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Ski Expedition under Midnight Sun

  • Expedition dates

    Multiple Departures in May and June every year

  • Starts From

    Oslo, Norway

    Ends At

    Oslo, Norway

  • Activities and Attractions

    Camping, Trekking, RIB Safari, Sailing, Fjords, Glaciers, Midnight Sun

  • Starting From Price Per Person

    AED 10,795

Expedition Overview

Join us on an adventure as we put on our skis and pulka, and head glacial landscape between Isforden and Kongsfjorden, far from civilisation and everyday life. This area is hard to get to, and is rarely visited even by snowmobiles. Here we will be able to enjoy the amazing silence of the Arctic, as we cover varied terrain over six magnificent days. Thanks to the midnight sun, we can set a comfortable tempo, and make the most of the never-ending days.

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Oslo to Longyearbyen

Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen. At Longyearbyen transfer to your hotel for overnight

Day 2

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Meet the expedition leader for briefing and preparation

Day 3

Towards Borebukta and Isfjorden

Transfer over polarcirkel boats to Borebukta, and begin skiing between fjord valleys!

Day 4-7

In and around Trollheiman

Continue skiing from through amazing glacier filled areas. Over the days you will stop for breaks and camp overnight at various sites

Day 8

Kongsfjorden - Embarkation

We end our ski expedition at fantastic Kongsfjorden area, and embark MS Nordsterjenen towards Ny Alesund

Day 9

Longyearbyen to Oslo

We reach back to Longyearbyen, disembark, and make our way to the airport for flight back to Oslo
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With Special COVID-19 Measures in place

In coordination with Norwegian Institute of Publich Health, WHO and local authorities, strict protocols are in place to ensure safety of all for stays, accommodations, food, activities, entries and exits. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures

The Ski Experience

Put on your skis & pulka, & head into an impressive area between two fjord valleys, far from civilisation & everyday life. Our route of approx 70 km takes us over massive glacier plateaus under the midnight sun

Sail for a night

aboard Ms Nordstejenen

On the last day of skiing, we board a small ship to tour Ny Alesund, & head back to Longyearbyen. Good chance to experience the beautiful arctic waters!

Tour Ny-Ålesund

Situated at 78o 55’ N, this is one of the world’s northernmost year-round communities. Previously a coal mining centre, it is now an advanced High Arctic research station. Enjoy a guided tour of this place

Practical Information

To participate, you must be an experienced skier. Everyday we aim to cover 10-15 km pulling a pulka with equipment weighing approx 30 kg. Guests are split into teams of 2 & you will each pull a pulka.

Have an arctic camping experience

Enjoy the adventure of camp life. At the end of everyday, we will setup campsites where comfortable and safe. The days weather proves to be difficult, we will setup camp to rest our equipments, and go trekking in beautiful surrounding areas

Assist with Polar Bear watch

As a participant on this expedition, be prepared to be a polar bear guard during a couple of nights. Enjoy wandering alone around the camp under the midnight sun while rest are asleep! An exotic experience. Many often ask for extra shifts just to experience this more

Pre and post stay in Longyearbyen

Our expedition includes a stay in Coal Miner's Cabin - an actual miners' accommodation enhanced with modern facilities. This place is cosy & suits budget-conscious travellers of all ages. Upgrades to other levels can be requested

MS Nordstjernen

Built in 1956, modernised in 2000, she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art.

Features

Out on deck you can come extra close to the untouched nature of the Polar Arctic, or choose to be at dining room, bar, café, panorama lounge or the library.

Cabin

Enjoy a hot shower, and get cosy in your cabin containing surfaces exhibiting old, beautiful wood. You'll really feel like an explorer from the good old days!

What's Included

  • 2 Nights stay in Coal Miner's Cabin before the expedition in Longyearbyen with breakfast
  • One night stay in expedition cruise with all meals
  • All meals during ski days
  • Return Flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • All transfers to/from airport
  • Guidance from Profressional English speaking expedition guide
  • Loan of all equipments needed for camping and cross-country skiing
  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Search and Rescue insurance during the stay
  • Transport to and from start and finish point of tour

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Personal expenses (Drinks, laundry, calls etc)
  • Clothing and personal equipment

Special Notes

  • This tour is not suitable for those with back, neck, arm or wrist issues
  • Participants should have previous ski experience
  • This trip is demanding and requires above average physical fitness. You must be prepared for long journeys whist pulling a pulka with equipment
  • Participants are expected to take part in setting up camp, cooking and polar bear watch during the night.
  • Knowledge of English or one of Scandinavian languages is must for participation, so as the guide can give you directions for safety and understanding
  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • You can also upgrade your accommodation to other options available in the town – Radisson Blu Polar, Funken Lodge
  • Exact packing equipment list will be provided by our expedition consultants
  • The above itinerary is only indicative. Adjustments will be made to route should weather conditions deem it necessary. The tempo of the expedition will be adapted to the conditions and the participant’s physical strength.
  • Adventure available for age 18 and above