from £1699 per person
Best time to travel
June to August
Summer Polar Expedition
The far reach of Svalbard is an incredible destination to explore all year round but particularly in the summer months. There is the possibility of seeing a wealth of wildlife such as puffins, Arctic foxes, reindeers and of course if you are really lucky whilst out on a trip around the island you may see the mighty Polar bear! This stunning and unique location makes for a fascinating and unforgettable Summer escape.
Summer Polar Expedition
Arrival into Oslo
Arrive into Oslo airport and take your transfer to the city centre to check in to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure; you could go shopping or take a guided tour of the highlights of the city. This evening, choose one of the many restaurants to enjoy for dinner.
Check out this morning and head to the airport to take your flight north to Svalbard. Arrive into Longyearbyen and take your transfer to the amazing Funken Lodge hotel at the top of the town overlooking the fjord below. Spend your evening at leisure to enjoy a selection of delicious sharing dishes in the restaurant.
After a delicious breakfast head out today on an amazing speedboat cruise using the brand new Kvitbjørn boat to Ny Alesund; the northernmost settlement in the world. The site was originally established for coal mining, which was the main activity here until 1962. A major accident in the mine led the coal mining operations to shut down. Since then, Ny Ålesund has developed into a scientific research base and holds a state-of-the-art research centre in the High Arctic. As well as visiting this incredible and unique place, as you sail through the fjords you will have a great opportunity to keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife – including the mysterious polar bear. Your guides are well practised at spotting them so they will let you know if they see any! Otherwise you may get to see seals, puffins and walruses on your way! This evening relax and enjoy the Midnight Sun and amazing views across Longyearbyen.
Today, you will enjoy one of the Arctic’s most famous activities; but this time in the Summer – Dog sledding! In the summertime it is using wheeled carts instead of sleds through the snow but the dogs still love the excitement of pulling you around the trails surrounding Longyearbyen. For your final evening this evening you can enjoy a beautiful and relaxing kayaking trip under the Midnight Sun.
Final day at leisure to relax and enjoy Longyearbyen before taking your transfer back to the airport to continue your journey.
Speak to one of our adventure artists if you’d like to extend or change this trip in any way! All our itineraries are tailor made just for you so let us know how we can help!