Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg, Norway
The once basic rooms have been transformed into a series of charming lodgings, making this one of the most memorable places to stay on the island. Comprising of 17 single rooms and 14 doubles and a suite with a whirlpool bath, the lodge also features a restaurant, a cosy breakfast room packed with memorabilia from the region's mining past, a communal kitchen, television lounge outdoor hot tub and Aurora Spa, a great spot to relax in the evenings, meet fellow guests and hope for a glimpse of the Northern Lights in the sky overhead.
We recommend a three-night stay at Mary-Ann's, allowing plenty of opportunity to experience this beautiful part of Norway and try some of the numerous optional excursions available.
Due to its northerly location, Svalbard is dark from the end of October to mid-February and the Midnight Sun lasts from mid-April to late August. Visiting at the end of February, when daylight has returned and the Northern Lights are still visible, or in March when the sun is back in the sky and all of the activities are back up and running, offer the best chances to experience this region at its best.
Snowmobile Safaris - A snowmobile safari in Spitsbergen is a real adventure. There are different durations available, taking you to the likes of Barentsburg, Tempelfjord, Pyramiden, Coles Bay or the east coast. Lunch or snack is served en route.
Prices from: £189-£385 pp
Dogsledding - Drive your own dogsled with six huskies in front on this four-hour dogsled tour.Your guide will help you harness the dogs and drive in front with his own team.The trip goes through beautiful Adventdalen, an Arctic wilderness that offers a good chance of spotting reindeer and other wildlife.
Operates: 01 February to 20 May.
Prices from: £132 pp. Duration: 4 hrs.
Ice caving - A half-hour walk from Longyearbyen will see you at the foot of the Longyear Glacier. Armed with a head torch you'll descend through passages carved from the ice and rock, with the weight of centuries compacted above you.
Operates: November to April.
Prices from: £82 pp.
Please contact our specialists for the full range of excursions available.
Prices from: £960 per person (Oct-Feb) to £1115 per person (Mar-Sep)
Valid for travel: October to April for winter excurions (The hotel is open year round)
Package includes: return flights from London to Longyearbyen via Oslo with SAS, 3 nights accommodation in a double room with private facilities and daily breakfast.
Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
Book by: 31 December 2050
To book this travel offer make an enquiry online or call one of our tailor made travel expert now. quoting reference WEX102978.