Spitsbergen Blomstrand Trekking with Cruise From NOK 24 990
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Spitsbergen Blomstrand Trekking with Cruise

Spitsbergen Blomstrand Trekking is a 9-day experience, combining two of our most popular summer products: The magical cruise with MS Nordstjernen to 80 degrees north and a stay in our trekking camp on the Blomstrand beach in Kongsfjorden.

A breathtaking voyage with MS Nordstjernen

Your Artic adventure starts from Longyearbyen with the breathtaking voyage with MS Nordstjernen to the northwest Spitsbergen National Park. This the quintessential Spitsbergen experience. You get to visit Barentsburg and Ny-Ålesund, and marvel at the amazing landscapes and unique wildlife in the Arctic.



Focusing on the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, we will experience the extraordinary Arctic landscape, glaciers and bird cliffs.



After two or three nights onboard MS Nordstjernen, depending on a Tuesday or Friday departure, we get to the north side of Kongsfjorden and Blomstrandhamna - our base camp and home in the wilderness.

Welcome to the Blomstrand peninsula

Camp Svalbard

The Blomstrand peninsula is situated south of the camp. This island was attached to mainland Svalbard a few years ago by the Blomstrand glacier. This glacier has now retracted and we will circumnavigate to reach the island. The area offers a variety of trekking routes like the Feiring mountain (1053 meters above sea level), the Norvåg mountain (460 meters above sea level), the Olssøn-mountain (518 meters above sea level) and the Blomstrand glacier. A hike on the glacier offers spectacular ice formations and crevasses. It’s a fantastic view over the surrounding mountains and the Kongsfjord area. You might be able to see and hear the glacier calving into the sea.

Different hikes every day

Every day, different hikes will be planned. We hike in small groups, together with our knowledgeable local guide who carries all the necessary safety equipment. Only a minimum of clothes and food are needed for these one-day hikes. There are no paths or roads where we go hiking. The terrain is rocky, wild, untouched and beautiful! Living in the camp intensifies the feeling of freedom and our connection to the Arctic.

Trekking

The King of the Arctic

The camp is equipped with large communal tents for meals and group activities, or even for drying clothes. We have smaller tents set up for sleeping. During the light Artic night, we take turns of watching the camp for polar bears. There is always a guide close by who will be alarmed and take control if you see the king of the Artic.

Two great experiences in one product

We will spend three days here before MS Nordstjernen calls for our return. It feels nice to get onboard and enjoy a hot shower and a great meal before we set sail and head back to Longyearbyen.


Nordstjernen dekk

On this trip, you will get two great experiences in one product. Both the fantastic cruise with MS Nordstjernen and getting into the Artic wilderness to enjoy some breathtaking hikes and glacier hikes from our Blomstrand trekking camp. This is an adventure you don’t want to miss!

Read the travel programs


Map of the expedition

Blomstrand Map

What's included in the price?

Accommodation, meals, transfers and sightseeing in Longyearbyen as described in the program. Share room in Coal Miners’ Cabins, shared small cabin on MS Nordstjernen and shared tents in our camp. Single rooms and are available for an additional price. All meals onboard and in camp are included. The expedition team, landings and visits to Barentsburg and Ny-Ålesund, as well as search and rescue insurance during the voyage are included.



On board:


Bed in a small insde cabin. Breakfast, lunch and three-course dinner onboard. The expedition guides will provide information and lead the landings during the trip. All landings are included on Svalbard and we will go to land once or twice a day in our Polarcirkel boats. In Barentsburg and Ny-Ålesund the ship will dock at the harbor.



In camp:


Meals during the trip and beverages at the campsite, shared equipment, glacier equipment, tent, sleeping mats and an experienced guide with all necessary safety equipment, as well as search and rescue insurance.

What's not included in the price?

Flights, personal clothing, sleeping bag, personal hiking equipment, beer, wine and soft drinks or personal travel insurance. Meals and beverages in Longyearbyen.

Equipment list

See what you need to bring for this tour. In addition we will provide the following equipment:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping mats
  • Shared equipment for the camps
  • Cooking equipment
  • Provisions
  • Glacier safety equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Search and rescue Insurance
  • Safety equipment for polar bear protection
  • Satellite phone and emergency beacon for emergency contact
  • Polkas and harnesses
  • Snow shovels
  • Glacier safety equipment  
  • Camping stove
  • Fuel

Useful information:

  • Pack in plastic bags – bring extra plastic bags, as the equipment may become wet during the transport.
  • The base camp is located close to the beach (20-100 m). Heavy luggage is therefore no problem.
  • There is no electricity in the camps.
  • There is no phone connection in the camp or on board the ship.
  • Excess luggage can be stored in town/on board MS Nordstjernen while you are on the expedition.
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Price: NOK 24 990
Facts
Price
NOK 24 990
Duration

9 days

Degree of difficulty

3- Average physical fitness level

Period

20. July - 28. July
27. July - 4. August
3. August - 11. August 

19. July - 27. July 2018

26. July - 3. August 2018

2. August - 10. August 2018

9. August - 17. August 2018

Equipment
Participants

Minimum 4
Maximum 12 

Minimum age

16 years.

Booking

Book

call us +47 79 02 61 00

HURTIGRUTEN SVALBARD AS, P.O. Box 548, N-9171 Longyearbyen
Telephone.: +47 79 02 61 00 | Org.nr 951 251 579
Mail: info@hurtigrutensvalbard.com