We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about what the tour includes, crucial information about flights to Svalbard, winter travel 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 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. 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 the tours and packages we offer in Norway. Click here or contact us for details.
Please note, a valid driver’s license must be presented before the tour starts and drivers on the snowmobiles must always carry a valid driver’s license. Please note that there will be one person per snowmobile.
On this trip, two people share one dog team, and can take turns driving. All dog-sledding trips require that you run the dog team yourself, with supervision from the husky guide in advance.
NORTHERN LIGHTS & WINTER TRAVEL
Travelling in the winter season in Svalbard and Norway is highly recommended and very enjoyable. You will get a chance to see the snow covered landscape but please bear in mind that the temperature is on average -3° to -12°c but can drop as low as -30°c. For more information about weather conditions, please refer to our Svalbard travel guide.
In Svalbard and Northern Norway, northern lights activity is strongest between November to mid- February. Knowing that most of the northern lights activity this far north is between 06:00 and 18:00, you'll soon discover the uniqueness of Svalbard. Please note that sightings cannot be guaranteed.
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
Thick & warm woollen socks
Thin woollen socks
Warm wool or fleece sweater
Thick gloves and mittens
Warm hat (windproof)
Several thin layers of clothings
Windproof jacket and trousers
Small backpack for personal equipment (waterproof recommended)
Lip balm and moisturiser
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.