Winter Summits Krekling Lodge

The mountains in Nordenskiöldland are a dream for skiers, snowshoers, and hikers around the Arctic! This mountain range is well known for its variety of beautiful routes. During this trip, you are truly exploring the wilderness of Svalbard and will find an endless array of routes where you will have the opportunity to make first tracks. Spend a few days experiencing this epic place with us!

Touring through a variety of winter terrain will connect you to the pristine nature and undisturbed wilderness of Svalbard. After active adventures during the day, we’ll treat ourselves to peace and quiet in our cozy Krekling Lodge. Here, you can experience the remoteness of Svalbard’s wilderness without sacrificing modern comforts.

This trip begins with time to prepare and pack, and then a snowmobile journey ~35 km east from Longyearbyen to Krekling Pass through the peaceful landscape of Advent Valley. We’ll pass by the famous Opera Mountain, which is named for its beautiful amphitheater-shaped valley.

Some customers will be required to drive snowmobiles, so earlier motorbike experience and a driving license is required.

Our home for this trip is Krekling Lodge. Although this is only 35 km from Longyearbyen, it is truly an unforgettable place where you will find a sense of calmness and enjoy the pristine polar environment. The lodge is located just above Krekling Pass and has breathtaking views over four different valleys and along the ridge of Otto Mountain. This unique location provides us with tremendous opportunities to explore the surrounding area.  

We’ll spend every day outside during this adventure. Together with your guide you’ll explore the varied terrain that the surrounding area has to offer discovering high peaks, traversing valleys, and finding your way over moraines and onto glaciers. Every night, we’ll return to enjoy the comforts of our newly constructed Krekling Lodge.

The mountains in this area - Ottofjellet, Albert Bruntoppen, Arctowskifjellet and Lousitaniafjellet- are all over 900 meters and offer stunning views over Sassenfjord and Temple Mountain. We can cover short distances by snowmobile to reach different locations for our daily excursions if necessary.

Even though it is relatively close to Longyearbyen, this area is quite desolate, and very few groups travel here. Breath deeply, enjoy the silence, and feel a sense of solitude.

On the last day of the adventure, we’ll return over the Tell and Blekum glaciers. This area is surrounded by impressive layered sedimentary rocks that central Spitsbergen is famous for. As soon as we reach Mälar Valley, we’ll get our first view of Longyearbyen in the distance. 

If you want to experience Svalbard’s stunning landscapes and enjoy overnighting in wilderness, this trip will be perfect for you!

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