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Svalbard Winter Adventure

from £639 excluding flights

  • 4 nights
  • Feb-May
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Enjoy optional excursions such as snowmobiling and husky sledding

Svalbard Sunset

Enjoy spectacular sunsets (late March and April)

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Discover Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world

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Chance to see the northern lights (Feb to mid-Apr)

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


This short break takes you to the world’s northernmost town, Longyearbyen, during the light winter season into spring as the days draw longer. Stay in comfortable accommodation in this remote wilderness location and enjoy a range of exciting excursions as well as opportunities to see the elusive northern lights.

This short break offers a taste of life in Svalbard. During the light winter season (mid-February to mid-May), which follows the polar night, daylight returns to the High Arctic as well as chances to explore the great Svalbard outdoors taking part in a range of wilderness adventures. The early part of this period still provides opportunities to witness the magical aurora, but as the days extend through April, the midnight sun shines perpetual light on the still snowy landscape making it a wonderful time to visit!


The town of Longyearbyen is the base for this trip. 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 worth a visit too, such as the Svalbard Museum or Wild Photo Gallery. There are 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.


On arrival in Longyearbyen transfer on the airport coach service (payable locally) to the city centre and your accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to explore the town.

There are many possibilities to go out of town on excursions and marvel at the sheer beauty of the landscape, covered in pure white and glowing under the sunlight. A thrilling way to travel is by snowmobile, ranging from shorter trips to full day excursions and visiting many different places like the Russian settlement of Barentsburg or to the East Coast where you may be lucky to see the king of the Arctic, the polar bear.

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.

Venture out again and swap the powerful snowmobiles for pure legwork, letting the eager huskies whisk you off into the wilderness on one of the fantastic dog sledding trips. This is a great way to experience nature, the friendly dogs gliding along the trails using the more traditional means of transport. You can also travel by Snowcat, sit back and enjoy the scenery while the guide shares stories about Svalbard and the wildlife in the area. Perhaps visit the glacier and explore the beautiful world inside the Ice Caves, accessible by either the Snowcat or by dog sledding.

Depending on the flight time, you may be able to explore the town further, maybe 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.

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  • funken lodge bar
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Prices and Departures

Price from £639 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 £639 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 level 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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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.