The guide will meet you in the reception of Coal Miners’ Cabins at 10am. Our guide can collect you from another hotel by prior arrangement. At Coal Miners’ Cabins there will be a welcome meeting where you will be able to meet everyone, tent teams will be divided, a discussion on what to expect and a review of the map. Following this, you will join the guide to our storeroom where we will go over equipment for the trip, test the tents and the Primus stoves, look at the provisions and find the sizes for our dry suits. It will be possible at this time to make adjustments / changes in regards of equipment, tent teams and food for the trip. When we are finished packing, those who would like to can join the guide for a hike to the top of Plateau Mountain. This is a great hike and provides a fantastic view of Adventfjorden and parts of Isfjorden. Dinner is arranged when you would like to eat. Accommodation at Coal Miners’ Cabins is included.
Breakfast is served at Coal Miners’ Cabins from 7 – 8.30am. Check out from the hotel is 8.30am. At 9am we will collect you for a sightseeing trip of Longyearbyen. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Museum and the galleries. The sightseeing ends at the port 12pm ready for boarding and checking in on the M/S Nordstjernen. Lunch is served on the way to Barentsburg. We arrive in Barentsburg at 4pm. There will be arranged sightseeing and the possibility to see a local Russian show. We depart from Barentsburg at 6.30pm after which dinner will be served onboard. During the night the ship will sail North towards Liefdefjorden.
We arrive in Liefdefjorden. We travel to Monaccobreen (the Monacco Glacier) where we will have the opportunity to disembark. Sailing to 80 degrees north and a visit to the walrus island “Moffen”.
Breakfast is served onboard and we are dropped off next to Lilliehökbreen. The adventure is now underway! We will paddle along the bay and possibly camp by Signehamna. Remember to bring clean clothes that can be left on M/S Nordstjernen – it’s always nice to have a fresh set of clothes when you come back from an expedition.
Day 4 - 10
We kayak in Liiliehökfjorden and cross the fjord to Cadiopynten Fuglejell (Bird Mountain). The journey continues in Möllerfjordenopp to Lloyds Hotel. We can paddle into all of the scenic bays on the west side of the fjord. Here there are varied landscapes with many great glacial fronts. We continue paddling to the west of Möllerfjorden to Krossfjorden. How far we go on the trip is dependent on weather, wind, currents and your own wishes. We aim for the July 14th glacier. If the conditions are good, we will make it round and into the inlet behind Blomstrandhalvøya in Kongsfjorden.
The last day of kayaking. In the afternoon, before dinner, we will be collected by M/S Nordstjernen. We allow ourselves a warm shower and will enjoy a farewell dinner in the ship’s restaurant. After dinner there will be a chance to disembark in Ny-Ålesund with a guided tour of the town.
Breakfast is served. We are onboard the M/S Nordstjernen and can look back on an absolutely fantastic trip. We arrive in Longyearbyen around 10am. There will be transport provided to the town or to the airport for departures.
All times are subject to change. The expedition schedule will be altered should the weather conditions deem it necessary. The tempo of the expedition will be adapted to the conditions and the participant's physical strength.