From  £2040
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stay in the remote town of Longyearbyen
  • Experience dog sledding in the Summer
  • Explore the abandoned Russian Mining town of Pyramiden
  • Watch thousands of migrating birds as they nest under the midnight sun
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Spitsbergen Summer Break at the Funken Lodge

6 Day Tour, from £2040 per person

Travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the idyllic remote town of Longyearbyen, nestled deep within rugged mountains and icy plains, where charming colourful buildings sit in stark contrast to the snow-capped hills and mountains that surround them. Beneath the midnight sun spot an array of birdlife migrating to Spitsbergen to take advantage of 24 hours of daylight, explore the dramatic coastlines, sail on the icy fjords and even try your hand at summer dog sledding.

This Svalbard holiday is available from May until August. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO LONGYEARBYEN
Longyearbyen in the summertime

Arrive at the airport and transfer to the Funken Lodge for a 5 night stay.

Accommodation
Funken Lodge
DAY 2
FJORD CRUISE & LONGYEARBYEN SIGHTSEEING
Svalbard wildlife on an iceberg

Board an open boat for a safari on the Isfjord where the Arctic wildlife is incredibly diverse. Your guide will share their knowledge about the Arctic area as you keep your eyes peeled for seals and whales. In the afternoon, let a local guide show you around Longyearbyen with a walk through Longyear valley and the town before heading out to Adventdalen towards Mine 7. Reindeer are often seen on the journey, and in the summer months, thousands of migratory birds converge on the delta. (B)

Accommodation
Funken Lodge
DAY 3
HYBRID CATAMARAN TO PYRAMIDEN
Pyramiden, Russia's abandoned mining town

Head out on an electric catamaran for an eco-friendly cruise to the Russian ghost town of Pyramiden. Sail through the icy seas towards Billefjord and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like seals, foxes, and if you're lucky, polar bears. Over 1000 people used to live in Pyramiden until the the 90's when the mine was shut down and the city was quickly vacated. Today, you can still see the coffee cups abandoned where they were last put down and the music lying in wait at the piano to be played as you explore this perfectly preserved, Soviet era mining town. (B)

Accommodation
Funken Lodge
DAY 4
DOG SLEDDING
Summer dog sledding in Svalbard

Dog mushing is no longer only for the winter. Experience dog sledding without the snow, driving a specially designed wheeled sled to enjoy the fresh Arctic air and mountain views as you tour Endalen past the cableway turning station and towards the old Gruve 5 mine. (B)

Accommodation
Funken Lodge
DAY 5
FREE DAY
Svalbard under the midnight sun

Enjoy a free day to explore the colourful town of Longyearbyen or book an optional excursion. Perhaps you'll choose to go kayaking through the waters of Adventfjorden or spend an evening in the atmospheric Arctic wilderness at Camp Barentz. Speak to your Regent Norway specialist about adding one of these exciting activities to your holiday. (B)

Accommodation
Funken Lodge
DAY 6
FLY TO THE UK
Today it is time to bid farewell to the north. You will be transferred by airport shuttle back to Longyearbyen Airport to catch your flight home to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

6 day tour, from £2040 per person
(Single person supplement + £435)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and Longyearbyen ​​​​​​
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 5 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 shuttle bus
  • Excursion - Isfjord Safari to the Bird Cliffs
  • Excursion - Longyearbyen Sightseeing Tour
  • Excursion - Summer Dog Sledding
  • Excursion - Hybrid Catamaran to Pyramiden

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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