Spitsbergen Coast to Coast Ski Expedition

Spitsbergen Coast to Coast Ski Expedition– Spitsbergen, Norway –4 days / 3 nights, Longyearbyen - Tempelfjorden - Von Post Glacier - Hayes Glacier - Königsberg Glacier - LongyearbyenSpitsbergen Coast to Coast Ski Expedition for the adventurous who wishes to experience the magnificent nature of Svalbard. During four days of moderate skiing we begin our ski adventure from Tempelfjorden heading east towards Von Post Glacier, over the glaciers to the east coast of Spitsbergen, approximately 50km to Hayes- and Königsberg glacier. Nights are spent in solid mountain tents. Each participant has their own equipment in a pulka (sled).

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Operation April 28 - May 5, 2016
Departure Thursday - Sunday,
April 28 - May 1
May 5 - May 8
Price from $1,875 per person in shared tent
Included Transport to/from starting point of the trip
Meals during the trip
Shared equipment, tent, sleeping mats
Experienced guide with all necessary safety equipment
Search and rescue insurance
Not Included International and domestic airfare & Airport taxes
Accommodation and meals in Longyearbyen
Personal insurance / personal items
Beverages
Sleeping bag
Skis
Clothing and equipment
Gratuities
$25 Service fee
Please Note Degree of difficulty: 3 - Average physical fitness
Minimum 4 persons and maximum 6 persons
Minimum age 18 years
All times are subject to change. The travel schedule will be altered should the weather conditions deem it necessary. The tempo of the expedition will be adapted to the conditions and the participant's physical strength.
Tour Options Additional nights in Longyearbyen
Optional activities
Additional nights in Oslo
Flights, please request
More Information Ski Expedition map
Equipment list Ski Expeditions
Practical information

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Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN - VAN POST GLACIER (L, D) Thursday
9:00am: Briefing, preparation and packing for the expedition. We will go through the gear and instructions for use of cooking gear, pulka, ski equipment, tent, food and drinks.

During the afternoon we will be transported from Longyearbyen to Tempelfjorden by snowmobile. This transportation leg is approximately 65 km. We begin our skiing adventure here deep in Tempelfjorden, heading east towards the Von Post Glacier where we will make camp for the first night.

Day 2 SKI EXPEDITION - HAYES GLACIER (B, L, D) Friday
The expedition continues up this impressive glacier and we reach 650 metres above sea level at the pass. From here we head to our second campsite on the Hayes Glacier.

During the journey east we will meet massive glaciers, with beautiful nunataks such as Panoramaberget and Skinnluva rising out of the ice.

Day 3 HAYES GLACIER - KÖNIGSBERG GLACIER (B, L, D) Saturday
This day's stretch takes us down Hayes glacier and we will make camp for the last time by the Königsberg Glacier. If we are lucky we will also see the king of the Arctic, the polar bear, somewhere along the route.

Day 4 MOHNBUKTA - LONGYEARBYEN (B) Sunday
On the last day we will meet the sea ice in Mohnbukta and follow the coast until we reach Georg Bjønnes's old trappers cabin. Here we will be met by the snowmobiles that take us back to Longyearbyen.

All times are subject to change. The travel schedule will be altered should the weather conditions deem it necessary. The tempo of the expedition will be adapted to the conditions and the participant's physical strength.

FURTHER INFORMATION
This expedition requires the participants to be physically fit, as we cover 10-15 km a day pulling a pulka with equipment. Each participant should be an experienced skier and be familiar with camping outdoors in tents during the winter.

Be aware that the weather can change fairly quickly and the temperature can drop dramatically. The participants are normally split into teams of two and each of you will have a pulka. The pulkas contain collective equipment such as tents, portable stoves, food and fuel for the whole trip. The pulka weighs about 20 kg. In addition you will have your personal equipment which can either be carried in a backpack or packed in a pulka. Participants are expected to take part in setting up camp and cooking.

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