Schibsted Partnerstudio for Hurtigruten Svalbard

Snowmobile safari to the east coast on Svalbard

Schibsted Partnerstudio for Hurtigruten Svalbard

Longyearbyen Sunny Winter HGR 165479 Foto Schibsted Partnerstudio


Sunny Winter on Svalbard

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    Holiday Duration

    7 nights

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    Best Time To Go

    March - May

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    Price From

    £2440 per person

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    Wild Rating

    4 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Visit two incredible locations in one of the most beautiful countries on earth on this magical seven-night adventure. From Tromsø—Norway’s northernmost hub to Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. You’ll explore the fjord by RIB, enjoy city sights, and experience the return of the sun at the top of the world where the northern lights can be seen at night and exhilarating winter activities take place under blue sky and sunlight.


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Dogsledding in Bolterdarlen on Svalbard in sunny winter
Sunny winter in Tromsø, Northern Norway

Day 1 | Arrive in Arctic Norway

Upon arrival in Tromsø, make your way to a splendid hotel nestled in the heart of the city. Embraced by breathtaking fjords and snow-clad peaks that endure throughout the year, Tromsø is positioned on the eastern edge of Tromsøya, connected to the mainland by a gently curved bridge. In the evening, consider indulging in a dining experience at Mathallen, renowned as one of the city's finest restaurants. Helmed by the sought-after chef Gunnar Jensen, the kitchen consistently showcases the finest Arctic ingredients of the season.

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Day 2 | Arctic Fjord Cruise

Tromsø is famously known for its beautiful nature, thriving marine life and beautiful fjords. Embark on a relaxing cruise aboard the hybrid-electric Brim Explorer where the skipper and guide safely navigate the fjords and provide an interesting tour to some of the most beautiful spots in the area. Perfectly combining a thrilling experience at sea and a short history lesson, alongside the opportunity to spot wildlife, such as seabirds, eagles and sometimes seals or porpoises.

Schibsted Partnerstudio for Hurtigruten Svalbard

Sunny winter in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Day 3 | Arrive in Longyearbyen

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and check out of your hotel. Take a private transfer to Tromsø Airport for your flight to Longyearbyen. On arrival in Longyearbyen transfer to Funken Lodge where you will stay for the next four nights. We recommend taking a stroll around Longyearbyen before dining in the evening. Perhaps choose to join the Longyearbyen in a Nutshell two-hour guided tour to see the main sights in the town. This tour departs at 16:00 or head out on foot and explore independently.

Thomas Griesbeck for Hurtigruten Svalbard

Snowmobile Safari To Tempelfjorden on Svalbard

Day 4 | Snowmobile Adventure

Due to longer hours of daylight during sunny winter, there are several snowmobile excursions on offer. Choose from a three-hour wilderness safari, a four-hour trip to Elvenset to visit a remarkable lookout point, or opt for a full-day excursion from a seven-hour venture to Tempelfjorden or an even longer ten-hour journey to the east coast, where you may even spot a polar bear! Whether you decide on a shorter trip or head out for a full day in the wilderness, you’ll drive a snowmobile and be led by a professional guide.

Eveline Lunde for Hurtigruten Svalbard

Dogsledding in Bolterdarlen on Svalbard in sunny winter

Day 5 | Dog sledding & Wilderness Dining

Today, mush a team of sled dogs into Bolterdalen, crossing icy plains and passing towering mountains. Enjoy a hot drink and biscuits before returning to Longyearbyen to relax at leisure for the afternoon. Spend the evening searching for the magical aurora at remote Camp Barentz. This northern lights base is located around 10km from Longyearbyen, at the foot of the mountain, Breinosa. One of the camp’s buildings, Barentz Hus, is a copy of the cabin that the discoverer of Svalbard, Willem Barentz, overwintered in on Novaya Zemlya in 1596!

Thomas Griesbeck for Hurtigruten Svalbard

Ice cave in Svalbard

Day 6 | Guided Ice Cave Hike

Embark on a guided hike to explore an underground world of grottos carved out by the water that melts during the summer months. The hike begins in Nybyen and up to Larsbreen, a two-hour trip, covering 350 metres. Inside Svalbard’s glaciers, discover a magical world of ice as you walk through narrow passages and study frozen formations and crystals. The trip is moderately difficult, some mountain hiking and some crawling in the cave can be expected. Return to Longyearbyen later in the afternoon and relax on your final night at 78° North.

Photo: Yngve Olsen | Visit Norway

Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway

Day 7 | Tromsø & Aurora Dinner Cruise

Return to Longyearbyen Airport today and fly to Tromsø. On arrival, transfer to Clarion Hotel The Edge located on the harbourside, and check in for an overnight stay. In the evening take a short walk to Tromsø harbour to set sail for an aurora cruise. You will depart at 8pm. Enjoy a three-course meal on board the new hybrid-electric Brim Explorer whilst keeping a lookout for the northern lights swirling overhead. Return to your hotel later in the evening for your final overnight stay in Norway.

Yngve Olsen for Visit Norway


Day 8 | Departure Day

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer back to Tromsø Airport for your departure plans.

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What's included

  • Shuttle bus airport transfers throughout
  • Three nights at Clarion Hotel The Edge in Tromsø based on a superior double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast
  • Four nights at Funken Lodge in Longyearbyen on Svalbard, based on a standard double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast
  • Return tickets for Fjellheisen, Tromsø's cable car (duration 4 minutes one-way)
  • Guided Arctic fjord cruise onboard the hybrid-electric Brim Explorer. Duration 4 hours
  • Evening Aurora dinner cruise onboard the hybrid-electric Brim Explorer. Duration 3 hours
  • Stunning snowmobile tour through typical Svalbard landscapes to the hunting base of the legendary trapper, Hilmar Nøis, and to Tempelfjorden where the views are truly spectacular. Includes lunch plus an exposure suit, boots and mittens. Duration 7 hours
  • Exhilarating guided husky safari. Based on two people per sled (musher and passenger) Includes hot drinks and biscuits plus an exposure suit, boots and mittens. Duration 4 hours
  • Wilderness evening searching for the northern lights at remote Camp Barentz including dinner. Duration 3 hours
  • Guided hike to an ice cave to view a magical world of ice. You will walk in narrow passages and study the ice formations and crystals. Includes transfer, all safety equipment (helmet, spikes and headlight), and hot drinks and biscuits. Duration 6 hours

    It's also possible to visit the ice cave by Snowcat for those not wanting to hike. Speak to us for details.


  • All Where The Wild Is customers have complimentary access to their holiday details via our mobile travel app. All travel documents, a detailed travel itinerary, flight information (when supplied), packing lists, resort information, and dining recommendations are stored in our easy-to-use app - an excellent tool for travelling.
  • Access to our dedicated 24-hour emergency assistance telephone line, giving you peace of mind that should you need help while you are away, we are just a phone call away.

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