Hiking Across Nordenskiöld Land | 8 days
Experience a Spitsbergen summer hiking for four full days through beautiful Nordenskiöld Land before taking an open boat back to Longyearben, your starting point. You’ll hike over mountains and through valleys to Coles Bay and Barentsburg. After a night in the old Russian mining town we continue east, to the remote radio station, the last stop before Greenland. Expedition lunches are served en route and we camp some nights, watching for polar bears and whales.
Dates: Tailor-made to suit private groups August/September 2022
Price:From £3,290 per person depending on group size
Key info: Minimum four people. All equipment provided. Not suitable for those with lower 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