Northern Lights 24-7 in Svalbard

Northern Lights 24-7 in Svalbard

from £825 including flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Feb, Dec
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Northern Lights 24-7 in Svalbard

from £825 including flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Feb, Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Chance to see the northern lights day or night

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Discover Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world

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Enjoy a wilderness evening at Camp Barentz

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Enjoy optional excursions such as snowmobiling and husky sledding

Why this trip...

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Weekend escape

This is the ideal trip for a weekend escape or perhaps a mid-week getaway

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Activity based

This itinerary features a range of optional activities during your stay

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Off-the-beaten-track

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

Overview

Experience the total darkness of polar night on this short break to Longyearbyen in the Svalbard archipelago. From mid-November to end of January Svalbard enters its dark period when the sun does not rise over the horizon. This is a totally unique time to travel to the Arctic region - perfect for those wanting to maximise their chances for aurora viewings and experience wilderness adventures.

It is often asked, where is the best place to see the northern lights and what is the best time. There is no definitive answers, though statistically, a few places stand out, however, only one location offers the possibility of viewings all day and all night – Svalbard during the polar season. The sun is at least 6 degrees below the horizon during this period and it is dark 24/7 with the only light sources outside the towns and settlements coming from the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis.

Your base for this winter break, the town of Longyearbyen 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 wide range of activities linked with the northern lights. For such a remote place, it’s surprising just how much choice is available with several quality restaurants and bars to choose from - you may be surprised that two of Norway’s leading restaurants are located here – Huset and Funktionaermessen.

Svalbard is a hard place to imagine and should be on everybody’s bucket list of places to visit. Our weekend short break gives you a taste of what you can do during the darkest season.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive in Longyearbyen

Fly from UK to Longyearbyen via Oslo, and on arrival transfer on the airport coach service (payable locally) to your city centre. The afternoon and evening is free to explore the town or embark on an optional northern lights excursion.

Fly from UK to Longyearbyen via Oslo, and on arrival transfer on the airport coach service (payable locally) to your city centre. The afternoon and evening is free to explore the town or embark on an optional northern lights excursion.

Day 2 northern lights adventures

There are many possibilities to go out of town on an excursion in search for the aurora – join a snowmobile safari, an exciting snowcat trip, go dog sledding under the starry skies, snowshoeing to an Ice cave or a northern lights boat trip.

There are many possibilities to go out of town on an excursion in search for the aurora – join a snowmobile safari, an exciting snowcat trip, go dog sledding under the starry skies, snowshoeing to an Ice cave or a northern lights boat trip.

Day 3 explore Longyearbyen and wilderness evening

There are several trips nearer to town, showing the highlights of this area such as a guided sightseeing tour with an expert, Taste of Svalbard city tour, visiting Mine Number 3 and even a beer or champagne 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. You'll also be in an optimum location to venture outside and see the aurora if they appear.

There are several trips nearer to town, showing the highlights of this area such as a guided sightseeing tour with an expert, Taste of Svalbard city tour, visiting Mine Number 3 and even a beer or champagne 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. You'll also be in an optimum location to venture outside and see the aurora if they appear.

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Day 4 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.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £825 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Longyearbyen via Oslo with Scandinavian Airlines
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • 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 Accommodation Twin price
Dec 2020 - Jan 2021 3 nights Radisson Blu Polar £825
Dec 2020 - Jan 2021 3 nights Funken Lodge £908
Feb 2021 3 nights Radisson Blu Polar £855
Feb 2021 3 nights Funken Lodge £931

Flights

Weekend flights are available departing on Friday for 3 or 4 nights during the Polar season

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