AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: SVALBARD AND NORTHERN LIGHTS
Svalbard is not only the northernmost livable point of the world for humans; it is also an island where polar bears enjoy living. Many people, from whale hunters to polar explorers, from coal miners to scientists, have passed through Svalbard. It will definitely expand your 78th parallel horizon, where you can experience the most interesting experiences of the North. The green sky curtain at the top is also to be seen.
15 minutes drive, 10 km. 2 hours easy city walk.
After your journey through Oslo, after arriving at Longyearbyen Airport, meet with our guide and settle in the hotel. Then dinner and a short Longyearbyen tour and the hunt for the northern lights.
Mine 3 Visit, Longyearbyen, Ice Cave Hike
Our visit to the first activity of the day, "Gruve 3", or Maden No: 3, begins. We experience coal mining in Longyearbyen, which is the reason for the permanent settlement to begin a century ago, by entering into a real mine. We learn why the Global Seed Bank was founded here and witness the rain forest history of Svalbard Island thousands of years ago underground. At the end of our tour, we return to the center of Longyearbyen and have lunch and visit the Svalbard Museum. With the museum, where you can find the stuffed creatures of the island, especially the polar bears, we learn the adventures of the north pole explorers, the tragedies of the whale hunters and the difficulties of the miners. Afterwards, we walk to the 850-meter-high Trollsteinen summit behind the Longyearbyen valley. We learn how glaciers shape the valley and enter a deep blue ice cave. On the return hunt for northern lights after dinner.
30 minutes ride, 5 hours medium walk. Equipment will be provided.
Dogsled or Snowmobile Tour
1 hour drive, 20 kilometers dogsled tour.
After breakfast, we take the dog sled tour. We can discover the natural beauties of Svalbard Island, one of the least touched places in the world, during the activity, which will take 4 hours in total. We pass a lot of geographical elements that will make you think that you are on another planet and have a pleasant day with our beautiful dogs. We return to the hotel in the afternoon and free time until dinner. During this time, those who wish can participate in snow engine activity. After trying the interesting tastes of the polar cuisine at Mary Ann’s Polarrigg, the first accommodation and restaurant of the island, we go out to the hunt for northern lights.
15 minutes drive.
After breakfast, we move to Longyearbyen Airport and reach our homes via Oslo.
18:30 Longyearbyen Airport
10:00 Longyearbyen Airport
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3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfast, 1 dinner, all specified tours, transfers between all destinations, activities, museum entrances
Longyearbyen: Svalbard Hotell or similar