Winter Holiday in Svalbard

NEW FOR WINTER 2018 / 2019!

This 5-night package takes you to the far north, to the island of Svalbard in the Spitsbergen archipelago – next stop the North Pole! This is the place to go if you want to try dog sledding and snowmobiling in November and December, a couple of months before northern Norway. Between 14 Nov and 29 Jan each year the region experiences the ‘Polar Night’ with 24 hours of darkness so you can hunt the Northern Lights all day long!

Price from: €1595 pp sharing
Activities: An Evening in Camp Barentz; Northern Lights hunt by Snowcat or coach.
Destinations: Arctic, Svalbard, Spitsbergen
Season: Winter
Types: Northern Lights Holiday, Short Break Holiday, Family Holiday, Couples, Groups

where is Svalbard mapEARLY BOOKING OFFER
Travel out on a Sunday or Thursday in December 2018 or January 2019 and
save €150 per person.
Book by 30 November 2018. T&Cs apply.

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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 in Longyearbjen, where you stay for 3 nights B&B.  Your holiday in Svalbard includes two amazing Northern Lights excursions. An Evening at Camp Barentz with dinner, drinks and a Northern Lights presentation means you can experience the Arctic wilderness and enjoy the warmth of the open fires in the camp buildings. You also get a Northern Lights hunt, either by coach (available from 01 Oct) or Snowcat (available from 23 Nov). If you visit after 14 November this trip could take place during the day as Svalbard experiences the Polar Night with 24 hours of darkness. The dates/times of these activities are subject to availability at time of booking.

You will have plenty of time to try a range of other activities which can either be booked in advance or on arrival in Longyearbjen. These include a Snowmobile Safari (available from 23 Nov, €200 pp) or Dog Sledding (from 01 Nov, €160 pp). There are also various sightseeing tours and hikes with guides, beer tasting at the Svalbard Brewery (€45 pp) and even a visit to a disused Coal Mine (€77 pp). 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: October 2018 – February 2019

Adult: from €1595 pp sharing
(Travel over the Christmas period may incur a flight supplement)

Single Supplement: on request

Return flights Dublin / Longyearbjen 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, Svalbard

An Evening at Camp Barentz with dinner

Northern Lights hunt via Snowcat or coach

Full information pack including tips on photographing the Northern Lights, advice on what to wear, etc

Optional tours and activities bookable in advance

Meals other than as stated

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

Optional excursions and tours including dog sledding, snowmobiling, visit to a disused Coal Mine, beer tasting and more. May be booked in advance via Project Travel (recommended to ensure availability) or locally on arrival in Svalbard.

Add extra nights in Oslo, Tromso, Copenhagen or Stockholm before / after your holiday in Svalbard. Priced on request.

Prices correct at time of print (Sep 2018). E&OE. Christmas flight supplement may apply.
Subject to availability at time of booking. As they are natural phenomena, seeing the Northern Lights, polar bears or other wildlife is not guaranteed.

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Please call us now on 01 210 8391 or email to find out more or to book immediately.

Image credits:  Charlotte Sandmo, Shutterbird Productions, Anne Maanum, Agurtxane Cancellon, Hurtigruten Svalbard, Google Maps.

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