Norwegian Air Shuttle Flies to the North Pole…

…sort of.

In late March, 2008, the Norwegian low-cost carrier will begin flying between Oslo and Longyearbyen, Svalbard‘s main settlement. Svalbard, an archipelago roughly half-way between Norway and the North Pole, has emerged as a big, and very expensive, eco-destination over the last few decades.

The cheapest Norwegian Air Shuttle round-trip we found was just NOK1542 (€195; $265), including taxes.

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Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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