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New Year's Celebration 2022/23 at Funken Lodge

Travel date: December 30, 2022 - January 2, 2023

Take this year's celebration to the next level and ring in the new year on top of the world! This complete package includes all the components for an unforgettable celebration, including flight tickets. With some luck, nature's own fireworks will light up the sky as well: the northern lights.

The package includes:

  • Flight to Svalbard, round trip from Oslo
  • Airport transfer in Longyearbyen
  • 3 nights at Funken Lodge, including breakfast
  • Cultural-historical sightseeing in Longyearbyen
  • Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz
  • New Year's brunch in Funktionærmessen Restaurant
  • New Year's dinner including wine/juice pairing and a glass of bubbles at 23:59
  • Entrance ticket to New Years Eve party at Huset
  • Northern Lights hunting with snowcat
  • One 4-course dinner at Funktionærmessen Restaurant

Detailed programme

Friday, December 30, 2022

  • Arrival Longyearbyen. Hurtigruten Svalbard's tour guide welcomes you in the arrival hall. Transport to your accommodation Funken Lodge.
  • Cultural-historical sightseeing. A local guide takes you through Longyearbyen and its exciting history, including a visit at the Svalbard Museum. Topics that will be covered are history, geology, flora, fauna and today's society.
  • Aperitif in Funken Bar
  • Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz including dinner, 3 h. More information below.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

  • Breakfast is served in Funktionærmessen Restaurant
  • Brunch & Bubbles in Funktionærmessen Restaurant around lunch time
  • Day at your own disposal. Take a stroll in town, enjoy tax-free shopping, visit the local church, or just enjoy the atmosphere in Longyearbyen before the festive evening. It is also possible to add excursions for those who would like:
    Northern Lights Hunting with Electric Snowmobile
    Dogsledding under the Northern Lights
    Hike to an Ice Cave
  • Aperitif and New Year's Dinner in Funktionærmessen Restaurant, including wine/juice pairing and a glass of bubbles at 23:59
  • Entrance ticket to the News Year's Party at Huset

Sunday, January 1, 2023

  • Breakfast is served in Funktionærmessen Restaurant
  • Northern Lights hunting with snowcat, 3 h. More information below.
  • 4-course dinner in Funktionærmessen Restaurant

Monday, January 2, 2023

  • Breakfast is served in Funktionærmessen Restaurant. Check out of rooms.
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Departure from Longyearbyen

Booking

NOK 13,995,- per person in shared double room
NOK 14,895,- per person in a single room

Book here

Stay at Funken Lodge

Funken Lodge is a boutique hotel in Longyearbyen where comfort and quality are in focus. The hotel is located in a historic setting and offers a unique Svalbard experience. The relaxed atmosphere allows you to unwind after long and exciting days outdoors. All rooms are beautifully decorated and our friendly staff will ensure you a wonderful stay.

With focus on high-quality ingredients and excellent service, the team in Funktionærmessen Restaurant welcomes you to a culinary experience. Here you will be served delicious menus with New Year's inspiration.

Northern Lights evening at Camp Barentz

The Northern lights over Svalbard can be seen 24 hours a day during the polar night. Camp Barentz is perfectly located far away from all the light pollution, which offers the perfect conditions for experiencing Svalbard's magnificent nature and the northern lights. You will be picked up at the hotel by bus and driven out of town, towards the camp. As we arrive in front of the lovely wooden cabins, you will be greeted by your host for the evening.

Here you will be served something good to drink, delicious homemade reindeer stew, coffee and dessert. After dinner, it is time to learn a little more about the green magical lights on the sky. We gather around the fire, and the host will tell about the incredible phenomenon. If the conditions allow for it, we end the evening by experiencing the northern lights with our own eyes outside the cabin.

Northern Lights hunting with snowcat

Northern lights hunting with a snowcat is a nice and comfortable way to get out into the wild Svalbard nature. The trip is not physically demanding, and suits all ages and fitness levels. The guide takes you out of the city, away from Longyearbyen's lights, into the magical polar night. You drive across the frozen Advent valley, and there will be several stops along the way to look for the northern lights. We recommend wearing warm winter clothes so you can enjoy the northern lights outside if it shows up on the sky.

Cancellation charges

A booking cannot be canceled and/or refunded. Names can be changed for a fee of NOK 300,- per ticket, up to 1 month before departure.

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