Spitsbergen: €111 Nonstop from Oslo With SAS (Personal Item Only)

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Spitsbergen is one of the most remote European locations any traveller can visit. The Norwegian island is far up north in the Arctic Ocean and getting there is usually quite expensive. Currently, Star Alliance member SAS offers cheap nonstop round trips from Oslo for prices as low as €111 (~NOK 1,143).

Unfortunately, the fare only includes a small personal item. Adding a carry-on bag costs €16 for the two flights. If you book through an OTA, you can add it after booking on the SAS website. The Smart Fare on SAS’ website costs €171 (~NOK 1,760) and includes one checked-in and one carry-on bag.

Our Go2 search mask will forward you to either the Travel-Dealz flight search or SAS’ website. You can use the availability calendar, which shows all nonstop round trips at the lowest fare for trips up to ten days.

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SAS offers cheap flights to Spitsbergen from Oslo.

SAS operates these flights with Airbus A320neo aircraft. They come with the usual 3-3 seating pattern in economy class.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until November 28, 2022. The travel period is between January and June, although availability is limited. We recommend using our availability calendar above.

Google Flights will help you find suiting flight dates. SAS is pretty friendly with OTA bookings, so it may be worth saving €30 by booking through an online travel agency. However, the judgement is yours and you should be aware of the downsides of OTAs. We also suggest checking reviews.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:

  1. The Covid-19 Pandemic
    During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.

    Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

    If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

Destination

Hotel prices in Splitsbergen usually start at roughly €100, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

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