Hearts in the Ice

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Two women. One hut. Nine months.

A mission for a worldly cause.

Climate change is frequently in the headlines these days. Many people around the globe are getting involved in small ways by changing their habits, increasing awareness, and facilitating the understanding of climate change’s complexity.

Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm are two such people who have taken climate change to heart and will embark on a nine-month venture, Hearts in the Ice, to survey rapid climate change escalation. Their goal is to launch global dialogue and social engagement around climate change in the Polar Regions.

Hearts in the Ice will take place from September 2019 to May 2020. Sunniva and Hilde will be the first all-female team to overwinter in Svalbard, Norway, where they will conduct observations and gather data in association with the Norwegian Polar Institute, The Norwegian Meteorological Institute, NASA, and The Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Their activities will be broadcast in real-time via the Iridium satellite through social media to scientists, students, adventurers, and interested citizens all around the world. They will conduct live satellite calls with schools in North America and Europe twice a month, and these videos will be published on the Hearts in the Ice Blog.

Their accommodations will be a remote trapper cabin called Bamsebu, and as seasoned expedition leaders, they have exceptional skills and experience to endure their surroundings and “weather” the extreme weather conditions in this spectacular arctic location. 

Then, join us in May to celebrate their accomplishments on the Hearts in the Ice Svalbard Cruise!

Borton Overseas is a proud sponsor of this significant project and will be sharing their findings on our social media and in blog posts over the next year.

You can celebrate the accomplishments of the Hearts in the Ice project on this journey to the Norwegian Arctic!

Join Borton Overseas' Linda McCormick on a journey to Svalbard and meet Sunniva and Hilde after they've returned from Bamsebu!

Our group will meet Sunniva and Hilde in Longyearbyen and hear their stories about what it was like to spend the winter at Bamsebu, how they performed their observations and gathered important data, what challenges they faced, and what successes they achieved.

Then, we’ll board the MS Spitsbergen for a comfortable voyage through the stunning Svalbard archipelago, situated halfway between Norway and the North Pole. You’ll have your own chance to contribute to scientific research and data collection through the onboard Citizen Science program! Not to mention experiencing marine and wild life encounters and breathtaking scenery.  

Please join me on this remarkable adventure!

          ~ Linda

 

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From $5,998 per person

$250 per person discount if booked by September 10, 2019

11 days

Cruise package dates:
May 20 – 30, 2020

From Sunniva and Hilde in their own words...

"With Small Steps We Can Make Great Changes"

- Hilde Fålun Strøm

By joining this extraordinary journey with Borton Overseas, know that you are working with a travel company that cares about climate change and is an active member of the global community. Give us a call at 800-843-0602 or contact us online to sign up for the Hearts in the Ice Cruise or to start planning your own customized adventure!