Arctic Weekend

Arctic Weekend

Explore a frozen ice cave, ride a snowmobile, and go mushing with huskies on this classic short break itinerary in arctic Svalbard

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Oslo | Oslo Radisson Blu Airport Hotel

    Fly London Heathrow to Oslo. On arrival, check into the Oslo Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, situated a few steps from the main terminal.

  2. Day 2: Fly to Longyearbyen | Miners’ Cabins (B)

    Morning at leisure. Your flight to Longyearbyen leaves early this afternoon. You might like to spend the morning in Oslo city centre (approx 20 minutes by train from the airport, with departures every 10 minutes starting from 5:30 in the morning), or simply relax at the hotel.

  3. Day 3: Longyear Glacier, Ice Cave & Dog Sledding | Miners’ Cabins (B, L)

    You will be collected from the Miners’ Cabins shortly after breakfast and driven to the dog kennels, situated 12km from Longyearbyen. Once there you will be fitted with outer thermal clothes for the tour and given an introduction to dog sledding. Each sled will take two people, giving you the opportunity to ride passenger and also try mushing for yourself.

  4. Day 4: Snowmobile Expedition | Miners’ Cabins (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel, then meet outside for the start of your snowmobile expedition. There will be a short briefing before you head out, during which time you’ll also be fitted for polar clothing. When ready, board your snowmobile and depart for Templefjord, travelling via the beautiful valleys of Eskerdalen and Adventdalen.

  5. Day 5: Departure

    Breakfast at the Miners’ Cabins. The rest of the morning is free to explore the town, do some last minute shopping, or simply relax at the Cabins.

Price guide

Price based on a group size of 4 (single room occupancy), and subject to availability at the time of booking.

5 days from £1300pp


5 days from £1300pp

Arctic cruise

It was fabulous - it was wonderful - it rained (a bit) - it was foggy (somewhat more) - it was sunny (A LOT).


Father and Son at the summit of Kilimanjaro

Everything went according to plan, in fact there wasn't a single hitch, so well done for that!

Steve and Ryan Worthington