Rating in Svalbard and Jan Mayen
$ 3003

Spitsbergen Explorer Cruise

min $ 3003
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Destinations: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Forlandsundet
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 3003
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Day 1: embarkation, Longyearbyen Board your ship in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen's largest settlement. Days 2-10: West Spitsbergen Over the next few days your Expedition team will take advantage of local ice and weather conditions to explore the highlights of Spitsbergen's west coast. Popular attractions include the following:

14th of July Glacier: enjoy a Zodiac cruise along the face of this glacier, and search for Arctic foxes, purple sandpipers, common eiders, barnacle geese, Arctic terns and more among the nearby cliffs.

Bourbonhamna: the narrow sound near Bourbonhamna is a favoured route of majestic beluga whales.

Ny Alesund: the worldís most northerly settlement is now a research centre as well as a breeding ground for barnacle geese, pink-footed geese and Arctic tern.

Phippsoya: an archipelago within an archipelago, Seven Islands comprises the northernmost portion of Svalbard. They lie about 10 degrees from the North Pole and polar bears and walrus are commonly sighted around the island of Phippsoya.

Smeerenburg: explore Svalbard's whaling past and visit an authentic blubber oven, or perhaps join an optional snowshoeing adventure for a more in-depth exploration. Day 11: disembarkation, Longyearbyen Your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. Notes

The 10 day voyage on the S/V Nooderlicht on 30 March 2018, will spend one less day exploring the Spitsbergen coast.

Itinerary Variations

2018 Season

S/V Rembrandt van Rijn - 01 Jun 2018

Day 1 Embark in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Alkhornet and Forlandsundet
Day 3 Fuglefjorden, Birgerbukta, Ytre Norskoya
Day 4 Raudfjorden and Jermaktangen
Day 5 Reindyrsflya
Day 6 Fuglesangen and Magdalenafjorden
Day 7 Ny Alesund
Day 8 14 th of July Glacier
Day 9 Fuglehuken or Forlandsundet
Day 10 Disembark in Longyearbyen

Sea Spirit - 27 Jun 2018

Day 1 Overnight in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 3-8 Exploration of west Spitsbergen
Day 9 Disembarkation in Longyearbyen

Akademik Vavilov - 08 & 19 June 2018

Day 1 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Bourbonhamna
Day 3 Lillihook Glacier and Krossfjorden
Day 4 Liefdefjorden and Monaco Glacier
Day 5 Phippsoya
Days 6-7 Hinlopen Strait and Nordaustlandet
Day 8 Fuglesangen and Smeerenburg
Day 9 Poole Pynten
Day 10 Disembarkation in Longyearbyen

S/V Noorderlicht - 12 day itinerary

Day 1 Embark in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Trygghamma & Forlandsundet
Day 3 Fuglefjorden, Birgerbukta & Ytre Norskoya
Day 4 Raudfjord & Jermaktangen
Day 5 Reindyrsflya
Day 6 Liefdefjorden
Day 7 Fuglesangen & Magdalenafjorden
Day 8 Ny Alesund
Day 9 14th of July Glacier
Day 10 Fuglehuken or Forlandsundet
Day 11 Bohemanflya & Gipsvika
Day 12 Disembark in Longyearbyen

Sea Endurance

Day 1 Overnight in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 3-8 Spitsbergen exploration
Day 9 Disembarkation in Spitsbergen

2019 Season

Sea Spirit - 10 days

Day 1 Overnight in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 3-9 Exploration of west Spitsbergen
Day 10 Disembarkation in Longyearbyen

Sea Spirit - 12 days

Day 1 Overnight in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 3-11 Exploration of west Spitsbergen
Day 12 Disembarkation in Longyearbyen

Polar Pioneer

Day 1 Embark in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Northwest coast
Day 3-4 Nordaustlandet north coast
Days 5-6 East of Nordaustlandet
Days 7-8 South of Nordaustlandet
Days 9-10 Spitsbergen north & west coast
Day 11 Disembark in Longyearbyen

Please note that all voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions!

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Discover the World
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