Svalbard

Svalbard Snowmobile Expeditions

Svalbard Snowmobile Expeditions

Take A Snowmobile Tour On Your Arctic Adventure

Dog Sledding On Wheels

Dog Sledding On Wheels

Drive Your Own Dog Sled On Wheels

Aurora Over Teepee

Aurora Over Teepee

Take One Of The Many Northern Lights Tours On Offer

Polar Bear Warning Signpost

Polar Bear Warning Signpost

The Road From Barentsburg To Longyearbyen

Ship In The Ice

Ship In The Ice

An Overnight Stay On The World's Only Ice-Bound Hotel Ship

 
Follow in the footsteps of many an intrepid Arctic Circle explorer when you visit this extraordinary archipelago renowned for its polar bears and stunning glacial landscapes. Spitsbergen is the largest of Svalbard’s islands and its capital, Longyearbyen, is the most northerly point in the world served by scheduled flights.  Longyearbyen, was once a mining town, and now provides a comfortable base for trips out into the wilderness. It boasts a number of hotels and museums whilst the population of 2000 also enjoys the unique duty free status of the islands with several hospitable bars. 
 
Spitsbergen is a year round destination with each season offering a unique perspective of Arctic life. The short Spring and brief Autumn are replaced with endless daylight and Polar Nights. From April to August the sun never sets, offering daylight round the clock – an experience that will delight wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and those with a spirit of adventure.
 
From mid-October to mid-February the sun never rises above the horizon. The 24-hr darkness is considered a special time, when the only light is from streetlamps, the reflections of the moon on the glistening snow or from the Northern Lights, which can show at any time of the day.
 
Svalbard was once exploited by hunters and miners for its abundance of natural resources, but National Parks and Nature Reserves now protect this largely untouched wilderness. The stunning scenery is a photographer’s paradise, where the majestic landscape makes for dramatic backdrops, whatever time of the year you travel.
 
The fact that the streets have no names, it’s a duty free zone and it is customary to take your shoes off at the door of any establishment, just adds to the frontier feel of the world’s northernmost city.

Tours for this destination

Aurora Borealis Spitsbergen
(Winter Brochure)

Experience winter in Spitsbergen on this ultimate family adventure. Fly to the world’s northernmost city and spend 4 nights in the realm of the polar bear. This tour has been specifically designed for adventurous families, who will experience 24-hour darkness, an overnight stay in a wilderness camp, an introduction to 90 Alaskan huskies and exploration of the local shores. Our thrill-seeking families will soak up the unique atmosphere of this Arctic outpost, just 800 miles from the North Pole.

October - January

£1495
Glaciers Svalbard
(Winter Brochure)

Longyearbyen in Svalbard is as far north as you can travel by commercial aeroplane, stop off here and prepare for a 3-day snowmobile adventure heading further into the surrounding Arctic wilderness and stay at the ‘world’s northernmost cabin’, the Nordenskiöld Lodge. During the day, you will follow in the footsteps of hunters and explorers of the past, as well as visit the abandoned Russian mining town of Pyramiden. The evenings are spent in this comfortable modern lodge that boasts of an incredible view of the Nordenskiöld Glacier and perhaps the odd visitor in the form of a passing polar bear. 

Selected Dates February-May 

£2920
Isfjord Radio
(Winter Brochure)

A snowmobile expedition into the Arctic wilderness of Spitsbergen does not have to be accompanied by nights in a tent or a trapper’s cabin. This trip offers a 3 day snowmobile extravaganza to what has to be the world’s northernmost boutique hotel complete with one of the best kitchens on the island. Days are spent exploring the incredible terrain, scenery and wildlife that Spitsbergen offers, whilst evenings are spent in splendid isolation in the cosy retreat that is Isfjord Radio. 

Selected Dates March - April 

£2995