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Christmas on Svalbard, Radisson Blu

Travel period: 22-26 December

There is something very special about the Christmas season and the atmosphere in Longyearbyen. The streets are lit up by beautiful Christmas lights, and you have the possibility to see northern lights dance in the sky both during day and night. Celebrate Christmas on Svalbard this year!

This package includes:

  • 4 nights at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen
  • Breakfast every morning
  • Northern Lights hunting with snowcat
  • Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz
  • Christmas dinner in Restaurant Nansen

See Christmas programme

December 23

  • Gingerbread decoration
  • Christmas tree decoration

December 24

  • Christmas porridge is served for lunch
  • Christmas service in the church
  • Meet & greet with puppies from Green Dog outside the hotel
  • Mulled wine, cookies and hot chocolate
  • Christmas dinner in Restaurant Nansen

December 25

  • Christmas movie & Christmas corner with games

December 26

  • Ugly Christmas sweater contest and party at Barentz Gastropub


From NOK 7.190,- per person in a shared double room
From NOK 10.145,- per person in a single room*

*a double room for single use


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Cancellation policy

Cancellation within:

•22 days gives a full refund or the possibility of rebooking the trip
•8-21 days gives a 50% refund
•0-7 days does not give a refund

*Applies to the number of days before the journey starts.

Please note that additional costs may apply if the offer is no longer available, when changing the travel period.

Stay at the world's northernmost full-service hotel

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen is located in the heart of Longyearbyen. The hotel reopened after major renovations in February, 2019 and is a perfect place to stay for both family, couples and friends. In the hotel lobby you can relax in our lounge in front of the fireplace and enjoy a hot drink after a long day of adventure.

Afraid of missing out? You can register for a northern lights wake up call at the reception and the staff will notify you if the northern lights are visible. We always do our best to make your Svalbard experience complete.

Enjoy a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner

Come as you are, straight from an adventure or put on your finest clothes. Regardless of your outfit, you are invited to a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner in Restaurant Nansen. Should the northern lights start dancing in the sky during your dinner, do not worry: The staff will let you know, and the outdoor terrace is not many meters away.

Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz

Put on some warm clothes and get ready for an exciting experience! Camp Barentz boasts an amazing location at the foot of the mountain, Breinosa, right below Mine 7. Here, far from town, you have the perfect conditions for hunting the northern lights. You will get picked up at the hotel by bus, and then driven straight out of town. As we arrive at the cozy wooden cabins we will be met by the evening’s host. Good drinks and a delicious homemade reindeer bidos will be served, together with campfire coffee and dessert. After a delicious dinner, it is time to learn more about the green veil in the sky. We will sit around the fire, while our host shares information and photographs explaining this incredible phenomenon. If lady aurora appears, we will round off the evening by watching the display with our own eyes outside the cabin.

Northern Lights hunting with snowcat

Take the whole family along, and join us on an exciting snowcat trip as we hunt for the northern lights. The snowcat is impossible to miss when it parks outside your hotel, but as soon as you have exchanged the town for the wilderness, the vehicle will seem very small, and the wilderness very big. An aurora hunt by snowcat is a great way for people of all ages to leave civilisation behind. The trip is not physically demanding, and is also suitable for children.Read more about the tour here.

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