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May

10 days

Join us on what is perhaps the world's most beautiful ski expedition from Agardh to Isfjord Radio. On this 10-day trip, we get to experience everything from magnificent glacier fronts, beautiful mountains, tent life and an exotic overnight stay at Isfjord Radio. The contrasts are big and this is a real Svalbard adventure!

Day to day programe

DAY 1:
The guide meets the guests at IGP at 10:00. Here a welcome meeting will be held where the participants will meet each other, the tent teams are distributed, expectations are clarified and we take a look at the map and route. Afterwards, we will go down to our warehouse where we go through the equipment, test tents and primus, look at the provisions, etc. It is now possible to make adjustments in relation to equipment/tent layers/food. We expect this to take about 4 hours.
Dinner on your own in the evening.

DAY 2:
Breakfast at accommodation. Ask to fill the thermos with hot water. The guide picks up the guests at 09:00. Transport down to our tour production department and preparation for transport and brief. The guests are given clothing for transport. Transport to Agardhbukta takes place by snowmobile and is approx. 80 km (approx. 3 hours). The first day we walk about 9 km.

DAY 3-8:
We enter beautiful, untouched nature. The march west has begun. We cross the Passbreen until we reach Källströmdalen. Here we go north again to reach Reindalen. After two days in Reindalen, we come out to Van Mijenfjord and the wonderful Fridtjov glacier. We go up the glacier to finally meet the West coast.

DAY 9:
On day 9 we arrive at Isfjord Radio. Here we get to take a long-awaited shower, enjoy a cold beer in the sauna and eat a wonderful meal before finally getting into a bed with clean sheets.

DAY 10:
We meet an arctic circle boat down by the harbor for transport back to the city.
Well back in town, we'll unpack all the equipment before we say thank you for this time.

All times are subject to change. The tour program can be changed along the way if weather or road conditions make it necessary.

Practical information

This tour requires that you are in good physical shape, with the strength and endurance to be able to put long distances behind you while dragging a heavy pulka.

You must be prepared for changeable weather, and generally tough weather conditions.

The participants must have warm, high quality winter clothing, mountain skis with steel edges (not thin cross country skis), solid bindings and sturdy ski boots with good support. Randonee equipment is not recommended. Ski skins are required.

You will be sent an equipment list prior to arrival. Remember that Svalbard is tax and duty free, so that you can always pick up quality equipment in our expeditions shop, Longyear78.

Language
Safety is our highest priority, and the guide needs to be able to give directions you understand. To participate on one of our excursions, it is required that you speak and understand English or one of the Scandinavian languages.

Price information

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Longyearbyen
  • Accommodation at Isfjord Radio
  • Meals during the tour and farewell dinner in Longyearbyen.
  • Shared equipment: cooking equipment, snow shovels, glacier equipment, primus, fuel
  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Pulka
  • Experienced guides with necessary safety equipment
  • Search and rescue insurance
  • Transport from Longyearbyen to Agardh by snowmobile
  • Transport from Isfjord Radio to Longyearbyen

Price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation and meals in Longyearbyen apart from those mentioned in the programme
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal skiing equipment including skis, poles, boots and skins
  • Beer/wine/soft drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Dinner in Longyearbyen

You will be sent an equipment list prior to arrival. Remember that Svalbard is tax and duty free, so that you can always pick up quality equipment in our shops.

Facts

Duration

10 days

Difficulty

4 - Above average physical fitness

Price

NOK 35,500 with accommodation in a double room at Isfjord Radio. (NOK 1,200 extra for a single room)

May

10 days

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