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Northern Lights, Svalbard

Svalbard Polar Night Adventure

4-day tailor-made break from £1,015 pp incl. flights

Summary

Highlights

  • Spot polar bears in magical Svalbard
  • Witness the Northern Lights during the day as the polar nights cast an ethereal blue haze
  • Enjoy an included wilderness evening at a remote camp with complimentary dinner and drinks by the fire
  • Head out out snowmobiling, husky sledding and more with optional excursions
  • Stay in rustic alpine accommodation, with the option to upgrade to a spectacular Scandi-luxe lodge

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Natural world | Northern Lights | Off the beaten track | Wildlife | Winter

Travel to the ultimate Arctic destination, Svalbard, on this action-packed winter holiday. You'll visit when it's at its most magical, shrouded in the blue haze of the polar nights, when the sun never crowns above the horizon, meaning an ever-present blue twilight. Over four memorable days you'll have the chance to mush your own team of huskies as the aurora swirls overhead, snowmobile across the frozen wilds and explore the depths of shimmering ice caves. We've even included a snowcat adventure and a Northern Lights evening at the remote Camp Berentz where you'll enjoy a traditional dinner by the fire. Accommodation is at the ultra-contemporary Funken Lodge where alpine-luxe rooms are complemented by spectacular glacier views and the best dining in Svalbard.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Longyearbyen

After included VIP airport lounge access, take your flight from London to Longyearbyen (via Oslo), the world’s northernmost airport. Upon arrival, check in to the spectacular Funken Lodge, the newest Arctic boutique hotel that boasts wonderful views of the epic Lars glacier alongside a stylish lounge and a celebrated champagne cellar. Tonight you'll enjoy an included three-course dinner at the lodge's acclaimed restaurant, where you'll indulge in the likes of king crab cappuccino soup and dry-aged rib eye steak.

Stay: Funken Lodge, Spitsbergen (Superior)

Meals: D

Day 2
Snowcat tour & optional activities

Following breakfast, you'll have a choice of optional excursions, with snowmobiling and husky sledding on offer; the latter involves a magical few hours spent mushing your own team of dogs under the star-studded sky. For more serene activities, head for a beer tasting at the world's northernmost brewery or visit the Svalbard Museum to discover more about this fascinating region. Then, in the late afternoon, explore snow-covered trails with an included snowcat tour in search of the Northern Lights, which, in the depths of winter, can appear at any time of day or night. 

Stay: Funken Lodge, Spitsbergen (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 3
Optional activities & Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz

After breakfast, opt for more excursions to help you explore the Arctic landscapes – perhaps head out snowshoeing or explore a glittering ice cave with an expert guide. This evening we've included an enchanting wilderness night at Camp Barentz. Located far from any light pollution, you'll enjoy a complimentary traditional dinner and hot drinks as you hear stories about the aurora before stepping out to catch, with luck, the ethereal ballet itself.

Stay: Funken Lodge, Spitsbergen (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 4
Depart for UK

After breakfast, head to the airport for your flight back to the UK via 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.

4-day tailor-made break from £1,015 incl. flights

Superior

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Longyearbyen (via Oslo)
  • 3 nights' in a double room at the Funken Lodge including breakfast and afternoon treats
  • Northern Lights excursion by Snow Cat
  • Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz including dinner and complimentary beer and wine

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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