West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge

Overview

This remarkable expedition departs from the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago. We explore the island’s northwestern coast, home to dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers, and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.  On this voyage we also venture to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears stalking their prey. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, we have a rare opportunity to experience raw nature and incredible events hardly ever seen.

 

Please note the 29 June 2019 cruise has a 12 day duration. Contact us for more details. 

TRIP CODE
ACTSWSPI
DEPARTURE
13-Jun-2019 , 21-Jun-2019
DURATION
10 Days
LOCATIONS
Arctic

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

1 pre-voyage night at Radisson hotel;
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;
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).

 

NOT INCLUDED

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.

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

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 of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

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Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

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