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Isofjorden Adventure - Nooderlicht

8 Days FROM USD 3,100

Overview

Indulge in the beauties of one of Svalbard's largest fjord systems on this incredible 8 day adventure. Experience the beauty of Isfjord, Svalbard's second largest fjord. Under the eerie glow of the northern lights, you will explore Russian ghost towns, icy panoramas and incredible geological wonders. Isolated and pure you will find indescribable glaciers, multicolored peaks and deserted Soviet settlements. This is an unforgettable expedition to the isolated reaches of the Arctic.

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Trip Code: ACOWIA

Travel Style: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Location: Svalbard

Ship: Noorderlicht

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise

CRUISE ITINERARY

Your voyage begins in Longyearbyen, the administrative center of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Enjoy strolling around this former mining town, whose parish church and Svalbard Museum make for fascinating attractions. Though the countryside appears stark, more than a hundred species of plant have been recorded in the surrounding area. In the early evening the ship sails out of Isfjorden, where you might spot the first whale of your voyage.

Embarkation in Longyearbyen

Your aim for the morning is Trygghamna. From this mountain-fringed bay, you may make excursions to a former English whaling station, the remains of a Pomor house, and the base of Alkhornet Mountain. In addition to the seabirds, you might see Arctic foxes and reindeer here. Later that afternoon, you sail to the Russian mining town of Barentsburg, Svalbard’s second-largest town. Here you’ll encounter the world’s northernmost brewery, a heated seawater swimming pool, a historic statue of Lenin, the must-see Barentsburg Pomor Museum – and some very friendly Russians.

Trygghamna

The goal is to spend the morning exploring the jagged blue glacier front at Borebukta, our first close encounter with the glaciated interior of Spitsbergen. You may also pay a visit to the east coast of Bohemanflya in the afternoon, a peninsula with striking geological formations.

Borebukta

Your next morning introduces you to another glacier front: Sveabreen in Nordfjord, the most impressive in the Isfjord area. Afternoon finds you at the head of Dickson Fjord, the northernmost point of the voyage. This fjord branch also happens to be the place with the most stable weather and optimal conditions for seeing the northern lights.

Northern Fjords and Northern Lights

This day is reserved for sailing the extent of Isfjord, Svalbard’s second largest fjord and a vast panorama of snow, ice, slopes, and sea. Depending on the conditions, you’ll then sail into one of the other nearby fjords for further Arctic exploration.

Isfjord

The morning’s mission is to visit the glacier front of Nordenskiöld, an enormity of Arctic ice that has every reason to leave you breathless. On the agenda for the afternoon is Pyramiden, a deserted Soviet settlement that provides a hauntingly complete time capsule detailing how its resident coal miners lived many years ago.

Nordenskiold

On the second-to-last day, you tour the valley of Skansbukta and its beautiful geological formations. Enjoy the splendor of these stratified multicolored peaks, each one rising out of wide slopes of sediment like the guard towers of some ancient, eroded castle. Your return to Longyearbyen is planned for the early evening.

Skansbukta

Every adventure, no matter how great, must eventually come to an end. You disembark in Longyearbyen, taking home a wealth of memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

Disembarkation in Longyearbyen
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Pricing & date

Isofjorden Adventure - Nooderlicht from USD 3,100
Departing Ending Duration
27 Sep 2021 04 Oct 2021 8
04 Oct 2021 11 Oct 2021 8
11 Oct 2021 18 Oct 2021 8

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation on board ship
    All meals on board
    All scheduled landings and excursions by zodiac
    Complimentary use of snowshoes during course of voyage
    All miscellaneous service tax and port charges
    Transfers and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for those passengers on the group flights to and from Longyearbyen.

    EXCLUSIONS 

    International flights
    Visa and reciprocity fees if applicable
    Travel and medical insurance
    Gratuities for staff and crew
    Personal expenses such as excess baggage and telecommunications

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details.

  • Please note this itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability 

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Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

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