Spitsbergen Isfjorden Kayak Expedition

Spitsbergen Isfjorden Kayak Expedition– Spitsbergen –6 days / 5 nights Longyearbyen - Yoldiabukta - Wahlenberg Glacier - Svea Glacier - Ekmanfjorden - Isfjorden - Kapp Smith - LongyearbyenOur kayak expedition visits panoramic destinations in the Isfjorden, the largest fjord in Spitsbergen, extending 107 km inland. We focus on the northern parts of Isfjorden, paddle past huge glacial faces, such as the spectacular Sveabreen. Study cultural remains from mining and exploration, as well as hunting and trappers life. Cross the fjord by Polar circle boats; our aim is to reach Dicksonfjord and Kapp Smith before returning to Longyearbyen.

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Operation June 22 - July 6, 2015
Departure Monday - Saturday
June 22 - June 27
June 29 - July 4
July 6 - July 11
Price $2,525 per person in shared tent
Single tent is not available
Included Kayaks and equipment for paddling
Meals during the trip
Beverages at the campsite
Tent, sleeping mats, shared equipment
Search and rescue insurance
Experienced guides with necessary safety equipment
Transport to/from the start point of the trip
Not Included International & domestic airfare
Accommodation in Longyearbyen
Meals and beverages in Longyearbyen
Sleeping bag
Personal clothing and equipment
Personal travel insurance
$25 Service fee
Please Note Minimum 4 persons and maximum 6 persons, minimum age 16 years.

All times are subject to change.
The travel schedule will be altered should the weather conditions deem it necessary.

Degree of difficulty 4
Above average physical fitness
Tour Options Overnight in Longyearbyen
Additional activities or excursions
More Information Kayak Expedition map
Spitsbergen Kayak Equipment List

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Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN - YOLDIABUKTA (D) Monday
09:00 Pick up at hotel. Briefing, preparations and packing of equipment, before the tour starts. Transport to Yoldiabukta with Polarcirkel boats. Yoldiabukta is sheltered from weather and wind, and is the perfect location for going through safety procedures and doing basic training. Our first night will be spent here, where we can enjoy the fantastic view towards the Wahlenberg Glacier.

Day 2 WAHLENBERG - SVEA GLACIERS (B, L, D) Tuesday
Today we start the expedition in earnest. We plan to pass Wahlenberg and Svea glaciers. We will pass towering glacier fronts and paddle through iceberg strewn waters. We cross the fjord in secure distance to the mighty glacier front, before we set up our next camp on the north side of Svea glacier. When we are lucky we can listen to the glacier calving in the midnight sun.

Day 3 - 5 EKMANFJORDEN - KAPP SMITH (B, L, D) Wednesday - Friday
From magnificent glacier landscapes to the green and lush Ekmanfjord. Here, in the inner part of Isfjorden, we find an interesting area for paddling as well as a wide range of beautiful places to stretch our legs on land. From the inner part of Ekmanfjorden we round Kapp Wærn and head on towards Kapp Smith. Across the fjord we can see one of the few remaining active trapper stations on Spitsbergen.

Day 6 KAPP SMITH - LONGYEARBYEN (B, L) Saturday
The day is spent in the Kapp Smith area, investigating the beautiful surroundings. Here we will be collected for our return to Longyearbyen, where will arrive after lunch.

Subject to change. Adjustments will be made to route should weather conditions deem it necessary. The tempo of the expedition will be adapted to the conditions and the participants' physical strength.

Day 6 KAPP SMITH - LONGYEARBYEN (B, L) Saturday
The day is spent in the Kapp Smith area, investigating the beautiful surroundings. Here we will be collected for our return to Longyearbyen, where will arrive after lunch.

How demanding is the expedition?
This trip requires the participants to be physically fit (no back, neck, arm or wrist problems), and previous paddling experience is an advantage. You must be aware that the weather can change quickly, and that the sea might be relative rough due to the wind and waves. Temperature in the water is around 2-4 °C.

We use both single kayaks and steady double kayaks on this expedition. There are a set number of kayaks, so participants must be prepared to alternate between paddling single and double. Our guides are experienced kayak paddlers and will at all times ensure the groups safety. If the weather is difficult we will go trekking in the beautiful area surrounding the camps. Participants will be asked to assist with the polar bear watch during the night.

How demanding is the tour? On this expedition previous paddling experience is an advantage. You must also be in a good physical condition (no back, neck or arm/wrist problems). Please be aware that the weather can change quickly, and that the sea might be relative rough due to the wind and waves. We use both single kayaks and steady double kayaks on this expedition. Our guides are experienced kayak paddlers, and will allow as much time as the group requires, making sure that all safety regulations are followed. If the weather is bad we are able to do trekking in the beautiful area surrounding the camps.
Participants must be prepared to join in on polar bear watch during the night (voluntarily)!

There are a limited number of single and double kayaks. Please note when max number of participants, the participants must switch to paddle single and double kayaks.

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