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Norway: Land-based Summer In Svalbard

Tailor Made Itinerary

6 Days From £3,129

Overview

A chance to experience life in the remote Arctic landscapes in the summer when much of the wildlife comes out. This adventure takes you deep into the heart of the beautiful Spitsbergen. Most people explore the archipelago via cruise boat, but this Wild Frontiers itinerary provides an alternative experience that still provides the chance of seeing walruses, belugas or even a polar bear!

Beginning in the old mining settlement of Longyearbyen, your journey by polarcircle boat takes you on ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike on the pristine Nordenskiöld Glacier
  • Search for Arctic wildlife in some of the most remote locations on earth
  • Stay in one of the most unique hotels in the Arctic
  • Enjoy an exhilarating kayak trip through the Arctic waters
  • Revel in the chance to see polar bears, the Kings of the Arctic, in their natural habitat

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: LONGBEARBYEN

DAY 1: LONGBEARBYEN

Located on Isfjorden Bay, your adventure begins in the small Arctic town of Longyearbyen, the world's northernmost permanently inhabited settlement. On arrival you will catch the shuttle bus to the Basecamp Hotel where the rest of the day will then be free to explore at your leisure.

Basecamp Hotel

DAY 2: LONGYEARBYEN - BILLEFJORDEN

DAY 2: LONGYEARBYEN - BILLEFJORDEN

After breakfast this morning you will briefed on the adventure ahead by your guide before heading out to Billefjorden in an open polarcircle boat. During summer, the fjords will be teeming with wildlife, and you will most likely encounter northern fulmars, walruses, belugas or even a polar bear! Once at Nordenskiöld cabin, nestled in the glacier moraine, enjoy an outdoor lunch. Then, head out into the arctic nature and explore the beauty of the isolated outpost. There will be a chance for a warming sauna before dinner.

Nordenskiöld Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: BILLEFJORDEN

DAY 3: BILLEFJORDEN

Following breakfast, zip up your drysuit and slide into the calm water with your partner in a double kayak. The best way to explore the Arctic is by kayak as the wildlife has little disturbance. You will be able to paddle past a calving glacier front and the arctic shorelines. After a long day paddling the cold, arctic sea, the comforts of a warm sauna and a proper meal is much deserved.

Nordenskiöld Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: BILLEFJORDEN

DAY 4: BILLEFJORDEN

Today you will be hiking the majestic Nordenskiöld Glacier. After breakfast and a safety briefing, set out to explore the heavily crevassed glacier only 300 metres from the cabin. You will hike up and down the glacier, staring down cracks and enjoying the shiny glacier surface before eating an expedition lunch on the glacier.

Nordenskiöld Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: BILLEFJORDEN

DAY 5: BILLEFJORDEN

Today will be spent hiking the surrounding mountain and beautiful Arctic landscape. Passing moraines and arctic flowers you will aim to summit one of the nearby mountain peaks. Once back at the cabin later on, you are free to use the sauna and enjoy a delicious meal.

Nordenskiöld Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: BILLEFJORDEN - PYRAMIDEN - LONGYEARBYEN

DAY 6: BILLEFJORDEN - PYRAMIDEN - LONGYEARBYEN

This morning allows time for one more hike before having lunch and departing for Longyearbyen. Stop at the deserted Russian mining town of Pyramiden, home to the world's most northern grand piano. Deserted in 1998, the miners left behind a ghost town filled with rusting playgrounds, schools and a monument to Vladimir Lenin that, due to the frozen climate, will probably survive another 500 years. Continue to Longyearbyen by boat and arrive in the afternoon.

Breakfast, Lunch

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

NORWAY: LAND-BASED SUMMER IN SVALBARD (6 DAYS) £3,129

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Scandinavia and Arctic expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Jamie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Fjord whale watching season is November through to January and the viewing is some of the best in the world.

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