Itinerary Highlights
    • Stay in the northernmost settlement in the world in Northern Norway
    • Journey to an isolated radio-station-turned-hotel for a unique night on the edge of a fjord
    • Hike in Longyearbyen’s mountains to discover magical arctic landscapes

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Aimed at true explorers, this trip takes you to the top of the world. If you’re in search of new places and exclusive experiences, journey beyond the Arctic Circle and the North Cape to discover the Svalbard archipelago, which forms part of Norway. Spitsbergen is the archipelago’s largest island, once reserved for trappers and whale hunters but today welcoming a handful of privileged travellers. In this extreme northern tip, summer stretches from June to September, but by mid-April, the midnight sun has begun to make an appearance. This is the great north, the land of explorers and scientists, polar bears and reindeers, and adventures you’ll never forget.

The trip begins in Tromsø, the capital of the Norwegian north and gateway to the Arctic.
At the Polar Museum, you’ll get a great introduction to the history of trappers and explorers before a trip up to the Fjellheisen viewing platform by cable car for views across the region. It’s then on to the Svalbard archipelago and its tiny capital, Longyearbyen. This is the northernmost town on the globe, located on the island of Spitsbergen. It’s also the starting point for your two expeditions. The first comprises of two days of boat trips and hiking around the Isfjord Radio Station, located in Kapp Linné at the end of the Isfjorden. This is a chance to spot seabirds and other wildlife as you enjoy the peace and isolation of the fjord. On the way back to Longyearbyen, you’ll visit the fascinating Russian mining community of Barentsburg. Your second adventure is a day of hiking in the mountains around Longyearbyen to discover their magical landscapes from unparalleled viewpoints. So you can focus on experiences instead of logistics, this trip includes flights, private transfers and accommodation. And if you need anything while you’re away, our local Concierge in Norway is always on hand.


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Flight to Tromsø

This eight-day trip begins with a flight to Tromsø, the largest city in the Arctic Circle. The flight takes just over three-and-a-half hours, and when you land you’ll be privately transferred to your modern hotel at the port. This afternoon, choose between relaxing by the fireplace or heading outside to take in the spectacular view of the Lyngen Alps. For dinner, enjoy contemporary Norwegian cuisine at your hotel’s restaurant.


The Polar Museum

We’ll get you tickets to the Polar Museum so you can kick off your trip with a rich introduction to the region. Housed in a former customs warehouse, this museum traces the history and expeditions of the Arctic region’s trappers and explorers. There’s also an entire room dedicated to Roald Amundsen and his polar expeditions. Afterwards, take a trip up the Fjellheisen cable car (tickets included) which climbs to an altitude of 420 metres. From the observation deck at the top station, you’ll have panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands.

Tromsø is a beautiful place to wander and explore, so take some time to enjoy the city’s striking colours and luminous lights. Visit the Arctic Cathedral to admire its triangular silhouette, or take a walk in the fresh air before cosying up in one of the city centre’s cafés. While you’re here, we could also arrange for you to go on a whale-watching boat trip, enjoy an outdoor sauna with spectacular city views, or visit Polaria, the world’s most northerly aquarium.


Flight to Longyearbyen

Today, you’ll be privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Longyearbyen, the tiny capital of the Svalbard archipelago on the island of Spitsbergen. When you land, we’ll transfer you to your hotel in the heart of the town. This rustic accommodation has a cosy lounge where you can relax after your journey with a coffee and a book in hand.


Explore Longyearbyen

After a hearty homemade breakfast at your accommodation this morning, you’ll head out to explore the capital. Small but lively, this former mining town is full of colourful Nordic houses and has embraced modernity and tourism without losing its authenticity. Its few streets are packed with shops, galleries, restaurants and bars to welcome travellers fresh off their plane or ship.

As the northernmost community in the world, locals take great pride in their town, which is home to a university, church and main gallery. In fact, you’re just 621 miles from the North Pole here, embedded in a valley surrounded by icy windswept mountains. The town’s 2,000 inhabitants get around mainly by sled or snowmobile. They spend the winter months plunged into the darkness of the polar night, and the summer months enjoying the incredible midnight sun.

While you’re here, we recommend a visit to the Svalbard Museum, which covers the history of the archipelago and the men who set out to conquer the North Pole, as well as the wildlife, mining and whaling campaigns. This is a great introduction to Svalbard and will set you up nicely for the rest of the trip.


Isolation at Isfjord Radio

Today you’ll head to Isfjord Radio station, located in Kapp Linné at the end of Isfjorden. From Longyearbyen, embark on a zodiac safari along the coast to enjoy the fjord, its animals and the surrounding nature, in particular the Arctic seabirds. After a hike, you’ll reach this radio-station-turned-hotel for lunch. The hotel, which has just 23 rooms, is only accessible by boat in summer, and snowmobile or sled in winter. It’s rustic but comfortable, and its complete isolation makes for an incomparable atmosphere. This afternoon, explore Kapp Linné and its surroundings on foot before heading back to Isfjord Radio for the night.


Return to Longyearbyen

After breakfast this morning, you’ll head to Grønfjorden and the community of Barentsburg by boat. This mining town, which today has around 350 inhabitants, is a fascinating vestige of the polar USSR, frozen in time and space. After lunch here, you’ll return to Longyearbyen by boat where you’ll find your base camp for the next two nights.


Hiking in the Longyearbyen mountains

On your last full day in Norway, embark on a hike in the Longyearbyen mountains for a spectacular view of the city and surrounding landscapes. If the weather is right, you can even try ice walking.


Return flight

Your trip has sadly come to an end, so we’ll transfer you back to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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This futuristic-looking discovery centre has a fascinating structure and an even more fascinating interior. Here, you can learn about the animals and plants of the Arctic, as well as the climate and influence of tourism on the region’s environment. Bearded seals are the aquarium’s main attraction, and Polaria also offers an incredible polar night walk experience along with a film about Svalbard and the Northern Lights.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
From June to September*:

The cost for this trip starts from £3,510 to £4,500 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 £4,000 per person.

*Travel is also possible in winter (from mid-February to mid-May), although the activities and itinerary will differ.

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