4 days - Arctic adventures, pristine nature and glaciers
This 4 day trip is designed to make it easy to discover the unique highlights of Svalbard, one of the planet’s last great frontiers. Spend your days thrill seeking in and around Longyearbyen, one of the world’s northernmost settlements, and enjoy Svalbard’s pristine nature and rugged landscapes with activities such as a glacier rib boat trip or dogsledding, depending on the season.
In Spitsbergen there are many ways to experience the stunning surroundings. Depending on when you travel you can explore on foot, by snowmobile, dog sled, kayak, ski, go ice caving or enjoy a fjord safari. Activities can be modified to suit your interests and comfort levels.
Experience the Arctic without sacrificing all the comforts of civilization!
Dogsledding with dogcarts through the beautiful Adventdalen
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
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Accommodation in Longyearbyen including breakfast
We have included two activities in this program. Options available from Longyearbyen depending on the season include husky dog safaris, snowmobile safaris, ice cave tour, boat tours, rock scrambling and sightseeing in Longyearbyen. We can modify these according to your preferences.
Longyearbyen is 2.50 hr flight from Oslo or 1.35 hr flight from Tromsø and a scenic one as it skirts the long coast of Norway. On arrival, there will be a local airport bus waiting to take you into Longyearbyen, a short drive away.
Check into the Basecamp Hotel and head off for stroll around the small township of Longyearbyen - enjoy the polar museum and church. The midnight sun makes it possible to explore Spitsbergen day or night – so you have plenty of time to explore.
Day 2 - Dogsledding with dogcarts through the beautiful Adventdalen
When the snow starts melting at the middle of June, it is time to start using dogcarts instead of sledges for dogsledding in Longyearbyen. On this trip you will be driving a cart in pairs, with 5-6 huskies in front. The guide will help you harness the dogs and drive in front of you with his own team and two guests. The trip goes through beautiful Adventdalen towards Endalen, which offers unique arctic scenery and lots of reindeer! After the trip, its time to enjoy a hot drink and a biscuits in our Russian cabin.
Return back to Longyearbyen with time for a walk or explore during the afternoon.
This excursion is available during summer. Winter options include a trip to the Ice Cave.
Day 3 - Mountain hiking around Longyearbyen
You will meet your guide at 10:00am at your hotel. It’s time to explore the close by mountains of Longyearbyen. Start the hiking from the old cable way station, hiking upwards until you reach the top of Plateau Mountain. From the top you will get a spectacular view over the city, the surrounding mountains, Adventfjorden and Isfjorden.
You will follow the mountain range and make a longer stop with warm drinks and snacks on the way. Go back down again by the Longyear glacier, walking the last bit back to town on the road. This trip is suitable for anyone with normal physical condition. We recommend taking a small backpack with extra snacks and cold drinks. Feel free to bring your own lunch.
Day 4 - Return to mainland Norway
Transfer to the small local airport in Longyearbyen.
Dates & Prices
All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.
1 Jun 2024 30 Sep 2024
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
1 Jun 2024 30 Sep 2024
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
Extra for Single
Please bring wool socks, wool mittens to wear under the scooter gloves, Inner layer: wool, Mid layer: Sweater and pants in fleece or wool for your snow activities. You will also need to bring your drivers licence for the snow mobile trip.
Please note prices for goods in Svalbard are quite expensive, however, due to tax reasons, alcohol is comparatively cheap.
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Resident of Longyearbyen, our friend Maria Rossi shares with you her 'top ten things to see and do in Svalbard'. Regardless of season, the magnificent outdoors, high standard in hotels and fine dining options (along with the jolly old pub) will cater for all your requests.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. The safety of our travellers, staff and operators is a major priority of 50 Degrees North. With an operational office in Norway, 50 Degrees North has access to an up-to-the-minute flow of information regarding the countries we work in. We are also in regular contact with the various operators we use. Their in-depth knowledge and understanding of their various areas is vital.