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11 Day Expedition to West Spitsbergen and Polar Ice Edge

Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Adventure Provided by: Steve W.

ACTIVITIES Expeditions Cruising
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$ 5995
per
trip/person
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What to expect

This extraordinary voyage set sail from the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago. We explore the island’s northwestern coast, known for its magnificent mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.

On this expedition, we also travel to the jumbled edge of the north polar ice cap in search of polar bears hunting their prey. Here, at the lively boundary between implacable ice and abundant sea, we can experience raw nature and breathtaking events hardly ever seen.

The distinctive Arctic ecosystem of Spitsbergen is almost entirely protected in a network of nature reserves and national parks. Our voyage takes us to Nordre Isfjorden Nasjonalpark, Forlandet Nasjonalpark and the spectacular Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park. Each has its own claim to Svalbard’s magnificent natural history.

This exploration is rich with historical sites including early whaling camps, trappers’ cabins, deserted coal mining operations and an abandoned polar research station. It also features many historic expeditions to the North Pole, including those of Roald Amundsen and Walter Wellman.

In addition, we will take in a visit to a museum, gift shop, and the post office, the famous bust of Amundsen and a historic airship mast.

Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the expedition leader and the captain.

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Who is this for?
Luxury
Romantic
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Solo
Package includes
  • 1 (pre-voyage) hotel night
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
  • All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced expedition leader & Expedition Team
  • Branded expeditions parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • All port fees
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Digital voyage log
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of US 100,000 per person (for those 85 years of age and younger)
Additional Rental/Activity prices:
  • Airfare
  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
  • Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Staff gratuities
Day 1 - Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the territory [...]
Day 2 - Embarkation in Longyearbyen
In the afternoon we welcome you aboard [...]
Day 3 to 5 - Exploration of West Spitsbergen
This is a real expedition in a [...]
Day 6 to 8 - Exploration of West Spitsbergen
Explore the spectacular fjords, coasts, and islands [...]
Day 9 and 10 - Exploration of West Spitsbergen
We also explore places with rich historical remnants [...]
Day 11 - Disembarkation in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
After breakfast, we say farewell in the [...]
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