Around Spitsbergen

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Discover the World

The aim of this expedition is to deliver the complete Spitsbergen experience, circumnavigating the Svalbard archipelago’s largest island. With superb wildlife encounters on offer, this voyage also delivers unparalleled photographic opportunities with spectacular scenery throughout.

Highlights
  • Search for the majestic polar bearTake in Spitsbergen's flora and fauna under the midnight sunSee abundant wildlife including seals and walrusCruise past breathtaking icebergs and sweeping glaciersObserve seabirds in towering cliff-side rookeriesVisit fascinating historic and scientific sites
  • Search for the majestic polar bear
  • Take in Spitsbergen's flora and fauna under the midnight sun
  • See abundant wildlife including seals and walrus
  • Cruise past breathtaking icebergs and sweeping glaciers
  • Observe seabirds in towering cliff-side rookeries
  • Visit fascinating historic and scientific sites
Destinations
  • Arctic
  • Polar
Tour Types
  • Cruise
  • Polar
  • Wildlife
Day 1

Day 1: embarkation, Longyearbyen. Board your ship in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement and the world's most northerly town. Colourful, yet weathered building scatter the shoreline and house restaurants, cafes and the town's museum.



Day 2

Days 2-10: Spitsbergen. Over the next few days your expedition team will take advantage of local ice and weather conditions to explore the highlights of Spitsbergen, as you attempt to circumnavigate the island. Along the way you may visit the renowned basalt sea cliffs of Alkefjellet, where thick billed murres (brunnich guillemots) nest in their thousands, or visit the abandoned mining town of Pyramiden. Perhaps search for polar bears at Isbukta, beluga whales near Bourbonhamna or walrus at Moffen Island. Conditions permitting there should be plenty of opportunity to hike the Arctic tundra and enjoy Zodiac cruises in the shadow of mighty glaciers.



Day 3

Day 11: disembarkation in Longyearbyen. Your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. Choose to extend your stay or head to the airport for your flight home.



  • Shipboard accommodationAll breakfasts, lunches & dinners on boardTea & coffee available around the clockAll Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landingsPresentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakersAll miscellaneous service taxes and port charges24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holidayNo surcharge guaranteeFull financial protection
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Dates Price Single Availability
26-May-2021 for 13 Nights Ultramarine On Request Visit website
21-Jun-2021 for 9 Nights Sea Spirit On Request Visit website
26-Jun-2021 for 10 Nights G Expedition On Request Visit website
29-Jun-2021 for 11 Nights Sea Spirit On Request Visit website
30-Jun-2021 for 13 Nights Ocean Adventurer On Request Visit website
01-Jul-2021 for 9 Nights M/V Ortelius On Request Visit website
02-Jul-2021 for 9 Nights M/V Plancius On Request Visit website
04-Jul-2021 for 10 Nights Greg Mortimer On Request Visit website
08-Jul-2021 for 10 Nights MS Quest On Request Visit website
10-Jul-2021 for 9 Nights M/V Ortelius On Request Visit website
13-Jul-2021 for 10 Nights G Expedition On Request Visit website
19-Jul-2021 for 9 Nights M/V Ortelius On Request Visit website
20-Jul-2021 for 9 Nights M/V Plancius On Request Visit website
28-Jul-2021 for 9 Nights M/V Ortelius On Request Visit website
29-Jul-2021 for 9 Nights M/V Plancius On Request Visit website
30-Jul-2021 for 10 Nights G Expedition On Request Visit website
07-Aug-2021 for 10 Nights MS Quest On Request Visit website
09-Aug-2021 for 10 Nights G Expedition On Request Visit website
16-Aug-2021 for 9 Nights M/V Plancius On Request Visit website
17-Aug-2021 for 10 Nights MS Quest On Request Visit website
27-Aug-2021 for 10 Nights MS Quest On Request Visit website
10-Jun-2022 for 13 Nights Ultramarine On Request Visit website
26-Jun-2022 for 10 Nights G Expedition On Request Visit website
07-Jul-2022 for 13 Nights Ocean Adventurer On Request Visit website
13-Jul-2022 for 10 Nights G Expedition On Request Visit website
30-Jul-2022 for 10 Nights G Expedition On Request Visit website
09-Aug-2022 for 10 Nights G Expedition On Request Visit website

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