Lofoten and Svalbard

from £4074 excluding flights

  • 9 nights
  • Jun-Aug
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Tour the breathtaking Lofoten Islands


Spot the local wildlife on a silent catamaran cruise in Svalbard


Learn about Longyearbyen's history and experience the life of a miner


Enjoy a wilderness dinner at Camp Barentz

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Discover Norway’s captivating landscapes, from the beauty of the Lofoten Islands to the Arctic wonders of Svalbard. Explore picturesque villages in Lofoten, Tromso’s vibrant cityscape, and experience Longyearbyen’s Arctic charm. Enjoy an eco-friendly cruise through Billefjorden, spot wildlife, and glimpse at the Pyramiden’s ghost town. Learn about Longyearbyen’s history with a guided mine tour and enjoy a wilderness dinner at Camp Barentz.


On arrival in Oslo, make your way to your hotel (payable locally) for an overnight stay. There are regular busses and trains that run from the airport to the city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your early morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Evenes, heading towards the renowned Lofoten Islands. Lofoten, celebrated for its wild and spectacular nature, is one of Norway’s most sought-after tourist destinations.

Today you will set off on a panoramic tour of the breath-taking Lofoten Islands. Located 300 km above the Arctic Circle, these islands are renowned for their fishing and picturesque, secluded villages. Your tour will include stops at Henningsvaer, Ramberg, Reine, and Å each offering stunning landscapes and unique charm.

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Board the coach for your journey to Vesteralen. As you drive along the coast, you’ll pass by historic fishing villages with colourful huts (known as rorbuer), where fishermen and traders have lived for centuries. In the afternoon, you can opt to join a Whale Safari in Andenes (additional charge). This 4-hour adventure offers the opportunity to observe whales and orcas up close.

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In the morning, take the 2 hour ferry from Andenes to Senja. As you continue, you’ll travel through dramatic landscapes along a winding road, passing numerous small fishing villages. You’ll arrive in Tromsø known for its vibrant atmosphere, museums, exhibitions, cafes, and restaurants. Be sure to visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral.

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Head to Tromso Airport for your flight to Longyearbyen. Upon arrival and hotel check-in, join a guided hike lasting two hours through Longyearbyen, the main city of the archipelago. You will learn about the local history and understand why this city holds such significance for Svalbard. Explore notable sites such as the Longyear Valley, the Hotellneset peninsula, the charming city streets, the Adventalen Valley and Mine 7.

Head out on an eco-friendly adventure aboard a silent electric catamaran through Svalbard’s breath-taking landscapes. The journey takes you to Nordenskioldbreen glacier, offering lots of wildlife spotting opportunities. Catch a glimpse of Pyramiden’s ghost town and enjoy onboard amenities including a café and bar.

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Today, you’ll explore the importance of coal mining in the region and learn about the history of the archipelago and the lives of miners. You’ll take a 3-hour guided tour of Mine 3, active from 1971 to 1996, where everything remains almost as it was since its closure.

This afternoon, enjoy some free time. You can opt (at an additional fee) for an activity to sail to Borebukta Bay to search for walruses, commonly seen in summer on beaches and islets, though sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Tonight, have dinner at Camp Barentz in a traditional wooden hut. The camp is often visited by Arctic wildlife that your hosts will be on the lookout for. Enjoy drinks, a homemade dinner, campfire coffee and dessert.


Take some time for one last look at the stunning Svalbard scenery, breathe in the crisp air and relax before your midday flight back to Oslo.

Time to explore the city further before making your own way to the airport for your flight home.

Prices and Departures

Price from £4074 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £280 per person (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast and three dinners
  • All transfers and flights from day 2 to 9 of tour
  • English speaking guide from day 1 to day 9 of tour
  • 2 hour Longyearbyen sightseeing tour with local expert and bus
  • 7 hour wildlife & glacier cruise
  • 3 hour guided tour of mine number 3
  • Arctic wilderness evening in Camp Barenz with dinner
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices from per person

Based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Twin Price Single Price Status of Tour
13 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
14 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
15 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
16 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
17 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
18 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
19 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
20 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
21 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
22 Jun 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
04 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
05 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
06 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
07 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
08 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
09 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
10 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
11 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
12 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
13 Jul 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
14 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
15 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
16 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
17 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
18 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
19 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
20 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
21 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
22 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available
23 Aug 2024 9 nights £4,074 £4,830 Available

Group size

This tour requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to operate, and will have a maximum of 45.

Note: on occasion tours may operate with less than the minimum number of participants specified above (or exceed the maximum number indicated) – please refer to our booking conditions for more details

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