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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 to see puffins and electric fjord boat cruise.

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!

Day 1
Arrive Longyearbyen and Arctic Wilderness Dinner
Day 2
Day cruise to see the best of Svalbard's Fjords
Day 3
Mountain hiking around Longyearbyen
Day 4
Return to mainland Norway
Start/End Place
Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Country Visited
Svalbard
Duration
4 Days
Start Date
Flexible
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
Code
50DN0875

Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

Details

Transportation
Included
  • Accommodation in Longyearbyen, double room at Funken Lodge including breakfast
  • Private transfer from the airport to the hotel, both directions
  • Arctic Wilderness Evening
  • Isfjord Safari to the puffins
  • Huset Restaurant Nordic Tasting
  • Svalbard Fjord Cruise
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included
  • International flights and taxes
  • Alcoholic and other beverages other than water
  • Gratuities and other items of personal nature
  • Return flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Longyearbyen and Arctic Wilderness Dinner

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, private transfer into Longyearbyen.

Check into the Funken 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 –  but be back in time for your evening Arctic Wilderness adventure.

Travel out to Camp Barentz, which boasts an amazing location at the foot of the mountain, Breinosa, right below Mine 7. One of the buildings at the camp, Barentz Hus, is a copy of the cabin that the discoverer of Svalbard, Willem Barentz, overwintered in on Novaya Zemlya in 1596. Here, far from town, you can take in the stunning Svalbard landscape. At Camp Barentz, you often see Svalbard reindeer, and even grouse and foxes if you are lucky. Our knowledgeable hosts are also on watch in case a polar bear should appear.

Good drinks and a delicious homemade reindeer soup will be served, together with campfire coffee and dessert.

This evening includes transport from your accommodation, reindeer soup, drinks, campfire coffee, homemade cake and presentation about polar bears.


Day 2 - Day cruise to see the best of Svalbard's Fjords

MS Bard is a new and groundbreaking catamaran for day cruises, specially built to leave the smallest footprint possible in the vulnerable Arctic nature. The hybrid-electric motor allows both guests and wildlife to relax, and glides quietly through the water where this matters most.

The boat has a contemporary, Norwegian design with spacious layout. You are free to move on several outdoor decks, or enjoy the view from inside through massive panoramic windows. Comfortable lounges are available outside as well as indoors. There is plenty of space on board and everyone can enjoy Svalbard's endless and spectacular landscape without crowding. Inside the lounge you will find a café and bar with a varied selection of snacks and drinks.

Return back to Longyearbyen with time for a walk or explore during the afternoon.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Day 3 - Mountain hiking around Longyearbyen

This afternoon, you will head out on a 4 hour Puffin safari on Isfjorden with an open, steady Polarcirkel boat. After getting well dressed with outer gear provided, head out on the fjord to search for arctics own parrot, the Atlantic Puffin. The trip takes you east, further into the massive Isfjord, towards Diabas and the unique geology that creates the perfect home for our summer guests. In this small cliff you can find approximately 100 breeding pairs of Atlantic Puffins and the 10 double of Brünnich’s Guillemot.

From May to the end of July, the areas around the fjord are bursting with birds that have migrated from all corners of the world. With some luck, you may also spot some whales along the way.

This evening, enjoy a 3-course menu Gentle Palette at Funktionærmessen Restaurant.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Return to mainland Norway

Transfer to the small local airport in Longyearbyen.

Meals
1 Breakfast
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.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
21 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
21 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
NZD 2,627
Limited availability
Standard
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
NZD 835
Limited availability
Extra for Single

Important Information

Please note prices for goods in Svalbard are quite expensive, however, due to tax reasons, alcohol is comparatively cheap.

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Inspiration

10 Things to see and do in Svalbard

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Facts about polar bears in Norway

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