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Tromso, Bear Island and Spitsbergen (Ocean Nova ) 2015 Overview
- 2015-06-09 - 2015-06-21
Be awed by the wildlife and spectacular scenery of Bear Island and Spitsbergen
For a wildlife-filled adventure deep in the Arctic Circle, you can’t beat this trip discovering the culture, history and beauty of Spitsbergen. Visit small settlements for a taste of Norwegian life, wander on the rarely visited Bear Island and soak up the stunning seascapes of unforgettable Spitsbergen.
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Board the ship in the afternoon, meet your fellow passengers and get ready for the upcoming adventure.
Get the first taste of how stunning the seascapes in this part of the world are. Enjoy the eclectic nature of Norway’s oldest town.
Be awed by a trip up the spectacular Porsangerfjorden. See what local life is like at a local settlement before returning to the ship and cruising past towering Nordkapp.
The name should be ‘Bird Island’, as that’s what you’ll see on this rarely visited island – in their tens of thousands. There are also well-preserved ruins of a whaling and coal station worth exploring.
Cruise along fjords, skirt coastlines, check out glaciers and glide through water; there is some seriously staggering scenery and lots of wildlife in Spitsbergen. There’s a good chance of seeing polar bears, and the area is also home to walrus, seals, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, whales, dolphins and myriad birdlife. There’s no set itinerary – where we sail will depend on the weather and where the wildlife are most abundant. And if weather conditions are good, there’s also the opportunity to go kayaking and snowshoeing.
This extraordinary polar trip wraps up today in Longyearbyen.
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