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At a glance…

Witness the incredible Arctic landscapes of Norway's Longyearbyen on this week-long adventure

» 6 day tailor-made itinerary

» Accommodation: Superior A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)

» Price from: £2,825 pp incl. flights

The only way to truly soak in the pristine wilderness of the vast Arctic landscape is to head straight out into it. This might sound a little chilly, but there is plenty of cosiness to be found in the selection of eccentric and conventionally luxurious hotels tucked away amongst the epic landscapes. Your journey starts in Longyearbyen, Svalbard's mountain-framed capital, before you head out into the polar wilderness for a stay at historic Isfjord Radio on Spitsbergen's remote west coast.

Day by day itinerary

  • Days 1-2 » Longyearbyen

    Fly from the UK to Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s largest township. From here, transfer to the atmospheric Basecamp Trapper’s Hotel, where furs and whaling memorabilia adorn the walls, before spending the remainder of the day, and the next, exploring the town and its Arctic surrounds.

    Stay: Basecamp Hotel, Longyearbyen

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Days 3-4 » Isfjord Radio

    After breakfast you’ll meet your guide for an induction session on snowmobiles, the main form of transport in the Arctic. After the briefing, mount your vehicle and strike out on to the ice, heading west across the sublime landscape to Basecamp Isfjord Radio, stopping at various points of interest along the way. Enjoy an expedition lunch en route before arriving at Isfjord Radio - a remote boutique hotel and the last frontier before Greenland. Here you will be served a delicious arctic inspired meal, and you can try a warm sauna and even a quick swim in the Arctic ocean - a true sign for the Polar Adventurer. 

    Following breakfast on your second day at Isfjord Radio it is time to head into the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen. Your guide chooses the day’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. If the weather is good, you will go southwards to Fritjof glacier. If you are lucky you might even see the King of Arctic, the polar bear, hunt for seals on the ice. Expedition lunch served in field. In the afternoon you will return to the radio station and have some time to relax before dinner.

    Stay: Isfjord Radio, Spitsbergen, Norway

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 » Back to Longyearbyen

    After breakfast, it's time to head into the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen. Our guide chooses the day’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. If the weather is good, you will drive past the Russian mining town Barentsburg, before returning to Longyearbyen and the Basecamp Trapper's Hotel.

    Stay: Basecamp Hotel, Longyearbyen

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 6 » Longyearbyen

    After you wake amid the Arctic landscape for the final time on this holiday, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before transferring to the airport. Board your fight back to the UK and continue your journey home.

To book call us on:

020 7664 2234

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

Witness the incredible Arctic landscapes of Norway's Longyearbyen on this week-long adventure

» 6 day tailor-made itinerary

» Accommodation: Superior A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)

» Price from: £2,825 pp incl. flights

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