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Svalbard Summer Adventure

from £1178 including flights

  • 5 nights
  • May-Sep

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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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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

Overview

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive Longyearbyen

Fly via Oslo to Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen and on arrival take the airport shuttle coach (payable locally) to your chosen hotel .

Fly via Oslo to Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen and on arrival take the airport shuttle coach (payable locally) to your chosen hotel .

Days 2-5 exploring Longyearbyen and outdoor activities

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.

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.

Day 6 depart Longyearbyen

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

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.

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 £1178 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Longyearbyen via Oslo
  • 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
May - Sep 2020 5 nights Radisson Blu Polar £1,178
May - Sep 2020 5 nights Basecamp Hotel £1,203
May - Sep 2020 5 nights Funken Lodge £1,311
May - Sep 2021 5 nights Radisson Blu Polar £1,227
May - Sep 2021 5 nights Basecamp Hotel £1,263
May - Sep 2021 5 nights Funken Lodge £1,355

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