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Norway: Svalbard Winter Husky Expedition

Tailor Made Itinerary

5 Days From $3,416

Overview

Scattered amongst the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, midway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole, the Svalbard archipelago is home to some of Europe’s most remote and beautiful landscapes. The land of the mighty polar bear, this breathtaking wilderness provides a unique backdrop to this short Arctic adventure.

Beginning in the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen, you will journey by dog sled through a white world of stark beauty, rich in the history of human exploration ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Search for the Northern Lights in some of the most remote locations on earth (Jan & Feb)
  • Stay in one of the most unique hotels in the Arctic
  • Enjoy an exhilarating kayak trip through the Arctic waters
  • Revel in the chance to see polar bears, the Kings of the Arctic, in their natural habitat

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: LONGYEARBYEN

DAY 1: LONGYEARBYEN

The journey begins in the remote settlement of Longyearbyen, located off Isfjord, the largest fjord in western Spitsbergen. Founded in 1906 as a mining settlement, today the town's continued existence owes much to its importance as a centre for polar research and responsible tourism. The most northerly permanently inhabited settlement on earth, you will spend this evening at the centrally located Radisson Blu Hotel.

Radisson Blu Svalbard

DAY 2: LONGYEARBYEN - FOXDALEN

DAY 2: LONGYEARBYEN - FOXDALEN

The adventure begins in earnest today. After being collected from the hotel you will be driven over to the husky kennels in nearby Advent Valley, where you will meet the dogs and change into your winter clothing. After an introduction to dog sledding you will then help with harnessing the dogs and preparing the sleds, before heading off into the Arctic wilderness. The plan is to head towards the ice cave in Scott Turner Glacier before continuing on down to Foxdalen where you will spend the night.

Foxdalen Cabin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: LONGYEARBYEN - BRENTSKARET

DAY 3: LONGYEARBYEN - BRENTSKARET

Today's journey sees you heading on towards the wilderness lodge at Brentskaret. Weather and snow conditions will determine the exact routing, but no matter the path taken, you will find yourself becoming more attuned to the handling of the sled and the individual characters of the dogs as you glide through the magical Arctic scenery today. Arriving at the cabin later this afternoon, help unharness the dogs before settling down to a comfortable evening beneath a remote winter's sky.

Foxdalen Cabin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: FOXALDEN - LONGYEARBYEN

DAY 4: FOXALDEN - LONGYEARBYEN

Your last day on the trail sees you heading back towards Longyearbyen today, following a different trail to the journey out and stopping off for lunch in Foxdalen en route. Leaving the dogs back at the kennels, you'll then head back to the hotel in Longyearbyen for a final evening.

Radisson Blu Svalbard
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: LONGYEARBYEN

DAY 5: LONGYEARBYEN

After breakfast you will transfer back to the airport for your return flight home.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Simple

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

NORWAY: SVALBARD WINTER HUSKY EXPEDITION (5 DAYS) $3,416

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Scandinavia and Arctic expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Jamie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Fjord whale watching season is November through to January and the viewing is some of the best in the world.

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