Adventure Week at Nordenskiöld Lodge | 8 days
This trip casts you far from Longyearbyen, right into the heart of the Arctic, to Basecamp Nordenskiöld. Accessed by boat in summer, it’s a true expedition lodge in front of the magnificent Nordenskiöld Glacier offering modern comforts without running water or electricity. We use wood to heat up the cabin and fetch our drinking water from the melting glacier. The cabin is comfortable with big windows and fantastic views of the glacier. There are five bedrooms, an indoor toilet and a traditional sauna. The adventure week will include several full day trips, planned daily according to the weather. Activities include kayaking, glacier hiking and trekking.
Weekly departures July to September 2022
Price: £3,185 per person
Leader: Local leader
Key info: Minimum of 4 people. You need to be in fairly good physical condition to take part. Not recommended for those with back pain.
Fiona’s travel tips
DID YOU KNOW: Svalbard has more than 20 per cent of the world’s population of polar bears? Be aware that those travelling outside Longyearbyen must take precautions against polar bears – but don’t worry – your leaders will keep you safe.
AVAILABILITY: The summers are short and hotels fill quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.
TOP TIP: Don’t be caught out by the weather – which can change quickly. Depending on the time of year you are travelling and the trip you are joining, some of the expedition kit will be supplied locally.
WEATHER: Strong winds can occur in late autumn and winter, but are rare from late March to mid-October. Snow and sleet are not uncommon in winter.
“The three days/two nights I spent at Isfjord Radio were wonderfully relaxing – easy hiking by my standards, the open boat trip to Alkhornet and the glacier-face (picnic on the beach) was bracing, the food was exceptional – fine dining really.”
Anne Robinson, Walking in Nordenskiöld
“A good, challenging camp/hike tour in extreme polar outback. I particularly enjoyed hiking in the hills with the team. They were spread across different hotels at the start and the other travellers had not been pre-informed as well as me. Thank you for your help and for all the arrangements.
Alan Haselden, Hiking across Nordenskiold