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Crossing Svalbard South to North

Skiing Spitsbergen island lengthwise

Crossing Svalbard South to North

Skiing Spitsbergen island lengthwise

From USD 10958

Svalbard from South to North is a skiing expedition that deserves respect. This is, without a doubt, one of the hardest skiing expeditions you can do- making it a true achievement to complete this trip. It will be hard, but the reward is great. The nature on Svalbard is unique and magnificent, and for 30 days we will live close together in the wilderness, with tents as housing and skis as our means of transportation. This is a trip you will never forget.

Highlights

  • Unique, long skiing expedition in the Arctic
  • Cross the entire length of Spitsbergen
  • Desolate, polar wilderness

The areas we move through are full of Norwegian and international expedition history. Since its discovery in the 16th century, this Arctic archipelago has been the favored location for a number of frontier-breaking expeditions. The lengthwise trip was first carried out well into the 20th century, at that time by a Polish expedition.

The expedition has a total of approx. 30 nights in a tent, and if necessary we have room for days to rest if the weather turns bad. If necessary, we will each sit on polar bear watch at night. It is typically in areas where we are close to the sea that this is necessary.

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Dates and booking

Mon 08. April - Sat 11. May 2024

USD 10958Available

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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

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Safety

  • 24 hour standby
  • Guides with training in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice in the field

On this trip, it is important to understand that we are moving in remote wilderness away from civilization. We will of course do everything we can in the event of an emergency, but a possible rescue operation will take longer than on other trips we arrange. It is therefore extremely important that all participants are well prepared and ready to deal with unforeseen situations. We have navigation equipment, gps, satellite phone and rope/safety equipment, which a trip like this requirements.

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

5/6 Physical

These are our most demanding trips. Here you have to count on working hard over a longer period of time to reach the goal. The trips are physically and mentally demanding, and thorough preparations are needed to participate. Trips on this level are often long, with many nights in tents. The trips often go to colder areas and / or at high altitudes, and you have to carry or pull heavily. The equipment plays an important role, and the trip places great demands on you as a participant. The guide is responsible for the tour, but you as a participant are responsible for being well enough prepared so that you can take responsibility for yourself along the way. On these trips, the participants take part in camp routines such as setting up camp and cooking.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

4/6 Risk

Activities / trips with significant risk. Events can happen, and they can be of such a nature that they require professional help. If guidelines from guides and / or the company are not followed, you can be exposed to incidents that in the worst case result in serious injuries.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preparation

Don´t underestimate the physical challenge of this trip. This expedition requires you to train systematically over time on the two things that apply: Skiing and pulling something heavy behind you.

As a participant, there are a few important items to be aware of:

You will need to set up a tent in strong winds and handle a petrol burner in all conditions. It is absolutely necessary that everyone has spent a lot of time testing equipment, especially footwear. Spend time out in the field and put in several trips with overnight stays to get good winter camping routines dialed.

This is a trip that requires good condition and training from the participants, you MUST train a lot to manage the trip and you must start training at least 1 year in advance. The body needs time to get used to the strain of pulling a 65-75 kg sled every day for 30 days, 8-10 effective hours every day. The sled you will be pulling will contain your own items + a portion of the shared equipment. It's heavy - and impossible if you're not prepared! We must all build up strength and endurance before the trip. You should create a training program that you follow up to your departure. The trip requires motivation and a good attitude. Everyone has bad days, and it helps with a little push and support from the others.

Ideally, the participants have completed a longer expedition before. We do require that the participants have completed ski trips with a minimum duration of one week in order to participate on the trip. If you have a strong desire to join, and don't have the experience 1.5 years in advance of the trip, we at Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure can help set up a program that will make you well equipped for this trip.

NB: On this tour we require that everyone has the same boot and binding system.

Training session

We will organize a training session with participants for the trip as it comes closer. The gathering will take place in the winter mountains, typically in areas such as Hardangervidda (Finse).

Here we will run a similar scheme as we do on the actual trip in Svalbard in order to prepare the team. We will have long days on skis and sleds, sleep in tents and set camp routines. Each participant will be assessed and we reserve the right to reject those who wish to join accordingly. If you are not physically or mentally trained for this trip, we will reject guests from joining. During such a weekend, we give you everything we can manage to convey in terms of knowledge, tips, advice and experiences. This weekend gathering will take place in January/February.

Health and visa

You must have a thorough medical check-up before the trip. Make sure the doctor is aware that this is an expedition with physical exertion, and distant from medical assisstance.

