Accommodation, excursions and concerts
June 6, 2019
This offer includes 4 nights at Svalbard Hotell Polfareren or The Vault, in shared double/twin room, activities, transfers and concerts as described below, 2 dinners at Huset Restaurant and lunch on the boat trip. Limited availability - there are still a few packages left!
Festival day 1: Thursday 6th of June
16.00 Drinks and talk in the Lounge at Svalbard Hotell | Polfareren
Drinks in the bar, small-talk and tapas
18:00 Transport to Huset
Drinks and meet the artists
19:00 Grand Opening Gala & 3-course Arctic Dinner at Huset
The concert repertoire will vary from opera arias to beautiful violin concertos and some of the greatest music written for chamber orchestras. Meet the renowned soloists from the festival programme, together with musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic. After the concert, we invite you to a social gathering in the Bistro at Huset with a three-course dinner followed by a night cap to conclude a wonderful evening.
Huset was built in 1951 as a meeting house for the residents of Longyearbyen. As Longyearbyen was originally a “company town” with two class distinctions, Huset was built on “neutral ground” outside the town centre. This legendary building, which is now a leading restaurant, has also served as the local post office, hospital and school.
Festival day 2: Friday 7th of June
08:00 Meet-up in the reception, transport to the boat.
Enjoy a day cruise by boat to the Russian settlement of Barentsburg. A guided walk in the settlement will be followed by a special and intimate concert in the Culture Hall in Barentsburg. Lunch will be served on deck overlooking the impressive Esmark Glacier.
18:00 Return to hotel
20:30 Bus transport to lavvo
21.00 Midnight Sun Concert
23.00 Transport back to hotel
We invite you to experience something very special this evening. We will transport you from downtown Longyearbyen to the Arctic wilderness. You will enter a warm and cosy lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent) where great music awaits you. Although it’s late in the evening, remember to bring your sunglasses because the sun will not set. The lavvu, surrounded by the spectacular Svalbard nature, will be filled with the sound of Nordic folk music, performed by top notch musicians from the Arctic Philharmonic. You may buy food and drinks in the lavvu.
Festival day 3: Saturday 8 th of June
7:00- 10:00 Breakfast
20:00 Transport to the concert in Mine 7
21:00 Concert at Mine no. 7
We leave the centre of Longyearbyen, travelling to the top of a mountain with a stunning view over the Advent valley. Then we will enter the hall of Longyearbyen’s only working mine, to experience a very special concert of classical music. In contrast to the grit of the inside of the mining hall, Henning Kraggerud and the Arctic Philharmonic will perform beautiful music for chamber orchestra, by Richard Strauss, which was composed during the final months of World War II.
23:00 Transport back to the hotel
Festival day 4: Sunday 9th of June
07:00- 11:00 Breakfast
17:30 Transport to Huset Restaurant
18:00 Classical fine dining at Huset - with musical intermissions
Welcome to an evening where food, wine and music intertwines perfectly! We invite you once again to the historic venue of Huset for a lovely seven-course music and dinner experience. Together with the finest food and wine, you will hear, and learn the story behind, some of the greatest chamber music and vocal repertoires, carefully chosen to fit each course. What could be a better way to end the festival weekend than fine dining and music on a Sunday evening?
Monday 10th of June (travel day)
07:00- 10:00 Breakfast
11:00 Check-out from the hotel
13:00 Transport to Longyearbyen Airport
PRICE PER PERSON
12.390,- (this package is NOT including flights)
This offer includes:
- 4 nights at Svalbard Hotell | Polfareren or The Vault in shared double/twin room
- Activities, transfers and concerts as described in the offer
- 2 Dinners at Huset
- Lunch on the boat trip
*Single room surcharge NOK 2.500 for the whole weekend
Possible to book package excluding flight, book your own flights.
** The programme is subject to change.
+47 79 02 50 00
Terms and Conditions:
- Packages including flight tickets will be charged at confirmation of booking.
- There’s no refund on cancellation of packages.
- Booking is valid with booking through email@example.com
- Limited spaces
- Please advise of any foodallergies at the time of booking.