Christmas and New Year on Svalbard

5 days | 4 nights

One of the largest areas of unspoilt nature awaits you. At Svalbard, visitors sink into silence, a silence that cannot be found anywhere else. During winter, the Northern Lights cast a bright light across the sharp peaks of snow-covered mountains in an infinite landscape. Nature becomes a work of art.

 

It is possible to visit Longyearbyen and take part in our adventurous activity holidays throughout the winter. We organize trips for Christmas for five nights 23-28 December 2018 and to celebrate the New Year for four nights from 30 December 2018 to 3 January 2019.

 

Welcome to Svalbard! Please note that the minimum age of children is 14 for this destination.

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Christmas on Svalbard

23 December 2018 Arrival at Longyearbyen More information
24 December 2018 Husky Safari to Foxdalen (09:00-12:00)

Christmas Dinner

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25 December 2018 Christmas Brunch

Snow Cat Safari in the Polar Night (16:00-18:00)

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26 December 2018 Visit to Coal Mine Number 3 (09:00-12:00) More information
27 December 2018 Snow Mobile Safari searching for the Northern Lights (09:00-12:00) More information
28 December 2018 Departure from Longyearbyen More information

New Year’s Eve on Svalbard

30 December 2018 Arrival at Longyearbyen More information
31 December 2018 Snow Mobile Safari searching for the Northern Lights (09:00-12:00)

Festive New Year’s Dinner

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1 January 2019 Snow Cat Safari in the Polar Night (16:00-18:00) More information
2 January 2019 Husky Safari to Foxdalen (09:00-12:00) More information
3 January 2019 Departure from Longyearbyen More information 

Included

Christmas on Svalbard
Five nights in a standard room at Funken Lodge, incl. breakfast
Christmas Dinner on 24 December 2018
Christmas Brunch on 25 December 2018
Dinner on 25 December 2018
Husky Safari to Foxdalen (09:00-12.00)
Snow Cat Safari in the Polar Night (16:00-18:00)
Visit to Coal Mine Number 3 (09:00-12:00)
Snow Mobile Safari searching for the Northern Lights (09:00-12:00)
Warm clothing during excursions

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New Year’s Eve on Svalbard
Four nights in a standard room at Funken Lodge, incl. breakfast
Festive New Year’s Dinner on 31 December 2018
New Year’s Brunch on 1 January 2019
Three course dinner on 2 January 2018
Snow Mobile Safari searching for the Northern Lights (09:00-12:00)
Snow Cat Safari in the Polar Night (16:00-18:00)
Husky Safari to Foxdalen (09:00-12:00)
Warm clothing during excursions

Not included

Airline tickets to Longyearbyen (LYR)
Transfers between Longyearbyen Airport and the hotel
All services not mentioned as “included”.

Christmas at Svalbard: 1030 EUR/adult
New Year’s Eve at Svalbard: 1120 EUR/adult

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Christmas on Svalbard: 23 – 28 December 2018
New Year’s Eve on Svalbard: 30 December 2018 – 3 January 2019

Christmas on Svalbard

6 days | 5 nights

 Welcome to Svalbard - Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurtxane Concellon

23 December 2018

Arrival at Longyearbyen

Five nights in a standard room at Funken Lodge, incl. breakfast

24 December 2018

Husy Safari to Foxdalen (09:00-12:00)

We drive from the hotel to the kennel approx 12 kilometers outside Longyearbyen. Here you will be equipped with clothes and boots for the trip. You will meet the dogs and be taken through what you need to know before we start putting harnesses on the dogs. In pairs you will take turns in driving a dog sledge team of 6 dogs. No previous experience needed. Merry Christmas!

 

Possibiliy to attend Christmas Mass at the church of Longyearbyen

 

25 December 2018

Christmas brunch at the hotel

Snow Cat Safari in the Polar Night (16:00-18:00)

You will be picked up from your hotel by our guides in the impressive red snowcat. Before starting the tour, our guides will give you a quick briefing on the trip. They will then drive you out of town, into the darkness and over the frozen Advent Valley. The trip takes you to Hiorthhamn, a long-closed mining town on the northern bank of Advent Fjord. Here the guide will serve hot drinks and share stories about the area, while you enjoy the views towards Longyearbyen.

