TV fans of Sky Atlantic’s new crime drama, Fortitude, can explore the setting for the fictional town in the series, Spitsbergen, on a special five-night break added by Taber Holidays.

Although shot in Iceland, Fortitude is based upon the town of Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen, a remote island in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard next to the North Pole. An intriguing destination, it is home to the mighty polar bear and although accessible, remains one of the most hostile places on earth.

The operator has added the new short break in a bid to capture an increased interest in the destination. Guests on the ‘Svalbard Winter Adventure’ tour will stay in Longyearbyen and take part in a full-day snowmobile expedition to Pyramiden – an abandoned town, previously home to 1,500 inhabitants. Many of the settlement’s buildings are still intact and guests are welcome to visit them and explore the empty streets before heading back.

Also included is a dog sled safari to Bolterdalen and the opportunity for guests to explore Longyearbyen at their own pace, with free time for relaxation.

The operator's managing director, Suzel Taber-Shaw, said: "Everybody seems to be talking about Fortitude right now and so we thought we would pre-empt any increased interest in Spitsbergen by adding this brand new break. We hope agents will get behind us and use the series as a unique hook to help promote this fascinating Arctic destination."

Prices start from £1,850 per person and include flights from Heathrow to Longyearbyen (via Oslo), a night’s stopover in Oslo, four nights' breakfast accommodation in Spitsbergen, a full-day snowmobile expedition with lunch and a dog sled safari.
The tour departs on Tuesday and Thursday from March 12 to May 14.

To book or for more information call 01274-875199 or visit

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