We require that everyone completes a health form and that this is certified by the doctor. It is important that you fill out all parts of the registration form (especially where we ask for information about health and allergies), and let us know if there is anything we need to be aware of before and during the trip. Relevant health information that may have an impact on the tour must also be communicated to the guide at the start of the tour. NB - if you are on regular medication, have known allergies or the like, you must always have your personal medication with you.

 

If you are concerned you wont be allowed in the trip if you disclose health information, talk with your doctor directly. Its imperative we understand your health conditions, so if anything were to happen in the remote wilderness, we know how to take care of you and pass your health information along to higher care. 

Contact your medical center for further information on vaccinations required for entry to your destination.

Svalbard is outside Schengen and the Nordic passport agreement. A check is therefore carried out on everyone traveling between Svalbard and the Norwegian mainland. Citizens of Schengen countries and Nordic citizens must show a passport or national ID card when traveling to and from Svalbard.
Exceptions have been made for Norwegian citizens until national ID cards are introduced in Norway. Until further notice, Norwegian citizens can identify themselves with a driver's license issued after 1998, a bank card or the Ministry of Defence's identity card.

NOTE: We recommend staying overnight at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg before the trip, as it is in close proximity to the warehouse we use to pack everything for the trip.

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Day 1:Arrive Longyearbyen

We will meet at 15:00 at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg to go over the plan for tomorrow's packing. We do a round of looking over the individual's equipment and see if anything needs to be purchased for the next day. The planned route is ready, but we take a look to prepare ourselves for the adventure that awaits in the next few days. In the evening we have a joint dinner to mark the start of the adventure (not included). NOTE: Accommodation in Longyearbyen before and after the tour is not included, and must be arranged on an individual basis, but we can of course help with this.

We will meet at 15:00 at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg to go over the plan for tomorrow's packing. We do a round of looking over the individual's equipment and see if anything needs to be purchased for the next day. The planned route is ready, but we take a look to prepare ourselves for the adventure that awaits in the next few days. In the evening we have a joint dinner to mark the start of the adventure (not included). NOTE: Accommodation in Longyearbyen before and after the tour is not included, and must be arranged on an individual basis, but we can of course help with this.

ACCOMMODATION

Not included

MEALS

-,-,-

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Day 2:Packing and last preperations

We will meet after breakfast to make the final preparations based on how we agreed to distribute the tasks the night before. Food must be packed, sleds must be prepared, and the last minute purchases must be made.

We will meet after breakfast to make the final preparations based on how we agreed to distribute the tasks the night before. Food must be packed, sleds must be prepared, and the last minute purchases must be made.

ACCOMMODATION

Not included

MEALS

-,-,-

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Day 3:Longyearbyen - South-Spitsbergen National Park

After two days of preparation in Longyearbyen, the trip starts after breakfast, with an approx. 4 hour scooter transport to the border of South-Spitsbergen National Park. From here and all the way to the south snowmobiles are not allowed, so we start the trip by walking 10 miles to the southern tip of the island before we can turn around and go north. We are soon alone in the wilderness and from here and the next 30 days it is our small team that will work together to get all the way to the northernmost point on Verlegenhuken. The expedition ahead of us is both intimidating and alluring, none of us will return home from this trip without Svalbard's mighty nature leaving its mark on us. We will share the ups and downs. We have few opportunities to communicate with the outside world before we are back in Longyearbyen. The satellite communication we have with us is used to obtain weather reports and to send a log that those at home can read. We plan for long days spent skiing, but we will have a leisurely pace and take breaks along the way. We will plan the route in relation to the weather, and take the path of least resistance- our route can be adjusted along the way. Upon arrival at the campsite each evening, everyone helps to set up camp, dig living walls and cooling pits. Melting water, making dinner, reflecting on the day and exchanging experiences will be our nightly routine. The polar bear is the king of this island and when we stay outside for so many days there is a good chance that we will meet one. It is a powerful experience to meet a polar bear, but ideally we want to see it before it sees us. We carry weapons with us on the whole trip and in areas where there is a higher probability of encountering bears, we will take turns sitting on polar bear watch through the night. Everyone will receive training in the use of a signal gun to scare away the bear if necessary. We take every precaution to avoid an encounter with a polar bear, but in case our paths cross we must be prepared.

