Spitsbergen Explorer Overview

    • 11
    • BQMS
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,795
      CAD $5,625
      AUD $6,375
      EUR €4,280
      GBP £3,695
      NZD $6,955
      ZAR R40,305
      CHF FR4,585
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    • Polar, Wildlife
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Trip Validity

  • 2013-05-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel to Spitsbergen and experience the wildlife of the Arctic

Take the journey from Longyearbyen around Spitsbergen and experience a classic Arctic expedition to the remote extremes of the Earth. Get the most out of this unique, natural environment by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some outlying northern areas. See polar bears and walrus in their natural habitat, witness colonies of seabirds numbering into the thousands and scan the seas for whales. Packed with options for snowshoeing and sea-kayaking, this is the perfect expedition for exploring the wildlife capital of the Arctic.

  • See spectacular Arctic landscapes
  • 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, Norway
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 112
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (10 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ship
  • Notes:

    Please note an increased non-refundable deposit of 20% or US$1000 (whichever is greater) is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

  • Total price from

    USD $5,795
    CAD $5,625
    AUD $6,375
    EUR €4,280
    GBP £3,695
    NZD $6,955
    ZAR R40,305
    CHF FR4,585
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $526
    CAD $511
    AUD $579
    EUR €389
    GBP £335
    NZD $632
    ZAR R3,664
    CHF FR416
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Spitsbergen Explorer Summary

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Day 1 Embarkation 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.

Days 2-10 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.

Day 11 Disembarkation in Longyearbyen

Return to Longyearbyen, where this Arctic adventure ends.
    • 11
    • BQMS
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,795
      CAD $5,625
      AUD $6,375
      EUR €4,280
      GBP £3,695
      NZD $6,955
      ZAR R40,305
      CHF FR4,585
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Original
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