 

Dinner at the hotel

Green Dog Svalbard - Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurtxane Concellon

26 December 2018

Visit to Coal Mine Number 3 (09:00-12:00)

Are you ready to enter an old mine full of memories from dusty miners? Twenty years ago, coal miners came to Svalbard in search of the black gold. Coal Mine Number 3 is located near the airport and on our way we will pass the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. We will arrive at the mine with a magnificent view of the Adventfjord. We will put on our work overalls, our safety helmets and our headlamps before venturing into the mine. We recommend that you wear warm clothes for this visit. The mine is not heated and the clothing provided is the overall used by regular workers.

Welcome to Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Longyearbyen - - Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurtxane Concellon

27 December 2018

Snow Mobile Safari searching for the Northern Lights (09:00-12:00)

Finally, it is time for the exciting snowmobile trip in the surroundings of Longyearbyen. On Svalbard there are only 45 km of roads and during the winter time, the only way to reach most areas is by snow mobile. The stars and the moonlight throw light in the polar night giving you an atmospheric experience. On a clear night, it is not unusual to see the Northern lights. The reindeer dig in the snow looking for food and the fox tiptoes around in the dark. We stop to absorb the impressions while the guide serves hot drinks and biscuits. In order to drive a snow mobile you need to bring a valid driver’s license. Two persons per snow mobile. Possibility to drive your own snow mobile at a supplement.

Optional: Beer Tasting at the World’s Northernmost Brewery (18:00-19:00)

The Svalbard Brewery was established in 2011 and launched its first beer in August 2015. Six years’ of effort had to be spent on amending the 1928 law that banned the manufacture of alcohol on Svalbard! Do not miss this opportunity to sample locally produced beer containing 2000 years’ of glacial water from the Boge Glacier.

28 December 2018

Departure from Longyearbyen

New Year’s Eve on Svalbard

5 days | 4 nights

30 December 2018

Arrival at Longyearbyen

Four nights in a standard room at Funken Lodge, incl. breakfast

31 December 2018

Snow Mobile Safari searching for the Northern Lights (09:00-12:00)

Start the last day of the year with an exciting snowmobile trip in the surroundings of Longyearbyen. On Svalbard there are only 45 km of roads and during the winter time, the only way to reach most areas is by snow mobile. The stars and the moonlight throw light in the polar night giving you an atmospheric experience. On a clear night, it is not unusual to see the Northern lights. The reindeer dig in the snow looking for food and the fox tiptoes around in the dark. We stop to absorb the impressions while the guide serves hot drinks and biscuits. In order to drive a snow mobile you need to bring a valid driver’s license. Two persons per snow mobile. Possibility to drive your own snow mobile at a supplement.

Festive New Year’s Dinner. Possibility to include the receommended wine package at a supplement.

Happy New Year on the Top of the World!

Northern Lights at Svalbard - Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurtxane Concellon

Snowcat Svalbard - Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurtxane Concellon

1 January 2019

Breakfast until 11
New Year’s Brunch 12:00-14:00

Snow Cat Safari in the Polar Night (16:00-18:00)

You will be picked up from your hotel by our guides in the impressive red snowcat. Before starting the tour, our guides will give you a quick briefing on the trip. They will then drive you out of town, into the darkness and over the frozen Advent Valley. The trip takes you to Hiorthhamn, a long-closed mining town on the northern bank of Advent Fjord. Here the guide will serve hot drinks and share stories about the area, while you enjoy the views towards Longyearbyen.

 

Three course dinner at the hotel

2 January 2019

Husky Safari to Foxdalen (09:00-12:00)

We drive from the hotel to the kennel approx 12 kilometers outside Longyearbyen. Here you will be equipped with clothes and boots for the trip. You will meet the dogs and be taken through what you need to know before we start putting harnesses on the dogs. In pairs you will take turns in driving a dog sledge team of 6 dogs. No previous experience needed.

3 January 2019

Departure from Longyearbyen

Eat Well on Svalbard - Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurtxane Concellon

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR ON SVALBARD

5 days | 4 nights

from 1030 €

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