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Spitsbergen Highlights


Short on time, but have an appetite for an epic adventure? This Arctic voyage crosses the 80th parallel along the northwest coast of Spitsbergen in a week. Take a Zodiac excursion to Ny London, cruise towards the base of the Monaco Glacier, learn about whaling history in Smeerenburg and see snow-capped mountains in Magdalenafjord. You’ll get your fill of all the Arctic classics – mountains and glaciers, cliffs and fjords, plus don’t forget to keep an eye out for the locals. Sightings of polar bears, reindeer, walrus and whales are all possibilities.

7 days, from

$5,990

per person

GROUP SIZE

132 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

1
Trip code: BQMSH
Style: Comfort
Theme: Polar
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Details

Countries Visited:  Finland Norway Svalbard And Jan Mayen Islands
Accommodation: 
Transportation: Expedition cruise ship , Zodiac
Meals: 5 dinners, 6 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 1, Max 132

  • Get the best of an epic Arctic voyage in just a week, crossing the 80th parallel on a cruise around the northwest of Spitsbergen to spot polar bears, glaciers and walk the arctic tundra.

  • Take advantage of 24 hours of daylight to encounter iconic arctic wildlife like polar bears, walrus and reindeer.

  • Board Zodiacs to cruise up to towering glaciers and glistening icebergs and make landings on the surprisingly colourful tundra.

  • Glide silently on the waters of the arctic in a kayak, surrounded by icebergs and glaciers.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Helsinki, Finland

Your arctic adventure begins in Helsinki, where you may arrive at any time today. Known for its extraordinary architecture, Helsinki is a great place to spend time, exploring the many museums, galleries and restaurants. Perhaps relax at a Finnish sauna or wander the vibrant Design District before retiring at your included hotel.

Day 2: Helsinki, Finland to Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Embark

This morning, transfer to the airport and board your private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement, where you’ll have some time to explore before boarding the ship. You may want to visit the Svalbard or North Pole museums to learn more about the local history, or perhaps grab a beer at the Svalbard Brewery. After you board the ship and set sail you’ll be able to enjoy great vistas of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop for this historic town.

Day 3-6: Exploring Spitsbergen

For the next few days you’ll sail around the shores of Spitsbergen, searching for polar bears and other natural wonders. Covering western Spitsbergen, your expedition will afford ample opportunities to view immense glaciers, deep fjords, soaring mountains and unique flora and fauna. Today you’ll sail north into Krossfjord, so have your camera handy, ready to capture some of the best glacier calving in Spitsbergen. Deep in the fjord, the highly active Lilliehöök Glacier awaits. Listen in awe to the growling as big chunks break off into the icy waters below. A Zodiac excursion to nearby Ny London, an abandoned mining settlement, provides an ideal place for a guided walk. Encounters with wildlife, such as the indigenous Svalbard reindeer, are possible here.

Day 7: Longyearbyen to Helsinki, Finland

The time to say goodbye has come. This morning, your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here,transfer to the airport for your return group charter flight to Helsinki, Finland.

7 days, from $5,990

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