Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel

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A remote outpost

Experience the solitude of Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, a remote outpost far removed from civilization and inaccessible by road. In winter, arrive by dog sled or snowmobile, traversing glaciers and mountains. In summer, embark on a boat safari across the Arctic Ocean.

Built in 1933, the radio station’s exterior may appear rugged, but upon entering, you’ll be greeted by a comfortable hotel with a modern and inviting interior. During your stay, choose from a selection of guided adventures to explore the pristine wilderness.

As you awaken in this breathtaking setting, you’re prepared for an exhilarating day in the Arctic. Encounter wildlife as you explore; with approximately 3,500 polar bears on Svalbard, it’s not uncommon for them to visit us at Isfjord Radio. Rest assured, your safety is our top priority, and you’ll have our protection at all times.

After a day brimming with Arctic adventures, unwind in our architectural gem – the sauna. With its breathtaking view, especially when a group of whales passes by, it’s an experience like no other.

After a relaxing session in the sauna followed by a refreshing drink, prepare yourself for an exquisite and flavorful meal. We source local Svalbard produce from one of the remaining trappers on the island, allowing our chefs to craft fine dining experiences inspired by the Arctic region.

february-october
22 rooms
Breakfast and dinner
Wilderness Hotel

Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel offers unique wilderness accommodation about 90 km from Longyearbyen. At summertime we have daily boat safaris from Longyearbyen to Isfjord Radio, in the winter a stay at Isfjord Radio is included in a snowmobile or dogsledding adventure.

The hotel consists of a main building and two separate houses containing bedrooms. Every building has separate toilets and washrooms with shower. The sauna is situated on the edge of the tundra, with a wonderful view to the Isfjorden and Forlandet islands.

Please note that Isfjord Radio is a wilderness hotel and to move outside you need a guide with rifle for polar bear protection. At summertime we have a weekly adventure program. You can buy additional adventures at Isfjord Radio with the room booking.

The best summer adventures for nature lovers can be found in the true wilderness, far off the beaten tracks. Isfjord Radio will introduce you to the true Svalbard and the wonders of the High Arctic. After an adventurous day in the Arctic playground you will return to a warm and cosy living room, a homemade meal and a relax in your peaceful home on the windswept grounds of Kapp Linné.

Every day
3 days
May-September
Min. 4 participants
Dinner and breakfast
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel
Child 2-11 yrs 6,990
Min. age 2
per person 9,990 nok
Next departure 20th May 2024

Spend your days exploring the wilderness together with your Arctic nature guide, and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by your host when you arrive back at the hotel. Just as the former radio station manager hosted and served the Norewgian polar hero, Fritjof Nansen, Isfjord Radio’s own chef will prepare and serve you a tasty menu with a touch of local ingredients and unique combinations of flavours. Isfjord Radio is the perfect place to be on the lookout for the “Big Five” of Svalbard. The more time you spend in the Arctic wilderness, the more likely you are to cross walruses, polar bears, the Arctic fox, the Svalbard grouse and the Svalbard reindeer off your bucket list.

Boat departure every day at 3pm
4 days
June-September
Dinner and breakfast
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel
2-11 years, 8,490
Min. age 2
per person 12,490 nok

Gabrielle and Fay Wildhagen – two of Norway’s most beloved songwriters and artists! Check out a very special weekend in the wilderness of Svalbard.

Join us for a memorable music experience in Svalbard. This summer we are adding a new dimension to the nature experiences at Isfjord Radio. Close encounters between pure nature and musical moments presented by two well known Norwegian artists. Intimate acoustic concerts are nicely framed by the hotel experience at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel. Enjoy homemade food based on Norwegian traditions and share unforgettable memories with people sharing your interest.

6.-8. sept 2024
3 days
Summer
Most meals included
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel
per person 17,990 nok
Next departure 6th Sep 2024

Experience the best of what Svalbard has to offer in summertime; glaciers, hiking, wildlife, and new friends in fellow explorers and your Arctic nature guide. Enjoy your time at the comfortable and world northernmost situated lodge, lurking in the moraine by Nordenskiold glacier. Immerse yourself in the true wilderness feeling at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, at the very west coast of Spitsbergen.

Friday
5 days
july-september
Min. 4 participants
Meals included
Nordenskiold Lodge and Isfjord Radio
Min. age 12
per person 49,990 nok
Next departure 5th Jul 2024

In wintertime snowmobiling is your way far out in the Arctic wilderness. Spend three days to see more of Svalbard and reach the most impressive sites we may show you. Experience driving across a frozen land in Longyearbyen’s vast backyard. Discover a unique hotel at the end of the world and top of your adventure with a menu from one of the best kitchens on the island.

Mon, Wed, Fri
3 days
February-May
Min. 4 participants
All meals included
Isfjord Radio
Passenger 13,590
Min. age 16
per driver 17,990 nok
Next departure 23rd Feb 2024

Step outside Longyearbyen and open your door to the Arctic wilderness. Get the real feeling of what Svalbard is about. Mush your own husky team, set your expedition camp and care for your dogs for five days. We head vest to Isfjord Radio. After two long days outdoors a stay in this remarkable boutique hotel will ensure that you have the energy needed for the journey back to Longyearbyen.

EVERY MONDAY 25. MARCH - 19. APRIL
5 days
March-April
Min. 2 participants
Meals included
Tent and Isfjord Radio
Min. age 18
per person 49,990 nok
Next departure 25th Mar 2024

More about Isfjord Radio AdventURE Hotel

With the provided information about Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel and the daily adventures available during the stay, you will be well-prepared to book your stay and adventure. If you need any further assistance or have any questions, feel free to contact us.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

We provide essential travel information to facilitate planning for your Arctic adventure. By offering details on the best time to visit, transportation options, packing recommendations, and a trip level indicator, you’re ensuring a smooth and informed journey. Additionally, the inclusion of a comprehensive Arctic dictionary will further enrich your experience and preparation for adventures at Svalbard. If you require further assistance or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

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Summer swim at Isfjord Radio

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Waking up at Isfjord Radio with a special kind of drop-in guest

It is seldom we have drop-in guests at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, but this morning we had a surprise! A polar bear had found h...

OUR ARCTIC FOOD PHILOSOPHY

Dinner at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel

Bearded seal, ringed seal, arctic char and cod from the ice cold sea. Reindeer, ptarmigan and geese from the modest tundra and the...

The feeling of an Arctic spa

Looking through the big wall-to-wall window, all you can see is the wide horizon over Arctic Ocean. Somewhere out there is the coa...

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