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Best of Svalbard - Isfjord Radio & Huskies

(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, where reindeer roam free and humans are the exception, not the rule. This guided 5-day tour takes you on a discovery of Svalbard’s unique Arctic atmosphere with excursions like dog-sledding on wheels and a guided boat safari. You will also enjoy gourmet meals and luxury accommodation at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel along with free time to explore the town of Longyearbyen.

5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1244 EUR

The amount will be charged in 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
  • Visit the old Russian mining settlement of Barentsburg
  • Try a fun Arctic summer activity—a husky safari on wheels!
  • Experience 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

Jun - Sep

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO 78° NORTH!

    Arrive at Svalbard Airport followed by an airport shuttle bus transfer to your accommodation for the night. After check-in, the rest of the day is free time to explore Longyearbyen at your own leisure. We recommend a visit to the Svalbard Museum to learn more about Svalbard‘s history as a hunting and mining outpost. For those who would like a guided experience of Longyearbyen, we offer guided bus tours of the town. Please click optional activities for more information.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Optional Extras
  • Day 2: ISFJORDEN CRUISE AND RUSSIAN SETTLEMENT

    Start the day with a guided boat safari to the Isfjord where you will explore vast bird-cliffs and Arctic wildlife, including birds, walruses, seals, Beluga whales, and maybe even a Polar bear. The journey continues to Barentsburg, a small Russian mining town where you have two hours to explore on your own before heading to the Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel where you will enjoy a 2-course lunch. After lunch an optional 2-hour guided hike is available in the afternoon (Mon-Fri). For those who would like to relax after today’s adventure, you can visit the hotel´s Arctic spa and sauna. In the evening, an included dinner will be served.

    Spend the night at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel.

    *Please note that polar bear, reindeer and seal sightings are not guaranteed.

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 3: BOAT SAFARI TO LONGYEARBYEN

    Spend the morning at leisure at the hotel with a hearty breakfast and an amazing view over Kapp Linné bird reserve. After breakfast, take an optional 4-hour guided hike before your departure at 13:30 by boat transfer back to Longyearbyen. Lunch prior to the boat transfer is included. Please note that lunch must be pre-ordered at least one day in advance.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions
  • Day 4: HUSKY SAFARI ON WHEELS

    Enjoy breakfast before joining a lovely Arctic summer activity—a husky safari on wheels! In the morning, the guide picks you up and takes 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 cafe.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions Attractions Optional Extras
  • Day 5: DEPARTURE FROM LONGYEARBYEN

    Before departing this amazing place, the early part of your day is free for a stroll around Longyearbyen, or for some last-minute souvenir shopping. When it´s time to leave Svalbard, take the shuttle bus to Longyear Airport for your return flight to Oslo, from where you will continue to your final destination.

    Attractions Attractions

Map

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

Reviews

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

Thanks!

We loved staying at the Basecamp Trapper's hotel.  The place was really interesting and the staff very nice.  We pass along a special thanks to Lise at the hotel for her exceptional customer service and friendly personality. We also enjoyed the trip to Isfjord Radio, our wonderful guide Harri, and the great meals they served.  Our 2 hour maxibus trip around Longyearbyen the day we arrived was a good introduction to the area.
We made 2 changes to the package tour itinerary, and they ended up being the best parts of the trip.  The first was a hike to Trollsteinen, which we included in our itinerary from the beginning, and it was amazing (for those who love to hike). The second was a change we made at the last minute.  On our last day we were signed up for an ATV trip, but it would have been to basically the same place we had seen the first day on the maxibus trip.  We heard about a 10-hour boat trip to Pyramiden and Nordenskjoldbreen and booked it the night before. We loved this trip, with all we learned and the opportunity to see more of Spitsbergen. It added so much to our Svalbard experience, and we were so grateful we added this in. Something else that we really enjoyed on our trip was the Svalbard museum. It is very well done and we appreciated what we learned here. We have now used Nordic Visitor for 3 different trips.  We keep coming back to you because you take such good care of us and give us the trips we want. Thanks!
 

Accommodation

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

Comfort

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

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Price per person from

Approx 1244 EUR

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

2020

Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, crucial information about flights to Svalbard, and useful information about the activities that are included during the tour.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SVALBARD TOURS
All accommodation and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time between activities. Nordic Visitor works with a small group of handpicked suppliers that are highly rated and deliver excellent service that meets our high standards.

AGE MINIMUM & FITNESS LEVEL
Please note that there is an age minimum of 10 years old. Participants should be in good general health for this tour.

The dogsledding 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 for pregnant women.

ISFJORD RADIO ADVENTURE HOTEL
Isfjord Radio is a wilderness hotel. Please note that to move outside you need a guide with a rifle for Polar bear protection. Located far from civilisation on the outermost part of the Isfjord on the Nordenskiöld coast, the Basecamp Isfjord Radio at Kapp Linné is the perfect place to enjoy Svalbard’s serenity and natural beauty. Once a radio station, this newly-renovated hotel offers 22 charming double rooms with shared bathrooms, a dining room, and lounge with a fireplace.

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. We would be happy to assist you with the flights from Oslo or Tromsø and adding optional pre or post nights to the two cities for your visit.

Please note that due to the flight schedule between Svalbard and Norway, travellers are urged to spend the night in either Oslo or Tromsø before and after the trip. The weather can also be unpredictable, so extra nights are always recommended.

VISITING NORWAY TOO?
This tour can be customised, including additional nights in Oslo, Tromsø, or Longyearbyen on request. We can also combine this tour with other packages we offer in Norway. Please click here or contact us for details.

WEATHER & CLIMATE
The summer climate in Svalbard is generally mild with average temperatures of 5 to 9° Celsius. However, Arctic conditions can cause sudden weather changes so it is recommended to bring warm, weatherproof outerwear along with thermal layers and good walking boots. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended due to the long daylight exposure. A list of necessary personal items will be provided before arriving. For more information about weather conditions, please refer to our Norway travel guide.

Please note that the itinerary and activities can change without notice due to Arctic weather conditions. In the unlikely event that an activity is cancelled due to weather, an alternative will be offered.

WHAT TO PACK

  • Woollen underwear
  • Thick & warm woollen socks
  • Thin woollen socks
  • Warm wool or fleece sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Thick gloves and mittens
  • Warm hat and scarf
  • Several thin layers of clothing
  • Windproof jacket and trousers
  • Hiking boots
  • Indoor shoes
  • Casual clothing
  • Small backpack for personal equipment (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. 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 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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