Perched at the edge of the blue glacier on the moraine shore of a faraway ice fjord, Nordenskiöld Lodge is as remote as it gets. In fact, it’s the farthest north you can travel to on the island of Spitsbergen by motorised vehicle. Following a stay in Svalbard’s largest town, Longyearbyen, you’ll begin four action-packed days of arctic adventure at Nordenskiöld, each one packed with exhilarating guided tours and excursions.
Adventure Week at Nordenskiöld Lodge
Day by day itinerary
Day 1 » Longyearbyen
Depart the UK on a flight north to Longyearbyen. As you settle in to the characterful Basecamp Hotel, you can look forward to the thrilling days of Arctic exploration ahead.
Stay: Basecamp Hotel
Days 2-5 » Nordenskiöld Lodge
Following an early morning briefing, you’ll begin your journey north to Billefjorden and Adolfbukta, keeping an eye out for wildlife that might include walruses, belugas and polar bears. Checking into Nordenskiöld Lodge, you’ll begin four action-packed days of glacier hiking, kayaking, sea safaris and guided nature tours that explore the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of the lodge’s stunning setting. Each evening, return to the lodge for relaxing hot tub soaks and delicious dinners, including a shore-side barbecue on day three.
Stay: Nordenskiöld Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7 » Longyearbyen
After a final hike and sea safari, return to Longyearbyen for a final night, flying home via Oslo on day eight.
Stay: Basecamp Trapper's Hotel
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