Svalbard Holidays

Top destinations in Svalbard

Top hotels in Svalbard

Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel
Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel
2 out of 5
Svalbard Wildlife Eiendom AS, Nybyen, Longyearbyen
The price is S$135 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Excludes taxes & fees
4.1/5 Very Good! (153 reviews)
Keep my room, I’ll be back 😅
"I’ve been staying there for my second time. I love that place! It’s silent, away form those fancy hotels in the middle of Longyearbyen and also just a few steps away from an awesome spot without light pollution. I’ll be back in Svalbard with a small crew to make a documentary and hope to stay there ..."

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2019

Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen
4 out of 5
Vei 229-3, Longyearbyen
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$327 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Excludes taxes & fees
4.2/5 Excellent! (415 reviews)
"lower price through expedia and in the middle of town, very comfortable, includes buffet breakfast and wonderful staff."

Reviewed on 10 Jul,2021

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen
Svalbard Hotell | The Vault
Svalbard Hotell | The Vault
3 out of 5
Vei 507-01, Longyearbyen
The price is S$346 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
4.6/5 Wonderful! (227 reviews)
Very good hotel in Svalbard
"Great location in the middle of town. Helpful staff and very clean tidy rooms. Great breakfast too!"

Reviewed on 15 Mar,2020

Svalbard Hotell | The Vault
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Experience Arctic wilderness on a holiday to Svalbard

The Svalbard Islands are located midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. With its Arctic climate and largely untouched nature, it is a wonderful place to visit for those seeking adventure, as they will get to go on expeditions, dogsledding or cross-country skiing in the winter, or go kayaking or on a fossil hunt in the summer.

Dogsledding is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Svalbard. Here, you can let strong husky dogs drag your sled across the beautiful arctic landscape and get a true sense of how powerful nature can be on these islands. Some of the tours will have special themes such as the northern lights, ice cave visits or the Ship in the Ice (Båten i isen), a permanently ice-bound ship which has been turned into a restaurant. You can also go dogsledding in the summer in a wheeled cart.

The seasons in Svalbard are full of contrasts. With the winter comes the dark polar night, while the summer is characterised by the beautiful midnight sun. Both of these can be very exotic experiences, but there is little that measures up to going kayaking on a sunny summer’s night. Another exciting summer activity is going on a fossil hunt. There are large numbers of fossils in Svalbard and you will get to find remnants of animals and plants that lived millions of years ago.

Although Svalbard is first and foremost a place for nature experiences, Longyearbyen, the biggest town on the islands, is a lively place. This is despite its low population – it only has approximately 2000 inhabitants. The town has several bars and restaurants, including the world’s northernmost sushi restaurant.

Most people who choose to travel to Svalbard will arrive in Longyearbyen on a plane from Oslo or Tromsø, even though cruise ships often stop by the islands. It is important to remember that the Arctic nature in Svalbard is fragile and can also be dangerous. It therefore has its own laws when it comes to nature conservation and protection. Read up on them in advance, and you will get an unforgettable holiday on the edge of the world.

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