Share the landscape with one of the most feared apex predators on the planet.
Paddle in some of the most incredible Arctic scenery, huge calving glaciers and basking walruses populate the routes.
Hike through an enchanting polar landscape, on some of the last land formations before reaching the North Pole.
Journey to a wild, inhospitable land, in the far northwestern reaches of the Svalbard archipelago, which offer unbridled adventure in a pristine Arctic setting. Kayak and hike through these incredible scenes on a three week adventure that will offer an immersive insight into this foreign landscape. Huge calving glaciers, rocky peaks, iceberg strewn fjords, roaming polar bears and basking walruses are but some of the many highlights of a truly incredible adventure expedition in the far north.
Kayak in the world's more northerly kayaking destination.
Enter the realm of polar bears and walruses, a land rarely visited by humans.
Benefit from the expertise and knowledge of highly experienced guides to keep participants safe in these wild regions.
Whilst on the adventure, a 3 man dome tent is provided for every two participants, suitable for the Arctic environment. A spacious teepee style tent is available for communal use and shared mealtimes whilst camping.
One night is spent aboard the cruise ship to reach the start point of the expedition.
Guesthouse accommodation is used in Longyearbyen, with 2, 3 or 4 bed rooms, hot showers and heating. Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities are available.
Arrive to Svalbard to be met by representative before taking a transfer to the accommodation in Longyearbyen
A morning briefing to meet the group and guides, prepare for the adventure, with equipment checks, safety procedure explanations and examinations of the forecast. Time to explore Longyearbyen in the early afternoon before departing by boat via Isfjord, en route to the north.
Cruise along the west coast of the Svalbard archipelago. The boat will drop the group on a beach during the night, depending upon weather conditions.
Embark on 17 days of Arctic adventuring. A fully immersive adventure, touring the northernmost reaches of the land. Starting in Smeerenburg fjord, a paradise for kayaking, amongst calving glaciers, alongside wildlife and around islands of black rock, the last rocks before the North Pole.
Adventures take participants into lands that rarely see human visitors, where seals and walruses bask in the sun, while reindeer roam the flat lands, and polar bears stalk the land in search of prey.
Journey to Wood fjord to find the Texas Bar trappers hut, opposite the huge Monaco glacier. From this remote outpost, continue to the secret hot springs of Woodfjorden, where the 17 day journey through the outer fringes of Svalbard concludes, and a boat awaits to take participants back to the civilisation of Longyearbyen.
Dependent upon flight times, there may be the opportunity to explore the town of Longyearbyen, with optional activities like dog sledding or a boat trip to the abandoned Soviet mining base of Pyramiden (additional charges apply), before taking a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home.
This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.
All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.
This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.
Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.
All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.
Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.
This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.
Price per person (inc deposit)
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