LongyearbyenIsfjord Radio

Head for a week deep into the Arctic for a trip of a lifetime! Imagine yourself on a remote island covered with snowy mountains and plains, where polar bears roam free, and the daylight goes from polar night to Midnight Sun. You’ll experience the natural beauty of Spitsbergen Island with plenty of active excursions. Hop on a snowmobile to explore the landscape, take part in a dog-sledding day out and witness the frozen fjords and glaciers surrounding you.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit the wild and impressive Spitsbergen island of Svalbard
  • Drive a snowmobile along the Arctic landscape
  • Join an exciting dog-sledding excursion and try mushing a team of huskies
  • Learn about the culture and history of this remote archipelago
  • Photograph Arctic wildlife like reindeer, Ptarmigan and Arctic foxes

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide


Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Longyearbyen

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Day 1


Arrive at Svalbard Airport and hop on an airport shuttle bus transfer to your accommodation for the night. After checking in, the rest of the day is yours to explore Longyearbyen at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Svalbard Museum to learn more about the region’s local history as a hunting and mining outpost. If you would like a guided experience, we offer guided bus tours of Longyearbyen (please look under optional extras).

Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

Best of Svalbard
Best of Svalbard
Day 2


Today, you join a snowmobile expedition from Longyearbyen all the way to the edge of the peninsula at Isfjord Radio on Kapp Linné. This is a 90-kilometre (56-mile) journey. You’ll ride over glaciers, mountains and frozen fjords and visit historical sites along the way. This is a moment to experience a stillness and a light that is difficult to find in other places in the world. If you are lucky, you may even glimpse the “king of the Arctic”, the mighty polar bear*!

Spend the night at Isfjord Radio.

Day 3


You have a full day devoted to exploring the surroundings of the Isfjord Radio by snowmobile. After breakfast, your guide will take you on an adventure based on the conditions of the day, including lunch. You will return to the hotel this afternoon. Tonight enjoy dinner and maybe a stint in the warm sauna to end the day.

Spend the night at Isfjord Radio.

Best of Svalbard
Best of Svalbard
Day 4


After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to head back out into the beautiful Spitsbergen wilderness. The guide will choose today’s route depending on the weather and snow conditions. On your drive back towards town take in the majestic landscape, the ideal way to experience the Arctic. Along the way you will make some more short stops in interesting places and enjoy an outdoor lunch. You will arrive back in Longyearbyen in the afternoon.

Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

Day 5


You have a full day to create your own adventure. You can either book an optional activity in the area if you want even more Arctic expeditions or stay in Longyearbyen to explore the town. If you haven’t done so on your first day, pop by the Svalbard Museum to learn more about the local history or visit the North Pole Expedition Museum.

If you fancy a drink, you could get a pint at the world’s northernmost brewery at Svalbard Bryggeri AS. Svalbard is a tax-free area, so you could visit the quaint shops to get a unique souvenir. Although small, Longyearbyen has lots to offer!

Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

Best of Svalbard
Best of Svalbard
Day 6


This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Trapper’s Station, where 90 friendly Alaskan huskies eagerly await. After an introduction on the logistics of mushing, you’re ready to lead your dog team on a thrilling ride. Once you’re back, you will help take care of your team, unharness them and give them a few hugs.

Before heading back to town, you have chance to look around the authentic Trapper’s Station, which features many items from the heyday of trapping. You’ll also enjoy a warm drink and snacks while listening to stories by your guides. You will spend the rest of the day in Longyearbyen at your leisure.

Spend the night in Longyearbyen.

Day 7


Before departing this amazing place, you can spend the morning strolling around Longyearbyen one last time to take in more Arctic sights or do some last-minute shopping. When it’s time to leave, take the shuttle bus to Svalbard Airport for your return flight.

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Day 7

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

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When to travel

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Norway has a varied climate, with mild summers and cold winters. The best time to visit Norway depends on your interests. If you’re looking for outdoor activities like hiking and skiing, the winter months from December to March are ideal. If you’re interested in the Northern Lights, the best time to visit is from late September to early April. For those who prefer milder weather and longer days, the summer months of June to August are perfect. Just keep in mind that Norway can be crowded during this time, especially in popular tourist destinations like Bergen and Oslo.

Add on’s

This Svalbard itinerary offers a multitude of add-on holiday options. As you would have started your journey in Norway, here are some of the best add-on places to visit. Tromsø, Norway: Known as the “Gateway to the Arctic,” this city is a great place to experience the northern lights, dog sledding, and learn about Sami culture. Lofoten Islands—a scenic archipelago with picturesque fishing villages, beaches, and hiking trails. Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, offers scenic boat tours and hiking trails along its shores.

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