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Winter World in Svalbard

(4 days / 3 nights)

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Really get away from it all in the far North!

Take a short respite from the stresses of modern life and escape to the Arctic, where the only “rush” you will feel is that of a speeding snowmobile or gliding dog sled! This short yet action-packed getaway in Svalbard is a winter lover’s dream come true. Experience the snowy landscapes with vast glaciers and frozen fjords, unique wildlife and nature, cosy accommodation, and hearty Arctic cuisine along with breathtaking activities like snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and ice-caving.

4 days / 3 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1295 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

Active, Dog Sled, Snowmobiling

Season

10 Feb - 5 May

Departure

Daily

Highlights It’s a highlight just being in Svalbard, but here’s more to look forward to…

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your arctic expedition.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to the Arctic!

    Arrive at Longyear Airport in Svalbard followed by a shuttle 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. For a fantastic dining experience this evening, we recommend the charming Restaurant Kroa or the lovely Huset Restaurant.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Highlights
  • Day 2: Huskies & Ice Caves 

    Enjoy a good breakfast at the hotel before you are picked up by your guides and taken to the husky kennel in Bolterdalen, where 90 Alaskan huskies eagerly await to take you on a thrilling sled ride! After a brief lesson on how to handle your sled and team of huskies, it’s time to mush into the snowy wilderness towards the Scott Turner glacier. Along the way, there is a good chance of seeing reindeer, ptarmigan, and Polar foxes. Upon arrival to the glacier, you are equipped with a headlamp and helmet for a guided ice cave tour through frozen melt-water channels surrounded by bizarre shapes of ice and stone and amazing ice crystals. Lunch is served outside the ice cave before heading back to Bolterdalen. Back at the kennel, un-harness your hard-working dogs and enjoy a hot beverage and light snack before returning to Longyearbyen in the afternoon.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen. 

    Highlights
  • Day 3: Snowmobile Safari to the East Coast

    Enjoy a hearty breakfast in preparation for a full day of snowmobiling! After being picked up at the hotel, you are provided with additional warm outerwear and safety equipment followed by a brief introduction by the tour leader on how to safely drive a snowmobile.

    The east coast is not impacted by the Gulf Stream to the same extent as the west coast, meaning temperatures are lower and there is a lot more ice. Polar bears live on the ice in search of seals and there is a good chance to see one at a safe distance. The east coast is also known for its majestic glaciers and its unique landscape. We will eat an expedition lunch out on the sea ice, in front of the towering glacier fronts of Heuglinbreen and Hayesbreen, before crossing the bay to explore the land on the other side. We will drive through huge valleys, over snow-covered glaciers, and on the frozen sea in order to experience a world unchanged in thousands of years. We can see wildlife such as Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes and seals.

    Late in the afternoon you will return to Longyearbyen, where you will have the evening at your leisure.

    Highlights
  • Day 4: Departure

    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. In the afternoon, take the shuttle bus to Longyear Airport for your return flight to Oslo, from where you will continue to your final destination.

Map

Here’s a map of Svalbard, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Friendly and informative

We found the hotel staff very helpful with advice regarding the most suitable clothing for both of our excursions. We were also advised to moisturise our face in the evening and not to wash our face in the morning to prevent sun or wind burn. Our guides were superb with regards to advice as to the most appropriate clothing  to wear on the day of our trips as one day was "warm" and the next day was very cold. We felt very safe with our guides and found them very friendly and informative...

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

All rooms are of standard category and come with private shower or bath and WC / On a cruise: Room with full ensuite washroom and ..

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Price per person from

Approx 1295 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2018

Tour Information

Our travel consultants can assist with booking air travel between Oslo or Tromsø and Longyearbyen. If needed, we can also book accommodation in Oslo or Tromsø.
 
This tour can be customized, including additional nights in Oslo, Tromsø, or Longyearbyen on request. We can also combine this tour with other tours in Norway. Contact us for details.
 
Other 
  • Due to flight times between Svalbard and Norway, travellers are urged to spend the night in either Oslo or Tromsø before and after the trip.
  • Average temperatures in Svalbard between March and May are -3 to -12° Celsius but can reach as low as -30° Celsius.
  • Travellers should bring warm, weatherproof outerwear along with thermal layers and insulated boots. Sunglasses and thick moisturizer for the face are also recommended. A list of necessary personal equipment will be provided before arriving. More information on what to pack for Svalbard
  • If conditions are right, the northern lights can be seen until the end of March.
  • Norwegian traffic law also applies to snowmobiling in Svalbard, so drivers must carry a valid driver’s license at all times. It is recommended that the participants upgrade to a solo snowmobile and drive themselves, which is actually easier and more comfortable than being a passenger for several hours.
  • The itinerary can change without notice due to Arctic weather conditions.
  • Children under 15 not allowed on this tour.
  • Minimum number of participants: 2
  • Participants should be in good general health for this tour.
Environmental protection and tourism in Svalbard: 
“You are welcome to return to Svalbard when no one has noticed you’ve already been here.” Svalbard’s vegetation is very exposed, particularly due to the permafrost, and destruction of flora can leave a lasting scar on the landscape. All vegetation is therefore protected and all traces of human activity up to 1945 are regarded as cultural monuments. Svalbard’s Environmental Act strictly regulates travel on Svalbard, so if you are planning a trip alone outside of Administration Area 10 (central parts of Spitsbergen), you must inform the Ombudsman and show proof of insurance.
 
Polar bears and visitor safety in Svalbard: 
The polar bear is probably the foremost symbol of Svalbard’s wildlife and it is a truly exhilarating experience to see them in their natural habitat. Keep in mind that Svalbard prohibits coaxing, pursuing, or disturbing polar bears in such a way that endangers humans or the bears themselves. Attacks on humans, though rare, can be lethal. Therefore, on all guided tours and activities, visitor safety is overseen by experienced guides who carry shotguns at all times and let off warning shots if needed. The authorities in Svalbard, together with the joint travel industry, encourage participation in organised, guided activities in order to protect both visitors and polar bears.
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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