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Hike to Nordenskioldtoppen with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Nordenskiold - Wildlife Hike to the top

  • Details

    Difficulty level (out of 5): 


    Minimum: 2 participants

    • June - September
    • 09:00am
    • Approx. 9-10 hours
    • 16 years

    This trip is medium to demanding with different degrees of elevating terrain, as well as changing wind and weather conditions. We recommend sturdy hiking boots with a stiff sole. Welcome onboard a great nature experience with goal of reaching 1050 meters above sea level.

    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Warm expedition lunch
    • Warm drink and biscuits
    • Hiking poles if needed
    • Guide with necessary safety equipment

    Recommend to bring:

    • Good, warm and worn-in hiking boots
    • Warm clothes
    • Cold drink
    • Camera
    • Warm jumper for the journey home and breaks
    • Backpack

    Extra clothing and equipment: Arctica

  • Itinerary

    Join us on a trip up the challenging Nordenskiöldfjellet. Perhaps we will reach the highest point if weather and road conditions permit. We start the trip in Longyearbyen, and cross moraine landscapes with interesting historical fossils and glacier systems until we reach the last climb before we reach the top of Nordenskiöldfjellet.

    When we get big snowmelt during high summer, we use a slightly longer route via Platåfjellet.

    In the summer, we find fantastically beautiful polygonal ground up on the mountain plain in the direction of Nordenskiöldfjellet. This is a collective term for loose surface structures with geometric patterns. The structures are formed by freezing and thawing of the upper layers of the permafrost.

    Along the way, we take a proper break with an expedition lunch and enjoy the silence and nature. On the mountain ridge and at the top itself, the view is fantastic.

    On the way back, we pick up rubbish that appears on our way. SWE focuses on sustainability and nature conservation.

Accommodation in Svalbard.
Book accommodation at Gjestehuset 102

*Discount of 10 % is given on accommodation at Gjestehuset 102 with purchasing at least one multi-day activity from us. Code: SWE10

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