Spitsbergen: Svalbard Arctic Adventure
With a Svalbard Adventure you don't just visit the Arctic - you live it
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Thrillingly authentic, five day Arctic wilderness break in Spitsbergen, featuring an overnight snowmobile safari with a stay in the Ship in the Ice or the luxury Isfjord Radio hotels and a half day husky excursion
- Set out on an overnight snowmobile safari through the wilderness, staying in luxurious accommodation in a truly remote location
- Spend three nights in the Trappers Station – an authentic Trappers style hotel located near Longyearbyen
- Enjoy a half day husky safari, mushing your own team of dogs as you fly through the snowy landscape
- Look out for local wildlife including the Svalbard Reindeer, the Arctic Fox, the Svalbard Rock Ptarmigan and, of course, the magnificent Polar Bear
If you’re searching for an authentic Arctic experience, look no further than our Svalbard Arctic Adventure. You’ll stay, for the most part of your holiday, in The Trapper’s Station on the island of Spitsbergen. This thoroughly authentic hotel in Longyearbyen has been heavily influenced by an old style trapper’s hut and it offers travellers a real insight into the region and its fascinating culture.
Spitsbergen itself is scenically stunning, covered in glaciers, frozen fjords and fabulous mountain ranges. The Trapper’s Lodge is situated in the small community of Longyearbyen. This small town at 78 degrees north, offering the sheer seclusion required to make the most of this fabulous experience.
Loneliness, however, is something you won’t suffer during your Svalbard Arctic Adventure. During your stay you will get to visit kennels, where you'll find some 80 huskies, used locally to pull sleds. These fabulous creatures will greet you with a warm welcome, always ready for a game and some fun. Indeed, during your stay, you will set out on a half day husky-sledding expedition, to experience for yourself the sheer strength and enthusiasm of these magnificent animals.
During your Svalbard Arctic Adventure, you’ll experience a real Arctic adventure in the wilderness. Travelling by snowmobile and looking out for appearances of the fabulous local wildlife, you will journey to either the Ship in the Ice Hotel or the Isfjord Radio. Both of these accommodation options have fascinating stories. As its name suggests, the Ship in the Ice Hotel is actually a ship which is frozen in place each year and used as a hotel. Staying here is a fabulously different experience and one you’ll remember for a very long time. The Isfjord Radio, a former communications centre, is now a luxury holiday base whose exceptional accommodation and engaging history make for a really different holiday experience. Whichever base you choose, you will spend an amazing night here, enjoying sheer comfort and luxury amid the stark wilderness surroundings.
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Day 1 - Svalbard Arctic Adventure : Arrival
Flying from London to Longyearbyen via Oslo, you’ll be taken to the Trapper’s Station where you can settle into your fabulously authentic accommodation for the first night of your Svalbard Arctic Adventure.
Day 2 - Snowmobile Adventure
The real focus of your Svalbard Arctic Adventure is a two day Snowmobile Safari through the Arctic landscape. Devouring the fabulous visual feast as you fly over the snow and ice, remember to keep an eye open for sightings of the resident wildlife. This area is home to a vast array of creatures including the Svalbard Reindeer, the Arctic Fox and the Svalbard Rock Ptarmigan. And don’t forget, the Arctic is also the home of the magnificent Polar Bear – a sighting of which would surely stay with your forever.
At the end of the first day of your snowmobile safari you will check into either the Ship in the Ice Hotel or the Isfjord Radio for a night of pure luxury.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 3 - Return to the Trappers Station
This morning your Svalbard Arctic Adventure begins again as, after a hearty breakfast, you set off by snowmobile for the return journey to The Trapper’s Station. Take time to admire the stunning scenery as you fly through the wilderness, feeling the true impact of Spitsbergen's remote location, its sparse population and its incredible wildlife. Did you know there are more Polar Bears than people here?
Arriving back at the Trapper's Station, it's time to put your feet up, enjoy a warming drink and reflect on your adventure, maybe taking the opportunity to get some photographs of your little home in the snow to show to family and friends back home.
Day 4 - Husky Safari
They've been your neighbours at The Trappers Station since you arrived for your Svalbard Arctic Adventure and now those gorgeous huskies are going to delight you with a magnificent half day dog sled safari through the snow. You'll bond with your new found friends as you take control of the sled, mushing them through the wilderness, experiencing the exhilaration of the power of the paw and enjoying the sheer tranquility of your surroundings.
Day 5 - Svalbard Arctic Adventure : Departure
All too soon your Svalbard Arctic Adventure comes to an end and you return to Longyearbyen for your return flight to London via Oslo. As well as great photographs, you’re sure to be returning with memories that will last a lifetime!Meals included:Breakfast
- Return international flights from London (details of regional departures on request)
- Escorted airport transfers
- Three night's accommodation in a local standard room at the Trapper's Station
- One nights' accommodation in either the Ship in the Ice Hotel or Isfjord Radio
- The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
- overnight snowmobiling excursion
- husky safari
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.