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Svalbard Trip

Top hotels in Svalbard

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen
4 out of 5
Vei 229-3, Longyearbyen
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs12,807 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan
4.2/5Very Good! (374 reviews)
Stay at Radisson

"Only 1 person checking us in at 3am when probably 10 couple got off bus. Central heating system not working or not working very well (told heating guy not working at weekend but did not improve on Monday or Tuesday morning). At times during our stay it got down to -30c outside."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen
Svalbard Hotell | Polfareren
Svalbard Hotell | Polfareren
4 out of 5
Postboks 538, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
The price is Rs13,459 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
4.6/5Exceptional! (276 reviews)

"Lovely stay at Polfareren for our honeymoon. The location was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful, and the facilities great. We will be coming back as soon as possible."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

Svalbard Hotell | Polfareren
Coal Miners Cabins
Coal Miners Cabins
2 out of 5
Vei 100-6, Longyearbyen
The price is Rs8,658 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan
3.9/5Very Good! (389 reviews)
Great place to stay

"Lovely place to stay as a family to explore Svalbard, with great views over Longyearbyen"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Coal Miners Cabins
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.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Svalbard holiday package cost?
Get ready to book, because a trip to Svalbard starts from an enticing . When you combine your flights, hotels and car rentals into a holiday package, you’ll land the biggest bargains.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Svalbard holiday package?
It’s hard to predict what the future holds, so it’s good to know that you can change or cancel your Svalbard holiday package. If you booked in the last 24 hours, you may be eligible for a refund. If it’s an older booking, your hotel, airline or car rental company may charge a fee. Check our Customer Service Portal to learn more.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Svalbard?
One of the simplest ways to save money (and time) is to combine your bookings with Expedia. Hotels, tours, flights and rental cars — we’ve got it all. Pick and choose a combination that best suits you and save up to 21.4%. And of course, we do get that a package deal is never one-size-fits-all. That’s why we offer more than 400 airlines and 321,000 hotels globally, so you can craft your very own custom-built Svalbard adventure.
What are the top hotels in Svalbard?
Longyearbyen is one place that most travellers to Svalbard include in their itinerary. For an enjoyable stay here, look up Svalbard Hotell | Polfareren and Funken Lodge.
When is the best time of year to visit Svalbard?
You’ll have to consider your priorities to find the right answer. Typically, you’ll score the best deals in , while is when hotel rates usually rise. Svalbard draws the crowds in . If you’re in the mood for a more relaxed holiday, would be a better time to visit.
How far in advance should I book my Svalbard holiday?
It can be tricky to know exactly when is the perfect time to book your Svalbard holiday. But usually the earlier you book, the better the prices. In some cases, you can reserve your flights and hotels up to a year before departure. If you’re hoping for a last-minute getaway, no need to fret! There are plenty of fantastic deals posted on Expedia every single day.
What does an Expedia Svalbard travel package include?
From hotels and flights to car rentals, Expedia can help you shape a Svalbard package that’s perfect for you. Holidaying for a week or longer? Give some thought to a rental car, hotel and flight bundle. If you can only squeeze in a quick getaway, a hotel and flight deal may suit you better. Experiences can also be added after you’ve booked. Our travel packages make it simple to save and plan.
What should I know before booking a Svalbard travel package?
Our prices are already low. However, you’ll pick up even more bargains if you book your hotels, flights and car rentals together. With an Expedia package, you’ll always get transparent pricing and a huge range of choice.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Svalbard holiday packages?
Your bank balance shouldn’t prevent you from getting the best out of your holiday, so Expedia has devised a solution to help. Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, it’s easier than ever to book an amazing getaway that won’t drain your wallet. Just Book Now, Pay Later and take the worry out of planning for your journey.
Can I choose my airline with a Svalbard Expedia holiday package?
Yes — and it’s easy too. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines all over the world. Our holiday packages give you the freedom to pick from available flights, hotels and activities that suit you.