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    Isfjord Radio Station

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Situated about 55 miles west from Longyearbyen, only accessible by snowmobile or dog sled, you find one of the most exotic boutique hotels you'll stay in anywhere -  Isfjord Radio. Until a few years ago, this remote radio station was an important telecommunications link between the Norwegian mainland and the inhabitants of Svalbard. Defunct, the station was lovingly renovated and tastefully decorated and it is operated as a wilderness hotel, up to the highest modern international standards. It's quite remarkable how they manage to offer such high quality accommodation in such a remote location (and, we mean really remote). 

The shell of Isfjord Radio – the layout of bedrooms, bathrooms, communal rooms and kitchens – remains as original, with metal shutters and 50’s stylings. That, however, is where the history ends.  Isfjord Radio has 23 rooms, with a total of 49 beds across four buildings. Comfortable double beds are dressed in grey wools, cool cottons and cashmere throws. There are elegant sofas scattered with cushions and plate glass windows overlooking the ocean. As it is a conversion, the rooms are not en suite - toilets and showers are in common use down the corridor - but they are newly renovated and without question finished to a very high standard. The excellent resident chef prepares delicious 3-course dinners and tasty breakfast for the mornings, all served in the dining room with breath-taking views over Isfjorden and towards.....Greenland. There is also a fully licensed bar, featuring their very own special Radio Wine.​

  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Panoramic Views

Isfjord Radio is located at Kapp Linné, on the north west of Spitsbergen Island, 55 miles from Longyearbyen. You can only reach Isfjord Radio (during winter season) by snowmobiles or by dog sledges.

Distances to:

Shop(s): 90 kilometres
Restaurants and Bars: 90 kilometres
Shuttle Bus: 90 kilometres

Isfjord Radio is sold as part of a package from Longyearbyen - there are multi-day snowmobile and dog sledding expeditions which feature the hotel and the price (full board) is within the cost of the safari.

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  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Panoramic Views

Isfjord Radio is located at Kapp Linné, on the north west of Spitsbergen Island, 55 miles from Longyearbyen. You can only reach Isfjord Radio (during winter season) by snowmobiles or by dog sledges.

Distances to:

Shop(s): 90 kilometres
Restaurants and Bars: 90 kilometres
Shuttle Bus: 90 kilometres

Isfjord Radio is sold as part of a package from Longyearbyen - there are multi-day snowmobile and dog sledding expeditions which feature the hotel and the price (full board) is within the cost of the safari.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.