Tromso, Bear Island and Spitsbergen (Ocean Nova ) 2015 Overview

Set sail from Norway and discover the history, landscapes, icebergs and wildlife of Spitsbergen. Travel along fjords, witness glaciers, encounter wildlife and be enchanted by this Arctic wonderland.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $6,995
      CAD $8,015
      AUD $8,095
      EUR €5,105
      GBP £4,245
      NZD $8,825
      ZAR R77,710
      CHF FR6,475
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    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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Trip Validity

  • 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.

  • Sail down one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords at Porsangerfjorden
  • Encounter hundreds of thousands of sea birds at Bear Island
  • Search for polar bears around the coast of Spitsbergen
  • Come across walrus haulouts
  • Hike the tundra on Spitsbergen as the wildflowers bloom in the summer warmth

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Tromso, Norway
  • Finish:

    Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 83
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (11 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ship, Zodiac
  • Total price from

    USD $6,995
    CAD $8,015
    AUD $8,095
    EUR €5,105
    GBP £4,245
    NZD $8,825
    ZAR R77,710
    CHF FR6,475
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $582
    CAD $667
    AUD $674
    EUR €425
    GBP £353
    NZD $735
    ZAR R6,475
    CHF FR539
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Tromso, Bear Island and Spitsbergen (Ocean Nova ) 2015 Summary

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Day 1 Tromso

Board the ship in the afternoon, meet your fellow passengers and get ready for the upcoming adventure.

Day 2 Hammerfest

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.

Day 3 Porsangerfjorden/Nordkapp

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.

Day 4 Bear Island

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.

Days 5-11 Exploring Spitsbergen

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.

Day 12 Longyearbyen

This extraordinary polar trip wraps up today in Longyearbyen.
    • 12
    • BQML
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $6,995
      CAD $8,015
      AUD $8,095
      EUR €5,105
      GBP £4,245
      NZD $8,825
      ZAR R77,710
      CHF FR6,475
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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