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.