The magic of the skiing in the High Arctic, through the long shadow light of March.
- MARCH 15-22, 2020
- 6 DAYS ON THE ICE
- GUIDED BY VETERAN POLAR EXPLORERS
Expedition guides will be polar veterans Harald Kippenes and John Huston, an American who was the first to ski to the North Pole, unsupported and unassisted. John and Harald have worked closely together since 2005 when they were teammates re-staging Roald Amundsen’s race to the South Pole for a BBC/History Channel film production.
Svalbard, Norway is one of the true jewels of the Arctic, a mountainous archipelago located in the North Sea at 78°N. This ski tour will take place amidst the patient, long sunrises and sunsets of the high Arctic’s magical transition to spring. Beginning east of Longyearbaen, the scenic route features travel via stunning glaciers, mountain passes, and mountain-lined valleys and ends back in town. There is a chance of northern lights occurring. Temperatures could get down to –30°F or colder, but will likely be warmer. The possibility of extreme windstorms and polar bear encounters exist. Travel will be expedition style. Participants will sleep in tents and haul sleds with all the necessary gear and food.
Day 1, March 15: Arrive in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.
Day 2-7, March 16-21: Expedition
Day 8, March 22: Depart from Longyearbaen, Svalbard, Norway
$4,750 USD per person includes: lodging and food in Longyearbaen, expedition food, 2 expert guides, team equipment, permits, mechanized drop off at expedition start point. Cost does not include personal clothing and equipment, flights and travel expenses to Longyearbaen. Personal clothing and equipment can be provided at no extra cost or rented for additional cost on a case by case basis depending on the item and total number of items needed.
$1,000 USD. Deadline TBA.
This trip is run in partnership with: