There’s no better place to go to than Svalbard if you would like to check out the breathtaking glaciers, explore the unspoilt wilderness and score on a chance encounter with a polar bear. Don’t be mistaken, embarking on these activities don’t necessarily mean that you’ll be on an extremely rugged trip.
You don’t have to give up your comfort and luxury while you go on an adventure in Svalbard this summer. Opt to stay in a luxury lodge at the base of an Arctic glacier which makes it perfect for spotting a polar bear. Fulfilled by Off The Map Travel, this brand new experience on the Norwegian island of Svalbard invites you to stay in the exclusive Nordenskiold Lodge. Set off from your lodge and head out to spot some wildlife, including the famed polar bears that roam the lands of Svalbard.
Begin your trip in the town of Longyearbyen followed by a summer dog sledding trip. You will also be joined by a guide for a boat expedition that brings you around the coast to spot some walruses, whales and polar bears as you make your way to the lodge. Plus, you’ll be able to sign up for a guided glacier climb or go kayaking to take in the scenery. When night falls, end your day with a sumptuous meal and a trip to the sauna.
If you’re lucky, you might be able to experience the ‘midnight sun’ in Svalbard during summer as well.
Tours are available from May to September and fares begin from £6,599 for two adult travellers. For more information, visit Off The Map Travel.