|Prior experience?:||None required|
|Departure date:||9th Dec 2021|
|On snow:||3 days|
|Maximum group size:||12 people|
|Additional costs:||Flights (€300 approx)|
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.
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.
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.
THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRAS – ALL SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT HIRE IS INCLUDED: SLEEPING BAGS, DOWN JACKETS, SNOWSHOES ETC.
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
We will provide you with all specialist equipment as follows:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We hope so! Nothing is guaranteed but you will be in one of the best parts of the world to see them.
We are limiting this expedition to 12 participants.
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).
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.
No, this experience is only for adults. We do, however, provide custom designed experiences for families and groups.