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Longyearbyen, Norway Luxury Cruises

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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Ultimate Arctic Islands
  25 June 2021
  Scenic Eclipse
  24 nights
  Scandinavia

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£19329pp
The Arctic in Depth
  25 June 2021
  Scenic Eclipse
  12 nights
  Scandinavia

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£9689pp
Tromso to Longyearbyen
  20 July 2021
  Silver Wind
  10 nights
  Scandinavia

Enjoy guided Zodiac land and sea tours and shoreside activities led by the expedition team.

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£9399pp
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£8769pp
Ultimate Arctic & Iceland
  26 July 2021
  Scenic Eclipse
  23 nights
  Polar Regions

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£14399pp
Svalbard - Beyond North Cape
  27 July 2021
  Seabourn Venture
  11 nights
  Scandinavia

Limited Suites remaining. Includes a charter flight from Lonyearbyen to Olso and an overnight hotel stay in Oslo

Cruise & Fly
£12899pp
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£11399pp
Norway Intensive & Svalbard Voyage
  28 July 2021
  Azamara Journey
  18 nights
  Scandinavia

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£6079pp
Arctic Islands
  03 August 2021
  Scenic Eclipse
  15 nights
  Polar Regions

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£11899pp
Spectacular Svalbard & Greenland
  07 August 2021
  Seabourn Venture
  14 nights
  Scandinavia

Includes Overnight hotel stay in Oslo and charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen. | Includes Zodiac landings and select expedition experiences

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£16199pp
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£14629pp
High Arctic Explorer
  16 August 2021
  Scenic Eclipse
  14 nights
  Scandinavia

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£11459pp
Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard Bergen to Oslo
  29 June 2022
  Scenic Eclipse
  15 nights
  Scandinavia

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£9349pp
The Arctic in Depth
  12 July 2022
  Scenic Eclipse
  12 nights
  Scandinavia

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£9089pp
The Arctic in Depth
  22 July 2022
  Scenic Eclipse
  12 nights
  Scandinavia

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£9089pp
Beyond the Arctic Circle- Tromso to Oslo
  29 August 2022
  Scenic Eclipse
  13 nights
  Scandinavia

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£8989pp
Beyond the Arctic Circle
  09 September 2022
  Scenic Eclipse
  12 nights
  Scandinavia

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£8989pp
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