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There is 1 way to get from Istanbul to Svalbard by plane

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  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Longyearbyen (LYR)

Istanbul (IST) to Longyearbyen (LYR) flights

The flight time between Istanbul (IST) and Longyearbyen (LYR) is around 12h 29m and covers a distance of around 4156 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 30m. Services are operated by Turkish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and others. Typically 59 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

59 Weekly Planes
12h 29m Average Duration
$327 Cheapest Price
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Limited international flights leaving Turkey began to resume from August 1.

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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Last updated: June 30 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Svalbard is to fly which costs 6.000 ₺ - 20.000 ₺ and takes 11h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Svalbard is to fly which takes 11h 14m and costs 6.000 ₺ - 20.000 ₺.

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The distance between Istanbul and Svalbard is 4172 km.

It takes approximately 11h 14m to get from Istanbul to Svalbard, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Longyearbyen Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 10m and has one stopover.

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Svalbard is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:17 AM in Istanbul and 12:17 AM in Svalbard.

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Longyearbyen Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Svalbard. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Svalbard.
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  • Distance: 4172.4 km
  • Duration: 11h 14m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen?

Turkish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Longyearbyen every 4 hours.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Stockholm, Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Copenhagen, Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Gazipasa, Oslo
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Antalya, Oslo
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Riga, Oslo
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100

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