SPITZBERG WINTER EXPEDITION
Updated: Nov 29, 2019
Because it takes you truly "at the end of the world", this week-long journey is for explorers in the soul, travelers seeking new territories and exclusive experiences, far from everything and far from the world. Beyond the Arctic Circle, even beyond the North Cape, Spitzberg is the largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. A land of mystery, formerly reserved for trappers and whalers, this extreme tip in the north of Norway is gradually opening up to a few privileged travelers, without losing its proud character and natural size. It is THE Great North, that of explorers, scientists but also polar bears - and all abundant and spectacular wildlife: walruses, reindeers, seals and other swarms of seabirds. The winter travel season stretches here from mid-February, with the end of the polar night, until mid-April, marked by the beginning of the midnight sun. A season conducive to the discovery of Arctic Norway under the prism of Nordic activities: take off on a snowmobile safari, experience being a musher behind a dog sled, watch the aurora borealis... Not to mention the moments of relaxation with a cozy duvet, a fragrant grog and an evening sauna.
Direct landing in Tromsø. 69 ° 39 '30' 'North: the capital of Northern Norway and Gateway to the Arctic is the largest urban center established at such latitudes, which has been the starting point for many expeditions polar. An introduction to the history of trappers and explorers in the Arctic, a panoramic view from the top of the cable car, a hot coffee on the harbor and a detour through the Arctic Cathedral, then head to the Svalbard archipelago. One settles in a base camp of the center of Longyearbyen, the most northerly village of the globe, on the island of Spitzberg. The tiny "capital" of Svalbard with colorful houses is the starting point for your two planned polar expeditions. The first, a two-day snowmobile safari with a private guide, takes you to the Nordenskiöld Glacier and overnight in an isolated lodge - the northernmost resort in the world. The second, a day of dogsledding, prolongs the discovery of the landscapes of Spitsbergen in the skin of a musher.
In order to travel Travelers even at the end of the world, this journey relies on an outstanding logistics – flights, private transfers, well-rated hotels – to concentrate on the essential: the change of scenery brought by the polar lands. And in case of unforeseen logistics, advice or last minute desire, your protocol officer is your caretaker in Norway, accompanying you throughout the trip.