After two days of preparation in Longyearbyen, the trip starts after breakfast, with an approx. 4 hour scooter transport to the border of South-Spitsbergen National Park. From here and all the way to the south snowmobiles are not allowed, so we start the trip by walking 10 miles to the southern tip of the island before we can turn around and go north. We are soon alone in the wilderness and from here and the next 30 days it is our small team that will work together to get all the way to the northernmost point on Verlegenhuken. The expedition ahead of us is both intimidating and alluring, none of us will return home from this trip without Svalbard's mighty nature leaving its mark on us. We will share the ups and downs. We have few opportunities to communicate with the outside world before we are back in Longyearbyen. The satellite communication we have with us is used to obtain weather reports and to send a log that those at home can read. We plan for long days spent skiing, but we will have a leisurely pace and take breaks along the way. We will plan the route in relation to the weather, and take the path of least resistance- our route can be adjusted along the way. Upon arrival at the campsite each evening, everyone helps to set up camp, dig living walls and cooling pits. Melting water, making dinner, reflecting on the day and exchanging experiences will be our nightly routine. The polar bear is the king of this island and when we stay outside for so many days there is a good chance that we will meet one. It is a powerful experience to meet a polar bear, but ideally we want to see it before it sees us. We carry weapons with us on the whole trip and in areas where there is a higher probability of encountering bears, we will take turns sitting on polar bear watch through the night. Everyone will receive training in the use of a signal gun to scare away the bear if necessary. We take every precaution to avoid an encounter with a polar bear, but in case our paths cross we must be prepared.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

4 hours

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Day 4-32:Wake, eat, pull, sleep

These are the four things we will do for a total of up to 30 days and nights. Tour life is characterized by routines and the weather is the boss of how our days turn out. As the days go by, life at home feels far away, and it's nice to live the simple life. No worries about what to wear today or what to remember to buy at the store. You have what you need and the meals for the next month are packed into the sled. We work together as a team to get towards the goal, taking turns to navigate and to be the front plow if necessary. Sometimes you need to help someone in the team with weight from their sled and another day you will need help yourself. On a trip as long as this we will all have ups and downs, no one is just strong or just tired, everyone is both. The landscape in which we move is constantly changing, we cross huge glaciers where everything is flat, we fight our way up long hills, maybe we move down onto the sea ice, unless the ice conditions require us to walk around. In the south we encounter a wonderland of sharp peaks and valleys, few are lucky enough to move in this remote but beautiful landscape. In Svalbard, everything is a little further away and a little bigger than it appears at first glance, but also infinitely beautiful. We move at a time of year when it is mostly light all day, giving us extra energy to go on even if the days are long and tiring. Even though it is bright most of the time, it is not certain that we will see the sun everyday. The weather is capricious and sometimes it is so white with fog that we can't even see the tops of our skis. Then it is important to stick together and contribute to navigation, because it is exhausting to navigate in whiteout. Other days it may be the wind that presents us with a challenge and we may have to have a rest day or two if the wind is too strong to go outside the tent. In any case, the weather helps to color our experience and it is the contrasts that make this trip an exciting adventure. With the knowledge that the nice weather won't last forever, we always appreciate the days when the sun is high in a blue sky and we can eat lunch without mittens.

These are the four things we will do for a total of up to 30 days and nights. Tour life is characterized by routines and the weather is the boss of how our days turn out. As the days go by, life at home feels far away, and it's nice to live the simple life. No worries about what to wear today or what to remember to buy at the store. You have what you need and the meals for the next month are packed into the sled. We work together as a team to get towards the goal, taking turns to navigate and to be the front plow if necessary. Sometimes you need to help someone in the team with weight from their sled and another day you will need help yourself. On a trip as long as this we will all have ups and downs, no one is just strong or just tired, everyone is both. The landscape in which we move is constantly changing, we cross huge glaciers where everything is flat, we fight our way up long hills, maybe we move down onto the sea ice, unless the ice conditions require us to walk around. In the south we encounter a wonderland of sharp peaks and valleys, few are lucky enough to move in this remote but beautiful landscape. In Svalbard, everything is a little further away and a little bigger than it appears at first glance, but also infinitely beautiful. We move at a time of year when it is mostly light all day, giving us extra energy to go on even if the days are long and tiring. Even though it is bright most of the time, it is not certain that we will see the sun everyday. The weather is capricious and sometimes it is so white with fog that we can't even see the tops of our skis. Then it is important to stick together and contribute to navigation, because it is exhausting to navigate in whiteout. Other days it may be the wind that presents us with a challenge and we may have to have a rest day or two if the wind is too strong to go outside the tent. In any case, the weather helps to color our experience and it is the contrasts that make this trip an exciting adventure. With the knowledge that the nice weather won't last forever, we always appreciate the days when the sun is high in a blue sky and we can eat lunch without mittens.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

