Arctic 24 Hours Darkness

Overview

Prior experience?:None required
Departure date:9th Dec 2021
Duration: 5 days
On snow: 3 days
Maximum group size: 12 people
Full costs: €1,890pp
Additional costs: Flights (€300 approx)

Highlights

  • Experience 24 hours of darkness
  • Snowshoeing to a remote cabin
  • Dog Sledding
  • Visit Ice Hotel
  • Christmas atmosphere

What’s included

  • All internal transfers
  • All accommodation
  • Snowshoeing
  • Dog Sledding
  • All equipment rental
  • Down jacket & mitts rental

Arctic Circle – Micro Adventure

Arctic 24 Hours Darkness Adventure

Imagine a day when the sun never rises, 24 hours of darkness, surrounded by snow, in a remote hut, 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Now imagine yourself there as part of an exclusive group immersed in this magical land. Arctic 24 hour darkness adventure.

Our base for this amazing micro-adventure is in Northern Scandinavia, 200km over the Arctic Circle. Our first night is spent close to the town as we enjoy some local food and our briefing for the days ahead. 

Arctic 24 Hours Darkness Deposit
€200.00

The next morning we prep for our overnight trip to a remote wilderness hut. As we’ll have over a metre of snow under our feet the best way to travel is on snowshoes! The trek will take us through stunning Arctic landscapes, it’ll be tough going but the reward will be a cup of hot chocolate at our hut.

The hut is 100% off-grid. There’s no running water, no electricity and we all pitch in with gathering firewood, cooking and fetching water.

The next morning we snowshoe back out and return to our accommodation near Tromso with some evening time to enjoy the town.

Transport collects us early on day 4 to take us north on our next adventure: dog sledding and a visit to the ice hotel!

You and one other will share a dog sled as you tour the forests taking turns in control of the Alaskan Huskeys. We’ll lunch in the ice then you’ll have the opportunity to explore the various rooms and their stunning ice carvings before retiring to the ice bar! Our transport will then take us back to base for our final night before departure.

Arctic 24 Hours darkness

Is it really fully dark for 24 hours? Not 100%, the sun is just below the horizon and we still get this amazing blue twilight glow during the day.

Arctic 24 Hours Darkness Deposit
€200.00

THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRAS – ALL SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT HIRE IS INCLUDED: SLEEPING BAGS, DOWN JACKETS, SNOWSHOES ETC.

Arctic 24 Hours Darkness Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive in the Arctic. Private transfer to accommodation.

Day 2: Transfer to departure point for overnight snowshoeing by coach (1 hours). 4-5 hour snowshoeing brings us to our hut. 

Day 3: Depart hut for return transfer to Tromso. Afternoon free to explore locally.

Day 4: Dod Sledding & Ice Hotel

Evening fairwell dinner

Day 5: Depart

Arctic 24 Hours Darkness equipment:

We will provide you with all specialist equipment as follows:

  • Down Jacket
  • Mitts
  • Snowshoes
  • Dogs!
  • We’ll provide you with a full kit list. All participant receive a 15% discount on purchases at store.adventure.ie in advance of departure.

Arctic 24 Hours Darkness Adventure:  FAQs

How fit do I need to be?

You don’t need a high level of fitness but the fitter you are the more you’ll enjoy the adventure. The snowshoeing is no walk in the park and you’ll need to be prepared for two days on the trails.

Is it going to be cold?

Yes! It certainly will be cold. This is part of the experience and we’ll help you deal with the cold. We provide you with a very warm down jacket and arctic mitts. 

What sort of conditions can I expect?

Daytime temperatures will vary from -4 to -10 and night time will vary from -12 to -18. We can expect a little but of light at around midday but for the mostpart it will be 24 hours of darkenss

Is snowshoeing easy?

Snowshoeing is a great way to expereince this stunning landscape. It allows us to get into the depths of the environment, far from roads and towns. 

What is not included in the price?

Flights, you can arrange these yourself or we can have our travel partner book these with you over the phone. Insurance (see below), the extra kit as per the kit list. If you’re missing anything we can advise on how to best purchase, any extra tours etc. 

Will we see the Northern Lights?

We hope so! Nothing is guaranteed but you will be in one of the best parts of the world to see them.

How many participants will there be?

We are limiting this expedition to 12 participants.

Do I need additional insurance?

It is essential that all participants take out additional insurance for the trip. This should cover repatriation to your home country and rescue fees. Your insurance must list guided snowshoeing. Let us know if you need details on insurance companies. If you are an EU citizen we also advise that you apply for your EHIC (formally E11).

Who are the guides?

Lead Guide is Ronan Mullen who has lead many expeditions to the Arctic and further afield. All the guides are International Mountain Leaders which qualifies them to lead people in wild, high and remote areas.

Is this suitable for under 18s?

No, this experience is only for adults. We do, however, provide custom designed experiences for families and groups.

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