Taste of the Arctic

Adventure to the Isfjord Radio at Cape Linnè
4 Days
Jun- Sep
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Experience a summer adventure to beautiful Isfjord Radio at Cape Linnè. After a night in Longyearbyen travel by boat through the fjord, past bird cliffs and wildlife. Spend 1 night far away from civilization at the unique Isfjord Radio, a former radio station now converted into a small luxury hotel, situated at the outermost part of the Isfjord with majestic mountains overlooking the Arctic Ocean. Enjoy a level of quality and comfort that is unexpected so far into the wilderness and discover the history, biological diversity and geological conditions of the region on a hike of the east coastline of the fjord.

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Day 1 Longyearbyen Arrival
On arrival in Longyearbyen take the coach transfer to your hotel. Time to explore the town- perhaps visit the Svalbard Museum, the North Pole Expedition Museum and the Svalbard Kirke, or browse the shops for a unique souvenir. Overnight at Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen. 

Day 2 Longyearbeyn-Kapp Line, Isfjord Radio
Day at leisure. This afternoon meet your guide in the hotel lobby at about 17:00 pm. After a briefing about the trip, equipment and outer clothing, transfer to the quay, where the polar circle boat is waiting to start the safari tour towards Isfjord Radio. On the way, we have time to enjoy the fantastic fjord scenery, wildlife and Arctic seabirds. We spend the rest of afternoon exploring the great area of Kapp Linné, and learn more about the wildlife at the station. Overnight at Isfjord Radio including 3-course dinner.

Isfjord Radio was built in 1933 as an outpost for radio operators. Today it is  modern luxury hotel, surrounded by rough coastal landscape. Just as the original residents of the outpost did decades ago, you'll gather around the table for dinner for some amazing tastes from the Arctic: smoked seal, whale, halibut with roe butter and reindeer sausage. Most of the meat here is hunted by one of the three trappers left in Spitsbergen; then prepared in Isfjord Radio's kitchen.

Day 3 Russian Settlement of Barentsburg & Further Exploring: Return to Longyearbyen
Breakfast is followed by a new day of adventure.  We leave Isfjord Radio and head to the boat. First we head to Grønfjorden and the Russian settlement Barentsburg, a mining city with approximately 350 residents and a fascinating place to visit. We go ashore and take a tour around the town before enjoying a light lunch, served in the brewery. After lunch we head back to the boat and set course towards Longyearbyen, with several interesting stop along the way - your guide will determine where the best places are to stop. We arrive in Longyearbyen during the mid to late afternoon. Overnight  at Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen. 

Day 4 Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast with coach transfer to the airport.

Departures 2017: Tuesdays in June, July , August and September 

You can spend 2 nights at Isfjord Radio - se our tour Arctic Magic 5 days

Includes: Activities as shown, 3 nights accommodation (2 nights at Basecamp Hotel, 1 night at Isfjord Radio), meals according to the programme, transport from your accommodation in Longyearbyen on Day 2 and return to your accommodation on Day 3, outer wear for use on boat, hat, gloves & goggles, Search and rescue insurance.

Excludes:  drinks with meals at Isfjord Radio

This tour operates with a minimum of 4 guests

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1879.00
Single AUD$ 3581.00

Includes: Activities as shown, 3 nights accommodation (2 nights at Basecamp Hotel, 1 night at Isfjord Radio), meals according to the programme, transport from your accommodation in Longyearbyen on Day 2 and return to your accommodation on Day 3, outer wear for use on boat, hat, gloves & goggles, Search and rescue insurance.

The prices shown are based on a minimum of 4 guests being booked on the tour- if there are less than 4 persons, the prices will vary.

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