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Set high in the Arctic Ocean, Svalbard archipelago extends between 74 and 81° north. It is in the edge of the inhabitable world. Here, you really are on the border of civilization. Outside the city only, the vast wilderness is waiting for you. Join...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Longyearbyen 9171, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 46 00
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We booked this 12 hours trip online and even asked by email about the boat that would bring us to the Glacier.. (in theire homepage is a picture of this trip with a closed RIB boat). It was confirmed by email that it is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Juri M
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The guide from Basecamp Explorer picked us up from our hotel for transport to a dog cart ride. From the moment she arrived, she was super friendly and extremely knowledgable about many aspects of the area. She seemed to love her job and the dogs....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chanin G
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Let's start saying It was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed it for a large part of the time, the satisfaction to reach some places and what I saw is enough to be happy, the team participating was the best gang I ever walked with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Giuseppe W
Torill Brandal B, Kundeansvarlig at Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Dear Giuseppe,   Thank you very much for your feedback from the hiking trip. It is extremely important for us and we do realise that the information in advance for this trip can be better. It is hard to imagine the Arctic nature if one...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We've just completed a fantastic experience at the Nordenskiold cabin at the base of the Nordenskiold Glacier. We spent three adventure-filled days there with 24 hour, up-close views of the spectacular glacier and surroundings. Morten and Rackel were our enthusiastic hosts, skilled guides and security...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We have spent 5 days in Svalbard during August. Stayed at the Base Camp Hotel in Longyearbyen, did the summer dog sledding, and then went for a 3 days tour "Magic Artic". Open boat ride to Isfjord radio hotel ( perfect boutique hotel in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Isabelle F
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I have traveled with Basecamp Explorer before, and once again I was very happy with them. Everything professionally organized, even when weather changed etc. Morten and Rakel in Nordenskiöld Lodge were the best guides anyone could wish for! Thank you so much for an amazing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mx2000
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Returning from a 5 day polar adventure with dogsleds from Longyearbyen to Isfjord radio along the telegraph route. What an experience! Great guide, top notch equipment, well trained dogs, excellent food and a nature experience beyond anything ... Beware, however, that Svalbard is raw untamed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Preben F
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Really good dog sledding experience!! The tour is well organized, we were just 5 people, landscapes are wonderfull and dogs so friendly!!! Thanks again to our passionate guide, Morten, we will go back one day for an expedition!!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

The operators should have cancelled due to poor weather conditions, but took us out anyway in a horrific windy snow storm. Couldn't see a thing. The tour finished 1.5 hours early.More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Karianne B, Expeditions at Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Hi. Thank you for your feedback. We always try to make the best of the situation, and we always put our guests safety first. This time we added an extra guide, so we had 2 guides for 4 guests. And because of the conditions shorten...More

Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

I was a little skeptical at first about booking a place that’s different, in the arctic, but from the moment you walk into this place, you know you’ll be fine. The place has a warm inviting feel with extremely helpful staff. A shuttle bus from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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