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Polar bear, Svalbard

Svalbard & Tromso

6-day itinerary from £1,395 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Explore the stunning Svalbard Archipelago and Norway's Arctic capital – Tromso

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Highlights

  • Explore Tromso's Arctic surrounds, bathed in the Midnight Sun
  • Enjoy optional tours, from whale watching to tastings at the world's northernmost distillery
  • Fly north to experience one of the world's last great wildernesses – Svalbard
  • Spend cosy evenings at the super-stylish Funken Lodge
  • Fill the long summer days with optional boat tours, kayak paddles and wildlife safaris including Polar Bears

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Tromsø
  • 3 Nights Longyearbyen

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | City | History & culture | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Summer | Wildlife

This twin-centre break is a superb introduction to the Arctic region. It starts in the northern Norwegian city of Tromso where you'll spend two nights, before travelling on to Svalbard's tiny capital, Longyearbyen. Once there, you'll have the chance to savour the Midnight Sun and enjoy a scenic cruise to Barentsburg, Pyramiden or Tempelfjorden – during which you'll learn about the nature, history, hunters and wildlife of Spitsbergen.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Tromso

Arrive in Tromsø and spend an evening exploring the city under the Midnight Sun or in one of the city's fine restaurants – we recommend Fiskekompaniet and Emma's Dream Kitchen. You might also like to visit Mack Brewery, the world's northernmost brewery, for a beer or two. The next day, take the cable car up Storsteinen Mountain for panoramic views of the city or visit the Polaria Arctic Aquarium, which is home to fish species native to the Barents Sea and a group of bearded seals.

Stay: Clarion Collection Hotel With, Tromso (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 3
Longyearbyen

From Tromso, fly north to Longyearbyen, the largest settlement in Spitsbergen, where you'll check into the super-stylish Funken Lodge for a three-night stay. With views over the Lars Glacier, interiors furnished in the latest Scandinavian chic and a restaurant reputed to be the best in town, it's a wonderful base from which to explore Spitsbergen's frozen wilderness. And, if you do need to pop into town, you're just a ten-minute walk away.

Stay: Funken Lodge, Spitsbergen (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 4-5
Longyearbyen & Pyramiden

Spend the next two days discovering Longyearbyen at your own pace, perhaps enjoying an optional hike or wildlife-watching trip. And, to help make the most of your stay, on one day we've included a boat trip out to the Russian settlement of Pyramiden. Travelling in a hybrid speedboat, which boasts some of the greenest technology in the market, you'll take in the dramatic landscapes around the Nodenskiold glacier before getting a sense of Pyramiden's once-rich mining heritage as you wander between its austere Soviet-era buildings. You never know, you might even catch a glimpse of a polar bear.

Stay: Funken Lodge, Spitsbergen (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 6
Departure

Catch your flight home via Tromso or Oslo.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

6-day itinerary from £1,395 pp incl. flights

Standard

Summer 2020

from £1,460 pp. incl. flights

Autumn 2020

from £1,395 pp. incl. flights

Package includes:

  • Flights from the UK to Tromso and onwards to Longyearbyenand back to the UK
  • 2 nights at Clarion Collection Hotel With in Tromso including breakfast and light evening meal 
  • 3 nights at Funken Lodge in Longyearbyen on B&B basis
  • Hybrid boat trip to Pyramiden 


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.

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