Loading...
Menu

Nordenskjöld Glacier Adventure

(5 days / 4 nights)

View Photos View Map

Arctic Adventure & Beautiful Landscapes

Join us on a trip to the Nordenskjöld cabin, where you will enjoy the weekend exploring pristine, remote arctic nature. During this trip, you might be able to see wildlife, including arctic birds, walruses, beluga whales and even polar bears. The nights will be spent in the unique Nordenskjöld cabin, which is the northernmost commercial cabin in the world. Here, you can enjoy the view over the Nordenskjöld glacier!

Contact us for availability

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Active i, Culinary Experience i, Hiking i, Icebergs i, Midnight sun i, Off the Beaten Path i

Season

Jul - Sep

Departure

Thursday

Attractions Just a few of the majestic sights you’ll take in during your trip.

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your arctic expedition.

Download PDF
  • Day 1: ARRIVAL & WELCOME TO THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

    Arrive at Longyear Airport in Svalbard and take a shuttle transfer to your accommodation for the night.

    After check-in, the rest of the day is up to you to explore Longyearbyen as you wish. One option is a visit to the Svalbard Museum to learn more about the region's history as a hunting and mining outpost.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions
  • Day 2: Arctic Adventure & Fantastic Fjords

    After breakfast you will meet your guide at the Basecamp Hotel at 10 AM. The guide will go through the next day’s plan and the chosen route, then you will receive your survival suits and head to the harbour. Travelling on a Polarcirkel RIB boat, you will head to Billefjorden and Adolfbukta for a good chance to see some arctic birds, walruses, beluga whales or even polar bears.

    Once at Nordenskiöld Lodge you will enjoy an outdoor lunch and get familiar with the cabin and the surroundings. After lunch, you will head back into the arctic nature and explore the beautiful landscapes. Before evening, you will return to the cabin, prepare a delicious dinner and warm up in the sauna.

    Spend the night in Nordenskjöld cabin.

    Departure from Longyerbyen: 10:00

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 3: Glacier Walk & Gorgeous Landscapes

    Today you will explore the Nordenskjöld glacier, a true adventure! After breakfast, you will go through the equipment and safety information with the guide before heading to the glacier that lies just a short walk away. The whole day will be spent on the vast glacier, climbing up and down the icy surface, learning how to use the gear and enjoying lunch with the beautiful view. This is a great opportunity to experience the exciting world of blue ice.

    End the day with a nice meal in the cabin, before you perhaps visit the sauna!

    Spend the night in Nordenskjöld cabin.

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 4: Pyramiden & back to civilisation

    After breakfast you will have a chance for one last hike. You can either walk to the glacier front or a hike to the moraine to take pictures of the wildlife and the gigantic glacier. Then, you will enjoy lunch at the cabin before returning to civilisation.

    On the way back to Longyerabyen, there will be a stop in Pyramiden to see the old Russian settlement up close. This fascinating place was mostly abandoned in 1998 but has since re-opened for visitors.

    Return to Longyearbyen on the RIB boat by afternoon or early evening.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions Attractions Attractions
  • Day 5: Departure Day

    Before departing, the early part of your day is free for a stroll around Longyearbyen, a visit to the Svalbard Gallery, some last-minute souvenir shopping or an optional dog-sledding on wheels tour.

    In the afternoon, take the shuttle bus to Longyear Airport for your return flight to Oslo, from where you will continue to your final destination.

    Attractions

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

All rooms are of standard category and come with private shower or bath and WC / On a cruise: Room with full ensuite washroom and ..

View

Tour Information

Booking
  • We recommend booking at least three weeks prior to departure
  • This package can be customized to meet your needs or extra nights can be added on request; contact us for details.
Other
  • Due to flight times between Svalbard and Norway, travellers are urged to spend the night in either Oslo or Tromsø before and after the trip.
  • The summer climate in Svalbard is generally mild with average temperatures of 5 to 9° Celsius. However, arctic conditions can cause sudden weather changes so it is recommended to bring warm, weatherproof outerwear along with thermal layers and good walking boots. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended due to the long daylight exposure from the midnight sun. A list of necessary personal equipment will be provided before arriving.
  • Travellers should bring warm, weatherproof outerwear along with thermal layers and insulated boots. Sunglasses and thick moisturizer for the face are also recommended. A list of necessary personal equipment will be provided before arriving.
  • Due to limited space on the rib boat, travellers may only bring one small rucksack (preferably waterproof) of personal items on the rib boat tours; the remaining luggage will be securely stored in Longyearbyen.
  • Norwegian traffic law also applies to snowmobiling in Svalbard, so drivers must carry a valid driver’s license at all times.
  • The itinerary can change without notice due to Arctic weather conditions.
  • Children under 12 not allowed on this tour.
  • Minimum number of participants: 3
  • Participants should be in good general health for this tour.
 
Nordenskjöld cabin:
Nordenskiöld Lodge is the northernmost commercial cabin in the world. It has no running water or electricity, so Nordenskiöld is a true expedition lodge in the middle of the arctic. We use wood to heat the cabin, and get our drinking water from a melting glacier. There are 5 bedrooms with fantastic arctic views, 10 comfortable beds, an indoor toilet, and a traditional wood sauna.
 
Environmental protection and tourism in Svalbard: 
“You are welcome to return to Svalbard when no one has noticed you’ve already been here.” Svalbard’s vegetation is very exposed, particularly due to the permafrost, and destruction of flora can leave a lasting scar on the landscape. All vegetation is therefore protected and all traces of human activity up to 1945 are regarded as cultural monuments. Svalbard’s Environmental Act strictly regulates travel on Svalbard, so if you are planning a trip alone outside of Administration Area 10 (central parts of Spitsbergen), you must inform the Ombudsman and show proof of insurance.
 
Polar bears and visitor safety in Svalbard: 
The polar bear is probably the foremost symbol of Svalbard’s wildlife and it is a truly exhilarating experience to see them in their natural habitat. Keep in mind that Svalbard prohibits coaxing, pursuing, or disturbing polar bears in such a way that endangers humans or the bears themselves. Attacks on humans, though rare, can be lethal. Therefore, on all guided tours and activities, visitor safety is overseen by experienced guides who carry shotguns at all times and let off warning shots if needed. The authorities in Svalbard, together with the joint travel industry, encourage participation in organised, guided activities in order to protect both visitors and polar bears.
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.
Environmental protection and tourism in Svalbard: 
“You are welcome to return to Svalbard when no one has noticed you’ve already been here.” Svalbard’s vegetation is very exposed, particularly due to the permafrost, and destruction of flora can leave a lasting scar on the landscape. All vegetation is therefore protected and all traces of human activity up to 1945 are regarded as cultural monuments. Svalbard’s Environmental Act strictly regulates travel on Svalbard, so if you are planning a trip alone outside of Administration Area 10 (central parts of Spitsbergen), you must inform the Ombudsman and show proof of insurance.

You might want to have a look at these

Svalbard
Best seller
Privately Guided

5 days / 4 nights

December

Christmas in the Polar Night

1253EUR

Eur

Svalbard
Best seller
Privately Guided

4 days / 3 nights

Dec - Feb

Arctic Silence

1011EUR

Eur

Svalbard
Privately Guided

4 days / 3 nights

Dec - Feb

Moonlight Safari

797EUR

Eur

Svalbard
Privately Guided

5 days / 4 nights

Feb - May

The Golden Compass

2385EUR

Eur

We are here to help

Whether you have a single question or a special request, we're here for you.

here to help