Early Winter in Arctic Spitsbergen

Explore Arctic Svalbard during the Oct/Nov season, when the transition from summer to winter allows for a greater range of activities

Early Winter in Arctic Spitsbergen

October to mid-November is a unique time to travel in Arctic Spitsbergen, as the seasons change and as the Polar winter closes in. During this time of year, you can still expect a limited amount of light each day, allowing for daytime activities such as winter Fatbiking, walking tours and day cruises within the vicinity of Longyearbyen. As the season progresses, these activities take place against a backdrop of longer nights and the near-constant spectacle of the aurora borealis.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Longyearbyen

    Arrive Longyearbyen, where you will be met at the airport and transferred by shuttle bus to the Miners’ Cabins on the outskirts of town, your home for the next four nights. Check-in, rest and have lunch (to your own account) before setting off on an afternoon bus and foot tour of Longyearbyen.

  2. Day 2: Cruise to Pyramiden; Northern Lights (B, L)

    After breakfast at the Miners’ Cabins, transfer to Longyearbyen dock and board the MS Langøysund bound for Pyramiden, a former Russian settlement on the coast of Spitsbergen.

  3. Day 3: Winter Biking; Svalbard Brewery Tour (B)

    This morning you’ll embark on a guided electric cycling tour, departing from Longyearbyen at approx. 10am.

  4. Day 4: Trapper’s Walking Tour (B)

    After a hearty breakfast at the Miners’ Cabins, set out on foot for the Arctic tundra on a unique walking tour intended to show you what life was like for the early Sami trappers on Spitsbergen.

  5. Day 5: Departure (B)

    This morning is free for any last-minute shopping or photo opportunities around town. When ready, transfer to the airport to connect with the afternoon flight to Oslo and connecting flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking. For group rates, please contact us.

5 days from £1450pp


5 days from £1450pp

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