Itinerary Highlights
    • Trek through ice caves
    • Head out and hunt for the Northern Lights
    • Mush a team of eager huskies along frozen rivers

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If you're after the quintessential Arctic Big Short Break, then look no further than Norway's Svalbard archipelago. On this five-day trip deep in the Arctic Circle, enjoy adrenaline-fuelled adventure under star strewn skies that are (hopefully) lit up by the Northern Lights.

Transfer from Oslo to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost settlement. You’ll be greeted by your expert guide in a snowcat, who will take you to explore a local ice cave. In the evening, head out with your guide to try and see the Northern Lights. Longyearbyen is known for its views of the aurora borealis, although you’re likely to see some stunning skies even if the lights don’t appear. Marvel at the awe-inspiring natural environment and intriguing wildlife as you traverse the icy terrain in a snowmobile on the way to Svea,
a small mining community. For the final stage of your wintery adventure, you’ll be introduced to an adorable team of huskies who will lead you on a dog-sledding journey across the wilderness. Your final evening brings one last chance to see the elusive Northern Lights before you head home.


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Due North

Your flight from the UK to Norway leaves mid-morning, so make sure to arrive early to make the most of our additional services and relax in the airport lounge after we have whisked you through check-in and security. Once you have arrived in Oslo you will connect on to your next flight, which will take you to Longyearbyen - three hours north and (stat alert) as far from Oslo as the Norwegian capital is from North Africa. Once you have collected your luggage, you will be privately transferred to your hotel for the next four nights.


Ice Cave & Northern Lights

This morning you will be met at your hotel by your expert guide in a slightly left-of-field vehicle - a snowcat. Once you have wrapped up warm, you will head to a local ice cave to explore on foot. With headlamps to light your way - after all, there is little sunlight here for large parts of the year - you will make your way through the eerily blue and meandering caverns with your guide.

This is one of Europe's most breath-takingly spectacular environments, so make sure your camera is fully charged - if there's one thing you don't want it's a dead battery. Later this evening you will head out into the wilderness again, getting away from the bright lights of Longyearbyen to try and spot the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) with dinner and an expert guide. Whether or not the 'polar fireworks' make an appearance you will be treated to some seriously spectacular skies.


Snowmobile Safari

Early(ish) this morning you will be met by your guide for a full day snowmobile adventure, riding all the way to Svea - a small mining community. As you ride through the wintery wilderness you will be able to spot local wildlife - including Svalbard reindeers, ptarmigans and polar foxes - with the help of your guide. 


Mush! Mush!

This morning you will join a team of mushers for a huskie-led adventure through the wilderness. After an introduction to mushing techniques you will set off along frozen rivers and though beautiful mountains. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for Rudolph the reindeer and friends, as well as arctic foxes. On your way back, you will visit the dog yard and, perhaps the most important element of the trip, meet the latest litter of puppies. If you didn't manage to spot the Aurora Borealis the night-before-last you now have another chance this evening as you head out on snowcats to spot the Northern Lights. Your guides will take you into the Advent Valley where, eyes glued to the sky, you will hear how the lights are formed and keep warm with hot chocolate - no gløgg (Norwegian mulled wine), you're driving.


International Flight

After breakfast this morning, you will be privately transferred back to the airport in good time for your lunchtime flight home, which will connect via Oslo and land back in the UK in the evening.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip starts from £1,910 to £3,050 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £2,440 per person.
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