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Spitsbergen Blomstrand Ultimate Trekking

2017 Departures
July 20, 27
August 03
Prices From$3895 per Person Double
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A BREATHTAKING VOYAGE WITH MS NORDSTJERNEN

Your Artic adventure starts from Longyearbyen with the breathtaking voyage with MS Nordstjernen to the northwest Spitsbergen National Park. This the quintessential Spitsbergen experience. You get to visit Barentsburg and Ny-Ålesund, and marvel at the amazing landscapes and unique wildlife in the Arctic.

Focusing on the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, we will experience the extraordinary Arctic landscape, glaciers and bird cliffs.

After two or three nights onboard MS Nordstjernen, depending on a Tuesday or Friday departure, we get to the north side of Kongsfjorden and Blomstrandhamna - our base camp and home in the wilderness.

Every day, different hikes will be planned. We hike in small groups, together with our knowledgeable local guide who carries all the necessary safety equipment. Only a minimum of clothes and food are needed for these one-day hikes. There are no paths or roads where we go hiking. The terrain is rocky, wild, untouched and beautiful! Living in the camp intensifies the feeling of freedom and our connection to the Arctic

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Longyearbyen - Spitsbergen
Accommodation: Spitsbergen Hotel

Arrival in Longyearbyen late Thursday evening. A representative from Spitsbergen Travel will join you on the transfer to Spitsbergen Hotel and Coal Miners’ Cabins where you will spend the first night.

 
Day 2     Longyearbyen - Barentsburg
On Board the M/S Nordstjernen
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Your guide will meet you in the reception for an information and welcome meeting at 9:00am. After this, you get some free time to walk around the town center or do any necessary last minute purchases. Lunch is on your own this day. Later, we have the possibility to join a guided sightseeing around Longyearbyen that starts at the Spitsbergen hotel and ends at the harbor. MS Nordstjernen departs from Longyearbyen and heads to Barentsburg.

Here we’ll explore this Russian settlement, before we head out from the Isfjord and go north – towards Prins Karls Forland.

 
Day 3     Spitsbergen - Magdalenefjorden
On Board the M/S Nordstjernen
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

We arrive in the area first discovered by Willem Barentz in 1596. Visit to the historical and scenic Magdalenefjord.

 
Day 4     Liefdefjord - Woodfjorden
On Board the M/S Nordstjernen
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Explore the northern fjords and visit the Monaco Glacier. In favorable conditions, we sail to 80° north and to Moen - an island where you will get a chance to see walrus. .

 
Day 5     Spitsbergen - Ny Alesund - Blomstrand
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Visit to the “King fjord” – where you’ll get to see majestic Arctic peaks and large glaciers. Enjoy a guided trip in Ny-Ålesund, an isolated scientific community. Afer the landing in Ny-Ålesund, we are transported to the Blomstrand beach. This is the base for our trekking camp. Dinner will be served in the evening.

 
Days 6 - 8     Blomstrand - Longyearbyen
On Board the M/S Nordstjernen
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Camping and hiking in the Kongsfjorden 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 ones. The campsite is surrounded by beautiful, scenic views, located next to the fjord - between mountains and next to glaciers. We keep the same base camp during the trekking expedition. This is where we will return to sleep and prepare our meals. Packed lunch will be prepared every morning. We will find a sheltered place to eat lunch while on our treks. On Thursday night, after dinner, MS Nordstjernen picks us up. We enjoy a hot shower and a comfortable bed on board while sailing our way back to Longyearbyen.

 
Day 9     Longyearbyen
Meals: Breakfast

We spend the morning sailing through the Isfjord before arriving in Longyearbyen at 10:00am in the morning. You get a transfer to the town center where you can store your luggage before a transfer takes you to the airport in the afternoon.

 

Notes

Program subject to change. Adjustment will be made to the routes depending on weather and ice conditions.

On Board

Bed in a small insde cabin. Breakfast, lunch and three-course dinner onboard. The expedition guides will provide information and lead the landings during the trip. All landings are included on Svalbard and we will go to land once or twice a day in our Polarcirkel boats. In Barentsburg and Ny-Ålesund the ship will dock at the harbor.

In Camp

Meals during the trip and beverages at the campsite, shared equipment, glacier equipment, tent, sleeping mats and an experienced guide with all necessary safety equipment, as well as search and rescue insurance.

Useful Information

Pack in plastic bags – bring extra plastic bags, as the equipment may become wet during the transport.

The base camp is located close to the beach (20-100 m). Heavy luggage is therefore no problem.

There is no electricity in the camps.

There is no phone connection in the camp or on board the ship.

Excess luggage can be stored in town/on board MS Nordstjernen while you are on the expedition.

Price Includes
Accommodation, Meals, Transfers and Sightseeing in Longyearbyen
Shared Accommodations
All Meals Onboard and in Camp
The Expedition Team
Landings and Visits to Barentsburg and Ny-ÅLesund, Search and Rescue Insura
Price Does Not Include
 Sleeping Bag and Hiking Equipment
 Beer, Wine & Alcoholic Beverages
 Airfare to and from Longyearben
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