Day 1 - Tuesday
We start the day at 10:00 am with an expedition briefing, preparation and packing for the expedition. We'll go through gear and instructions for use of cooking gear, sleds, ski equipment, tent, food and drinks. Accommodation at Coal Miners' Cabins is included.
Day 2 - Wednesday
Breakfast starts at 7:00 am and check-out is at 10:00 am. Our guide will meet you at Coal Miners' Cabins with transportation from Longyearbyen to the starting point of the trip. This transportation leg is approximately 110km.
Day 3 to 11 - Thursday to Friday
We hope to reach the summit of Newtontoppen after two to three days of skiing. Newtontoppen can be climbed on skis or by foot. The last stretch before we top out is steep, but no climbing experience is required. The view from top will take your breath away! To the northwest you will see Austfjorden, Wijdefjorden and the spectacular Atom mountains. To the northeast you will see the isolated Nordaustlandet.
We then head towards Perriertoppen, which is Svalbard's second highest mountain with its 1710 meters above sea level. This peak is more alpine and can not be climbed on skis. Here we may have to use crampons, but no ropes or other climbing gear is required. We can only reach the summit of Perriertoppen if the snow conditions are safe. This may not always be the case, but we will make an attempt to summit. We are now at the heart of the stunning alpine area called Atomfjella on Svalbard.
Day 12 - Saturday
This is the last day of the expedition. Snowmobiles will take us back to Longyearbyen. In the evening we meet for a farewell dinner. Accommodation at Coal Miners' Cabins is included.
Day 13 - Sunday
This is the last day on Svalbard. Depending on your flight departure, you can sleep in and enjoy a nice breakfast before you head out.
- All times are subject to change.
- The travel 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.