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Svalbard Visit for a night in the ice cave with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

Ice Cave - One Wildlife Night

  • Details

    Difficulty level (out of 5)


    Minimum: 2 participants​

    • November - May
    • 17:00-10:00 (the following morning)
    • Approx. 17 hours
    • 16 years

    The trip has moderate difficulty level 4 in cases of extreme cold and that crawling in the cave may occur. Not suitable for those with back problems, claustrophobia or poor physical condition.

    You must be able to carry the necessary equipment for the overnight stay - the guide will help with the packing.

    Price includes:

    • Transport round trip
    • Food
    • Sleeping mat
    • Ice cave equipment incl. headlamp
    • Guide with necessary safety equipment
    • Snowshoes/hiking poles if needed

    Recommend to bring:

    • Good, warm and sealed mountain boots
    • Warm clothes
    • Sleeping bag*
    • Cold drink (preferably in a thermos as liquid can freeze to ice)
    • Camera
    • Backpack
    • Warm jumper for the journey home and breaks

    *Rent your sleeping bag for NOK 600,-

    After booking confirmation, you will receive our complete recommended packing list for this overnight trip.

    Bring your own packed lunch if necessary.

    Extra clothing and equipment: Arctica

  • Itinerary

    The trip starts with pick-up from the accommodation and transport down to our storage house where the guide gives a short briefing about the trip. Everyone is given equipment to take up to the ice cave, prepares the packs they will take with them before we are transported up to the parking lot where we continue on foot with snowshoes across the snow.

    Once the snowshoes have been adapted properly, we head straight for the glacier and the ice cave where we will spend our subterranean night. It doesn't take long before we are in the outskirts of the city lights coming from Longyearbyen, and we can properly experience the polar night where you really get a feel for Arctic life outside of civilization.

    Once inside the magical ice cave, you get to experience an underground world with halls, narrow passages and thick layers of ice in fantastic, natural shapes both big and small. After a bit of exploring, it is time for dinner to be enjoyed in our crystallized dining room before crawling into warm sleeping bags for the night and falling asleep to the sounds of a glacier in constant motion.

    After a good breakfast, we pack up and prepare for the return down the glacier. Then it's a short way back to Longyearbyen and civilization. We expect to be back in Longyearbyen at 11:00.

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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