‘Light Winter’ Holiday in Svalbard
Snow, Sun & Fun in the Polar Playground
NEW for 2019!
This special offer 5-night package takes you to the far north, to the island of Svalbard in the Spitsbergen archipelago – next stop the North Pole! From mid November – 29 January each year, Svalbard experiences ‘Polar Night’, when the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon. As the light returns in Spring, Svalbard’s snow-covered landscape reveals itself, making it one of the best times to visit to enjoy snow, sun and fun!
Special Offer price from: €1455 pp sharing
Book by: 11 February 2019
Destinations: Arctic, Svalbard, Spitsbergen
Season: 01 March – 15 May 2019
Types: Northern Lights Holiday, Short Break Holiday, Family Holiday, Couples, Groups
Have a look at a video on YouTube made by one of our clients who took this winter package in February 2019.
While it may be possible to spot the Northern Lights in early March, daylight returns quickly to Svalbard and from early April there’s no night at all – giving you plenty of time to experience the magical beauty of its pristine wilderness.
Day 1: Fly Dublin to Oslo or Tromso, or sometimes Copenhagen or Stockholm depending on the flight schedules. Stay one night in a 3* hotel (room only in Oslo, B&B in other cities. If staying in Tromsø, airport coach transfers are included).
Days 2-4: Fly from Norway to Svalbard. Arrive early afternoon. Easy coach transfer (pay locally) to the Funken Lodge boutique hotel, or the hostel-style Coal Miners’ Cabins (with twin rooms and shared bathrooms), in Longyearbjen, where you stay for 3 nights B&B. You also get one amazing polar excursion at each: a snowmobile safari with Coal Miners’ Cabins or a dog sledding adventure with Funken Lodge.
You will have plenty of time to try a range of other activities which can either be booked in advance or on arrival in Longyearbyen. These include a Snowmobile Safari (€210 pp) or Dog Sledding (€153 pp), a fascinating visit to a disused Coal Mine (€75 pp), an Arctic Evening in Camp Barentz (€115 pp), a tour to an ice cave by Snowcat (€95pp) and much more . For more information on things to do while visiting Svalbard, have a look at this online brochure.
Day 5: Depart Longyearbjen and fly to Tromsø or Oslo. Depending on flight schedules you may continue on to Copenhagen or Stockholm. Stay one night in a 3* hotel (room only in Oslo, B&B in other cities. If staying in Tromso, airport coach transfers are included).
Day 6: Morning flight back to Dublin.
Departures: 01 March – 15 May 2019
Must be booked by 11 February 2019
Adult: from €1695 pp sharing
Single Supplement: €630
Coal Miners’ Cabins
Adult: from €1455 pp sharing
Single Supplement: €320
Return flights Dublin / Longyearbyen including taxes
One 20kg checked bag per person
2 hotel nights (one before and one after Svalbard) in Oslo, Tromso, Copenhagen or Stockholm depending on flight schedules
Return airport transfers if overnighting in Tromso
3 hotel nights B&B in the boutique Funken Lodge or Coal Miners’ Cabins hostel, Svalbard
Snowmobile Safari (Coal Miners’ Cabins) or Dog Sledding (Funken Lodge)
Optional tours and activities bookable in advance
Full information pack including advice on what to wear, etc
Airport transfers in Longyearbjen (easy bus transfer, pay locally approx €17 return, full details provided)
Winter travel insurance (required)
Excursions and tours other than as stated
Add extra nights in Oslo, Tromso, Copenhagen or Stockholm before / after your holiday in Svalbard. Priced on request.
Prices correct at time of print (Jan 2019). E&OE.
Subject to availability at time of booking. This is NOT a Northern Lights package. Seeing the Lights may be possible earlier in the season, but as they are natural phenomena, a sighting is less likely and is not guaranteed.
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Image credits: Anne Maanum, Agurtxane Cancellon, Hurtigruten Svalbard, Google Maps, Karin Tolsma, Project Travel