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Spitsbergen Information

Population: 2,600

Access: Both Norwegian Airlines and SAS fly to Longyearbyen, direct from Oslo or via Tromsø. There is no regular boat transportation between the Norwegian mainland and Spitsbergen. There are no roads between the few settlements on the islands, in winter transport is by snowmobile or dog sled.

Favourite hotels: Trapper’s Hotel, The Spitsbergen Hotel, Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg, Isfjord Radio

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.

"The highlight for us? Just being there ... at the very edge of the habitable world!"

Mike Potter (Hexham, Northumberland, UK)

Every itinerary we create at Different Snow is tailor-made. We listen to exactly what it is you want – your interests, your requirements and your budget – and then, using our on-the-ground knowledge, we can curate a bespoke itinerary for you. The following are some sample itineraries; packages we've created previously and which worked well for our clients. Use them as a starting point for ideas ... and then get in contact. We'll put something together just for you.

In Spitsbergen, we can create itineraries with a little bit of everything – snowmobiling, dog sledding, snow cats and just walking around Longyearbyen. We also have several more intrepid expeditions on offer: epic ski trips (both downhill and cross-country), hardy multi-day snowmobile adventures and coast-to-coast dog sled safaris. See below for several set departures during the light winter of March, April and May. And if you can't find exactly what you want, then all is not lost. Give us a call and we'll use our knowledgeable, experienced and professional partners on the islands to create the perfect itinerary.


Spitsbergen Information

Population: 2,600

Access: Both Norwegian Airlines and SAS fly to Longyearbyen, direct from Oslo or via Tromsø. There is no regular boat transportation between the Norwegian mainland and Spitsbergen. There are no roads between the few settlements on the islands, in winter transport is by snowmobile or dog sled.

Favourite hotels: Trapper’s Hotel, The Spitsbergen Hotel, Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg, Isfjord Radio

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.