Guided tour

Longyearbyen: Wilderness Evening Experience with Dinner

4.1 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Hurtigruten Svalbard AS

Longyearbyen: Wilderness Evening Experience with Dinner

Activity provider: Hurtigruten Svalbard AS
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From US$ 140.42 per person

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Scandinavian wilderness and enjoy a unique Arctic experience on your trip to Longyearbyen. Dine on a rustic dinner, learn about Svalbard, and watch an engaging presentation on the King of the Arctic, the polar bear.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
A bus or minibuss will arrive at the front of the hotel. Please be ready and looking for the bus. Pick-up is only available at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Funken Lodge, Coal Miners' Cabins, Svalbard Hotell Polfareren, Svalbard Hotell The Vault, Mary-Ann's Polarrigg and Port of Longyear. Please do not request other pick-up locations.


  • Visit a wilderness camp in the Arctic tundra, where your local hosts will welcome you in to warm yourself at the open fire
  • Experience a fantastic presentation about Svalbard, and it's most famous resident, the polar bear
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive evening with a rustic two course dinner, soft drinks, beer, and wine
  • Learn about the camp's namesake, Willem Barentz, and the discovery of Svalbard
Full description
Your Arctic adventure begins with pickup from Longyearbyen and travels out into the Advent Valley to Camp Barentz, in the midst of the tundra. Upon arrival, meet your friendly guide and listen to a brief safety induction about the camp before heading inside the cozy log cabin where an open fire creates the most blissful atmosphere. Enjoy a delicious welcome drink, then settle in for story time as you listen to your hosts share unique tales and anecdotes about life in the Arctic. Learn about the discoverer of Svalbard, Willem Barentz, then watch an informative and interesting presentation about the King of the Arctic, the polar bear. Throughout the evening, the smells of a traditional reindeer and root vegetable soup will fill the cabin as its cooked over an open fire. When it’s ready, tuck into this hearty dish and don’t be afraid to ask for second servings! Beer, wine, and soft drinks are also served, as well as a delicious chocolate dessert and bonfire coffee. At the end of the evening, the bus takes you back to civilization, bursting with new knowledge and a full belly.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Host at the camp
  • Presentation about polar bears
  • Introduction to the discovery of Svalbard
  • Two course dinner
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, and akevitt
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for those who cannot enter the stairs to the bus (three large steps), or walk over the high door step (20cm)
    • Guests must understand the safety briefing to participate. It is therefore necessary that they understand and speak English or a Scandinavian language to participate
    • NB: clothes may smell like smoke after the tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 13 reviews

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    Better than I expected! I did not have very high expectations for the evening, but it was a very nice evening. For us, it suited us extra well when we arrived the same day and got the history of Barentsz and Svalbard, so we got a better understanding of the islands and their inhabitants. Also info about the polar bear - which we had the huge trip to see on the catamaran trip to the Pyramid two days later. Well told by the guides who also served a really good dish with reindeer meat and some mixed good drinks. That it was then a magically beautiful evening hardly made the evening worse :-)

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