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Introducing Svalbard Summer Holidays

Thursday, 3rd May 2018

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Venture north during the summer months for a holiday in Svalbard, which offers unique activities, excursions and accommodation during the warmer months.

The unspoilt archipelago of Svalbard, the northernmost outpost of Norway located midway between the mainland and the North Pole, is often better known for its winter holiday offering as well as being the starting point for Arctic summer cruises. However, with the midnight sun allowing plenty of time to explore the rugged landscapes and fjords teaming with migrating birds, walruses, seals and whales, land-based holidays during the summer are growing in popularity and offer so much for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Svalbard Summer Adventure

Explore Svalbard’s impressive landscapes and remarkable wildlife on this new five-night independent tour; with a range of thrilling outdoor pursuits on offer under the midnight sun and the chance to stay in cool coal miners’ cabins or one of Longyearbyen’s newest hotels; Funken Lodge. As well as heading out on mountain hikes and discovering the archipelago’s own wildlife and plant species, hop aboard electric fatbikes to explore the town’s new 25km biking trail, kayak on the scenic Adventfjord and enjoy unusual husky sledding on wheels along the Arctic Coast.

5 nights | May-Sep | from £1,114 pp inc. flights*
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*Prices correct at time of publishing

Summer Small Ship Expeditions

The summer months are the perfect time to join an small ship expedition cruise through the majestic islands of Svalbard. Not only is the midnight sun shining, but wildlife is at its most active – from bustling seabird colonies to prowling polar bears. Voyage through a mesmerising succession of glaciers, mountains and sea cliffs with plenty of opportunities for spotting polar bears, walruses and whales. Activities might include kayaking, snorkelling and diving. With a wide choice of vessels, chat to our travel specialists with their unrivalled knowledge of the best small ships and most rewarding itineraries.

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