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Spitsbergen in Depth

From £6000 for 13 days
Trip Overview

The call of the Arctic has a particular allure – a promise of vast icy plains, untouched fjords and wildlife rarely seen anywhere else. This voyage captures the essence of the Arctic, taking you on an unforgettable trip around Spitsbergen, the largest island of Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. It boasts a rich array of rocky coasts, glimmering fjords and glacial structures. As you circumnavigate the island, get up close with the wild beauty of the landscape; hike towering glaciers, explore remote coves and roam through flowering tundras. There’s plenty of opportunity to spot iconic wildlife, with polar bears, Arctic foxes, walruses and many varieties of seabirds all living in Spitsbergen’s vast wilderness. Take a breath of crisp northern air and let the endless winter wash over you.

Essential Info
Starts: Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen
Ends: Disembarkation Day in Longyearbyen
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Sailing, Polar
Trip Code: IBQMA7
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Arctic, Norway, Svalbard & Spitsbergen
What's Included

Meals

12 Breakfasts included
11 Lunches included
12 Dinners included

Transport

Ship,Zodiac

Accommodation

Cruise ship (12 nights)

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: 17th Jun 2019
Returning: 29th Jun 2019
£7,400pp
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Departing: 17th Jun 2019
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£8,200pp
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Departing: 17th Jun 2019
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£7,900pp
This price is for a 'mainDeckWindow' room type
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Departing: 17th Jun 2019
Returning: 29th Jun 2019
£8,300pp
This price is for a 'superior' room type
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Departing: 17th Jun 2019
Returning: 29th Jun 2019
£9,300pp
This price is for a 'deluxe' room type
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Departing: 17th Jun 2019
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£10,500pp
This price is for a 'suite' room type
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Departing: 17th Jun 2019
Returning: 29th Jun 2019
£11,700pp
This price is for a 'owner'sSuite' room type
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Departing: 17th Jun 2019
Returning: 29th Jun 2019
£6,000pp
This price is for a 'triple' room type
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Departing: 29th Jun 2019
Returning: 11th Jul 2019
£8,300pp
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Itinerary & Notes
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 Arctic waters.
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