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Set high in the Arctic Ocean, the remote Svalbard archipelago extends between 74 and 81° north, about halfway between Tromso in Norway and the North Pole. It is the northernmost place in Europe, and is the farthest north you can travel by scheduled flight. 

Spitsbergen which is the largest of the islands within the archipelago, offers Arctic experiences on the edge of the inhabitable world. However it’s not as inaccessible as people might think. Start in the morning from the central Europe and you will be in Longyearbyen by mid-day – and in one of the islands remote stations by the evening. So untouched by man, there are no roads beyond Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen's capital. Here, you really are on the border of civilization. Outside the city the vast wilderness is waiting for you.

Why visit Svalbard? How about some of these exciting ideas:

  • Husky day trips to full on multi-day dog mushing expeditions into true wilderness
  • Multi-day ski touring expeditions with professional guides pulling pulks (a taste of polar exploration)
  • Remote mountain peaks - climb Newtontoppen, the highest mountain on Svalbard
  • 24 hours Northern Lights viewing during the magical polar night season (winter)
  • 24 hours daylight during the midnight sun season (summer)
  • Snowmobile adventures across the tundra to remote ex-soviet radio stations and outposts
  • Breath-taking wildlife from Polar bears, arctic fox, seals, whales, Svalbard reindeer and breeding bird colonies. birds such as puffins, little auks, arctic skua and ptarmagin.
  • Captivating history of trappers and a fascinating coal mining industry set right alongside state-of-the-art modern scientific research facilities 
  • Experience true wilderness - arctic tunda untouched by man 

 

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Will Copestake Arctic Trek Across Nordenskiold Land

5 NIGHTS 6 DAYS, JOIN WILL COPESTAKE & HIKE EAST TO WEST ACROSS NORDENSKIOLD LAND, ARCTIC WILDLIFE, PROFESSIONAL GUIDING, 2 NIGHTS CAMPING AND...

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Svalbard Spring Wildlife Photography Adventure

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS, HUSKY DOG-SLEDDING, EXCITING MARINE SAFARIS, ABANDONED SOVIET SETTLEMENTS, BREATHTAKING WILDLIFE & LANDSCAPES, PROFESSIONAL GUIDING AND HOSTING Experience the...

From £1,579

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Mount Newtontoppen Climb - 'The Roof of Svalbard'

6 NIGHTS TOTAL, 5 NIGHTS ON EXPEDITION, SUMMIT MOUNT NEWTONTOPPEN, DOG SLEDDING EXPEDITION, ARCTIC CAMPING, CHANCE TO SEE POLAR BEARS, LUXURY LODGING, THE...

From £3,298

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Ultimate Svalbard Adventure Week

7-NIGHTS OF POLAR ADVENTURE IN THE ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO OF SVALBARD, MULTI-DAY DOG SLEDDING, ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST REMOTE CABINS,...

From £4,752

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Captivating Properties

Ship In The Ice

Tempelfjorden, Svalbard

THE ONLY ICE-BOUND HOTEL SHIP IN THE WORLD Join the exclusive club of Arctic explorers like...

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Nordenskiold Lodge

Spitsbergen, Svalbard

THE WORLD'S MOST NORTHERN COMMERCIAL CABIN   Nordenskiold Lodge is the northernmost commercial cabin in the world....

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Arctic Camping

Spitsbergen, Svalbard

THE TRUE POLAR EXPLORER EXPERIENCE  Four-season expedition tents (Hilleberg - Keron 4 GT - 4-person tent),...

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Basecamp Hotel

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

A MODERN DAY LUXURIOUS TRAPPER'S CABIN At the heart of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world,...

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