Introduction to Spitsbergen (Sea Adventurer) 2015 Overview

Breathe in the crisp Arctic air and discover Spitsbergen, the largest island in Norway's wondrous, icy Svalbard archipelago.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,995
      CAD $6,155
      AUD $6,035
      EUR €3,645
      GBP £3,025
      NZD $6,720
      ZAR R60,410
      CHF FR5,025
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    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-06-14 - 2015-07-26

Take in the sights of Spitsbergen on an unforgettable Arctic trip

Discover the shivery essence of the Arctic as you explore Spitsbergen and its outlying islands. Search for wildlife at every turn, and be prepared for close encounters with lumbering polar bears, noisy walruses and huge colonies of seabirds. This is the largest island in Svalbard and boasts an astonishing array of wild, natural landscapes. Hike flowering tundra at the base of the 14th of July Glacier, roam the rocky, cliff-lined shores of Alkefjellet or grab your snowshoes for an inland excursion to the abandoned whaling sites of Smeerenburg. Along the rugged western coast, be captivated by untouched fjords and discover the many enchanting shades of ice. This trip captures the icy spirit of the polar regions, giving you a unique perspective of the history and geology of this mystical place at the northern reaches of the world.

  • Discover the quirky city of Longyearbyen
  • Scour the ice sheets for polar bears
  • Be enchanted by the seabirds dotted along the cliffs of Alkefjellet
  • Trek to the impressive14th July Glacier
  • Spot reindeer grazing on windswept coasts

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Longyearbyen, The Arctic
  • Finish:

    Longyearbyen, The Arctic
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 117
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Accommodation:

  • Transport:

    Ship, Zodiac
  • Total price from

    USD $4,995
    CAD $6,155
    AUD $6,035
    EUR €3,645
    GBP £3,025
    NZD $6,720
    ZAR R60,410
    CHF FR5,025
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $555
    CAD $683
    AUD $670
    EUR €405
    GBP £336
    NZD $746
    ZAR R6,712
    CHF FR558
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About The Arctic

Introduction to Spitsbergen (Sea Adventurer) 2015 Summary

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Day 1 Embarkation Longyearbyen

Wander the frosty streets of the world’s northernmost city before setting sail on your Arctic adventure. Get to know life as a ship-dweller and look out at snowy mountain peaks as they recede into the horizon.

Days 2-8 Exploring Spitsbergen

Tucked far away in the remote wilds of the Arctic, Spitsbergen is bursting with incredible wildlife, polar deserts and immense glaciers. Far from being a wasteland, the tundra-covered landscapes can be surprisingly colourful in summer, with wildflowers bursting forth for a taste of sunshine. Begin by exploring the western coast of the island en route to the stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. While the itinerary can be as varied as the unpredictable polar weather, the ship will endeavour to get as close as possible to some of the island’s must-see locations, including 14th July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Phippsoya, Alkhornet and the Hinlopen Strait. There are also opportunities to spot polar bears roaming around on sheets of white, as well as the various nesting birdlife among the towering cliffs of Alkefjellet. Along the way, be sure to scour the coast for imposing walruses lazing on rocky shores. From Arctic foxes, reindeer and, of course, whales, the opportunities for wildlife spotting in this frozen land are endless. Get closer to the action by jumping in a sea kayak to discover isolated coves, and strap on some snowshoes to venture onto the mainland. Visit a historic whaling memorial to learn about those who risked their lives in the 17th and 18th centuries to work in extreme Arctic conditions.

Day 9 Disembarkation Longyearbyen

Return to Longyearbyen, where this Arctic adventure ends.
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    • BQMI
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,995
      CAD $6,155
      AUD $6,035
      EUR €3,645
      GBP £3,025
      NZD $6,720
      ZAR R60,410
      CHF FR5,025
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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