From  £1600
per person
Tour Highlights
  • See the Northern Lights in the all day darkness
  • Drive a dog sled team through the wilderness
  • Enjoy wintry landscapes and snow based activities
  • Speed silently through the wilderness on an electric snowmobile
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Svalbard Polar Nights

5 Day Tour, from £1600 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.

This holiday is based at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, but accommodation is also available at the atmospheric Coal Miners' Cabin or the luxurious Funken Lodge. Speak with your Svalbard specialist about what hotel is right for you

Tour Itinerary

Radisson  Blu Polar - Svalbard Tours

Fly to Longyearbyen Airport on Svalbard's Spitsbergen island and transfer to the town of Longyearbyen to check in to the hotel for a four night stay. Perhaps enjoy some traditional Arctic fare at the hotel’s Restaurant Nansen or grab a snack and drink at Barentz Pub & Spiseri.

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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)

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Snowmobiling Northern Lights in Svalbard

While the sun is hidden beneath the horizon, embark on an atmospheric and silent electric snowmobile journey through the wilderness. 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. (B)

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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)

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

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1600 per person
(Single person supplement + £255)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and Longyearbyen
  • 4 nights accommodation at Radisson Blue Polar Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Return transfers by airport shuttle bus
  • Excursion - Northern Light Dog Sledding
  • Excursion - Northern Lights Electric 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

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Price Notes

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

Tour Route Map

  1. Svalbard, Longyearbyen
  2. Svalbard, Spitsbergen

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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