Company information

Hurtigruten Svalbard is Svalbard's most experienced tour operator and booking agency, and is based in Longyearbyen, the administrative centre of Svalbard. Hurtigruten Svalbard AS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hurtigruten ASA.

Our vision

World leader in exploration travel.

Our mission

Provide safe, unique, active and sustainable travel experiences that create lifelong memories

We at Hurtigruten will contribute to strengthening the cooperation and sense of community in our global business. We will enhance the experience of working in one company and of going in the same direction in order to achieve our goals. Our vision and our values are means to achieving good results together.

Our values

WE Inspire – We create positive engagement

WE Empower – We bring out the best in each other

WE Care – We make a difference

WE Explore – We always search for improvements

The local experts

Hurtigruten Svalbard began as a small agency organising transport south for the local miners, and has today grown into the region's most experienced incoming tour operator. Based in Longyearbyen, our team are the local experts and can help you book and organise nearly everything in advance, meaning that we can help you to make your dreams a reality.

With us you can experience panoramic views over snow-covered glaciers, sunsets over the sea ice, boat trips, organised walks, ski treks, snowmobile safaris, dog sledding, kayakking and so much more. After a day out in the wilderness, come back to a cosy room in the modern town of Longyearbyen, where we offer a range of accommodation options, or join one of our expeditions and sleep in the wilderness. Our team lives in Longyearbyen, and are here all year round, meaning that we can assist you when ever you wish to visit. If you ask us which season is the best, the answer is all of them!

Our groups department have many years of experience with organising conferences, meetings and incentives for 10 -300 people, and can tailor-make a program to suit your group's needs. Svalbard is the world's northermost meeting place, and bound to excite your participants.

Great Arctic adventures become even better when combined with great food and drink. No matter whether you stay in a tent, cabin or hotel, we can offer you unique culinary experiences which can only be experienced here next to the North Pole.

We recommend guided tours to all visitors so that you can get the most out of your trip while keeping out of harm's way. Our professional tour leaders are familiar with the local area, know almost everything worth knowing about Svalbard, and are focussed on safe and secure travel. They receive specialised training in Arctic survival and polar bear safaety. Their goal is that you, as their guest, will learn something about this special area. Svalbard is stunning, but the environment can also show a fiercer side - that's why it is so fascinating.

Welcome to our world with Hurtigruten Svalbard!

Hurtigruten Svalbard AS

Hurtigruten Svalbard (former Spitsbergen Travel) opened in 1988 and the Hurtigruten Svalbard group owns several subsidiaries. Funken Lodge, Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Coal Miners' Cabins, Ingeniør G. Paulsen and Longyear78 are all part of Hurtigruten Svalbard AS.

The Group has approximately 200 permanent employees in addition to seasonal workers. Our  annual turnover is approximately NOK 300 million.


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HURTIGRUTEN SVALBARD AS, P.O. Box 548, N-9171 Longyearbyen
Telephone.: +47 79 02 61 00 | 951 251 579

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