Christmas close the north pole

5 days Christmas Adventure in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

per person 8,990 nok
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Christmas close the north pole

5 days Christmas Adventure in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

What would be a better place to spend your Christmas holidays, than in the middle of the true wilderness, close to the north pole together with polar bears and northern lights? We have created the perfect Christmas adventure for both children and adults. A week full of winter activities and true arctic adventures.

Day 1

After your arrival in Longyearbyen, you can catch the airport shuttle bus or a taxi, into town and Basecamp Hotel.  Once settled in, our receptionist will help you with a map of Longyearbyen and lunch reservation. In the evening, you are picked up from the reception, for an evening at Trapper’s Station in Bolterdalen, 10 km outside Longyearbyen.  As we are driving into the darkness and leaving the artificial lights behind us, you can only imagine the steep mountains surrounding us. If we are lucky, the Northern Lights will follow you to Trapper’s Station, where dinner is served with stories from a rich history of trappers in the arctic. Return to Basecamp Hotel in the evening.

Dinner included
Basecamp hotel

Day 2

In the never-ending darkness, we will spend the day exploring the Polar night. After breakfast, you are picked up for a dogsledding experience into Bolterdalen. You will be provided with warm clothing, before we drive to the dog yard. Our 90 Alaska Huskies are eagerly  waiting to go out on a search for both Northern Lights and father Christmas.

You will harness your team of dogs with 2 persons sharing one sledge, taking turns in driving.  In the darkness the only sound you hear is the paws and the sledge against the snow. When we turn of the head lamps, nature’s own light reviles itself. Back at Trapper’s Station we put the dogs back at their houses, before we have a bonfire lunch outside under the stars. You will be back in Longyearbyen in the early afternoon. Before dinner we can recommend a visit to Svalbard Museum.

Breakfast and lunch indluded
Basecamp Hotel

Day 3

Today is Christmas Eve – the exiting day when Santa starts his trip from the North Pole to visit all the families around the world.  There are anticipations in the air. In Longyearbyen, the locals go to the church, take a walk up to mine 2 – the “home of Father Christmas”, or maybe a short snowmobile excursion into Adventdalen, looking for the Northern Lights and the arctic silence (optional activity – not included in the package). In the evening, it is time to dress up for the Christmas celebration. We will have a delicious Christmas dinner served to us at Restaurant Polfarer. If we are lucky even Santa might drop in before he sets out to his big tour around the word. We are most surely the first place after his start from the North Pole!

Breakfast and Dinner included
Basecamp hotel

Day 4

Wake up to a late Christmas Day breakfast. At noon, your guide will meet you in the reception for a hike up to the Plateau Mountain. A spectacular view of Longyearbyen can be seen, and a tragic story can be told as you walk across this flat mountain top. Expedition lunch will be served on the way. Back at Basecamp Hotel it’s time to relax and get the body heated before Christmas Dinner is served at our next door restaurant.

All meals included
Basecamp Hotel

Today is your last day in the arcticBefore departure you might want to have a last look around this small town on the top of the world, covered in darkness. Maybe you will participate in the traditional boxing day walk around the town with torches, before leaving for the airport and departing towards the day light.

Breakfast included

Summary

Price: NOK 8,990 per person
Departure: 22.-26.12.2017
Minimum: 2 persons
Age limit: 6 years

What’s included?

Activities and meals according to the program
Accommodation in double rooms

What’s not included?

Flights, airport shuttle, drinks with meals, single room NOK 700, CO 2 investment of NOK 250

Note

In Spitsbergen, weather conditions can change quickly. We can meet heavy winds, snowstorms, thick fog, crevasses and lack of snow or ice. This means we might need to make changes to the planed route, and this might lead up us not arriving to the planned destination. It can also mean that we need to use a different transportation style or accommodation than what was described in the program.

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