Blue Ice Paddling
Blue Ice Paddling– Spitsbergen –4 days / 3 nights, Longyearbyen - Billefjorden - Nordenskiöld Lodge - Pyramiden - Adolfbukta - LongyearbyenBlue Ice Paddling, a 4 days kayaking trip at Nordenskiöld Lodge, is an unforgettable Arctic adventures in the unique environment on Spitsbergen. From Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen's capital city, founded in 1906 by Mr. John Munroe Longyaer, we start the boat safari towards Billefjorden and Nordenskiöld Lodge. Enjoy paddling the fjord full of floating glacier ice, beside the blue glacier fronts, and join seals and belugas not uncommon in this fjord.
|Operation||August 5 - August 15, 2016|
|Departure||August 5 - 8
August 12 - 15
|Included||3 nights accommodation at Nordenskiöld Lodge
Meals according to the program
Activities according to the program
Transport to and from accommodation
Rescue suite, hat, gloves & goggles
Search- and rescue insurance
|Not Included||International flights & Airport tax
Accommodation in Longyearbyen
Drinks with meals
CO2 investment of NOK 250
$25 service fee
|Please Note||Minimum: 4 persons
Age limit: 15 years
As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen's efforts to be climate neutral, there will be an additional climate investment charge of NOK 250 per guest.
|Tour Options||Accommodation at Longyearbyen Trapper's Hotel|
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Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN - NORDENSKIÖLD LODGE (B, L) Meet our guide at your hotel at 9:00 am for short briefing about the coming trip and needed equipment. After dressing into the rescue suites, we will start the boat safari towards Billefjorden and Nordenskiöld Lodge. On the way, we might see some arctic wildlife, like puffins, seals or even belugas.
After a while we will arrive to the inner part of Billefjorden, where we will find our Nordenskiöld Lodge middle of the glacier moraine, right at the front of the mighty Nordenskiöld glacier. This will be our basecamp for the next 3 days. We will settle into our rooms and enjoy lunch on the terrace if the weather is good. The afternoon we will use to get familiar with our equipment and learn more about the kayaking techniques. Dinner and accommodation in double rooms at Nordenskiöld Lodge.
Day 2 PYRAMIDEN - NORDENSKIÖLD LODGE (B, L, D) After the tasty breakfast, we will dress up to the dry suites and pack our kayaks. Our aim is to paddle towards north to Rundmosepynten, cross petuniabukta and continue to the Russian mining town Pyramiden. After starching our legs at this remote old mining town and enjoying expedition lunch in the ghost town, we will sit back to our kayaks and start our return trip back to Nordenskiöld Lodge. After a fresh day on the blue sea, warm dinner will taste better than ever. We will warm sauna in the evening and the most adventurous of us can try a quick swim in the ocean. Dinner and accommodation in double rooms at Nordenskiöld Lodge.
Day 3 ADOLFBUKTA - BRUCEBYEN - NORDENSKIÖLD LODGE (B, L, D) After breakfast, we can warm our mussels before dressing into the dry suites and heading back to the sea. Today to paddle along the bright blue glacier front to the other side of Adolfbukta. It is wonderful experience to paddle along the floating glacier ice. We might come across some seals lying on the ice and some curious individuals might even venture close to the kayaks to see who we are. Brucebyen, about 5 km from the Lodge, we get to the shore, stretch our legs and enjoy expedition lunch. Before the evening, we will return to the Nordenskiöld Lodge, warm up sauna and enjoy tasty dinner. Accommodation in double rooms at Nordenskiöld Lodge.
Day 4 NORDENSKIÖLD LODGE - LONGYEARBYEN (B, L) In the morning, we will head out to the sea for the last time. We will make a short trip to the glacier front, search for some seals or even see some belugas. We are back at the lodge for lunch and then it is time to pack out bags and head to the boat for our last boat safari towards Longyearbyen and civilization.