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Flights to Longyearbyen… the place that has more polar bears than people 🐻‍❄️

Typical flight routes cost £400, save over £100 with a long stop in Oslo

From £216

Published by
Caitlin Moore·23/10/2023
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We’ll forgive you if you haven’t heard of Longyearbyen before. It’s a small arctic town located on an Island in Norway's Svalbard archipelago.

We found flights from £216 return during the Polar Night (the period of complete darkness between November and January). These flights do come with two stopovers and it’s pretty hefty in Oslo, but you can leave the airport and explore the city, so you could treat that as a win. Flights with one stop are typically over £400, so you’re saving a fair chunk.

And why would you want to visit there? Well, it’s definitely a niche destination, but there are plenty of reasons for adventure seekers to take a trip. Longyearbyen is famous for the Northern Lights, you can visit the North Pole Expedition Museum or take a snow mobile ride.

Your chances of seeing wildlife are high, there is a higher population of polar bears than people and you can take an expedition cruise to try and catch a sight of them. It’s actually not permitted to leave the settlement without a suitable gun (or a guide) due to the risk of polar bear attacks. It’s also illegal to die or give birth in Longyearbyen. Have we sold it to you yet?

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