Ice cave overnight adventure: A night in an ice cave
with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions
Join us for an evening trip spending the night in the ice cave!
It’s out in the untouched nature you can experience the magic of Svalbard at its best.
To experience the light and the colours, we have to leave the houses and the artificial light from the city. It’s only when we get out in the nature – and darkness – that we can experience the magic light that the dark period /Polar Night can give when walking to the Cave. During February our daylight is back.
The first day, the guide will pick you up at your choice of accommodation at 5 pm. We will drive down to our storage for a short briefing about the trip and pick the equipment we need. We pack for our trip from Nybyen. When the snowshoes are adjusted, we head towards the glacier. It doesn’t take long before we get in the shade of the light from Longyearbyen and in the Polar Night. We follow the glacier in a steady climb until we reach the glacier plateau where the ice cave is. Here we fire up the primus and enjoy a warm cup of drink before pursuing our evening trip up the mountain. From the ridge and the top of the mountain itself, the view over the landscape in the twilight of the dark period is fantastic. The return to the cave doesn’t take long and we can prepare dinner and get ready for a night under the magical glacier. Here you will experience an underground world with halls, narrow passages and thick layers of mighty ice crystals.
After a good breakfast, we pack and get prepared to the return down the glacier. We are not far away from Longyearbyen and civilization. We expect to be back in Longyearbyen at approx. 11:00.
Period: February – May
From: Pick up at 17:00 – 11:00
Price: NOK 3390 per person
NOK 3000 per child (age 12 – 15 years old)
Demanding Level 3-4 of 5
An additional fare of NOK 1000.- pr person will be added if there are only 2 guests booked
Minimum 2 participants and maximum 4. If private Group max 6 persons.
Included in the Price:
Transportation to/from accommodation, food, sleeping mat and guide with necessary safety equipment.
Rent a sleeping bag for NOK 500.
Change of program:
Completion of the trip may be changed during the trip, regarding weather changes and the size of the group.
Demands of participants: The trip is moderately difficult, some mountain hiking and some crawling in the cave can be expected. The trip does not fit for guests with back problems, claustrophobia or poor physical shape.