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    Longyearbyen by night...and day

Duration: 4 days

Longyearbyen and the surrounding tundra wilderness during the dark winter - i.e. from November until mid-February. The sun won't rise, but everything is still lit in beautiful ethereal blues and vivid pinks. A spell-bounding time of year to visit - the midday moon being an experience you'll never forget. This is when the northern lights routinely and regularly dance across the sky. There are many activities on offer, created to make the best of the dark days - snowmobiles, huskies, snowcats and your own two feet all take you out of Longyearbyen.

Day 1

Arrive in Spitsbergen, having flown in via the Norwegian mainland. Airport shuttle to your hotel in Longyearbyen. Head out of town on a snowcat, or on foot, to explore the Advent Valley, looking for the northern lights. Overnight in Longyearbyen.

Day 2

Head out on a husky safari in the deep winter silence. Remainder of the day at leisure and overnight in Longyearbyen.

Day 3

Guided tour of Longyearbyen. Head out in the evening on a snowmobile safari, in to the fjords and hills surrounding the town. Overnight in Longyearbyen. 

Day 4

Head back to Longyear airport and fly home, via Oslo or Tromsø.

Prices vary, depending on which hotel you choose in Longyearbyen and the specific activites you choose.

Please get in touch and we will happily prepare a tailor-made itinerary & quote.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

It is important to us that your holiday exceeds your expectations! Different Snow will continue to grow through personal recommendations and word of mouth and, therefore, it is essential to us that you have a great holiday. We want you to travel with us again. Once you've returned we want to hear all about it and we'll certainly encourage you to tell all your friends!


Day 1

Arrive in Spitsbergen, having flown in via the Norwegian mainland. Airport shuttle to your hotel in Longyearbyen. Head out of town on a snowcat, or on foot, to explore the Advent Valley, looking for the northern lights. Overnight in Longyearbyen.

Day 2

Head out on a husky safari in the deep winter silence. Remainder of the day at leisure and overnight in Longyearbyen.

Day 3

Guided tour of Longyearbyen. Head out in the evening on a snowmobile safari, in to the fjords and hills surrounding the town. Overnight in Longyearbyen. 

Day 4

Head back to Longyear airport and fly home, via Oslo or Tromsø.

Prices vary, depending on which hotel you choose in Longyearbyen and the specific activites you choose.

Please get in touch and we will happily prepare a tailor-made itinerary & quote.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

It is important to us that your holiday exceeds your expectations! Different Snow will continue to grow through personal recommendations and word of mouth and, therefore, it is essential to us that you have a great holiday. We want you to travel with us again. Once you've returned we want to hear all about it and we'll certainly encourage you to tell all your friends!