Day 1 – Wednesday:
Arrival Longyearbyen. Pick up at the airport. Information meeting with the guides from Green Wind, review and equipment pickup and shopping. Accommodation at Coal Miners Cabins (dinner not included). Theme of the day: Packing list
Day 2 – Thursday:
Breakfast and lunch pack.
Equipment not to be brought on the trip can be stored in the hotel's suitcase room.
10:00 AM: Brief on snowmobiles and what to wear – Hurtigruten Svalbard. At our tour production department, the guide will hold an information meeting. We will go through mandatory personal equipment and make the latest preparations. If necessary, personal purchases can be done here before departure. Departure to Spitsbergen Expedition Lodge, about 30 km. Arrival at the lodge. We reorganize. The plan is to do an afternoon trip to familiarize ourselves with the area before enjoying a nice dinner at the lodge. Possibility to sleep in tent outside the lodge.
Theme of the day: How to dress in the Arctic climate? How to move with a kite in Svalbard – and kiting with a sled.
Day 3 – Friday:
During breakfast, we also make lunch packs and fill our thermos with hot drinks for a long day outside. The guides plan todays kite trip with sled after the weather and wind conditions and based of the physical condition of the group. After a nice trip, we come back to the lodge. Here you can enjoy the sauna before dinner. You can sleep outside in a tent outside the lodge if you want to.
Theme of the day: Expedition life and tent camp
Day 4 – Saturday:
During breakfast, we also make lunch packs and fill our thermos with hot drinks for a long day outside. The guides plan todays kite trip with sled after the weather and wind conditions and based of the physical conditions of the group.
Theme of the day: Learn to kite with a sled and move around in Svalbard.
Departure for Longyearbyen in the afternoon. Arrival around 6 pm. Closing dinner at Coal Miners at 8 pm. Accommodation at Coal Miners Cabins.
Day 5 – Sunday:
Breakfast. Possible with a short activity – for example ice caves. The activity can be bought at the reception. Possible departure for the main land.
Green Wind brings along expedition equipment for those who want to try kite with a sled during the camp or test their equipment. There will also be good deals available from the suppliers. It is important that those who want to sleep in tents clarify this in advance of the camp. Be aware that times can be subject to change. The programme can be changed and adjusted along the way if weather and conditions make it necessary. The pace through the camp will be adapted to the conditions and the participants' physical strength.