From  £1790
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 Funken Lodge

5 Day Tour, from £1790 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
FLY TO LONGYEARBYEN
Longyearbyen under the polar night

Fly to Longyearbyen Airport, Svalbard, transfer to the town of Longyearbyen and check in to the Funken Lodge Hotel for a four night stay.

Accommodation
Funken Lodge
DAY 2
DOG SLEDGING ADVENTURE
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
Funken Lodge
DAY 3
NORTHERN LIGHTS SAFARI ON SNOWMOBILE
Snowmobiling Northern Lights in Svalbard

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
Funken Lodge
DAY 4
Northern Lights Safari with Snowcat
Snowcat Excursion

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
Funken Lodge
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 £1790 per person
(Single person supplement + £200)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and Longyearbyen ​​​​​​
  • 4 nights accommodation at the Funken Lodge 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 may be available (supplements may apply)

Tour Accommodation

Funken Lodge
Funken Lodge
Funken Lodge Newly opened in February 2018, the Funken Lodge is Longyearbyen's most elegant and luxurious hotel. Nestled on a hillside, this unique lodge-style hotel offers an impressive panorama......

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