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Svalbard Summer Adventure

from £599 excluding flights

  • 5 nights
  • May-Oct
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Discover Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world

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Enjoy optional excursions such as quad biking and kayaking

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Explore dramatic landscapes and search for wildlife

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Discover the land of the midnight sun

Why this trip...

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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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


Experience summer in the remote beauty of the High Arctic on this adventurous break staying in Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago. Marvel at the dramatic and impressive landscapes, encounter remarkable wildlife and enjoy a range of thrilling outdoor activities all under the midnight sun.

The polar summer in Svalbard stretches from mid-May to late September, with the midnight sun dominating the sky until the end of August. After a long winter, the archipelago is invaded by migrating birds and the surrounding waters are full of nutrients bringing walrus, seals and whales to the fjords. On land, plants and fungi emerge adding a colourful palette to the rugged landscape. From late August, the landscape changes quickly again as the birds start to migrate south and a golden glow fills the landscapes.

Longyearbyen – the northernmost city in the world

Located on the western shore of the island of Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen is the largest settlement in the archipelago and is the northernmost city in the world. It used to be a mining community and there are traces of this heritage everywhere. The town also boasts the world’s most northerly brewery and chocolatier. Tourism has transformed the town into an Arctic adventurer’s gateway.

Wilderness adventures

Explore the wilderness outside of town on a range of excursions taking advantage of the long daylight hours at this time of year. From walking to kayaking, all activities include equipment, English speaking guides, transportation and clothing. Speak to our expert team about when individual activities operate.


On arrival in Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen take the airport shuttle coach (payable locally) to your chosen hotel .

Spend time visiting the towns attractions and head outdoors on one of the many optional activities available to pre-book. Choose from easy walks to tough mountain hikes, searching for fossils to safaris focusing on wildlife, or take a trip on the fjords by kayak or on a sightseeing boat. It is also possible to visit the Russian settlement of Barentsburg or the ‘ghost town’ of Pyramiden, and even go dog sledding on the mountain.

Take the airport coach service from the hotel to the airport (payable locally) for your flight home.

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.

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  • funken lodge restaurant
  • radisson blu polar hotel restaurant

Prices and Departures

Price from £599 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.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

This itinerary starts from around £599 per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom in a standard hotel.

Prices may vary depending on departure date and booking date, as well as any changes to the included components. The final cost of a tailored holiday will be based on style of accommodation, included activities, travel season, and how far in advance it is booked. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and inclusions.

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The World's Great. Pass it On

To mark our 40th anniversary, we've launched our Education Bursary Fund to help disadvantaged school children experience the wonders of travel. A percentage of revenue from every holiday booked will go into the bursary fund to pay for at least 40 students to join one of our school trips abroad.