Spitsbergen Newton Ski Expedition
Spitsbergen Newton Ski Expedition– Spitsbergen, Norway –12 days / 11 days in field, Longyearbyen - Newtontoppen - Atomfjella - Trygve Glacier - Widjefjord - Billefjord - Nordenskiöld Glacier - LongyearbyenThe Newton Ski expedition takes you to Svalbard's highest mountain, Newtontoppen, 1713 metres m.a.s.l. The challenging skiing expedition takes you through mighty mountain and glacier landscape; enjoy the adventure of camp life while crossing vast glaciers in the heart of Northern Spitsbergen. We will be transported from Longyearbyen to Billefjorden or Gipsdalen, and from there on all we need are skis, sleds and backpacks with our own equipment.
|Operation||April 23 - May 5, 2013|
|Departure||Tuesday - Saturday, April 23 - May 5, 2013|
|Price||$4,435 per person in double room/shared tent |
$265 supplement for single room in Longyearbyen
* Single tent on request
|Included||Accommodation in Longyearbyen |
Meals during the trip
Farewell dinner in Longyearbyen
Tent, sleeping mats
Experienced guide with all necessary safety equipment
Search and rescue insurance
Transport to/from starting point of the trip, Billefjorden/ Gipsdalen
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes |
Flights to/from Longyearbyen
Sleeping bag, skis, personal clothes
Beverages such as beer, wine and mineral water
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum 4 persons and maximum 12 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.
How demanding is the expedition? The skiing distance to Newtontoppen is approximately 60km, and you will ski around the area meaning the distance covered will be substantially longer. This trip requires the participants to be physically fit, as we cover 15-20km a day whilst carrying a backpack or pulling a sled 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 you will either get one sled each or one per team. The sleds contain collective equipment such as tents, portable stoves, food and fuel for the whole trip. Each sled weighs 20-30 kg. In addition you will have your personal equipment which can either be carried in a backpack or packed in a sled. Participants are expected to take part in setting up camp and cooking.
Degree of difficulty 5 - Demands very good physical strength
|Tour Options||Air available on SAS - inquire about our special fares! |
Additional nights Spitsbergen / Oslo
|More Information|| Ski Expedition map |
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Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN Tuesday
Briefing, preparation and packing for the expedition. We will go through the gear and instructions for use of cooking gear, sled, ski equipment, tent, food and drinks. Accommodation at Spitsbergen Guesthouse is included.
Day 2 START OF JOURNEY (B) Wednesday
Breakfast and check-out before 10:00. Pick up at Spitsbergen Guesthouse and transportation from Longyearbyen to the starting point of the trip. This transportation leg is approximately 70km. We start our journey skiing north from Billefjorden or Gipsvika.
Day 3 - 11 SKI EXPEDITION (B, L, D) Thursday - Friday
The first four days we ski approximately 15 km per day. We plan to reach Newtontoppen late on Saturday. The last leg before we reach the peak is fairly steep, but no climbing skills are required. The view from the top is just breath-taking. To the north-west you have Austfjorden, Wijdefjorden and the magnificent Atomfjellene, while to the north-east you can see the isolated Nordaustlandet. We will spend the next few days in the great mountainous area called Atomfjellene, before heading south, skiing down the Tryggve Glacier to the Wijdefjord.
Day 12 RETURN TO LONGYEARBYEN (B, L, D) Saturday
On our way back to civilisation we follow Wijdefjorden, Mittag Lefler glacier, Billefjorden and Nordenskiöld glacier. We will be met by snowmobiles that will bring us back to Longyearbyen, where a warm shower and hearty meal await after the expedition equipment is sorted.
19:00 Farewell dinner in Longyearbyen is included. Accommodation at Spitsbergen Guesthouse is included.