B,L,D

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Day 33-34:Back to civilization

After reaching the northernmost point on the point of Verlegenhuken on Spitsbergen, we can begin to prick our ears to identify the sound of snowmobiles that will pick us up and drive us the 26 miles back to Longyearbyen. On the way back, we will see parts of the route we have walked. It will be emotional to hear the sound of the scooters coming to pick us up after our trip from south to north in what is the world's best preserved wilderness. In Longyearbyen, comforts such as a shower, bed, clean clothes, food that requires more than just a spoon to eat and the opportunity to connect with the outside world await. In such a long time, it is difficult to know exactly which day we are in position for collection, it may be an extra day or two in Longyearbyen if we have had good conditions during the trip. Depending on the time of day and which day we return to Longyearbyen, we will all gather for a joint dinner and raise our glasses in a toast to the trip. NOTE: Remember to order a flexible return ticket, as it may happen that we are stuck in the weather for a few extra days and there may therefore be a need to adjust the ticket slightly.

After reaching the northernmost point on the point of Verlegenhuken on Spitsbergen, we can begin to prick our ears to identify the sound of snowmobiles that will pick us up and drive us the 26 miles back to Longyearbyen. On the way back, we will see parts of the route we have walked. It will be emotional to hear the sound of the scooters coming to pick us up after our trip from south to north in what is the world's best preserved wilderness. In Longyearbyen, comforts such as a shower, bed, clean clothes, food that requires more than just a spoon to eat and the opportunity to connect with the outside world await. In such a long time, it is difficult to know exactly which day we are in position for collection, it may be an extra day or two in Longyearbyen if we have had good conditions during the trip. Depending on the time of day and which day we return to Longyearbyen, we will all gather for a joint dinner and raise our glasses in a toast to the trip. NOTE: Remember to order a flexible return ticket, as it may happen that we are stuck in the weather for a few extra days and there may therefore be a need to adjust the ticket slightly.

ACCOMMODATION

Not included

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

Snow mobile

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Day 35:Home

After a quiet morning with a good breakfast it's time to say goodbye and go home, now everyday life awaits. The trip is over, but the memories of Svalbard remain forever.

After a quiet morning with a good breakfast it's time to say goodbye and go home, now everyday life awaits. The trip is over, but the memories of Svalbard remain forever.

MEALS

-,-,-

We will meet at 15:00 at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg to go over the plan for tomorrow's packing. We do a round of looking over the individual's equipment and see if anything needs to be purchased for the next day. The planned route is ready, but we take a look to prepare ourselves for the adventure that awaits in the next few days. In the evening we have a joint dinner to mark the start of the adventure (not included). NOTE: Accommodation in Longyearbyen before and after the tour is not included, and must be arranged on an individual basis, but we can of course help with this.

ACCOMMODATION

Not included

MEALS

-,-,-

We will meet after breakfast to make the final preparations based on how we agreed to distribute the tasks the night before. Food must be packed, sleds must be prepared, and the last minute purchases must be made.

ACCOMMODATION

Not included

MEALS

-,-,-

After two days of preparation in Longyearbyen, the trip starts after breakfast, with an approx. 4 hour scooter transport to the border of South-Spitsbergen National Park. From here and all the way to the south snowmobiles are not allowed, so we start the trip by walking 10 miles to the southern tip of the island before we can turn around and go north. We are soon alone in the wilderness and from here and the next 30 days it is our small team that will work together to get all the way to the northernmost point on Verlegenhuken. The expedition ahead of us is both intimidating and alluring, none of us will return home from this trip without Svalbard's mighty nature leaving its mark on us. We will share the ups and downs. We have few opportunities to communicate with the outside world before we are back in Longyearbyen. The satellite communication we have with us is used to obtain weather reports and to send a log that those at home can read. We plan for long days spent skiing, but we will have a leisurely pace and take breaks along the way. We will plan the route in relation to the weather, and take the path of least resistance- our route can be adjusted along the way. Upon arrival at the campsite each evening, everyone helps to set up camp, dig living walls and cooling pits. Melting water, making dinner, reflecting on the day and exchanging experiences will be our nightly routine. The polar bear is the king of this island and when we stay outside for so many days there is a good chance that we will meet one. It is a powerful experience to meet a polar bear, but ideally we want to see it before it sees us. We carry weapons with us on the whole trip and in areas where there is a higher probability of encountering bears, we will take turns sitting on polar bear watch through the night. Everyone will receive training in the use of a signal gun to scare away the bear if necessary. We take every precaution to avoid an encounter with a polar bear, but in case our paths cross we must be prepared.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

