Embark on a five day winter adventure high above the Arctic Circle in the remote town of Longyearbyen, nestled deep within rugged mountains and icy plains. One can't help but be enamoured by the charm of this idyllic setting, where colourful buildings are in stark contrast to the snow capped hills and mountains that surround them.
From February to April, as the sun begins to reappear over the horizon after long winter nights, each day becomes longer than the next. Snow is still on the ground, so embark on a range of winter activities including snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice caving and if you are lucky, catch a glimpse of the northern lights dancing in the sky above Longyearbyen.
Arrive at Longyearbyen airport and transfer to the hotel, check in for 4 nights.
After breakfast, embark on a dog sledding adventure and feel the thrill of riding through the Arctic wilderness pulled along by a pack of husky dogs. Following the riverbed as it meanders back and forth into Bolterdalen with mountainous ranges surrounding the area, this half day trip offers awe inspiring scenery and adventure. Keep an eye out for wild reindeer, Svalbard grouse and Polar foxes. (B)
After breakfast, embark on a walk through the heart of a glacier and experience the world beneath the ice. See awe inspiring crystal formations within the frozen walls and breathtaking views of melted water channels deep inside the glacier.
This evening embark on a trip to the Advent Valley and visit Camp Barentz in the Advent Valley, where the hosts will entertain with food, drink and presentations on Spitsbergen whilst serving food cooked over a campfire. (B, D)
Embark on an exhilarating trip by snowmobile and head through the winding Helvetiadalen before arriving at Elveneset where the valley opens into Sassenfjorden. From here witness the mighty Tempelet Mountain across the water. Marvel at Svalbard's sweeping landscape and enjoy phenomenal views over the Isfjord on this exciting tour. (B)