld Lodge. The Lodge lies in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier.

Every Monday
5 days
1.JUL - 30.SEP
Min. 4 participants
All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge
Min. age 15
per person 17,990 nok
Next departure 1st Jul 2019

Welcome to the worlds northern most commercial cabin. Hidden in the glacier moraine you can find our Nordenskiöld Lodge. Here you can spend your days hiking on the blue glaciers or paddling along the glacier ice, seals and belugas. Here, high up the arctic, far from any traffic, you can really hear the arctic silence.

Every Friday
3 days
1.JUL - 30.SEP
Min. 4 participants
All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge
Min. age 12
per person 10,990 nok
Next departure 5th Jul 2019

Paddling along the ice flotes, just beside the blue glacier front is something special to experience. Seals and belugas are not uncommon in this fjord.

on request
4 days
Summer Season
All meals included
Nordenskiöld Lodge
per person 14,600 nok

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