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Svalbard Winter Tour – Huskies & Snowmobiles

(4 days / 3 nights)

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Winter Landscapes In Serene Svalbard

Journey to remote Svalbard to experience one of the most unique trips up north. On this exciting 4-day trip, you will have the chance to fulfill your Arctic dreams with a thrilling winter dog-sledding excursion, an opportunity to explore a natural ice cave and see wildlife against a backdrop of snowy landscapes and frozen fjords. Roam places that few tourists get to see like Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen and Tempelfjorden.

4 days / 3 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1436 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Specialists in travel to Svalbard
  • Great customer reviews

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit the remote and wild Svalbard Islands
  • Embark on a thrilling dog-sledding tour
  • Venture deep into an ice cave
  • Drive your own snowmobile over the vast wilderness
  • Enjoy the tranquility of Svalbard´s winter season
  • Stroll Longyearbyen, the northernmost settlement in the world
  • Marvel at majestic glacier fronts
  • Experience the arctic wildlife like reindeers, ptarmigan, and Arctic foxes.

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Active i, Dog Sled i, Snowmobiling i

Season

Feb - May

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.

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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. We recommend a visit to the Svalbard Museum to learn more about the region’s history as a hunting and mining outpost in the Arctic. For those who would like a guided experience of Longyearbyen, we offer bus tours of the town. Please click optional activities for more information.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions Attractions Optional Extras
  • Day 2: DOG-SLEDDING TOUR & ICE CAVE VISIT

    Today you will take part in a thrilling dog-sledding and ice cave tour!  Starting with a transfer to Bolterdalen valley, you will meet a team of huskies and learn how to handle your sled before setting off with your team. After arriving at the glacier with your dogs, you will don the proper equipment and go inside the glacier and explore the formations of ice and rock shaped by nature´s own forces. After the tour of the ice cave, you will have lunch outside before returning to the kennel, un-harness your hard-working huskies and return to Longyearbyen in the afternoon.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 3: SNOWMOBILE SAFARI TO TEMPELFJORDEN

    Experience true Arctic adventure around the Templefjorden region today. You will enjoy the excitement of riding a snowmobile over the pristine white landscape and you will have the chance to spot Arctic wildlife including seals, reindeer and maybe even a polar bear*. Finally, we will reach the majestic glacier front of Von Post in Templefjorden. On the way back, there will be a lunch break and you will arrive back to Longyearbyen in the afternoon.

    Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

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

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 4: DEPARTURE

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

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.

Friendly and informative

We found the hotel staff very helpful with advice regarding the most suitable clothing for both of our excursions. We were also advised to moisturise our face in the evening and not to wash our face in the morning to prevent sun or wind burn. Our guides were superb with regards to advice as to the most appropriate clothing  to wear on the day of our trips as one day was "warm" and the next day was very cold. We felt very safe with our guides and found them very friendly and informative...

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 1436 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.

This is an active trip. You will be supervised by our professional guide. This tour is not suitable for people suffering from back pain or for pregnant women.

FLIGHTS TO SVALBARD
The flights to and from Svalbard Islands are not included. We would be happy to assist you with the flights from Oslo or Tromsø and adding optional pre or post nights 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.

DOG-SLEDDING
On this trip, two people share one dog team, and can take turns in driving.  All dog-sledding trips require that you run the dog team yourself, with supervising from the husky guide in advance

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

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 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

  • Woollen underwear
  • Thick & warm woollen socks
  • Thin woollen socks
  • Warm wool or fleece sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Mittens
  • Warm hat (windproof)
  • 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
  • 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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