Journey beginning and ending at Longyearbyen, Svalbard tours
On request: 2019-06-01 to 2019-09-30 starting from $2207 AUD
Available: 2020-06-01 to 2020-09-30 starting from $2317 AUD
Experience the magnificent High Arctic up close a summer adventure to beautiful Isfjord Radio at Cape Linnè. Embark on a journey to Isfjord Radio by open boats, and on your way you will have time to enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery, the mighty bird cliffs and the animal wildlife. Far away from the civilization in Longyearbyen, you will learn more about the history, biological diversity and geological conditions that make Isfjord Radio such a fascinating place to visit. The former radio station is situated at the outermost part of the Isfjorden, with majestic mountains overlooking the Arctic ocean.
In combination with the unique accommodation option, you will enjoy a level of quality and comfort that is unexpected so far into the wilderness.
Day 1 – Arrive Longyearbyen
On arrival at Longyearbyen airport the airport shuttle bus will take you to Basecamp Trapper’s Hotel. In the afternoon you are free to explore Longyearbyen on your own. We recommend dinner at one of the excellent restaurants in town (not included/should be booked in advance). Accommodation in double room at Basecamp Trapper’s Hotel (or hotel with similar standard).
Day 2 – Boat to Isfjord Radio
Your guide taking you to Isfjord Radio will meet you in the reception of your hotel at 8am this morning. You will get information about the trip, equipment and outfit details. Transport to the quay, where our polarcircel boat is ready to start the safari tour towards Isfjord Radio. On the way, we have time to enjoy the fantastic fjord scenery, animal wildlife and Arctic seabirds. Spend the afternoon exploring the great area of Kapp Linné, and learn more about the wildlife at the station. We’ll be served a 5-course dinner in the evening. Accommodation in comfortable double rooms at Isfjord Radio.
Day 3 – Arctic exploration with rib boat safari and expedition lunch on a beach before a visit to the Esmark Glacier
Breakfast is served from 8.00 am. After the breakfast we’ll board the boat for an exciting safari to the west side of the fjord. The route will go towards east along the coastline before crossing Isfjorden at Kapp Starostin and go straight to the mighty bird cliffs of Alkehornet with thousands of nesting birds. In Trygghamna we go ashore and enjoy expedition lunch at the beach. After lunch, we’ll have a closer look at the area before heading to the fantastic Esmark Glacier in Ymerbukta. If we are lucky, we might observe whales, seals or even get a glimpse of “king of the Artic”, the polar bear. In the evening a 3-course dinner is served at the restaurant at the Isfjord Radio. Accommodation in double rooms.
Day 4 – Grønfjorden and the Russian settlement Barentsburg before heading back to Longyearbyen
Breakfast is followed by a new day of adventure. After breakfast we say goodbye to and pack our bags and head to the boat. We go to Grønfjorden and the Russian settlement Barentsburg. Barentsburg is a mining city with approx. 350 residents and a fascinating place to visit. We go ashore and take a tour around town before light lunch is served in the brewery.
After lunch we head back to the boat and set course towards Longyearbyen. We make several interesting stop along the way. We are back in Longyearbyen during the afternoon.
Necessary safety equipment, activities, accommodation and meals according to program.
Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, single room at Isfjord Radio, accommodation in Longyearbyen, CO2 investment of NOK 250.
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!