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Norway Intensive & Svalbard Voyage

28 Jul 2021
18 nights
Azamara Journey
Scandinavia
Sail from the UK! Sale now on | Save up to 40% PLUS FREE Wi-Fi on Club Oceanview Staterooms and above | Includes a flight back from Oslo and overseas transfers.

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was £6712pp

£4249

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51
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Arctic Islands: Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland

22 Jul 2022
14 nights
Scenic Eclipse
Polar Regions
FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers, flights, overseas transfers a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Oslo | Includes up to 20% super early bird savings - book now and pay in full 12 months prior to departure

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£11659

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16
yacht cruise

Longyearbyen to Tromso

06 Jul 2021
10 nights
Silver Cloud
Scandinavia
Sale - save up to 20% | Includes flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and one-night post-cruise hotel stay | Includes 20% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices. PLUS take advantage of a reduced deposit of just 15%

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was £9900pp

£7679

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12
expedition cruise

Across the Arctic Circle - Bergen to Oslo

29 Jun 2022
15 nights
Scenic Eclipse
Scandinavia
FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers, flights, overseas transfers a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Bergan and one-night post-cruise hotel stay in Oslo | Includes up to 20% super early bird savings - book now and pay in full 12 months prior to departure

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was £12705pp

£10789

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10
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Svalbard - Beyond The North Cape & Greenland

27 Jul 2022
25 nights
Seabourn Venture
Scandinavia
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£28209

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wt
9
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Arctic Svalbard Summer Exploration

04 May 2022
11 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
Sale now on | Call to add on flights, private transfers and hotel stays! | Book now and pay in full by 31st March 21 to save up to an additional 10%!

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£18999

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6
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Arctic Svalbard Summer Expedition

26 Jun 2022
10 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
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£13299

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6
expedition cruise

Arctic Svalbard Summer Exploration

06 Jul 2022
11 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
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£18999

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6
expedition cruise

Norwegian Spring & Arctic Svalbard Exploration

24 Apr 2022
21 nights
Seabourn Venture
Scandinavia
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£30399

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4
expedition cruise

Arctic Svalbard Summer Expedition

15 May 2022
10 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
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£13299

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4
expedition cruise

Arctic Svalbard Summer Expedition

05 Jun 2022
10 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
Sale now on | Call to add on flights and overseas transfers | Book now and pay in full by 31st March 21 to save up to an additional 10%!

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£13299

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wt
2
expedition cruise

Arctic Svalbard Summer Exploration

15 Jun 2022
11 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
Sale now on | Call us to add on flights and transfers! | Book now and pay in full by 31st March 21 to save up to an additional 10%!

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£18999

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wt
2
expedition cruise

Arctic Svalbard Summer Exploration

25 May 2022
11 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
Sale now on | Call us to add on flights and transfers. | Book now and pay in full by 31st March 21 to save up to an additional 10%!

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£18999

pp

wt
2
expedition cruise

Arctic Islands: Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland

11 Jul 2023
14 nights
Scenic Eclipse
Polar Regions
FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers, flights, overseas transfers a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Oslo | Includes up to 20% super early bird savings - book now and pay in full 12 months prior to departure

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was £11355pp

£10579

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2
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Longyearbyen, Norway

The town of Longyearbyen is the largest settlement on the Svalbard archipelago, situated in the Norway’s Arctic region. The town began life as a mining district and still maintains its mining roots as the town’s main source of commerce; however tourism is constantly on the rise. Longyearbyen boasts a dramatic and inspiring Arctic landscape, where craggy mountains rise up above majestic rivers to create astonishing valleys and fjords. The town is situated within one of these astounding valleys, and is home to a range of fabulous natural and man-made attractions including museums, galleries and historic structures alongside vast areas of incredible natural beauty. Despite the region’s seemingly desolate environment, the town has a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, and visitors will find that there is plenty to see and do in this magnificent part of the high Norwegian Arctic.

Sightseeing in Longyearbyen

One of main reasons tourists flock to Longyearbyen is the range of thrilling activities on offer for adrenaline junkies in this inspiring Arctic region of Norway. Visitors can attempt a wide range of exciting past-times including hiking, kayaking, snow mobile safaris and dog-sledding. Svalbard has a vast landscape filled with incredible scenery and tours of the island are a great way to appreciate the beauty of the region, especially across the magnificent Esmarkbreen Glacier. Other local attractions include:

Spitsbergen Airship Museum

This fascinating museum showcases aspects of the main era of polar exploration, housing various materials and artefacts relating to this exciting period in history. Norwegian, Italian and American Arctic explorers are all celebrated within the walls of this intriguing exhibit.

Svalbard Museum

After reopening in 2006, the Svalbard Museum features a range of exhibits dedicated to the human inhabitation of the Svalbard archipelago throughout history. Displays focus on the history of mining and whaling on the islands as well as the beautiful flora and fauna found across the Arctic. Also, the nearby Svalbard Gallery houses an array of fabulous artwork created by local artists. 

The Church

Svalbard’s church is the most northerly church in the world. This warm and inviting building is always open to visitors, and guests will be offered snacks and drinks as well as the opportunity to by souvenirs and post cards. Located to the north east of the church is a splendid sundial. During the summer months, this quirky local monument can be used as a 24 hour sundial.

Shopping in Longyearbyen

The vast majority of shops in Longyearbyen are located within the two-story Lompensenteret shopping mall and the local Svalbardbutikken supermarket, where visitors can pick up a variety of gifts and souvenirs for friends and family, such as arts, crafts and clothes, as well as a range of useful general amenities, including food and drinks.

Eating Out in Longyearbyen

The town centre of Longyearbyen is home to several excellent cafes and restaurants serving a variety of scrumptious meals, from traditional Norwegian dishes to delicious international cuisine. Some of the local eateries even offer Svalbard specialities such as seal and whale meat.

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