New Year and Northern Lights in Svalbard

New Year and Northern Lights in Svalbard

from £451 excluding flights

  • 5 nights
  • Dec
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New Year and Northern Lights in Svalbard

from £451 excluding flights

  • 5 nights
  • Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Discover Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world

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Chance to see the northern lights day or night

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Enjoy optional excursions such as snowmobiling and husky sledding

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Enjoy a wilderness evening at Camp Barentz

Why this trip...

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Off-the-beaten-track

This holiday showcases places and experiences away from the usual tourist routes

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Activity based

This itinerary features a range of optional activities during your stay

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Overview

Enjoy New Year celebrations in the world’s most northerly inhabited town with fantastic aurora potential, and the opportunity to join thrilling excursions. Right in the middle of the polar season and with the sun at least six degrees below the horizon, the near total darkness offers the possibility of viewing the northern lights at any time of day making this a unique time to travel to the Arctic region.

Svalbard’s main town is Longyearbyen, your base for four nights in the arctic wilderness. It has a rustic charm, unique atmosphere and international feel with people from many different nationalities residing and working here. The town’s attractions are still available like other times of the year, with a range of activities linked with the northern lights and people’s thoughts switch to socialising indoors with several quality restaurants and bars to choose from. For a remote place, it’s surprising just how much choice is available and you may be surprised that two of Norway’s leading restaurants are located here – Huset and Funktionaermessen.

Our New Year break gives you a taste of what you can do during the dark season. We have included a Northern Lights Evening at Camp Barentz, taking you away from city lights but of course there are other optional excursions which can be added to your Svalbard experience.

To celebrate the New Year, there are two meal options on December 31st which can be pre-booked (recommended), either at the Radisson Blu Polar hotel or Funken Lodge. The Radisson Hotel offers a 5-course Asian Fusion meal while the Funken Lodge has a 'great feast', both including an aperitif.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive in Oslo

Arrive in Oslo and transfer to your hotel in the city centre by train or airport coach (payable locally). Check in for a one-night stay at your chosen hotel on a breakfast basis.

Arrive in Oslo and transfer to your hotel in the city centre by train or airport coach (payable locally). Check in for a one-night stay at your chosen hotel on a breakfast basis.

Day 2 Oslo - Longyearbyen

Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen (flight prices available on request), and on arrival transfer on the airport coach service to the city centre hotels (payable locally). The afternoon and evening is free to explore the town and immerse yourself in the Svalbard atmosphere.

Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen (flight prices available on request), and on arrival transfer on the airport coach service to the city centre hotels (payable locally). The afternoon and evening is free to explore the town and immerse yourself in the Svalbard atmosphere.

Day 3 New Year Celebrations

During the day there are possibilities to go out of town on an excursion in search for the aurora – join a snowmobile safari, an exciting snowcat trip or go dog sledding under the starry skies. In the evening join New Year celebrations and fireworks which many hotels feature as the clocks strike midnight!

During the day there are possibilities to go out of town on an excursion in search for the aurora – join a snowmobile safari, an exciting snowcat trip or go dog sledding under the starry skies. In the evening join New Year celebrations and fireworks which many hotels feature as the clocks strike midnight!

Day 4 at leisure in Longyearbyen

There are several trips nearer to town, showing the highlights of this area such as a guided sightseeing tour with an expert, visiting Mine Number 3 and even a brewery visit and beer tasting tour. If you’re here to see the aurora, then there will be other opportunities to join a specific activity. In the evening we have included an evening at Camp Barentz, 10km outside of Longyearbyen, you learn about the magical lights and enjoy a hearty meal. Being in a truly remote location you'll be ideally located to see the northern lights should they appear.

There are several trips nearer to town, showing the highlights of this area such as a guided sightseeing tour with an expert, visiting Mine Number 3 and even a brewery visit and beer tasting tour. If you’re here to see the aurora, then there will be other opportunities to join a specific activity. In the evening we have included an evening at Camp Barentz, 10km outside of Longyearbyen, you learn about the magical lights and enjoy a hearty meal. Being in a truly remote location you'll be ideally located to see the northern lights should they appear.

Day 5 at leisure

Enjoy more free time in this Arctic town or embark on one of the optional aurora adventures.

Enjoy more free time in this Arctic town or embark on one of the optional aurora adventures.

Day 6 depart Longyearbyen

You have the morning to explore the town further, perhaps some last minute shopping before taking the shuttle coach service back to the airport, which runs in conjunction with all flights. You may prefer to take a taxi for the short journey.

You have the morning to explore the town further, perhaps some last minute shopping before taking the shuttle coach service back to the airport, which runs in conjunction with all flights. You may prefer to take a taxi for the short journey.

Accommodation Options

Choose from a selection of properties in Svalbard to suit your personal preference. From the superior comfort of Funken Lodge in its historic surroundings to the simple, yet great value accommodation at Coal Miner’s Cabins. You also spend a night at Clarion Hotel Oslo Airport.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Excursions

Prices and Departures

Price from £451 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on breakfast basis
  • Northern Lights Evening at Camp Barentz with meal
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on two sharing unless stated otherwise.

Departure Duration Twin price
29 Dec 2021 5 nights £458
29 Dec 2022 5 nights £482

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