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Best of Svalbard Summer

(5 days / 4 nights)

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The Highlights of Arctic Svalbard

Go off the beaten path to explore the remote and spectacularly scenic Svalbard archipelago. In this rugged landscape reindeer and polar bears roam free and humans are the exception, not the rule. This 5-day tour allows you to discover Svalbard’s unique Arctic atmosphere with excursions like dog sledding on wheels and a boat safari. You will also enjoy gourmet meals and a unique stay at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel along with free time to explore the town of Longyearbyen.

5 days / 4 nights

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Approx 2054 EUR

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Tour Highlights

  • Cross the Arctic Circle and travel to remote Svalbard
  • Stay at the Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel
  • Stroll along Longyearbyen, the northernmost settlement in the world
  • Join a guided boat safari on the majestic Isfjord
  • Learn about the history and culture of this distant archipelago
  • Try a fun Arctic summer activity—a husky safari on wheels!
  • Spot Arctic wildlife like walruses, reindeer, ptarmigan and Arctic foxes
  • Enjoy long days in the home of the midnight sun
  • Add on exciting optional activities in the Arctic north

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Active i, Hiking i, Midnight sun i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Attractions

Just a few of the majestic sights you’ll take in during your trip.

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

  • Day 1: WELCOME TO 78° NORTH!

    Arrive at Svalbard Airport and hop on an airport shuttle bus transfer to your accommodation for the night. After checking in, the rest of the day is yours to explore Longyearbyen at your leisure. We recommend a visit to the Svalbard Museum to learn more about the local history of the region as a hunting and mining outpost. If you would like a guided experience, we offer guided bus tours of Longyearbyen (please look under optional extras).

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions Attractions Attractions See Activities for this day
  • Day 2: ISFJORDEN CRUISE

    Start the day with enjoying some more time in Longyearbyen. In the afternoon you will join a guided boat safari to the Isfjord. Here you will be able to take in the sweeping landscape, admire vast bird cliffs and spot Arctic wildlife. This may include birds, walruses, seals, Beluga whales, and maybe even a mighty polar bear.

    Once you arrive at Isfjord Radio, enjoy a guided walk of the station to learn more about the history of this unique destination. If you’re seeking some relaxation after today’s adventure, you can visit the hotel’s Arctic spa and sauna. This evening, your package include dinner at your hotel.

    Spend the night at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.

    *Please note that wildlife sightings are not guaranteed

    Attractions
  • Day 3: BOAT SAFARI TO LONGYEARBYEN

    Spend the morning at your leisure at the hotel. Dig into a hearty breakfast and enjoy the amazing view over the Kapp Linné bird reserve. During the day, you can choose to relax at the hotel or go on an optional guided hike (not included).* Later, you’ll hop on a boat back to Longyearbyen to spend the rest of the evening at your leisure.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    *Please note if you decide to stay at Isfjord Radio, you should pre-book your lunch with your travel consultant.

    Attractions See Activities for this day
  • Day 4: HUSKY SAFARI ON WHEELS

    Enjoy breakfast before joining a lovely Arctic summer activity – a husky safari on wheels! This morning, the guide will pick you up to take you to the kennel, where about 90 cheerful Alaskan huskies eagerly wait for you to take them for a run. After a short lesson on the logistics of “mushing”, it’s your turn to go for a ride.

    Spend the rest of the day relaxing in Longyearbyen with a stroll around town and a visit to the Svalbard Gallery. You can also enjoy a leisurely break at a local café.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 5: DEPARTURE FROM LONGYEARBYEN

    Before departing this amazing place, you can spend the morning strolling around Longyearbyen one last time, either to take in more Arctic sights or to do some last-minute shopping. When it’s time to leave, take the shuttle bus to Svalbard Airport for your return flight.

    Attractions Attractions

Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

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Accommodation

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

Comfort Plus

Rooms with private WC and shower in a lodge-style hotel. Breakfast is included in the price.

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Approx 2054 EUR

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Our best price per person when booking for two.

