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Address: Polarsenteret | Longyearbyen, 9171, Norway (Formerly Sarkofagen-Spitsbergen)
Phone Number:
+47 79 02 61 00

Spitsbergen Travel is located in Longyearbyen, and is the most...

Spitsbergen Travel is located in Longyearbyen, and is the most well-established tour operator and agent in the area, having assisted visitors to the Svalbard archipelago since 1988. Our team are the local experts on Svalbard, and can arrange everything from day trips to full programs with accommodation, flights, meals and activities for both individual travellers and groups. We work solely with products on Svalbard - this is what we know and is the only thing we sell.Spitsbergen Travel's focus is always on the safety of our guests, and we provide extensive training to our guide team. Our tour production department organises a wide range of acitviites to ensure something for everyone, no matter what the season. Day trips include snowmobiling, dog sledding, northern lights tours, fjord cruises, hiking and kayaking, as well as our exciting expedition programs.We look forward to helping you choose your own Arctic adventure!

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A great cruise

"You do realise this is a working ship," the travel agent warned me, and I nodded. I was expecting to have to sing sea shanties, sleep in a hammock and take pot luck at the... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"You do realise this is a working ship," the travel agent warned me, and I nodded. I was expecting to have to sing sea shanties, sleep in a hammock and take pot luck at the galley, but what greeted me on the Spitsbergen could not have been further from what I imagined. The cabin had a queen size bed that... More 

Thank Davo60
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hurtigruten Tours was the most professional tour outfit we experienced during our week in Svalbard. We had a thorough briefing on clothing, the itinerary (on PowerPoint no less, with descriptions of stops we would be making), and the operation of the snowmobile, which would assure any worrywart embarking on their first snowmobile ride. Our guide was patient and provided illuminating... More 

Thank Winston_Ong
Telford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this experience very much. It was my first attempt at driving a snowmobile, but literally anyone (with a driving licence) could do it. The scenery throughout the trip was absolutely beautiful and we saw several reindeer who did not seem at all bothered by us driving past them. The leaders (Robert and Sara) were very good and patient.... More 

Thank Philip G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With expectations over the moon I woke up and realised the weather was not on my side.. Completely white. Very windy and snowy. I was a bit dissapointed at this point already. Got picked up in a car and was told that it was only me and one other guest on the trip and that we would try to reach... More 

1 Thank Marielle H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am from India and was fortunate enough to be part of this activity along with a couple of my friends. We were picked up from Radisson Blu Polar hotel.It started at sharp 2.00 PM and was for around 2-3 hours. It will always remain an unforgettable experience etched in our memories, more so because we had Martha Dahl as... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told this was a must - to ride a snowmobile to the east coast. This would be a good way to possibly see a polar bear. We didn't see a polar bear but we did see bear foot prints. The glaciers were amazing and certainly spectacular. Mads our tour guide was awesome I hope he is paid well... More 

Thank ChrisTaylerNT
Klosters, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you booked to see the Northern Lights via the Hurtigruten Cruise and your ship is the Nordlys...avoid Cabin 342. It's directly under the children's play area. It's very noisy and the Hurtigruten refuse to allow you to move cabins. Moreover, taking pictures of the Northern Lights from a ship is futile. The ship is moving after all, it's not... More 

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Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Hurtigruten Svalbard, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking time to review us. We will forward your message to the Hurtigruten Ship and try to do something about cabin nr 342. We would also like to welcome you to Spitsbergen in the Arctic, in the future, were we also offer loads of Norhten Lights activitites :-) Anne More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I booked the Snowcat Panorama tour but due to technical problems it was cancelled. A member of Hurtigruten staff came to offer a refund but I chose to do the tour the day after. It was great, very cold but sunny, it gave us the chance to see around the town, offering amazing views. The guide was knowledgeable and very... More 

1 Thank Marina_loveNorway
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Hurtigruten Svalbard, responded to this review

Hi Marina, thank you so much for sharing with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and your activities. The ice cave tour is lovely and the Pyramiden tour is something different, indeed! Welcome back in another season :-) Anne More 

Pisa, Italy
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I booked two tours with them: the ice caving experience and the snowmobile tour towards Elveneset. The ice cave was sooo fascinating, we went up the Longyearbreen by a snow cat, super cool! Inside the cave, what an unbelievable view! We went deep inside under the glacier and had a breathtaking emotion listening to the arctic silence down there! I... More 

1 Thank ilveraldino
Hurtigruten S, Market coordinator at Hurtigruten Svalbard, responded to this review

Dear ilveraldino, thank you so much for your amazing review. We are happy to hear that the ice cave tour was fascinating and super cool! It is truly a magical experience! We are also happy to hear you enjoyed the snowmobile excursion :) We hope to see you again, Thora More 

Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We booked the northern light trip with beltwagon last week. As we know, chances are little as longyearbyen is too high, but space was very limited in the beltwagon and we drove to mine number 7 and back, with 2 stops on our way. Overpriced and regretted to have booked this trip. Guide was nevertheless funny and enthusiastic.

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Hurtigruten S, Market coordinator at Hurtigruten Svalbard, responded to this review

Dear Nathaliehens, thank you for taking your time to write to us. We are happy to hear that the guide on you experience was funny and enthusiastic. We are sorry that the trip did not meet you expectations, but we hope to see you again nevertheless. Kind regards, Thora More 

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