Nordenskiöld Lodge is nested in the glacier moraine by the foot of the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier, far off the beaten path in the remote wilderness of Spitsbergen. Enjoy a much-needed digital detox combined with spectacular adventures far away from the civilization. Explore the hummocky moraine on foot, strap on your crampons for a glacier hike, and paddle alongside the glacier front while observing the rich wildlife. There is no running water or electricity. We use wood to heat the cabin and sauna, and get our drinking water by melting ice from the glacier. Listen to the glacier as it speaks with cracking sounds, loud roars, whispers and pieces of ice breaking off the glacier front.
Just like a real adventure we’ll take you out snowmobiling, walking the surroundings, climbing the blue glacier and paddling in the bay.
As the arctic night surrounds the pine cabin you can lay your head on the soft pillow, wrap yourself in the warm blankets, and listen to the Arctic silence.
A stay at Nordenskiöld Lodge is an experience of splendid solitude and a detox from your online and busy life.
MAR-MAY & JUL-SEP
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.
There are 5 bedrooms with fantastic Arctic views, 10 comfortable beds, indoor toilet, and a traditional wood sauna.
About 100 miles northeast of Longyearbyen lays the mighty glacier Nordenskiöld. A vast destination where only the seals, polar bears, ptarmigan and arctic foxes live. Perched at the edge of the glacier lies Basecamp Nordenskiöld Lodge. To reach this secret escape we travel across shiny glaciers and by sharp mountains, toward the little frozen bay and our true expedition cabin.
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.
Welcome to the world’s northernmost commercial cabin. Hidden in the glacier moraine you can find our Nordenskiöld Lodge. Spend your days hiking on the shiny glacier or paddle among the glacier ice, seals and belugas. Here, high up the Arctic, far from any traffic, you get to experience true arctic silence.
We have gathered important travel information to make your planning easier. We look at the best time to visit, how to get here and what to pack. We also have a trip level indicator to explain difficulty levels of our adventures. And we have put together a rich and detailed arctic dictionary with all you need to know about an adventure at Svalbard.