Expedition Svalbard

Join a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in one of the world's most remote wildernesses!


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Svalbard
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The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom visited eastern parts of the archipelago. Whales are more frequently seen in the waters and more and more snowfree areas become accessible for longer walks.

Duration: 11 days
Starts: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Ends: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Language: English speaking voyage

*Risk-free cancellation


Included


Please note: Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. We always strive to maximize your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

Itinerary

© Adam Rheborg
© Niklas Nilsson
© Zet Freiburghaus

Day 1: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
We arrive in Longyearbyen, embark our expedition ship in the afternoon and sail out through the spectacular Isfjorden.

Day 2 - 10: Expedition
We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to make landings or cruises every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit:

Northwest Spitsbergen
The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole. Two other courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish explorer Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.

Magnificent fjords
Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers. It is also a favourite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity.

Hinlopen Strait and Alkefjellet
If the ice allows we enter Hinlopen Strait. Here is Alkefjellet, an impressive, basaltic cliff, which is the home to an estimated 200 000 Brünnich’s guillemots. We may also continue into the beautiful bay Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet.

Eastern Svalbard
The island of Nordaustlandet is covered by an enormous ice cap and fascinates naturalists as well as historians. There are huge glacier fronts here, intersected by hundreds of waterfalls. Barentsøya and Edgeøya offer magnificent landscapes and vast tundra. Chances to encounter walruses, Arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer are good here.

Southwest Spitsbergen
The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.

Day 11: Longyearbyen
Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.

Itinerary

Day 1: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
We arrive in Longyearbyen, embark our expedition ship in the afternoon and sail out through the spectacular Isfjorden.

Day 2 - 10: Expedition
We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to make landings or cruises every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit:

Northwest Spitsbergen
The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole. Two other courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish explorer Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.

Magnificent fjords
Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers. It is also a favourite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity.

Hinlopen Strait and Alkefjellet
If the ice allows we enter Hinlopen Strait. Here is Alkefjellet, an impressive, basaltic cliff, which is the home to an estimated 200 000 Brünnich’s guillemots. We may also continue into the beautiful bay Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet.

Eastern Svalbard
The island of Nordaustlandet is covered by an enormous ice cap and fascinates naturalists as well as historians. There are huge glacier fronts here, intersected by hundreds of waterfalls. Barentsøya and Edgeøya offer magnificent landscapes and vast tundra. Chances to encounter walruses, Arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer are good here.

Southwest Spitsbergen
The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.

Day 11: Longyearbyen
Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.


© Adam Rheborg
© Niklas Nilsson
© Zet Freiburghaus


INCLUSIONS

-10 nights on board the expedition
-All meals on board
-Coffee and tea
-An experienced Expedition Leader and knowledgeable guides
-Guiding ashore and talks on board
-All excursions and activities
-Comprehensive information material before the expedition
-The trip is climate compensated

EXCLUSIONS

-Flight to/from Longyearbyen
-Travel and cancellation insurance
-The customary gratuity to the ship’s crew
-Personal expenses such as bar and shop charges


Dates & Rates


Ship: MS Sjøveien | Date: 22 Jun 2022 - 2 Jul 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Porthole
10,590-
Twin Window
11,190-
Double Superior
11,790-
Ship: MS Stockholm | Date: 28 Jun 2022 - 8 Jul 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Cabin
11,790-
Ship: MS Sjøveien | Date: 2 Jul 2022- 12 Jul 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Porthole
10,590-
Twin Window
11,190-
Double Superior
11,790-
Ship: MS Stockholm | Date: 8 Jul 2022 - 18 Jul 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Cabin
11,790-
Ship: MS Quest | Date: 09 Jul 2022 - 19 Jul 2022   More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
8,090-
Twin Cabin
9,790-
Twin Cabin Plus
10,390-
Twin Cabin Plus
-
Double Cabin
10,390-
Superior Cabin
11,190-
Owner's Suite
12,290-
Ship: MS Stockholm | Date: 18 Jul 2022 - 28 Jul 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Cabin
11,790-
Ship: MS Quest | Date: 19 Jul 2022 -29 Jul 2022   More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
8,090-
Twin Cabin
9,790-
Twin Cabin Plus
10,390-
Twin Cabin Plus
-
Double Cabin
10,390-
Superior Cabin
11,190-
Owner's Suite
12,290-
Ship: MS Sjøveien | Date: 22 Jul 2022 - 1 Aug 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Porthole
10,590-
Twin Window
11,190-
Double Superior
11,790-
Ship: MS Quest | Date: 29 Jul 2022 -8 Aug 2022   More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
8,090-
Twin Cabin
9,790-
Twin Cabin Plus
10,390-
Twin Cabin Plus
-
Double Cabin
10,390-
Superior Cabin
11,190-
Owner's Suite
12,290-
Ship: MS Sjøveien | Date: 1 Aug 2022 - 11 Aug 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Porthole
10,590-
Twin Window
11,190-
Double Superior
11,790-
Ship: MS Quest | Date: 08 Aug 2022 -18 Aug 2022   More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
8,090-
Twin Cabin
9,790-
Twin Cabin Plus
10,390-
Twin Cabin Plus
-
Double Cabin
10,390-
Superior Cabin
11,190-
Owner's Suite
12,290-
Ship: MS Sjøveien | Date: 11 Aug 2022 - 21 Aug 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Porthole
10,590-
Twin Window
11,190-
Double Superior
11,790-
Ship: MS Stockholm | Date: 17 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Cabin
11,790-
Ship: MS Quest | