Spitsbergen Explorer Escorted by Explorer Tim Jarvis Overview

Visit the Arctic and cruise from Longyearbyen around Spitsbergen. Spot polar bears and walruses, and go snowshoeing on the ice.

    • 12
    • BQMC
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $6,295
      CAD $6,110
      AUD $6,964
      EUR €4,418
      GBP £3,918
      NZD $7,555
      ZAR R43,780
      CHF FR5,965
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    • Polar, Wildlife
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-06-09 - 2014-06-20

Travel to Spitsbergen and experience the wildlife of the Arctic with explorer Tim Jarvis

Cruise the coastline of the Spitsbergen, and experience this classic Arctic expedition, accompanied by prolific polar adventurer, Tim Jarvis. Get an insight into the challenges and diversities of this polar environment, and discover this remote landscape and ecology from the unique perspective of the explorer himself. Witness polar bears in the wild, see walruses wrestle their prey, and watch for whales as they breach for air. From start to finish, this spectacular voyage is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the legend of polar exploration firsthand.

  • Experience the Arctic with a prolific polar explorer
  • Visit the hunting grounds of the polar bear
  • Spot the lumbering giants of the Arctic, the walrus
  • Watch for whales in the Arctic Ocean
  • Discover hidden valleys by snowshoe
  • Kayak into hidden coves

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Finish:

    Longyearbyen, The Arctic
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 112
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (10 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Ship
  • Notes:

    Please note an increased non-refundable deposit of A$2000 is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

  • Total price from

    USD $6,295
    CAD $6,110
    AUD $6,964
    EUR €4,418
    GBP £3,918
    NZD $7,555
    ZAR R43,780
    CHF FR5,965
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $524
    CAD $509
    AUD $580
    EUR €368
    GBP £326
    NZD $629
    ZAR R3,648
    CHF FR497
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Spitsbergen Explorer Escorted by Explorer Tim Jarvis Summary

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Day 1 Arrive in Longyearbyen

Set sail on an Arctic adventure from Longyearbyen, Svalbard's largest settlement. Drift out to sea while looking back across the mountainous terrain that serves as a backdrop for this remote town. Join host Tim Jarvis for a welcome dinner, and learn more about his experiences in the polar regions and the environmental challenges that are specific to the Arctic.

Days 2-11 Exploring Spitsbergen

Spend eight memorable days exploring Spitsbergen, an Arctic eden filled 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. Discover the western coast of the island en route to the stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north, and gain a greater appreciation of the history and geology of this unique land. Spot polar bears hunting on sheets of white, look upward toward the nesting birdlife among the towering cliffs of Alkefjellet and scour the coast for imposing walruses lazing on rocky shores. 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 and visit a historic whaling memorial and abandoned huts. It can be difficult to guarantee specific daily activities due to the weather conditions, but rest assured there will be guaranteed memorable experiences at every stage of the journey. You’ll also have the benefit of daily presentations from Tim Jarvis, where he will share his knowledge of leadership and challenges, as well as his passion for sustainability and the environment.

Day 12 Disembark Longyearbyen

Bid farewell to your fellow expedition party members, and return to Longyearbyen, where this unique Arctic adventure ends.
    • 12
    • BQMC
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $6,295
      CAD $6,110
      AUD $6,964
      EUR €4,418
      GBP £3,918
      NZD $7,555
      ZAR R43,780
      CHF FR5,965
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Original
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