How Much it Costs to Visit Svalbard

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.

Accommodation

Radisson Blue: free (on points)

Transportation

Roundtrip flight from Oslo: 198.60
Roundtrip bus ticket from airport: 28.77

Total: 227.37

Food & Drink

Lunch at Thai restaurant: 19.48
Drinks at Thai restaurant: 11.52
Groceries: 23.61

Total: 54.61

Activities

Walrus Safari Tour: 477.10

Total: 759.08

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.


Why should you visit Svalbard? See our reasons here! Planning a visit to Svalbard? Check out our tips here.

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