This trip is on request only from a group for exclusive booking. Reservation have to be done prior to December 1st the year before.
You’re a mountain guide or a bunch of friends, do not hesitate to contact us.
For this trip, a licensed mountain guide is mandatory, we can provide one.
In the Spitzberg, mountains, glaciers and the sea intertwine to form a labyrinth of fjords which allow for the practice of activities linked to these elements. The unusual alliance of sea and mountain only makes sense here.
With our sailboat, a true travelling base camp, we get ever so close to each hiking spot. And our floating chalet hops from one scenery to another each day!
This journey is designed for hikers who love nature and travel. The philosophy of the journey is to enjoy fully what fantastic nature has to offer in the Spitzberg through the discovery of the region's most beautiful spots. The idea is not one of reaching extremes
The adventure unravels in the Isfjord, the Spitzberg's main fjord. It is vast and offers an incredible variety of landscapes with different geological origins.
The region is breathtakingly beautiful: it is here that you will discover a new hike every day organized according to weather conditons and the group's level. The area through which we travel is protected from high sea swell, giving the impression that we are navigating on high-altitude lakes rather than the sea.
In this idyllic setting, our team of professional instructors (high mountain guide and high sea guide) handles logistics, so you may take full advantage of the site in all safety and comfort.
The interface between sea and mountain does not allow for improvisation. The combination of the two makes necessary an excellent knowledge of the field as well as close collaboration within the "sea/mountain” team. Each day, we drop you off on the beach, at the foot of the glacier. About ten hikes will thus be organized in the course of your stay, weather conditions allowing. Back and forth, round trip or hiking through, there are about twenty possible high-quality hikes.
No-one to date has proposed and conducted this type of journey. We will thus have the pleasure and advantage to discover together these new ways and inroads. It is possible that the hikes may not all be systematically through ice, as there are several spots not to be missed which do not require landing on the glacier. We've known and travelled all sites for the past eight years in the course of our Sailing/Nature and Paragliding/Sailing trips.
Every evening, we will be moored. ”Southern Star” is a first-class base camp, which offers all the comfort and warmth necessary to live in harmony with arctic nature. Clothing is stretched out to dry in a designated area of the boat every night. ”Southern Star” is based year-round in Tromsø. Technical preparation of the boat and safety gear on board are thus adapted to polar regions.
At this time of year, midnight sun reigns. No risk to get caught by nightfall. Navigation areas include Tryghamna, Ymerbukta, Borebukta, Nordfjorden, Eckmanfjorden, Dicksonfjorden, Billefjorden and Templefjorden. Weather conditions depending, we may be able to go as far as Forlandsundet (the bit of sea that separates the Spitzberg from Prince Charles Island) and Jonsfjorden.