We spent three glorious nights in Svalbard, a notoriously pricey destination. But how much does it actually cost to travel to Svalbard? Let’s see how we did! Expenses are in USD and include both of us.
Radisson Blue: free (on points)
Roundtrip flight from Oslo: 198.60
Roundtrip bus ticket from airport: 28.77
Food & Drink
Lunch at Thai restaurant: 19.48
Drinks at Thai restaurant: 11.52
Walrus Safari Tour: 477.10
Total Per Person, Per Day: $126.51
Things to Note
Yep, Svalbard is expensive. But if you don’t include our flights, it was $93.53 per person per day, which really isn’t SO terrible.
Our free accommodation was HUGE. Hotels in Svalbard aren’t cheap, especially if you don’t want to share a bathroom. So being able to use Club Carlson points at the Radisson Blu, one of the nicer hotels in Longyearbyen, was awesome. Read how Pete managed our free stay.
We actually spent a little bit more than this because we had a night at the really fun whisky bar, paid in cash, and can’t remember how much we spent.