Spitsbergen Trekking– Spitsbergen –5 days / 4 nights, Longyearbyen - Ekmanfjorden - Svea Glacier - Lappdalen - LongyearbyenSpitsbergen Trekking is a five day nature adventure, walking amongst rising peaks and mighty glaciers, based from a camp site next to the Svea glacier in Ekmanfjorden, West Spitsbergen. This tour at 78° north is for those who enjoy trekking in the mountains and who would like to experience the Arctic landscapes without having to carry a lot of heavy equipment. The expedition leaders are our most experienced guides with necessary safety equipment.
|Operation||July 17 - August 7, 2015|
|Departure||Friday - Tuesday, 2015
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4
August 7 - August 11
|Price||$1,995 per person in shared tent|
|Included||Meals during the trip
Beverages at the campsite
Tent and sleeping mats
Experienced guide with all necessary safety equipment
Search and rescue insurance
Transport to and from the camp in Ekmanfjorden
|Not Included||International & domestic airfare
Accommodation in Longyearbyen
Meals and beverages in Longyearbyen
Personal clothing and equipment
Personal travel insurance
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum 4 persons and maximum 12 persons. Minimum age 16 years.
Degree of difficulty 3: Average physical strength.
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 participan's physical strength.
Degree of difficulty 3
1 - Suitable for all
3 - Average physical strength
5 - Demands very good physical strength
|Tour Options||Additional nights in Longyearbyen
Flights Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo
Overnight in Oslo
Spitsbergen Trekking map
Trekking Equipment list
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Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN - EKMANFJORDEN (L, D) Friday
09:00 Pick up at your hotel. Briefing, preparations and packing of equipment, before the tour starts. Transport with Polarcirkel boats to the camp in Ekmanfjorden.
Day 2 - 4 CAMPING - HIKING EKMANFJORDEN (B, L, D) Saturday - Monday
Camping and hiking in the Ekmanfjorden area. The area offers the possibility of hiking on the glacier, as well as a wide range of interesting trekking routes, both long and short. The campsite is surrounded by beautiful, scenic views, located next to the fjord, between the mountains and in front of the glaciers.
The basecamp will be used for the entire trekking expedition, meaning that the group returns here each day to prepare our meals and sleep. Packed lunch will be prepared each morning, and you will find a sheltered place to eat lunch while on the treks.
Day 5 RETURN TO LONGYEARBYEN (B, L) Tuesday
Pick up by Polarcirkel boats in the early afternoon, and transport back to Longyearbyen.
How demanding is the expedition?
This trip requires the participants to be physically fit, and we recommend that participants that are fairly well-trained hikers. You must be aware that the weather can change quickly, and that the hikes are over rocky and rugged terrain, where there are no paths or roads, making the adventure all the more exciting.
In the camp there is a mess tent (heated if necessary) where the group shares their meals. Sleeping tents are shared by two participants and there is also a tent for drying wet clothes. Participants will be asked to take a shift on polar bear watch during the night.