Introducing Svalbard: NEW holidays for summer 2018

Friday, 4th May 2018

Destination Specialist

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Venture north for a polar holiday this summer with our two new summer holidays in Svalbard, combining unique activities and excursions with new accommodation options…

The unspoilt archipelago of Svalbard is the northernmost outpost of Norway, located midway between the mainland and the North Pole and better known for its winter holiday offerings or as a starting point for Arctic summer cruises.

However, land-based holidays during the summer are growing in popularity and offer so much for outdoor enthusiasts, with the midnight sun allowing plenty of time to explore its rugged landscapes and fjords teaming with migrating birds, walruses, seals and whales.

Our fabulous new holidays include a wildlife safari by authentic wooden schooner (with the chance to sail around Isfjorden aboard a beautiful three-masted boat) and the longer Svalbard Summer Adventure that offers activities as diverse as kayaking under the midnight sun, electric fat-biking in the world’s northernmost city and mushing huskies on wheels along the Arctic Coast.

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Sailing Svalbard’s Glacier Coast

Explore the ocean like a true Arctic explorer on this new summer sailing experience aboard a small traditional three-mast wooden schooner; SV Linden. The three or five-night trips start in Longyearbyen and sail around Isfjorden before heading towards Spitsbergen where you can go in search of wildlife on deck and sail ashore via Zodiac to learn about the biology, geology and history of the area. Plus (if you dare) you can climb the 33m mast in search of whales!

3 nights | May-Sep | from £2,068pp inc. flights
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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 £1,114pp inc. flights
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*Prices correct at time of publishing

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