Midnight Sun tours in Svalbard

Welcome to Svalbard, a nature lover’s paradise! Come follow in the footsteps of reindeer and foxes as they wander among colourful flowers on the Arctic tundra. Lace up your hiking boots and get moving with this invigorating hiking tour in Svalbard, home to some of the world’s most pristine and rugged landscapes! Experience summer at 78 degrees North! The endless daylight from mid-April to mid-August means more time for enjoying outdoor pursuits and unique Arctic nature.

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Summertime Trek in Spitsbergen

(5 days/4 nights)

Lace up your hiking boots and get moving with this invigorating hiking tour in Svalbard, home to some of the world’s most pristine and rugged landscapes! With an experienced wilderness guide, you will experience the history, culture, and nature of this fascinating land as few travellers get to do. Enjoy scenic boat rides in the fjords and tour accommodations including a comfortable hotel in Longyearbyen, an expedition-style campsite, and a former radio station in a remote fjord.
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Product Id:
SJST-15
Season:
1 Jul - 31 Aug
Duration:
5 days/4 nights
Departures:
Daily
Type of tour:
Summer
Travel By:
Travel by ferryTravel by hiking

Included:

  • Accommodation (comfort) for 2 nights in Longyearbyen; breakfast included
  • Private transfer on arrival from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel
  • Polarcirkel boat tour to/from Longyearbyen harbour and the Isfjord Radio (Days 2 & 4)
  • Accommodation in an expedition tent for 1 night; tent, sleeping bag, and other camping gear are provided Accommodation for 1 night at Basecamp Isfjord Radio-Kapp Linné (with shared facilities)
  • Professional guidance, activities, and all meals according to the program (Days 2 - 4)
  • Itinerary and travel documents
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

Not Included:

Highlights:

  • Longyearbyen
  • Isfjord Radio
  • Polarcirkel boat tour
  • Linnédalen
  • Expedition-style campsite
  • Grønfjorden
  • Fossil prints at Festningen

 

Optional:

  • 3.5 hour dog-sledding tour on wheels

Day 1: Welcome to the Land of the Midnight Sun!

Arrive at Longyear Airport in Svalbard followed by a private transfer to your accommodation for the night. After check-in, the rest of the day is free time to explore Longyearbyen as you wish, perhaps with a visit to the Svalbard Museum to learn more about Svalbard‘s history as a hunting and mining outpost. Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

Highlights:

 

Day 2: Nature at its best at Kapp Linné 

Meet with your guide in the morning for a short briefing before we head to the harbour in Longyearbyen, where the Polarcirkel boat is waiting to take us to Isfjord Radio at Kapp Linné. On the way, enjoy the fantastic fjord scenery and wildlife sightings as we make a number of interesting stops. Upon arrival, we immediately start hiking along the coastline towards Linnédalen, where we have a fantastic view of Linnévannet and Isfjorden along with a nice expedition lunch and hot drinks. After a long day of trekking and sightseeing, it’s time to set up camp and enjoy dinner prepared by our guide before dozing off in our sleeping bags. Spend the night in an expedition tent.

Highlights:

  • Isfjord Radio
  • Polarcirkel boat tour
  • Linnédalen
  • Isfjorden
  • Expedition-style campsite

 

Day 3: Hiking to Wonderful Isfjord Radio

After a solid breakfast, get ready for new day of adventures in the beautiful Svalbard wilderness! Today, the trail takes us to Grønfjorden and Festningen, where, among other things, we can find fossil prints of prehistoric lizards. An expedition lunch is served on our way back to Isfjord Radio, where a hot shower and sauna await you along with a delicious three-course dinner. Spend the night at the Isfjord Radio.

Highlights:

  • Grønfjorden
  • Fossil prints at Festningen
  • Sauna at Isfjord Radio.  

 

Day 4: Coastline Trek and Return to Longyearbyen

Today, you can choose to either relax and enjoy the morning at Isfjord Radio or join your guide for a hike along the beautiful coastline. During the leisurely coastline trek, your guide will entertain you with stories about the hard life of early settlers and tell you about the unique geology, flora, and wildlife in the area. Later, enjoy a warm lunch at Isfjord Radio before returning in the afternoon to Longyearbyen, where you will spend the night.

Highlights:

 

Day 5: So Long, Svalbard!

Before departing this amazing place, the early part of your day is free for a stroll around Longyearbyen, a visit to the Svalbard Gallery, or some last-minute souvenir shopping. Or, if you’ve ever wondered what sled dogs do in the summer, you can find out for yourself with an optional dog-sledding tour... on wheels! In the afternoon, take a taxi or the airport bus to Longyear Airport for your return flight to Oslo, from where you will continue onwards to your final destination.

Highlights:

Optional:

  • 3.5 hour dog-sledding tour on wheels

 

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all travel needs. To ensure that the accommodations included in our packages meet our own high standards for quality and service, each establishment has been hand-picked by our local travel experts.

See the descriptions below for more information about each category of accommodation offered in this package. You can choose your preferred category in the booking process.

Rooms

  • 1 Person = Single room
  • 2 Sharing = One twin/double room
  • 3 Sharing = Triple room
  • 4 Sharing = Two twin/double rooms

Comfort

These are in well-appointed comfort hotels in Svalbard. All rooms are of standard category and come with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is always provided and is included in the price. Many have their own restaurant.

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Comfort

These are in well-appointed comfort hotels in Svalbard. All rooms are of standard category and come with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is always provided and is included in the price. Many have their own restaurant.

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