Journey beginning and ending at Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Available: 2019-06-01 to 2019-09-30 starting from $1075 AUD
This 4 day trip is designed to make it easy to discover the unique highlights of Svalbard, one of the planet’s last great frontiers. Spend your days thrill seeking in and around Longyearbyen, one of the world’s northernmost settlements, and enjoy Svalbard’s pristine nature and rugged landscapes with activities such as a glacier rib boat trip or dogsledding, depending on the season.
In Spitsbergen there are many ways to experience the stunning surroundings. Depending on when you travel you can explore on foot, by snowmobile, dog sled, kayak, ski, go ice caving or enjoy a fjord safari. Activities can be modified to suit your interests and comfort levels.
Experience the Arctic without sacrificing all the comforts of civilization!
Day 1 – Arrive Longyearbyen
Longyearbyen is 2.50 hr flight from Oslo or 1.35 hr flight from Tromsø and a scenic one as it skirts the long coast of Norway. On arrival, there will be a local airport bus waiting to take you into Longyearbyen, a short drive away.
Check into the Basecamp Hotel and head off for stroll around the small township of Longyearbyen – enjoy the polar museum and church. The midnight sun makes it possible to explore Spitsbergen day or night – so you have plenty of time to explore.
Day 2 – Dogsledding with dogcarts through the beautiful Adventdalen
When the snow starts melting at the middle of June, it is time to start using dogcarts instead of sledges for dogsledding in Longyearbyen. On this trip you will be driving a cart in pairs, with 5-6 huskies in front. The guide will help you harness the dogs and drive in front of you with his own team and two guests. The trip goes through beautiful Adventdalen towards Endalen, which offers unique arctic scenery and lots of reindeer! After the trip, its time to enjoy a hot drink and a biscuits in our Russian cabin.
Return back to Longyearbyen with time for a walk or explore during the afternoon.
Day 3 – Mountain hiking around Longyearbyen
You will meet your guide at 10:00am at your hotel. It’s time to explore the close by mountains of Longyearbyen. Start the hiking from the old cable way station, hiking upwards until you reach the top of Plateau Mountain. From the top you will get a spectacular view over the city, the surrounding mountains, Adventfjorden and Isfjorden.
You will follow the mountain range and make a longer stop with warm drinks and snacks on the way. Go back down again by the Longyear glacier, walking the last bit back to town on the road. This trip is suitable for anyone with normal physical condition. We recommend taking a small backpack with extra snacks and cold drinks. Feel free to bring your own lunch.
Day 4 – Return to mainland Norway
Transfer to the small local airport in Longyearbyen.
- Accommodation in Longyearbyen including breakfast
- We have included two activities in this program. Options available from Longyearbyen depending on the season include husky dog safaris, snowmobile safaris, ice cave tour, boat tours, rock scrambling and sightseeing in Longyearbyen. We can modify these according to your preferences.
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
- International flights and taxes
- Alcoholic and other beverages other than water
- Gratuities and other items of personal nature
- Return flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen
To enquire, feel free to contact Globetrotter via the following link and we will be sure get back to you as soon as possible!