Into the Arctic with Alan Chambers

Explore remote Spitsbergen in the company of leading Polar explorer Alan Chambers MBE. This mixed activity holiday includes a two-day expedition onto the Polar ice.

Into the Arctic with Alan Chambers

Journey into the Arctic with leading explorer Alan Chambers MBE on this 5-day Polar expedition. Taking place on the island of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, you'll experience real expedition conditions as you explore the remote northern outpost of Longyearbyen, camp on a glacier, learn to haul a ice-sled on skis, and go dog sledding and snowmobiling in Templefjorden.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Longyearbyen – Briefing and town visit

    Arrive Longyearbyen, where your driver and transfer car will meet you at the airport for the short drive to the Spitsbergen Guesthouse, on the edge of town. Check-in, rest and have lunch (to your own account) before setting off on an afternoon bus and walking tour of Longyearbyen.

  2. Day 2: Longyear Glacier, Ice Cave & Dog Sledding

    After breakfast, you will be collected from the Spitsbergen Guesthouse and driven to the dog kennels (12km from Longyearbyen). Once there, you’ll be fitted for outer thermal clothing before setting off. Each sled will take two guests, allowing you to try riding passenger and mushing.

  3. Day 3: Polar Expedition with Alan Chambers

    Conveniently located near the guesthouse is Alan’s polar store. Before you set off on your two-day expedition onto the ice, you’ll need to load and provision the sleds for the adventure ahead. Snacks and dehydrated meals will be provided.

  4. Day 4: Polar Expedition; Return Longyearbyen

    After a night on the ice, wake to an early breakfast and set off for the return journey to Longyearbyen.

  5. Day 5: Snowmobile Expedition, Elveneset; Flight Home

    After an early breakfast, meet with the group and then transfer to the start-point for your snowmobile expedition. Prior to starting there will be a short introduction to snowmobile driving from your chief snowmobile guide.

Price guide

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Kilimanjaro in support of the Lewis Moody Foundation

The guides, led by Saimon, were so reassuring, encouraging and could not have been more helpful.

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