Von Post Glacier
- Trekking & Hiking
our UK team
Welcome to Svalbard. We will greet you at the airport and escort you to your accommodation in the city. Don't worry if your flight arrives in the middle of the night, we provide 24 hour airport transfers.
After a hearty breakfast it is time to prepare for our expedition - this afternoon we start our adventure with a short leg of the journey to
get accustomed to our attire. Skis/snowshoes on and pulks loaded, we depart via the beautiful Adventdalen Valley. Tonight we will set up our first camp and join together in our warm communal mess tent for dinner.
Over the next few days we will explore the summits and highlights surrounding Tempelfjord & Fredheim. Our exact progress will
revolve around the weather and ice conditions. There are so many things to see in this remarkable area. We can follow the small valley of De Geerdalen to the beautiful Krekling Pass (250m). We can explore the simply stunning Flowerscaret pass (750m) and Flowerbreen Glacier. We can discover Sassenfjorden and the wonderful mountains surrounding it. We can descend the beautiful Flowerdalen valley to the frozen coast. These few days are a chance to forget the stresses of modern day life.
Today we head back to Longyearbyen in a Snowcat which will take around 3 hours. After unpacking and storing our equipment we will settle back into our guesthouse accommodation and enjoy a hearty dinner all together reflecting on our adventure.
Depending on your flight time, you may be able to enjoy optional activities like snowmobiling or dog-sledding in the morning (additional charges apply). Our team will transfer you to the airport for your return flight.
note that this itinerary, including walking distances and times, is indicative.
Our guides aim to
the adventure that is best suited to the weather, your interests and the
demands of the group. Please be aware that in order to achieve this, changes to
the programme may be made.
This trip is rated as "Demanding". You should be in very good physical shape
and prepared for adventure; a positive attitude and love of the outdoors is
Besides one evening meal in
Longyearbyen, this trip includes full board. For your evening meal on the final
day there are shops and kitchen facilities available or local restaurants for
you to sample - we have lots of recommendations!
During our expedition, each person is
responsible for their own equipment, including food, and will carry everything
Therefore light and easy to cook meals are favoured. In spite of this, plus the
lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in the artic regions, we are proud of the
varied, and frankly delicious food we provide even when camping. You will have the
opportunity to try local products and several local delicacies.
Each day will start with a hearty
breakfast accompanied by plenty of tea and coffee or hot chocolate. You will
carry a picnic lunch and plenty of snacks for the day and evening meals will
include three courses: soup/starter, a hot main dish and a dessert.
Your help in the kitchen is expected and
much appreciated, particularly in the evenings. We like when the whole group
work as a team to cook dinner, it creates a pleasant atmosphere as we reflect
on the day’s adventures together. We want you to be a member of our team;
not a sheep!
Please let us know about any dietary
requirements when you book the trip and we will work with you to cater for your
guesthouse accommodation in twin rooms. Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities with heating and hot water. Although these aren't en-suite, there are plenty of bathrooms available per floor of the accommodation and these are modern facilities kept to an extremely high cleanliness. From the accommodation it is roughly a 10 minute, downhill walk into Longyearbyen town.
CAMPING: We provide a 3 man dome tent per 2 people, an insulated sleeping mat and a synthetic sleeping bag. For our expeditions we use light equipment which is appropriate for Svalbard’s winter conditions. We will also provide a spacious mess tent for meal times, fully equipped with kitchen equipment. Please be aware that our expeditions in Svalbard involve full participation, we expect all travellers to assist with setting up and packing down our camps, preparing meals etc. This is a team effort!
You will be welcomed at the airport
by a representative from our friendly team and accompanied for the duration of
your holiday. Armed with an abundance of experience and a wealth of knowledge
our professional Svalbard team are experts in polar environments. All
activities are lead by our qualified guides who are all English speaking
outdoor practitioners with a passion for everything arctic.
Please note that this adventure
takes place in an isolated, polar environment where around 2500 polar bears
live - your guide will explain the safety rules which must be followed at your expedition briefing
will provide you with all of the technical equipment you will need for this
adventure. We are proud of the range of high quality equipment we are able to
supply which is suitable for Spitsbergen’s unpredictable spring climate.
Choosing the right materials
prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when
participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it
ceases to insulate and does not dry quickly. The
best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like
polyester or materials which are warm
when wet like merino wool. The
most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials
like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.
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