4 hours

These are the four things we will do for a total of up to 30 days and nights. Tour life is characterized by routines and the weather is the boss of how our days turn out. As the days go by, life at home feels far away, and it's nice to live the simple life. No worries about what to wear today or what to remember to buy at the store. You have what you need and the meals for the next month are packed into the sled. We work together as a team to get towards the goal, taking turns to navigate and to be the front plow if necessary. Sometimes you need to help someone in the team with weight from their sled and another day you will need help yourself. On a trip as long as this we will all have ups and downs, no one is just strong or just tired, everyone is both. The landscape in which we move is constantly changing, we cross huge glaciers where everything is flat, we fight our way up long hills, maybe we move down onto the sea ice, unless the ice conditions require us to walk around. In the south we encounter a wonderland of sharp peaks and valleys, few are lucky enough to move in this remote but beautiful landscape. In Svalbard, everything is a little further away and a little bigger than it appears at first glance, but also infinitely beautiful. We move at a time of year when it is mostly light all day, giving us extra energy to go on even if the days are long and tiring. Even though it is bright most of the time, it is not certain that we will see the sun everyday. The weather is capricious and sometimes it is so white with fog that we can't even see the tops of our skis. Then it is important to stick together and contribute to navigation, because it is exhausting to navigate in whiteout. Other days it may be the wind that presents us with a challenge and we may have to have a rest day or two if the wind is too strong to go outside the tent. In any case, the weather helps to color our experience and it is the contrasts that make this trip an exciting adventure. With the knowledge that the nice weather won't last forever, we always appreciate the days when the sun is high in a blue sky and we can eat lunch without mittens.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

B,L,D

After reaching the northernmost point on the point of Verlegenhuken on Spitsbergen, we can begin to prick our ears to identify the sound of snowmobiles that will pick us up and drive us the 26 miles back to Longyearbyen. On the way back, we will see parts of the route we have walked. It will be emotional to hear the sound of the scooters coming to pick us up after our trip from south to north in what is the world's best preserved wilderness. In Longyearbyen, comforts such as a shower, bed, clean clothes, food that requires more than just a spoon to eat and the opportunity to connect with the outside world await. In such a long time, it is difficult to know exactly which day we are in position for collection, it may be an extra day or two in Longyearbyen if we have had good conditions during the trip. Depending on the time of day and which day we return to Longyearbyen, we will all gather for a joint dinner and raise our glasses in a toast to the trip. NOTE: Remember to order a flexible return ticket, as it may happen that we are stuck in the weather for a few extra days and there may therefore be a need to adjust the ticket slightly.

ACCOMMODATION

Not included

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

Snow mobile

After a quiet morning with a good breakfast it's time to say goodbye and go home, now everyday life awaits. The trip is over, but the memories of Svalbard remain forever.

MEALS

-,-,-

What's included in the price

Included

Mainly freeze dried food, and includes a selection of snacks and drinks (coffee, tea, etc) during the ski tour.

Transport by snow mobile from Longyearbyen to South-Spitsbergen National park, and Verlegenhuken to Longyearbyen.

Such as tent, stove, cookware, fuel, snow shovels, toilet paper.

Such as signal gun, rifle, satellite phone, flares, first aid and medication, navigation equipment, repair equipment, and glacier equipment.

Paris Expedition transport sled (hauling rope, harness and sled bag is not included).

Search and rescue insurance for Svalbard is included in the trip, required by the authorities.

Not included

SAS and Norwegian fly direct from Oslo Gardermoen. It is recommended to book flight tickets well in advance, and the ticket home must be flexible in case there are a few extra days due to the weather. We obviously try to avoid this, but it can happen.

Due to delays due to weather or safety considerations. See our general travel conditions.

Reservation

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is indicative and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

 

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

We recommend wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women. A boxershorts with windstopper is recommended for cold days. 

Brynje Arctic is great for extra cold conditions. But you can also combine regular wool underwear with pure wool netting, for extra flexibility.

The thicker the better, with good "resilience", which means that they should not have gone flat. And check that it is at least 80% wool.

2-3 pairs. Wool or synthetic material.

Fleece or wool. 

Roomy, so you can wear it outside the shell trousers. Preferably with a zipper all the way.

Big and warm! Big enough that it fits over everything else. It must have a hood and cover the butt.

