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 walking the surroundings, climbing the blue glacier and paddling in the bay in the summer. At winter we reach the Northern most commercial cabin on our snowmobiles.
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.
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The Nordenskiöld glacier is part of a larger glacier that extends all the way up to the north coast of Spitsbergen. This is as far as one can reach with motorized vehicles. From here it is ski or dog sledding that applies if you want to continue the journey. In the summer we arrive at Nordenskiöld Lodge by boat, and in the winter we go on a snowmobile or dog sled.
The cabin is a hidden gem, which is almost impossible to see in the mighty surroundings. Interior expert Halvor Bakke has been inspired by the surroundings, and created a warm expression where the view of the glacier, the mountains and the fjord is emphasized by colors and materials in the cabin.
Nordenskiöld Lodge has five guest rooms with comfortable beds. Here you fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the glacier! The cottage has a shower and indoor toilet. Our hosts are always present to give you the best experiences, at the pleasant dining table or around the fire with something good in the glass. They fire in the sauna and in the wood stove, make tasty food and are happy to share their Arctic knowledge.
Nordenskiöld Lodge is one of Norway’s coolest places to stay! And the world’s northernmost commercial cottage. A hidden treasure in the middle of mighty Svalbard.
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.
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.
Experience the best of what Svalbard has to offer in summertime; glaciers, hiking, wildlife, and new friends in fellow explorers and your Arctic nature guide. Enjoy your time at the comfortable and world northernmost situated lodge, lurking in the moraine by Nordenskiold glacier. Immerse yourself in the true wilderness feeling at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, at the very west coast of Spitsbergen.
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.
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.