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Svalbard – Set Sail for Spitsbergen

Arctic Svalbard Cruise

Summary : On this island, the sea spreads its thick, glittery coat of ice and time stretches out to eternity. Accompanied by a team of experienced naturalist guides, experience unique nature with jagged mountains, icebergs, valleys and fjords, and massive glaciers. Cruise by Bear Island, halfway between Norway's northernmost point and Spitsbergen's southernmost point. There, you can see the numerous seabirds seeking shelter on the island's vast southern cliffs: guillemots, Atlantic Puffins, fulmars, glaucous gulls and more. Let your imagination run free during the days at sea in the midst of this vast icy expanse while watching for polar bears, whales, seals, walrus and seabirds.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
Paris, France / Tromso, Norway

Board your flight from Paris to Tromso. Embark the vessel and get acquainted with fellow passengers.

Day 2
Day 3
Hornsund

Nestling between millennial glaciers and carved mountains, and considered to be “the crown of Arctic Norway”, Spitsbergen is a place that never sees the night. Your ship will take you closer to this fascinating archipelago and, more particularly, the Hornsund fjord. Considered to be Svalbard’s southernmost fjord, it is reputed to be its most stunning. At the end of its vast bay, 8 great glaciers slowly make their way down to the sea before giving way to the many icebergs elegantly drifting along its cold and mysterious waters.

Day 4
Bellsund

Head to the Bellsund fjord to follow in the footsteps of the first explorers who came from the Norwegian coast, or those of the many fur traders seeking game and trophies. Boasting an astonishingly rich wildlife, the arms of the fjord separate to form two lush valleys.

Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Ny Alesund

During your cruise, discover Ny Alesund, a former mining town that has been transformed into a scientific base. Founded in 1916, this small town was the departure point for many Arctic expeditions, including those of the famous explorer Roald Amundsen. Don't miss a visit to the museum and its famous post office, considered to be the most northerly in the world!

Day 8
Longyearbyen, Norway / Paris, France

Conclude the expedition today and disembark in Longyearbyen. Transfer to the airport for you 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.

Bilingual Departures: All departures are French/English.

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:
One-way flight in economy class from Paris to Tromso; one-way flight in economy class from Longyearbyen to Paris; meals and accommodation on board the ship; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; coffee, juice, soft drinks and open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands); port and safety taxes; gratuities; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24-hour room service (special selection); butler service is included for guests staying on Deck 6; parka; boot rental. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones included; visa and passport fees; travel insurance; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, spa, laundry and hair salon; other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photo Credit: © Nathalie Michel, © Lorraine Turci

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