THE TRUE ARCTIC STORY WEEKEND
3-days snowmobile adventure to Nordenskiöld Lodge
Discovering Nordenskiöld Lodge is hard with the bare eye, even for the initiated few who know its sheltered location. Your expedition cabin is perched at the edge of the glacier, a destination giving way to the traditional explorer's life on Svalbard. Combine spectacular adventures far away from civilization with recreation and a proper digital detox. The silence is solely interrupted by the glacier as it speaks with cracking sounds. Large windows invites the nature to come inside, offering you a magnificent view of the mighty Svalbard mountains and the blue glacier. The expedition cabin holds a modern standard, though without running water or electricity as a part of the experience. Join us on your adventure of a lifetime.
09.30 am: Pick up at your hotel or guesthouse in Longyearbyen.
We begin our adventure at Basecamp Expedition Centre when all participants are gathered. You will be provided with warm winter clothing and your own snowmobile after the guide has given necessary information and a safety briefing. The drive to Nordenskiöld Lodge is about 120 km, and duration is around six to seven hours. Duration and choice of route depends on weather conditions, stops along the way and the group dynamic. After arrival in the late afternoon, we'll find time to settle you in your room before dinner is served by your hosts. Note that information about food allergies is important to advise us about before the trip, due to the destination’s remote location.
Morning coffee and breakfast are served according to the group's pace and wishes for the day's activities. The time and guide is at your disposal, but our skilled guides will come up with recommended tours. By snowmobile we get to places around Nordenskiöld Lodge that cannot be reached on a day trip from Longyearbyen. A unique opportunity to experience places off the beaten track.
We provide a hot lunch and drinks along the way.
After a good night's rest and breakfast, we prepare our snowmobiles and start the journey back to civilization in Longyearbyen. We make a lunch stop on the way and the adventure ends where it started, at Basecamp Explorer's Expedition Centre. The equipment and clothing are returned before the guide drives you back to your hotel or guesthouse around 4 pm.