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Spitsbergen in Depth

13 Days FROM USD 7,895

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.

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Trip Code: ACTSSID

Location: Arctic

Ship: Ocean Adventurer

CRUISE ITINERARY

Your Spitsbergen arctic voyage begins when you board your ship in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. Enjoy your first view of the island’s rugged, glacier-topped mountains, rising majestically from icy waters.

Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway

Expect a new adventure every day as we begin our circumnavigation by heading north and around the island of Spitsbergen, exploring smaller, outlying islands. The variety of incredible wildlife and geological formations found here is astounding. We plan to circumnavigate the island of Spitsbergen, but if conditions are favorable, we will also attempt a circumnavigation of the whole Svalbard archipelago. Every expedition will be different, depending on the weather and ice, but we do hope to visit a few of our favorite landing sites, including the 14th of July Glacier, Ny London, Phippsøya, Alkefjellet and the seldom-visited Kvitøya.

Circumnavigating Spitsbergen - Days 2 to 12

Your adventure ends in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Depart Longyearbyen
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Pricing & date

Spitsbergen in Depth from USD 7,895
Departing Ending Duration
17 Jun 2019 29 Jun 2019 13
29 Jun 2019 11 Jul 2019 13
23 Jul 2019 04 Aug 2019 13
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Important Information

  • 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

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

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  • Season and availability

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