From  £2395
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Experience 24 hours of darkness with Svalbard's polar nights
  • Watch for the northern lights at any time of day
  • Take snowcat and dog sledding excursions through the frozen landscapes
  • See Oslo's main sights including a guided tour of the world famous Fram Museum
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City Lights & Polar Nights Svalbard Group Tour 2023

7 Day Tour, from £2395 per person
Itinerary Dates
2023
24 Jan  -  30 Jan

** Early Bird Booking Bonus - Book by 30 November 2021 and receive a discount of £100 per person**

For the most striking displays of the northern lights travelling north is essential. In true Regent Holidays fashion, we've created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, far off the beaten track (and about as far north as you can get). Join us on this small group tour to Svalbard, Norway's far-flung Arctic archipelago. 

This group tour, which we've recently reinvented and improved, starts with a two night stop-over in Norway's capital. Break up the journey and fill up on the culture and vibrancy that Oslo has to offer before delving deep into the contrasting remote darkness of the north. 

In Svalbard, stays in Longyearbyen, one of the world's northernmost cities. Learn about the fascinating Arctic exploration and coal mining history of the area and explore the the snow-covered landscape by motorised snowcat and a dog sled. Throughout it all, keep an eye to the sky for the northern lights which can appear in the sky any hour of the day or night, thanks to the 24-hour polar night.

Discover Svalbard's striking scenery and experience what life is like at the top of the world on this incredible week long adventure. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO OSLO
Royal Palace in the snow, Oslo Norway

Upon arrival into Oslo transfer to the city centre and the remainder of the day is free at leisure. 

 

Overnight at Scandic Oslo City Hotel

DAY 2
OSLO SIGHTSEEING
Oslo's iconic Opera House

Today, head out on an exciting half-day guided tour of Oslo's must see attractions including Vigeland Sculpture,  Park and visits to the famous Fram Museum as well as the new National Museum. Also see the main sights of the city centre including the Opera house, the Royal Palace, and National Theatre. (B)

 

Overnight at Scandic Oslo City Hotel

DAY 3
OSLO TO LONGYEARBYEN
Polar darkness over Longyearbyen

Transfer back to Oslo Airport for the flight up to the Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and enjoy a three-course welcome dinner before bundling up warm and heading out into the polar night in a gigantic, heated snowcat to hunt the northern lights in the Advent Valley. (B,D)

Accommodation
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
DAY 4
LONGYEARBYEN SIGHTSEEING
Hunting for the northern lights by snowcat

This morning head out with a local guide on a journey through the history of Longyearbyen. Visit the fascinating Svalbard Museum, which has displays on the discovery of Spitsbergen as well as the wildlife, mining and hunting history of the archipelago. After a delicious two-course lunch, enjoy some free time to explore Longyearbyen or relax back at the hotel. (B,L)

 

If you're interested in trying your hand at snowmobiling, this is the time to do it. Speak to your Regent Svalbard specialist about pre-booking an optional electric-snowmobile excursion (pre-booking essential) for this afternoon.

Accommodation
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
DAY 5
DOG SLEDDING & BEER TASTING
Dog sledding under the northern lights

This morning, head out on an exhilarating dog sledging adventure beneath the dark sky. Learn to mush the team of huskies and race across the snow-covered landscapes and icy plains. After lunch, enjoy some leisure time before walking down to the harbour to take part in a beer tasting evening at the world's northernmost brewery. (B,L)

Accommodation
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
DAY 6
COAL MINE NUMBER 3 & CAMP BARENTZ
Evening at Camp Barentz

This afternoon, travel out of Longyearbyen and pass by the Global Seed Vault to Mine Number 3. Don a mining helmet and walk into the mountain to learn all about a miner’s life in Svalbard. Tonight, visit to Camp Barentz for an incredible northern lights evening, complete with a hearty farewell dinner and a few drinks around a fire. If the northern lights make an appearance dash outside and enjoy the show! (B,D)

Accommodation
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
DAY 7
FLY TO THE UK

This morning, transfer to the airport for the flight home to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £2395 per person
(Single person supplement + £300)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to Norway
  • Domestic flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen ​​​​​​
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • All airport transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified by B,L,D (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Regent Holidays Tour Leader
  • Excursion - Oslo City Tour
  • Excursion - Northern Lights Hunt by Snowcat
  • Excursion - Longyearbyen Sightseeing Tour
  • Excursion - Dog Sled Safari
  • Excursion - Beer Tasting at Svalbard Brewery
  • Excursion - Tour of Coal Mine Number 3
  • Excursion - Northern Lights Evening at Camp Barentz

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

 



 


Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • International flights from the UK are based out of London in economy class. 
  • This small group tour operates with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 16 guests
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
24 Jan 2023
-
30 Jan 2023
£2395 £300

Tour Route Map


  1. Norway, Oslo
  2. Svalbard, Longyearbyen

Tour Accommodation

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Situated in the tiny town of Longyearbyen, the Radisson Blu Polar is the world’s northernmost full service hotel. This cosy country lodge style property offers the......

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