Svalbard Explorer: Kirkenes to Longyearbyen

Arctic Svalbard Cruise

  • L'Austral
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 264 Capacity
  • 8 Days
  • 2014 View Departure>
    • 2014
    • Jun 15 Sun
  • Price from
  • $4,958

Summary : Spend 8 days sailing from fjord to fjord and glacier to glacier aboard a luxury expedition ship. Discover the polar universe in all its diversity. Marvel at icebergs carved by wind and wave, sculpted by cold and polished by light.  Watch icy masses change with the light and shimmer chromatic variations as all the colors of the rainbow jostle with delight. With their rims of iridescent glaciers, the fjords open onto unspoiled, virgin landscapes where the flora and fauna seem untouched by the passage of time. Let your imagination run free during the days at sea in the midst of this vast icy expanse while watching for whales, seals, walrus and seabirds.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly

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$4,958 to $14,968

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Itinerary
Day 1
Paris, France / Kirkenes, Norway

Board your charter flight in Paris taking you to Kirkenes. Embark the vessel in the early evening and get acquainted with fellow passengers.

Day 2
At Sea

Spend today exploring at sea and enjoy time to take advantage of onboard amenities. Relax in the spa, read in the library, workout in the fitness center, enjoy a delicious meal, or watch the incredible views from the panoramic lounge.

Day 3 – 7
Svalbard

Discover the wonders of Svalbard. You may explore Hornsund, Bellsund, North West National Park, Ny Alesun, King Bay, Isjford and Templeford. Scattered with islands, fjords and beaches, it has a long history of exploration. When Willhelm Barentz discovered Svalbard in 1596, this was the land he saw. He named it Spitzbergen, reflecting the sharp and steep mountains in the area. Observe magnificent scenery and keep an eye out for polar bears and whales!

Day 8
Longyearbyen, Norway / Paris, France

Conclude the expedition today and disembark in Longyearbyen. Transfer to the airport for your return charter flight to Paris.

Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Travel Insurance:
Passengers shall be responsible for subscribing to cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s). ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.

Included:
Chartered flights from Paris to Kirkenes and from Longyearbyen to Paris in Economy-class; meet and greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfers from Kirkenes airport to ship and from ship to Longyearbyen airport; all meals on board the ship from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; evening gatherings, organized entertainment and events; mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea; open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request), port and safety taxes, fuel surcharge and gratuities; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24 hour room service (special selection); English speaking lecturer on selected sailings identified by “lecturer on board” logo; highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team for all programs identified with “Expedition” logo; parka.

Not Included:
Airport taxes; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones included; day rooms and other services at arrival and departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation; visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees; optional shore excursions (sold on board); insurances; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, use of spa, laundry and hair salon; expedition photo disc and video (approx $85); other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.