Northern Lights in Svalbard

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At a glance…

A five day break experiencing the vibrant city of Olso and the Arctic Wilderness of Svalbard

» 5 day Tailor Made Journey

» Price from: £975 incl. flights

» Book by: 31 Jan 2018

Experience the vibrancy and excitement of Oslo city, indulge in the hotel spa and spend three nights in Longyearbyen. Witness the Arctic Wilderness of Svalbard and seek out the Northern Lights, before exploring Longyearbyen, we recommend a polar night safari, dogsledding and of course, champagne tasting. This break promises unforgettable memories, combining the pulsating city of Oslo with the natural beauty of the arctic wilderness.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » Arrival

    Fly to Oslo and spend a night at the The Grand Hotel. Centrally located on Karl Johans Gate, the Grand first opened its doors in 1874 and has hosted many Nobel Peace Prize laureates since that time.

    We recommend an afternoon tea in the hotel’s famous Palmen Room, and a visit to the Artesia Spa. Facilities include a heated swimming pool that holds 30 degrees, steam bath, and sauna. 

    Stay: Grand Hotel Oslo

  • Day 2 » Longyearbyen

    After breakfast make your way to Oslo central station where you will transfer back to the airport to start your onward journey to Svalbard. On arrival in Longyearbyen transfer to the Spitsbergen Hotel - a former accommodation for coal miners. The Spitsbergen Hotel offers one of the most historic hotel experiences in Longyearben, although It has been comprehensively refurbished since those days. Found on a hillside just ten minutes’ snowmobile ride from the centre of Longyearbyen, the hotel has a superb location, enjoying fabulous views over the town and the Lars glacier.

    Tonight you will embark on a Northern Lights safari on a snowcat.

    You will be met at the hotel by your guides, who will escort you into the snowcat which will make its way into the darkness and over the frozen Advent Valley.

    The guides will make several stops to look for the aurora borealis and will choose the route into the Advent Valley based on the weather and conditions on the day. As you experience being in the dark in the Arctic, the guide will explain how the aurora is formed, and serve hot drinks and share stories about the area, while you keep your eyes to the sky.

    Stay: Spitsbergen Hotel, Longyearbyen

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Days 3-4 » Longyearbyen

    These days are left entirely free for you to choose your own activities. We highly recommend dogsledding in Bolterdalen (from January) or champagne tasting at det gamle Nordpolet, but for advice based on what you'd like to enjoy most, contact one of our Norway holiday specialists for tailored advice.

    Stay: Spitsbergen Hotel, Longyearbyen

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5 » Depart

    Transfer to Longyearbyen airport after breakfast for your flight home via Oslo. 

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2234

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

A five day break experiencing the vibrant city of Olso and the Arctic Wilderness of Svalbard

» 5 day Tailor Made Journey

» Price from: £975 incl. flights

» Book by: 31 Jan 2018

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