From  £1530
per person
Tour Highlights
  • See the Northern Lights in the all day darkness
  • Ride your own dog sled through the wilderness
  • Enjoy wintry landscapes and snow based activities
  • Embark on a snowmobile journey through wilderness lit only by the Polar Night
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Spitsbergen Polar Nights at the Coal Miners' Cabins

5 Day Tour, from £1530 per person

Located high in the Arctic Ocean, Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway. Stay in the world’s most northerly town, Longyearbyen, and experience the incredible period of darkness when the sun remains at more than six degrees below the horizon. During the polar night period, which lasts from 14 November to 29 January, it is dark enough to search for the northern lights at any time of day, and the otherworldly feeling of being in the dark is something that must be experienced to be believed.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive at Longyearbyen
Longyearbyen during the polar night

Fly to Longyearbyen Airport, transfer to Longyearbyen and check in to the Coal Miners' Cabins for a four night stay.

Accommodation
Coal Miners' Cabins
DAY 2
Dog Sledging
Polar Night Dog Sledding. Photo Credit: Green Dog/Hurtigruten Svalbard

Embark on a breathtaking dog sledging adventure beneath the starry skies and glittering moonlight. Travel through snow-covered landscapes and icy plains, and enjoy the thrill of being pulled by husky dogs with only the moonlight as a guide. As the mountain ranges come into view, look for the northern lights dancing in the sky above. (B)

Accommodation
Coal Miners' Cabins
DAY 3
Polar Night Safari on Snowmobile
Svalbard  - snowmobiling

While the sun is hidden beneath the horizon, embark on an atmospheric snowmobile journey through the wilderness, lit only by the Polar Night. Look out for reindeer and polar foxes as they search for food in the snow, and warm up with hot drinks along the way. Chances of seeing the northern lights are heightened during the Polar Night period, so be sure to keep an eye out for the elusive aurora in the night sky. (B)

Accommodation
Coal Miners' Cabins
DAY 4
Northern Lights Safari with Snowcat
Northern Lights - Svalbard by Snowcat
Embark on an exciting trip by snowcat, a fully-tracked, enclosed vehicle designed for tackling the icy conditions. Hunt for the aurora away from the lights of Longyearbyen. Drive through the frozen Advent Valley, making several stops en route to Hiorthhamn, an abandoned settlement on the northern bank of Adventfjord with spectacular views back towards Longyearbyen. (B)
Accommodation
Coal Miners' Cabins
DAY 5
Fly to the UK

This morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1530 per person
(Single person supplement + £110)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and Longyearbyen
  • 4 nights accommodation at Coal Miner's Cabin (private room with shared facilities) on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Return transfers by airport bus
  • Excursion - Northern Light Dog Sledding
  • Excursion - Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
  • Excursion - Northern Lights by Snowcat

Price Excludes

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

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • International flights from the UK are based out of London in economy class. Regional flights are available (supplements may apply)

Tour Accommodation

Coal Miners' Cabins
Coal Miners' Cabins
Coal Miners' Cabins When Longyearbyen was rebuilt after the Second World War, eight new houses were built in Longyearbyen to house the town’s miners. Some of these historic buildings have now......

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