Arrival at the Svalbard Airport Longyear in Longyearbyen from Oslo via Tromsö in the early afternoon. Transfer to the hotel.
We will have time to visit the town, including the Polar Museum.
Ski touring day trip close to Longyearbyen, returning to the hotel.
Ski touring day trip close to Longyearbyen or an alternative snowmobile tour to Barentsburg, a small Russian mining town in Svalbard and the second largest settlement in the archipelago.
We will return to the hotel.
Ski touring trip close to Longyearbyen or an alternative visit to an ice cave 4 hours away.
Those who would like to join the boat trip only will arrive today.
We will board the sailing yacht around 4PM and depart around 6PM after a safety briefing.
On day 5, we will sail one hour to our first ski tour in the Isfjord, the second longest fjord in Svalbard.
The following days we will stop in different ski touring spots along the west coast of Spitsbergen.
On day 10, we will return to Longyearbyen around 4PM and enjoy a farewell dinner on the boat.
We will have an early breakfast and head back to the airport. We will fly to Oslo via Tromsö to catch our international connections.
|10/05/2020 to 17/05/2020|
3 nights in a hotel in Longyearbyen, and 7 nights boarded on the Noorderlicht sailing yacht.
Average temperatures in Svalbard for May are highs of -1C (30F) and lows of -3C (26F).
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