The tour takes us up through the valley Louisedalen towards Carolinedalen. Here we see quite lush vegetation for Svalbard, providing good feed for our endemic reindeer. We will also see many remnants from the earliest mining efforts in Advent City. At the end of the valley we will head up onto Forkastningsfjellet, where we can enjoy the incredible views over the whole Isfjord. See the glaciers which lay like pearls on a string, from Nordenskiöldbreen in the north, to the western bays ending with Trygghamna.
This is a reasonably demanding hike which covers about 10 kilometres with about 400 metres of elevation. On Forkastningsfjellet we will traverse a lofty shoulder, but the terrain is generally easy. The guide will bring a light lunch and warm drinks along for the group.
This tour is subject to weather conditions, particularly in regards to wind and waves on the boat trip. The transfer will be in an open boat, and the participants may experience seaspray and bumpy crossings. The tour is therefore not suitable for pregnant women or people with back issues. Participants must have good, sturdy hiking boots, wind and waterproof outer clothing, warm hat and mittens. Participants may wish to take extra clothing and snacks/chocolate in a backpack.
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.
4 - Demands good physical fitness, not suitable if you have limited mobility (steep, slippery and uneven terrain)