Northern Lights

‘The sight filled the northern sky; the immensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from Heaven itself, great curtains of delicate light hung and trembled.’

– Philip Pullman, Northern Lights

To celebrate the paperback publication of La Belle Sauvage, the unmissable first volume of The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman, you could win a trip for two to see the Northern Lights courtesy of Best Served Scandinavia and WH Smith.

The winner will enjoy a three-night Northern Lights break for two in Svalbard at the amazing Funken Lodge in Longyearbyen, including an evening excursion to Camp Barentz.

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The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

Funken Lodge combines 21st-century good looks with one of the most historic hotel experiences in Svalbard. Found on a hillside just ten minutes’ snowmobile ride from the centre of town, the hotel has an enviable location, with fabulous views over the town and the Lars glacier. Indeed, you'll be perfectly placed to strike out into Spitsbergen's famed wilderness, and helpful staff will recommend the best spots to explore. But there’s much to enjoy indoors too, with a stylish lounge, a celebrated champagne cellar and Longyearbyen's best restaurant all on site.

Head to the Best Served Scandinavia website for more Northern Lights inspiration

Terms and conditions apply. Competition ends at 11:59pm on 30th November 2018.

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Terms and conditions

  1. No purchase necessary to enter the prize draw.  
  2. This prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of the Promoter and any of its group companies, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  3. Entries must be received by 11.59pm GMT on 30th November 2018. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and will not be counted. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
  4. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  5. To enter fill in your details (title, name, email address and telephone number) on the online form at
  6. All correctly completed entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on 3rd December 2018. The first entry drawn will be the winner
  7. The prize for the winner is a holiday for two provided by Best Served Scandinavia to see the Northern Lights. This includes two economy return flights from London to Longyearbyen, 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard TB/DB room for two people at the Funken Lodge, Longyearbyen on a bed & breakfast basis and one evening excursion to Camp Barentz for two which includes evening meal and complimentary beer and wine. The holiday must be booked by 31.03.2019. Valid for travel: from 02.01.2019-28.02.2019 and 01.10.2019–28.02.2020 (Northern Lights season) excluding Christmas, New Year and Polar Jazz festival.  All travel dates are subject to availability. In the event that you cannot make the travelling dates, no alternative dates will be possible and Best Served Scandinavia reserves the right to offer the prize to a substitute winner. The winners are responsible forobtaining all necessary visas or other travel documentation. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  8. Not included in the prize: airport transfers, meals other than described, spending money, travel insurance, winter clothing or any additional excursions taken.
  9. The winner’s details will be passed on to Best Served Scandinavia in order to fulfil the prize.
  10. Other than those specified above, the promoter shall not be liable for any costs or expenses arising out of or in any way connected with this prize and does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by the winner as result of accepting this prize.]
  11. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  12. The winner will be notified via email or post by 21st December 2018. The winner must claim their prize within 30 working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
  13. To obtain details of the winner please email stating the name of the prize draw in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.
  14. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of running the competition as detailed in these terms and conditions including sharing the winner’s details with Best Served Scandinavia as detailed in Paragraph 9 above and for any marketing communication that has been consented to by the entrant.  Details on how we process the personal data of entrants can be found in our Privacy Policy (
  15. The winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.
  16. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the prize draw, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter. 
  17. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  18. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.
  19. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

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