Spitsbergen Winter Adventure

Swirling Aurora

Swirling Aurora

A Display Of Aurora Over Longyearbyen

Templefjord Snowmobile Safari

Templefjord Snowmobile Safari

Drive Up Towards The Ragged Glacier Face

Husky Mushing In Spitsbergen

Husky Mushing In Spitsbergen

Experience A Slice Of Day-To-Day Living With These Remarkable Animals

Frozen Adventure

Frozen Adventure

Descend Into A Fascinating World Below The Ice

Rustic Style

Rustic Style

Relax In Longyearbyen's Most Unique Hotel

Spitsbergen Winter Adventure

Spitsbergen offers you an authentic Arctic experience in the realm of the Polar Bear. Participate in exciting excursions in spectacular surroundings. Harness your own dogs and mush into the wilderness, track the northern lights by snowcat, snowmobile or husky, delve in ice caves under the frozen glacier. The fact that the streets have no names and it is customary to check your gun in at the door (along with your shoes) just adds to the frontier feel of the world’s northernmost city.

Please see below feeback from one of our clients who has recently returned from Spitsbergen.

I wanted to send an email to thank you personally for a fantastic holiday, it was more than I could have imagined, a real bucket list experience. Thanks to your organising and planning I had a lovely experience in Oslo and the Quality Hotel staff where fantastic and gave me lots of tips for the trip to Svalbard I even squeezed in a trip to Oslo it was a mini holiday in itself. Svalbard is unbelievable I will definitely go back especially to Base Camp Trappers Lodge, they are amazing and the lodge is stunning, they rearranged the trips I booked with you so I did the ice cave and night dog sled on the same day giving me two full days for longer adventures which were out of this world. To be honest the most magical trip was the evening dog sled you booked as it was under the northern lights - it was how I imagined in my dreams - thank you so much for your hard work organising my holiday. I think the service and knowledge you and your company provide are outstanding and I have recommended you to other travellers and my colleagues. (Maxine Berry - Feb 15)

DAY 1 Oslo
Fly to Oslo and overnight at the Comfort Hotel Runway, just 7 minutes from the airport. Central Oslo is just 20 minutes by airport train, should you wish to explore the capital.
DAY 2 Svalbard
Within 3 hours, the early morning flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen transports you to the world’s northernmost airport. Self-transfer to your hotel for 4 nights. The remainder of your day is at leisure. We do recommend a visit to the Svalbard Museum in order to learn more about the fascinating history of this Arctic outpost.
DAY 3-5 Longyearbyen
These 3 days are free for you to choose your Spitsbergen Adventure, Contrary to popular belief, it is not always dark. The mystical Polar Nights (when the sun does not rise above the horizon) last until mid-Feb. Residents consider this 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. By mid-March the archipelago is enjoying 12 hours of daylight, by mid-April the sun does not set.
DAY 6 UK
Self-transfer to Longyearbyen airport for your return flight to the UK.
Basecamp Hotel
Basecamp Hotel
Built with reclaimed driftwood in a traditional, rustic trapper’s style and furnished with arctic bric-a-brac, the Trappers Lodge is a warm and welcoming retreat. All rooms have private WC/shower and are adorned with driftwood, sealskins and slate. In keeping with the trapper’s style there are no TV’s in the rooms. There is a well-stocked library of books to borrow and the Cognac lounge offers the opportunity to view the Northern Lights through the panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee and small snacks are available in the lobby all day. Breakfast is served in the adjoining restaurant.
16 rooms • rustic and cosy • Snug Cognac Lounge for Northern Lights viewing
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
This hotel was originally built for the Lillehammer Olympics and then transported to Svalbard, where it has become the world’s northernmost full service hotel. Recently refurbished, there is a wide range of warm contemporary rooms to choose from – all with free Wi-Fi. Restaurant Nansen features a la carte Arctic specialities and has panoramic windows looking out to Isfjord and Hiorthfjellet. Barentz Pub & Spiseri is a relaxed and informal meeting place for locals and visitors and offers a light menu. If that is not enough then there are also outdoor hot tubs and jacuzzi’s available for warming up after a day of activities.
95 rooms • Arctic dining with panoramic windows • Informal atmosphere
Snowmobile Safari To Camp Barentz
Following a full briefing, drive, (in pairs) deep into the Advent Valley. Travelling at a relaxed pace, you will stop to swop drivers and to hear about the region that you are driving through. Steeped in history there are old mines, WWII sites and early scientific sites to be found. Keep an eye out for the Svalbard reindeer, which is a common to the area. Stopping at Camp Barentz, you are served warm drinks in the wooden cabin, before heading back towards Longyearbyen.
Tour Available: 11th February - 17th May
Duration: 3 hours
Prices are for driver/passenger 
£196/112 pp
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
During the Polar Nights the sun never shines on Spitsbergen. In additional there are days where the moon is a constant presence or disappears completely. Experience the unique ‘blue light’ and atmosphere on a Snowmobile safari across the frozen landscape. With only the glistening snow to light your way you have every chance of seeing the Northern Lights, whatever time of day.
Tour Available: 27 November - 14 February
Duration: 3 hours
Prices are for driver/passenger 
£220/100 pp
Dog Sledding In Bolterdalen
Dog sledding has long been a part of life on Svalbard, and this is your chance to experience a slice of day-to-day living with these remarkable animals. After receiving an introduction to mushing, help to harness the huskies. Then, driving in pairs and swopping half-way, follow river beds and reindeer tracks, as you head out into the varied Arctic wilderness. On your return to the camp, meet the latest additions to the pack.
Tour Available: 11th Februar - 25th May
Duration: 4 hours
£152 pp
Northern Lights Dog Sledding Safari
Help to harness the dogs and lead a thrilling husky sled excursion into the wilderness. Travelling under the starry skies, dancing aurora or shimmering moonlight, take turns to mush and enjoy the scenery from the sled. Despite the darkness it is astonishing how much you can see during this time.
Tour Available: 01st November - 10th February 
Duration: 4 hours
£152 pp
Champagne Tasting
This champagne tasting evening is housed in the ‘Nordpolet’ cellar store, where the miners and administration staff came to collect their quota of alcohol. Knowledgeable waiters will share the history and guide you through the tasting of three champagnes accompanied by specially prepared canapés. Minimum of 4 people.
Tour Available: All year
Duration: 1 hour
£56 pp