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Rica Hotels

Rica Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains in Norway and covers most of the country.

The Svalbard Islands

The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here you will find untouched arctic wilderness.

Go on a cruise with Hurtigruten

Witness stunning scenery with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast. Travel the entire voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, or hop on and off as you wish.

Getting to Svalbard and around

There are daily flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen, the main town on Svalbard, via Tromsø most of the year.

What to do in Svalbard

Join a boat trip to watch the arctic landscape and wildlife. Or try dog sledding or a snowmobile safari.

Dog sledging on wheels in the Arctic

We hear the huskies long before we see them. A chorus of barking greets us at Svalbard Villmarkssenter: 40 huskies leaping, yelping and eager to go.

Eating and nightlife in Svalbard

There is a selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants in Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard. Having your meal in a Sami turf is a special experience.

Arctic adventures with Svalbard Villmarkssenter

Svalbard Villmarkssenter offers dog sledding, hiking, skiing and other sports activities in wild nature in the Svalbard Islands.

Shopping at Svalbard

Silver, gold and furs are among the local products to consider. Svalbard is a duty-free area.

Key facts about Svalbard

Svalbard, the realm of the polar bear, has long fascinated travelers. Unique wildlife, wild nature and old mining towns are all found on the islands.
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Excursions en route

Hurtigruten’s extensive program of excursions takes advantage of local guides and benefits from calling at ports that larger ships cannot reach.
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Explore authentic Norway with Hurtigruten

A Hurtigruten voyage is arguably the best way to experience Norway. Discover fjords, waterways and ports that other ships cannot reach.
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Hurtigruten

A journey with the iconic Hurtigruten offers the best views at a gentle pace – it is the ideal way to discover Norway’s varied coastal landscape.
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Classic and short voyages

The Classic Roundtrip Voyage with Hurtigruten is a 12 day journey, but there are also shorter options available.
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Four seasons with Hurtigruten

Every season has its charm; the northern lights in winter, the Arctic awakening in spring, the midnight sun in summer and the vivid colors in fall.
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Arctic Light Safari

Freedom. Adventure. Imagine a snowmobile journey through the Arctic landscape, with the polar night lit only by the stars and the dancing aurora.
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