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Hurtigruten Svalbard - The Ultimate Expedition

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An expedition cruise for those who wish to see and learn as much as possible, this is a voyage to Arctic wilderness at its most extreme. We plan to sail above 80º N while circumnavigating Svalbard in search of the mighty polar bear. This cruise will venture further than any of our other expeditions.

  • The ultimate Svalbard expedition cruise
  • Circumnavigate the entire island
  • Great chance of sighting polar bears
  • Enjoy the pristine wilderness of the Arctic
  • Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise in a cabin grade of your choice
  • Return economy flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • One hotel night in Longyearbyen before the voyage including breakfast and lunch
  • All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before the voyage
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • In-depth onboard lectures to help you understand the destinations you will experience
  • Explorer Science Programme
  • All meals including drinks in the restaurants.
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Free Wi-fi

Day 1: Oslo / Longyearbyen

Before your evening flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, spend the day in the museums, parks and cafes of the Norwegian capital. When you arrive in Svalbard, you will discover an entirely different world: a tiny town perched on the edge of the vast Arctic tundra.

Day 2: Longyearbyen

After an overnight stay join an excursion to get to know this unique town after lunch. The mighty Arctic wilderness dominates life here, but Longyearbyen maintains a lively cultural life and serves as a prime destination for adventure travellers. Enjoy the atmosphere of this colourful frontier outpost before boarding MS Spitsbergen in the afternoon.

Days 3-5: North West Spitsbergen National Park

The North West Corner is scattered with lovely islands, fjords and beaches. If conditions allow, we will explore Svalbard’s rich history in the area. We may visit Kongsfjorden, one of the most beautiful fjord areas in Spitsbergen, with mighty glaciers calving icebergs into the sea, framed by stunning mountain formations.

Days 6-8: Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve

Eastern Svalbard boasts the highest population of polar bears on the archipelago – and we have high hopes of spotting one on this journey!  The ocean is full of drifting ice and the frozen landscape changes constantly. This is true wilderness, so the captain will work with the elements to decide where we can safely land or sail.

Days 9-10: South Spitsbergen National Park & Bellsund Area

We make our way to the southern cape and the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen, where Hornsund hosts a wonderfully varied landscape and geology. Ice pushed into the fjord early in the season attracts polar bears that hunt on the floes, so with a bit of luck, we may spot some of these magnificent predators.

Day 11: The Isfjord

We will spend the day exploring the Isfjord, the most prominent fjord system on Svalbard.

Day 12: Longyearbyen/ Oslo

Our return to the colourful town of Longyearbyen marks the end of a remarkable voyage that brought us just a few hundred miles from the Geographical North Pole. A transfer vehicle will take you to the airport for your night flight.

This voyage is departing on the following days:

  • 20th June 2020
  • 10th July 2020
  • 28th July 2020
  • 7th August 2020

MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen has its own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team host a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily.

Ship Facilities: 

  • Expedition Team
  • Explorer bar
  • Panoramic lounge – Explorer lounge
  • Compass Service Centre
  • Brygga bistro
  • Shop
  • Torget main dining
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Lift
  • Hot tub
  • Guest launderette
  • Panoramic deck 8
  • Outside bar for events, decks 7 & 8

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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Board Basis

Full Board

Duration

12 Days

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