2024

Tour Information

We recommend that you read carefully through the following information before booking this Svalbard tour. We’ve included crucial information here so you know what to expect. You’ll also find more practical advice and attraction recommendations in our online Svalbard Travel Guide.

INFORMATION ABOUT SVALBARD TOURS
Your accommodation and excursions are booked by Nordic Visitor for a self-guided travel experience. That means you’ll enjoy some free time to explore on your own as well as planned, guided tours.

Each activity is run by a different tour operator, so you’ll get to meet a few local guides throughout your trip.

You can rest assured that Nordic Visitor only works with a small number of handpicked suppliers that meet our high standards. The activities you’ll participate in are all extremely well rated so you’re sure to have a memorable time.

During your tour, we’re with you every step of the way. You’ll always be able to reach us on your trip by calling our 24/7 helpline.

MINIMUM AGE & FITNESS LEVEL
Please note that there is a minimum age of 15 years old to travel on this package. Participants should also be in good physical health for this tour.

ABOUT THE DOG SLEDDING TOUR
The dog sledding on wheels tour is an active excursion. You will be supervised by a professional guide. This tour is not suitable for people suffering from back pain or those who are pregnant.

ISFJORD RADIO ADVENTURE HOTEL
Isfjord Radio is a wilderness hotel, located far from civilisation on the outermost part of the Isfjord on the Nordenskiöld coast. This is the ideal place to enjoy Svalbard’s serenity and natural beauty.

Once a radio station, this refurbished hotel offers 22 charming double rooms with shared bathrooms, a dining room, and lounge with a fireplace.

Please note that to walk around outside the hotel you need a guide with a rifle for polar bear protection.

Pack as little as possible when staying over at the Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel. We recommend a waterproof backpack of around 35-42 litres. Your larger luggage can be stored at your hotel in Longyearbyen while you are out exploring.

FLIGHTS TO SVALBARD
The flights to and from Svalbard are not included in the tour package. That said, we would be happy to assist you with the flights from Oslo or Tromsø. We can also help you secure nights in either of these cities before or after your Svalbard tour.

Due to the flight schedule between Svalbard and Norway, we highly recommend you spend a night in either Oslo or Tromsø before and after the trip. The weather can also be unpredictable, so extra nights are always recommended to be more flexible.

VISITING NORWAY TOO?
This tour can be customised to include additional nights in Oslo, Tromsø, or Longyearbyen on request. We can also combine this tour with other packages we offer in Norway. Check out our Norway website to find a tour you like or contact us for more details.

WEATHER & CLIMATE
The summer climate in Svalbard is generally mild with average temperatures around 5–10°C (40-50°F).

Arctic conditions can cause sudden weather changes though, so you should come prepared. Pack warm, weatherproof outerwear along with thermal layers and good walking boots. A list of necessary personal items will be provided before arriving.

Please note that your itinerary in Svalbard is dependent on weather conditions. This means that your itinerary might need to be altered without notice if these conditions are not favourable during your visit. In the unlikely event that an activity is cancelled due to the weather, an alternative will be offered.

DAYLIGHT HOURS IN SVALBARD
Because of its northerly location close inside the Arctic Circle, Svalbard enjoys long days throughout the summer.

From late April until late August, the sun doesn’t set at all in this part of the world. That means 24 hours of daylight, a phenomenon known as the midnight sun. From September, days shorten quickly. By mid-September, you can expect daylight between 5:30 AM and 8 PM.

These long daylight hours give you plenty of time to enjoy the Arctic views around you. That said, you may want to pack a sleeping mask if you are a light sleeper or tend to wake up at dawn.

WHAT TO PACK

  • Water and windproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm wool or fleece jumper
  • Several thin layers of clothing
  • Thick gloves and mittens
  • Warm hat and scarf
  • Woollen underwear
  • Thick and warm woollen socks
  • Thin woollen socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Indoor shoes
  • Small backpack for personal essentials (waterproof recommended)
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
     

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. This means, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.

At that time, they’ll confirm the availability of your tour. Then the booking process starts, which may take a few weeks. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. You will also receive more information about what to expect during your trip.

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