Longyearbyen Classic Break

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Explore Longyearbyen from your hotel
3+ days
Jun - Sep
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"The best time of my life up in Svalbard! Wonderful from the first smiling people on the hotel desk to the heartfelt goodbye on our final day. Great accommodation, excursions, value for money, people and everything else. Can’t wait to come back again." -Tracy V, Perth 2018

Svalbard or Spitsbergen means "the cold coasts" and was first mentioned in Icelandic texts in the 12th Century. It is a truly unique place of wild nature, glaciers & polar bears. Over 60% of Svalbard is a protected area, including 3 nature reserves, 6 national parks & 15 bird sanctuaries. Austfonna, the world's 3rd largest icecap, is here and has a glacier front of over 200 km.

After mid-May the snow quickly disappears. Small flowers start to appear along the mountainsides and the sounds of bird life replace the quiet of winter. You can hear glaciers calving, and see vast blue fjords filled with floating ice. This is Summer time on Spitsbergen. The midnight sun makes it possible to explore Spitsbergen over long days and even into the night. Explore this astonishing place from your comfortable hotel base. Your tour arrangments include accommodation, transfers and a guided excursion from Longyearbyen.

Day 1 Arrival Longyearbyen
On arrival transfer to your hotel. Accommodation at Basecamp Hotel with daily breakfast.

Day 2 Longyearbyen: Dog Sledding on Wheels
Morning Dog Sledding on Wheels excursion. Husky dogs in the Summer need just as much love, attention and exercise as in the Winter so in Spitsbergen there is summer dog sledding on wheels, where the dogs pull you along in small wooden wagons. Meet your guide at the hotel then transfer to the dog kennel at Trappers Station, about 10 minutes from town at the foot of Breinosa Mountain. There you can greet 90 excited Huskies who are all eagerly waiting to take you on a trip. After a safety briefing and instructions you are off, with two people to a wagon so that whilst one is driving the other can enjoy the rich countryside of the arctic in summer. You can expect to see abundant arctic plant life and birds and reindeer in their natural habitat. After the tour help the guide settle the dogs back into the yard, followed by lunch. Return transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon at leisure - perhaps visit the Svalbard Museum, the North Pole Expedition Museum and the Svalbard Kirke, or browse the shops for a unique souvenir.  

Day 3 Longyearbyen: Departure
Transfer back to the airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily June - September 

Add extra nights and optional excursions - day trip to Isfjord Radio; mountain scrambling; day trip to the glacier by boat; dinner at the Trapper's Station; overnight stay and dinner at Isfjord Radio.

Includes: 2 nights accommodation at Basecamp Hotel with daily breakfast; return airport/hotel transfers; guided dog sledding on wheels 3.5hrs; for the included excursion you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludesoptional excursions

Please note that included excursion operates with a minimum of 2 passengers; optional excursions operate with a minimum of 2-4 passesngers - please enquire.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 688.00
Single AUD$ 930.00

Includes: 2 nights accommodation at Basecamp Hotel with daily breakfast; return airport/hotel transfers; guided dog sledding on wheels 3.5hrs; for the included excursion you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludesoptional excursions