Spitsbergen in Depth

Overview

Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, and on this voyage we’ll attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is rugged, wild, unspoiled—utterly unforgettable. When it comes to viewing arctic wildlife, Spitsbergen is known as one of the most prolific destinations.

The island and surrounding area offers one of the best opportunities to view polar bears, and with luck you’ll be able to see the world’s largest carnivores in their natural habitat. Walrus populations love Spitsbergen as well, feeding in the food-rich icy waters around the island. Whales and seabirds will also entertain you during the sailing portions of the expedition, and you may catch a sighting of reindeer or fox when taking Zodiac excursions to shore.

TRIP CODE
ACTSSID
DEPARTURE
02-Jul-2018
DURATION
13 Days
LOCATIONS
Arctic

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
All shore landings per the daily program
Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
Photographic journal documenting the expedition
Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
Official Expeditions parka to keep
Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
All luggage handling aboard the ship
Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person
Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation
Transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport to the ship on embarkation day
Group transfer from the ship to Longyearbyen airport or a local designated drop-off location on disembarkation day

 

Exclusions
International airfare
Passport and visa expenses
Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
Excess-baggage fees on international flights
Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
Phone and Internet charges
Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
Additional overnight accommodation
Optional kayaking activities

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

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Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

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