Nordenskiöld Ski expedition 5 days: Cross country skiing and overnight in tent
Svalbard has many opportunities when it comes to different ski trips. The landscape varies, depending on where you are. With start from Longyearbyen, we have the «Nordenskiöld land» as the most available area for longer ski trips. We can find mountain and glacier areas here as well as wide valleys and coastline. There are also areas with limited access for snowmobiles, so you can visit places where there are no other sound than from you ski touching the snow.
Preparation and planning of the trip. The guide will come and pick you up at your accommodation at 09:00 in the morning. From here, you drive to the storage place to have a review of the trip and to prepare and pack all equipment in the pulkas. After lunch, we will be transported to our start point of the trip, Bolterdalen. We will start skiing some kilometers before we settle our first camp for the night.
We continue our way in to «Bolterskaret» before we head gently down towards Tverrdalen and Reindalen. This day we will ski in narrow valleys, surrounded by inland glacier and mountains. We will settle our second camp in the end of Tverrdalen next to the wide valley of Reindalen.
After breakfast we will pack the camp together and start the ski trip towards Reindalen. During the day we will continue up this valley and head to the Kok glacier, on the North side of Reindalen. When getting to this area the terrain change and we arrives in to an alpine terrain with mountains and peaks surrounded by glaciers. Here we will settle our camp for this night and enjoy the landscape.
This day we will spend in the area of «Møysalen». There are alternative routes of the day, and we will plan this together. Maybe we can visit on of the peaks, or take ski trip in the nearby surroundings. The mountains in this area are the highest one for several kilometers, and on a clear day, the view is stunning.
The last day brings us back to the low land again, and to «Jansondalen” and Adventdalen. From here we ski back to the beginning of Bolterdalen where our ski trip started, and our transport back to Longyearbyen will be waiting for us.
We have now ended our ski trip through a varied landscape.
Periode: Departure 20. April and 27.April
Varighet: 5 days
Pris 1: NOK 14.400,-
Pris 2: NOK 500,- Sleeping bag
Change of program / Daily stages:
Completion of the trip, daily stages (kilometers per day) and camping may be changed during the trip, regarded weather changes and the composition of the group.
Requirements for the trip:
Daily stages is about 20 kilometers in quite gently terrain. About 8 hours skiing per day. All guests will have their own pulka with a weight of 30 – 40 kilos. The trip is medium demanding and the participants need to have experience from ski trips in mountains. No glacier experience is required; our guides will give training and guidance during the trip. The nights are spend in tents, 2 persons each tent.
Map sheet: Norwegian Polar institute, map C9
Transport from/to accommodation, pulka, food, tent, sleeping pad, guide with necessary safety equipment. Price does not include sleeping bag..
Minimum 4 and maximum 12 participants.
If there are “only” three participants, there is an extra fee of NOK 3000, - per person
NB! You need to bring your own ski equipment or rent in Longyearbyen. If renting it is important that you have tried the equipment before the trip so you can avoid blisters etc. We are not responsible for the rental of ski equipment.
For accommodation, we recommend Guesthouse 102 in Longyearbyen. We offer discounts when booking one of our overnight trips. Contact us for more information