Norwegian’s 9800 Mile Mega Journey – From The World’s Northernmost Airport To The Southernmost Airport

From tomorrow, Norwegian Airlines will begin offering flights connecting the world’s northernmost airport with the world’s southernmost airport. Four flights taking 25 hours will connect Svalbard with Ushuaia.

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Norwegian will fly passengers from Svalbard in the Arctic Circle to Ushuaia on the southern tip of South America. Photo: Norwegian

There are some pretty long itineraries out there. For example, with Singapore Airlines it would be possible to fly around the world from Singapore to New York to Frankfurt to Singapore. However, Norwegian has arguably the best long itinerary going. With the long-haul low-cost airline, you can fly from Svalbard to Ushuaia in just 25 hours. The best part? Tickets are available for under £400 one way!

The itinerary

Norwegian’s itinerary for flying from Svalbard to Ushuaia sees passengers flying for approximately 25 hours across four flights. The trip is split between three Boeing 737-800 aircraft and one Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In total 9,800 miles will be covered as passengers head from the arctic circle to the southernmost tip of South America. The final leg is operated by Norwegian’s Argentinian subsidiary.

Passengers traveling on the itinerary start in Svalbard on a Friday, and travel according to the following timetable:

  • DY397 departs from Svalbard (LYR) at 12:40. It lands at Oslo (OSL) at 15:35.
  • D82807 then departs from Oslo at 18:45, arriving at London Gatwick (LGW) at 20:05.
  • DI7505 is operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner departing from London Gatwick at 22:30. The overnight flight arrives in Buenos Aires (EZE) at 08:10 the Saturday morning.
  • Passengers then have a day and a half to explore Buenos Aires.
  • On Sunday DN6120 departs from Buenos Aires (AEP) at 18:35, before arriving in Ushuaia (USH) at 22:15.
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The full itinerary! Image: GCMaps

For “thrill-seeking travelers and aviation enthusiasts”

Speaking about the new route, Matthew Wood, SVP Commercial at Norwegian said,

There are thrill-seeking travelers and aviation enthusiasts who would love the opportunity to travel from the Arctic Circle to the doorstep of Antarctica in the most simple and affordable way.”

He went on to add: This exciting routing is one example of how our extensive network allows passengers to easily connect between hubs and explore the world at the best fares no matter where they are located.”

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Passengers could admire the Northern Lights in Svalbard. Photo: Noel Bauza from Pixabay

Polar bears and penguins

Some people love polar bears, while others love penguins. However, if you’re undecided on the matter, this could be the perfect itinerary for you. According to Visit Svalbard, “The polar bear population in the Svalbard archipelago and the Barents Sea is around 3,000, which exceeds the human population.”

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Ushuaia is known as the end of the world but is also home to two breeds of penguin. Photo: magicaltravelling from Pixabay

Meanwhile, according to Explore With Lora, visitors to Ushuaia can take a tour and walk among Magellanic and Gentoo penguins. However, if you’re not so keen on wildlife, there are amazing views to be had in both Svalbard and Ushuaia. This includes the Northern Lights and breathtaking scenery. How many people can claim they’ve been from the Arctic Circle to the end of the world in two days?

Would you like to take Norwegian’s epic treck from the Arctic Circle to the end of the world? Let us know in the comments!