Autumn Multi Activity Holidays in Longyearbyen

5 days | 4 nights

Located at 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is officially the world’s northernmost town and also one of its most fascinating. Just 1300km from the North Pole, Longyearbyen has become a vibrant, modern and international tax-free settlement. The administrative centre of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, the town is a gateway to the wonders of the high Arctic region.

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from     1290 €

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Day 1 Arrival at Longyearbyen Airport More information
Day 2 Northern Lights Boat Trip to Barentsburg More information
Day 3 Dog Sledding on Wheels More information
Day 4 Quad-bike Safari More information
Day 5 End of programme More information

Included

Four nights at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, breakfast included

Northern Lights Boat Trip to Barentsburg (08:30-16:30), including lunch
Dog Sledding on Wheels (09:00-13:00)
Northern Lights Evening at Camp Barentz (19:00-22:00), including dinner
Quad-bike Safari (08:00-11:30), including hot drink
Aurora Evening Cruise on the Icefjord (19:00-23:00), including dinner.

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Not included

Flights to/from Longyearbyen
All activitites not mentioned as “Included”
We recommend the airport bus from Longyearbyen airport to the hotel.

Price: 75 NOK per person.

As from 1290 EUR per person

English

1 October – 30 November

DAY 1

Arrival at Longyearbyen Airport

Four nights at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel in Longyearbyen, incl. breakfast

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Longyearbyen Photo and copyright - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurxtane Concellon

Boat trip to Barentsburg -Photo and copyright - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurxtane Concellon

DAY 2

Northern Lights Boat Trip to Barentsburg (08:30-16:30)

All aboard MS Langøysund! Heading away from the lights of Longyearbyen in the dark morning light is a mystical experience in itself, but soon you will see just how different the sky looks without the reflections from street-lamps, buildings and cars. From the sea, we will have panoramic views over the Isfjord, and can search the entire sky for a sight of the northern lights. Lunch will be served on board, served hot from the grill. We will make a stop at Barentsburg, where a local guide will lead us on an interesting guided tour through the town itself. This starts with the famous stairs, about 300 of them, but a minibus can also be organized for a nominal charge. Barentsburg is a colourful mix of modern and soviet era styles, and the school is perhaps the highlight. You will also have time for a spot of souvenir shopping, before returning to the boat. Once again we will be on the sea, leaving the lights of town behind. We will turn our eyes to the sky, and continue our hunt for the Aurora Borealis. Should the whimsical lights not appear, the knowledgeable on board guide is in place to share a wealth of information on the region, and the smell of freshly-made waffles may tempt you into the bar.

DAY 3

Dog Sledding on Wheels (09:00-13:00)

Think you can’t mush without snow? Think again! Join us on a tour where you can really experience the joys of dog sledding as you drive your own specially designed sled on wheels! The dogs will speed along as we follow the road towards the old northern lights research station. Underway, there is a good chance that we will see reindeer, foxes and flocks of migratory birds. The guide will drive the first sled, with space for two guests in his sled. The other participants follow in small wagons for 3 people. We will make several stops along the way to give the dogs a drink. The tour takes us along the track into Endalen, past the cableway turning station and towards the old Gruve 5 mine.

Dogs on Wheels Longyearbyen - Photo and copyright - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurxtane Concellon

Camp Barentz - Photo and copyright - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurxtane Concellon

Northern Lights Evening at Camp Barentz (19:00-22:00)

The northern lights can be seen 24 hours a day during the Polar Night. Increase your chances by getting away from the lights of town, and learn more about this fascinating display while enjoying a hearty dinner at our northern lights base at Camp Barentz, about 10km from Longyearbyen and well away from the light pollution of the town. During this all-inclusive evening you will enjoy a fascinating presentation on these Polar ‘fireworks’, as well as a delicious dinner and drinks This is an indoor activity, however we recommend comfortable outdoor clothing and warm shoes, as you may wish to spend time outdoors looking at the northern lights!

DAY 4

Quad-bike Safari (08:00-11:30)

We start the tour from Longyearbyen and drive into Adventdalen. After about 3 kilometres, we will see the old airport. From here, we continue into the beautiful Endalen. Following this, the guide will lead us up the winding road to Breinosa, the mountain where the Mine 7 is located. On top of the mountain we will spot the Kjell Henriksen Observatory for northern light research. The views over the Adventdalen and Isfjord are fantastic here, and we will take a break to enjoy them. On the way back, we will visit a trapper’s station, home to 100 Alaskan huskies. We will have a hot drink, and perhaps get to meet the dogs before returning to town.

Quad Bike Longyearbyen -Photo and copyright - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurxtane Concellon - Kvabbe Grevlingsti

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Aurora Evening Cruise on the Icefjord (19:00-23:00)

On this tour, the on board guide and the crew of the boat will guide you away from the lights of town and into the darkness of the fjord – the perfect place to look for the aurora. The guide is a fount of local knowledge, and will be happy to tell you all about the local area, and their experiences in it. Above, on the bridge, the captain and crew will keep watch for the northern lights, and let you all know should they spot them flickering in the sky. The crew will also serve a barbecue supper, with salmon, marinated whale and spare ribs, served with freshly baked bread and salad.

DAY 5

End of programme

Polar Night in Longyearbyen - Photo and copyright - Hurtigruten Svalbard - Agurxtane Concellon

AUTUMN MULTI ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS IN LONGYEARBYEN

5 days | 4 nights

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