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Best of Svalbard Winter - Isfjord Radio & Snowmobiling

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Thrilling Adventures in Spectacular Svalbard

Embark on a winter adventure in the north where you will explore scenic Svalbard. This 5-day tour features exciting excursions like snowmobiling along frozen fjords and leading a team of dogs on a thrilling dog-sledding adventure. You will also get to explore Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen and Barentsburg and will stay at the luxuriuos Isfjord Radion Adventure Hotel at Kapp Linné.

5 days / 4 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2383 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit the remote and wild Svalbard Islands
  • Spend a night at the luxurious Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel at Kapp Linné
  • Drive your own snowmobile into the wilderness, along glaciers and frozen fjords
  • Lead a team of dogs on an exciting dog-sledding adventure
  • Stroll Longyearbyen, the northernmost settlement in the world
  • Visit the Russian mining town Barentsburg
  • Marvel at majestic glacier fronts
  • Enjoy the soft winter light of the Arctic north
  • See Arctic wildlife like reindeer, ptarmigan, and Arctic foxes

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Active i, Dog Sled i, Off the Beaten Path i, Snowmobiling i

Season

Feb - May

Departure

Tuesdays and Fridays

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.

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO THE ARCTIC!

    Arrive at Svalbard Airport followed by an airport shuttle transfer to your accommodation for the night. After check-in, the rest of the day is free time to explore Longyearbyen on your own. We recommend a visit to the Svalbard Museum to learn more about the region’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.

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  • Day 2: SNOWMOBILING AT 78° NORTH

    Join a snowmobile expedition to beautiful Isfjord Radio at Kapp Linné, about 90 km west of Longyearbyen. During the expedition you will ride over glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords, and visit thrilling historical sites. You will get to experience a stillness and a light that is difficult to find in other places. If you are lucky, you may even glimpse the “king of the Arctic”, the polar bear*!

    Spend the night at Isfjord Radio.

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

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  • Day 3: BARENTSBURG & VAST WILDERNESS

    After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to head into beautiful Spitsbergen. The guide will choose today’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions, but you will visit the Russian mining town Barentsburg on our way back to Longyearbyen. Here you can get a feeling of what life looks like in an isolated, Arctic town and visit some of the historical Russian buildings. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about the history of Spitsbergen. You will arrive back in Longyearbyen in the afternoon.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

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  • Day 4: DOG-SLEDDING ADVENTURE

    This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Trapper’s Station, where 90 friendly Alaskan huskies are eager to meet you. After an introduction on the logistics of mushing, you will get ready to lead your dog team on a thrilling ride. Once back at the station, you will help to take care of your team, unharness them and give them few hugs. Before heading back to town, you have chance to look around at authentic Trapper’s Station with many interesting items from trapping time, enjoy warm drink and few biscuits and hear some stories from mushing at Spitsbergen. You will spend the rest of the day in Longyearbyen.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

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  • Day 5: DEPARTURE FROM LONGYEARBYEN

    Before departing this amazing place, the early part of your day is free for a stroll around Longyearbyen, a visit to the Svalbard Art Gallery, or some last-minute souvenir shopping. In the afternoon, take the shuttle bus to Svalbard Airport for your return flight to Oslo, from where you will continue to your final destination.

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Map

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

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 2383 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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

2020

Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

Tour Information

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.

SNOWMOBILING
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.

DOG-SLEDDING
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 Norway 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

  • Woollen underwear
  • Thick & warm woollen socks
  • Thin woollen socks
  • Warm wool or fleece sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Thick gloves and mittens
  • Warm hat (windproof)
  • Scarf
  • Several thin layers of clothings
  • Windproof jacket and trousers
  • Hiking boots
  • Indoor shoes
  • Casual clothing
  • Small backpack for personal equipment (waterproof recommended)
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • 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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