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Svalbard expedition to hike Prins Karls Forland on West Coast with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Prins Karls Forland Hiking Expedition

  • Details

    Difficulty level (out of 5)


    *Minimum 6 (out of 8) participants above 18 years old:

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    • 1+8 days
    • 16 years*

    All participants should have experience of longer hiking trips and be used to carry their own gear. This will weigh between 15-20 kg containing personal and communal equipment, as well as food for the duration of the expedition.

    We recommend that you read through our proposed equipment list before departure, which you will receive upon confirmed booking.

    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Food
    • Tent
    • Sleeping mat
    • Guide with necessary safety equipment

    Recommend to bring:

    • Good, warm and sealed hiking boots
    • Warm change of clothes
    • Cold drink
    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Backpack
    • Sleeping bag*

    ​*NOK 600 sleeping bag rental

    After booking confirmation, you will receive our complete recommended equipment list for this expedition.

    We serve hot meals. Bring your own packed lunches if needed.

    Larger luggage can be stored in our storage or in your accommodation's luggage room.

    Extra clothing and equipment: Arctica

  • Itinerary

    Along the central west coast of Spitsbergen, Prins Karls Forland forms an 86 km long and 11 km wide island. Towards this island's western coast, the waves break directly from the Arctic Ocean, and North Greenland becomes the next land mark in the west. The island is a landscape of contrasts with alpine peaks, iridescent grasslands and barren stone deserts side by side.

    In this wonderful landscape, we offer an 8-day long hike. There we wander with the tent on our backs, and make a new camp for each night. We will experience a wonderfully rich wildlife and visit cultural monuments from previous fishing and industrial activity on the archipelago of Svalbard. During the trip, we will really feel like part of the great wilderness, and the probability of meeting other people in this part of Svalbard is minimal.

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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