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From £7700 for 14 days
Trip Overview
Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, which we will attempt a circumnavigation of the island on this voyage. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, it is rugged, wild, unspoiled and utterly unforgettable. When it comes to viewing Arctic wildlife Spitsbergen is known as one of the most prolific destinations. Offering one of the world’s best opportunity to view polar bears, 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 entertain you during the sailing portions of the expedition, while you may catch a sighting of reindeer or Arctic fox when taking Zodiac excursions to land.
Essential Info
Starts: Arrive Oslo
Ends: Disembark in Longyearbyen and Oslo
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Sailing, Polar
Trip Code: IBQMA7
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Arctic, Norway, Svalbard & Spitsbergen
What's Included

Meals

13 Breakfasts included
11 Lunches included
12 Dinners included

Transport

Expedition cruise ship,Zodiac

Accommodation

Expedition cruise ship

Trip Highlights

•   Uncover the incredible landscape of Spitsbergen, from the quirky northernmost city of Longyearbyen and brilliantly blue glaciers like the ‘14th July Glacier’, to stunning fjords and towering mountains and cliffs

•   There are few things as unique and memorable as experiencing bright sunlight in the middle of the night – try it for yourself with the 24 hours sunlit Spitsbergen

•   Scour sheets of ice and hopefully be rewarded with unforgettable sightings of the ruler of the Arctic – the Polar Bear

•   Endless sunlight brings with it endless wildlife-viewing opportunities – seek out elusive Arctic foxes, breaching whales, lounging masses of walruses, and enchanting seabirds dotted along the cliffs of Alkefjellet

•   Get even closer to this amazing environment with optional activities like snowshoeing, hiking, and gliding along pristine waters between icebergs in a sea kayak

Where you'll be staying

Ocean Nova

Built in Denmark in 1992, the Ocean Nova delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling and has a reputation as an excellent ship for expeditions to the Arctic. Originally built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, Ocean Nova’s ice-strengthened hull has enabled the ship to ply the Arctic waters with ease for 25 years. Ocean Nova is a certified Carbon Neutral vessel and offers a comfortable option for discovering the polar regions. With a maximum of just 78 guests, the Ocean Nova is a more intimate, small group, expedition experience with all the benefits that affords.

 

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Departing: 24th Jun 2020
Returning: 7th Jul 2020
£9,810pp
This price is for a 'superior' room type
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Departing: 24th Jun 2020
Returning: 7th Jul 2020
£11,880pp
This price is for a 'suite' room type
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Departing: 24th Jun 2020
Returning: 7th Jul 2020
£13,320pp
This price is for a 'owner'sSuite' room type
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Departing: 24th Jun 2020
Returning: 7th Jul 2020
£9,790pp
This price is for a 'mainDeckWindow' room type
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Departing: 24th Jun 2020
Returning: 7th Jul 2020
£9,070pp
This price is for a 'mainDeckPorthole' room type
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Departing: 24th Jun 2020
Returning: 7th Jul 2020
£8,080pp
This price is for a 'lowerDeckTwin' room type
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Departing: 24th Jun 2020
Returning: 7th Jul 2020
£11,265pp
This price is for a 'deluxe' room type
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Departing: 24th Jun 2020
Returning: 7th Jul 2020
£7,700pp
This price is for a 'triple' room type
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Departing: 27th Jun 2020
Returning: 10th Jul 2020
£9,810pp
This price is for a 'verandaSuite' room type
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Itinerary & Notes
Your arctic voyage begins in Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital city. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and green spaces to keep you busy before retiring at your included airport hotel.
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