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must be waterproof and windproof,  zips for ventilation are recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

Thick, wool.

Wind proof mittens with warm inner mittens. Has to cover the underarm, and must be spacious. Must give a good grip, even with inner mittens. 

Can also be used inside the down mittens.

Or a face mask.

To protect the face from freezing wind and blowing snow. We recommend neoprene, which provides extra good protection in the wind. Breathing hole in front of nose/mouth for ventilation. Can also be bought in Longyearbyen.

Footwear

Ski boots intended for ski expeditions. Large enough to fit inner boots. Must be compatible with BC bindings.

Intuition inner boots and/or wool shoes. It might be nice to bring both.

Lightweight  and back up very small. Keep your feet warm inside the tent, sleeping bag or while walking around camp. Down or synthetic filling. In addition, warm and good footwear in case of emergency, if your feet are very cold.

Equipment

2 full + 1-2 half bags (nice for organising) - Piteraq HD version.

Good, warm sleeping bag that can withstand -30°C in comfort temperature. Down is the best. They are lighter, and become smaller in package volume. If you already have a good sleeping bag, but are not sure if it is warm enough, this overbag from Halite could be a good alternative.

For winter use. For example Exped down mat or Thermarest NeoAir. Used together with the "flat" sleeping mat.

To keep everything dry, keep equipment organized and reduce volume. Plastic bags with Ziplock can also work. Also bring 4 35 liter bags that we use for packing/organising food.

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

The best and cheapest is a round plastic bowl (0.8-1.5 l) with a tight lid. For cold trips, you can insulate with glue and sleeping mats, but you can also buy insulated lunch boxes.

Preferably a spoon with a long handle if you are going to eat freeze dried food.

High SPF, 30-50. Remember chapstick for lips and nose. 

Good sunglasses with dark lenses, that do not let light in between the frame and the face. Grade 4 glass.

Passport, tickets, bank card, proof of vaccination andproof of insurance. Remember to have a copy of important documents on your phone and/or somewhere in your bag. 

Alpine snow glasses. To protect your face and eyes in snow, wind and cold conditions.

Mountain skis with steel edges. Large pulleys on the rods, and not too long. We're not going to be poling, and long poles make your hands cold. Preferably poles with a "long handle". We walk with around 90 degrees in the elbow. Skis must have BC binding with manual closure.

1-2 short pairs, 1 long pair. 

Svalbard is outside Schengen and the Nordic passport agreement. Everyone must show a passport or national ID card when traveling to and from Svalbard.

To rig the sled. 3-4 pcs.

For example Piteraq HD. Be sure to have the right size, that fits your sleeping mats.

"Flat" type made of closed-cell foam, for example Thermarest Z-lite. To use in combination with the inflatable sleeping mat.

2 x 1 litre bottles, with insulation cover, so they dont freeze. For example Nalgene bottles with wide mouth. They can handle hot water, so you can use them to keep warm in the sleeping bag. If you do not have 2 bottles you can bring an extra thermos instead (must be 3 litres of water capacity all together).

1-2 litre (3 litres all together in thermos and waterbottles).

Lightweight, alpine sit harness. For example Petzl Altitude.

Recommended

Clothing

Thin, ultra lihgt.

A warm hat that also should be windproof.

For warmer days, and as a hat when sleeping.

Equipment

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

As light at possible. 

If youre a light sleeper.

Should hold 1-1.5 litres. Nalgene water bottles work well, in a screaming color so you recognize it. For girls, a pee funnel is recommended, see for example www.freshette.com. Can be bought in some sports shops and pharmacies. Practice at home in the shower before the trip!

Might be a good idea if you're going on a trip when it's bright at night (you can possibly use a buff/neck gaiter).

A small bag with antibac, and dog poop bags for used wet wipes etc. Here you can also keep toilet paper, and matches to burn used toilet paper.

Remember new/extra batteries. Lithium batteries are good in the cold. NOTE: A headlamp is only necessary until around mid-April.

We provide

We have the following common and safety equipment

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

GPS, kart og kompass.

Mainly freeze dried food during the ski trip.

Paris expedition transport sled.

It is important that you pack your clothes and sleeping bag 100% waterproof. Even if you already have a cover on your sleeping bag, it is important that you pack it in a waterproof drybag bag as well.

Sometimes some of us have to drive snowmobiles ourselves on the transport to/from the ski trip, so take your driver's license with you.

TIP: Travel in your hiking clothes. We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example ski boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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