Polar Night: Northern Lights in Svalbard

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At a glance…

An unforgettable break taking in the remote Arctic Wilderness of the Svalbard archipelago

» 4 day tailor-made break

» Price from: £1,235 pp incl. flights

This curated winter holiday to Svalbard sees you explore the ultimate Arctic outpost – the magical setting for Philip Pullman's epic novel and BBC drama, His Dark Materials. In this remote region in the depths of winter, the sun never appears above the horizon, painting the landscape in an eerie blue twilight, known as the Polar Night. For an extra special stay, we've included a thrilling Northern Lights hunt by snowmobile, a magical evening at remote Camp Barentz and accommodation at a choice of hotels – the Radisson Blu Polar or the ultra-contemporary Funken Lodge, Svalbard's finest offering. 

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » UK to Longyearbyen

    Take your flight from London to Longyearbyen (via Oslo), the world’s northernmost airport. On arrival, head to your chosen hotel. And, while the Radisson Blu impresses with recently renovated rooms and superb dining, for the ultimate experience, we recommend the spectacular Funken Lodge, with its ultra-stylish interiors and extraordinary views over the town and the Lars glacier. It also features a celebrated champagne cellar and Longyearbyen's best restaurant. 

    Stay: Radisson Blu Polar, Longyearbyen , Funken Lodge, Longyearbyen

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 2 » Northern Lights by Snowmobile

    Following breakfast, you've got the chance to explore the wilderness and local culture. To get you started, we've included a thrilling snowmobiling trip through the mountain plains in search of the Northern Lights. With near-silent motors, there's less disruption to local wildlife, giving you the chance to spot reindeer and polar foxes. Finish it all with hot drinks and snacks – hopefully under the glow of the aurora. Then, perhaps wind down with an optional beer tasting at the world's northernmost brewery or pay a visit to the Svalbard Museum, a treasure trove of all things Svalbard.

    Stay: Radisson Blu Polar, Longyearbyen , Funken Lodge, Longyearbyen

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 » Optional activities & Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz

    Today provides a further chances to embark on optional excursions in Svalbard's icy landscapes, with favourites including a daytime husky ride in search of the Northern Lights. Then, this evening, we've included a wilderness evening at Camp Barentz, located well away from any light pollution, where you'll hear of aurora stories and enjoy a complimentary dinner and drinks accompanied by, luck depending, those colourful, dancing swirls.

    Stay: Radisson Blu Polar, Longyearbyen , Funken Lodge, Longyearbyen

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 » Depart for home

    Transfer to Longyearbyen Airport after breakfast for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2234

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

An unforgettable break taking in the remote Arctic Wilderness of the Svalbard archipelago

» 4 day tailor-made break

» Price from: £1,235 pp incl. flights

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