23. - 25. september 2022

Green Mountain to Svalbard

An exotic experience!

Copyright: Eveline Lunde

Under the polar sky, halfway between the North Pole and mainland Norway, lies the archipelago of Svalbard – The most exotic place you will find in Norway. The 63,000 km with wilderness, fjords, arctic desert and glaciers is a wild and beautiful destination.
During this weekend you will experience rare and iconic nature experiences, including a boat trip to the Russian settlement Barentsburg, a visit to a closed mine and of course good food!
There are no more than 2,500 people living in Longyearbyen, but the place is known for its excellent restaurants and a lively nightlife.
Svalbard is a place that must be experienced!

Registration deadline 15th of April

Dagsprogram

Dag 1
Oslo - Svalbard
Dag 2
Boat trip to Barentsburg
Dag 3
Mining visit and return journey
tents by high mountains
Copyright Dagmara Wojtanowicz
beer and pizza
Copyright Agurtxane Concellon
red and white barn near mountain under white clouds during daytime
Copyright Janik Rohland
Svalbard isbjørn sommer
Copyright: Linda Drake
Hotel buidling
Copyright Eveline Lunde
hotel room
Copyright Agurtxane Concellon

Program

  • Dag 1 Oslo - Svalbard
    Inkluderte måltider: Lunsj, Middag

    Upon arrival in Longyearbyen, there will be served a light lunch.
    Afterwards ther will be guided walk through Longyearbyen and the city’s exciting history. We will visit the Svalbard Museum, and topics that will be covered are history, geology, flora, fauna and today’s society.

    We then check in at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel. It is located in the middle of the city with walking distance to the city’s restaurants and main street. The hotel is newly renovated and the hotel houses the popular Barentz Gastropub and Nansen Restaurant.

    Tonight’s dinner will be served in Camp Barentz. Located 10 km east of Longyearbyen, the place has a fantastic location and perfect place to experience Svalbard’s magnificent nature. On arrival you will be greeted by the hosts and inside the large tent dinner, campfire coffee and dessert will be served.

    Copyright Agurtxane Concellon
  • Dag 2 Boat trip to Barentsburg
    Inkluderte måltider: Frokost, Lunsj, Middag

    MS Bard is a hybrid-powered boat that is packed with the greenest technology available on the market. We arrive in Barentsburg where it will be time on our own to explore this fascinating Russian settlement. With its 600 inhabitants, Barentsburg is Svalbard’s second largest settlement and at the same time a small part of Russia.
    The mining community is located by the beautiful Grønfjord, and is run and owned by a state-owned Russian mining company. There is a separate coal power plant, hospital, hotel, school, kindergarten and culture and sports building.
    If the weather allows it, we will also drive to the Esmark Glacier, or into Borebukta which is a famous haunt for walruses. On the trip there will also be a chance to see polar bears!

    NB! The stop in Barentsburg is subject to the situation having changed in relation to Russia. As of March 2022, visits have been stopped indefinitely.

    The afternoon is at your disposal. Svalbard is VAT-free so you can make good purchases on both hiking clothes and other things up here! At the local Coopen is the world’s northernmost wine monopoly – the North Pole where you can buy goods at tax-free prices.

    There will also be an offer of a voluntary visit to Svalbard Brewery for beer tasting.

    Dinner in the evening.

    Copyright: Eveline Lunde
    Copyright: Agurtxane Concellon/Hurtigruten Svalbard
  • Dag 3 Mining visit and return journey
    Inkluderte måltider: Frokost

    After breakfast and check-out from the hotel, it’s time to visit Mine 3. This is the last low-operating mine on the island, and it was in production from 1971 to 1996.
    It appears today as it was when it was abandoned, and you can see the coal wagons, the equipment and the various stations in the facility.
    At the end of the trip we go into the mountains, turn on the headlights and really get to feel the feeling of the mine darkness and the silence close to us.

    Transport to the airport.

    Copyright: Hurtigruten Svalbard
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Praktisk informasjon og reisebetingelser

Dette er inkludert:

INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
Flights Oslo – Longyearbyen t/r
Airfares
1 piece of checked luggage
2 nights in a shared twin room at Hotel Radisson Blu Polar
3 lunches (1 2-course at a restaurant, 1 on the the boat trip, 1 lunchbox day 3)
1 dinner at Camp Barentz day 1
1 dinner at the hotel day 2
Sightseeing by foot day 1
Boat trip to Barentsburg day 2 with lunch onboard
Mining visit day 3
1 tourleader from Norsk Tur

Tillegg per person:
  • Optional beer tasting at Svalbard Brewery, Saturday afternoon (own expense)

ADDITIONS PER PERSON

If you have been fully vaccinated or have had Covid-19, you are exempt from presenting a negative test on arrival. All travelers must still take a self-test upon arrival. These are handed out free of charge at the airport on arrival. For more information read here
These rules are subject to change, update will be sent out before departure.

We reserve the right to make changes to the program, flight times, and any printing errors.

 

Flytider
23.september
  • 09:15 - 13:40
    Oslo Longyearbyen Group 1
  • 09:45 - 12:40
    Oslo Longyearbyen Group 2
25.september
  • 14:50 - 19:00
    Longyearbyen Oslo Group 2
  • 12:55 - 17:10
    Longyearbyen Oslo Group 1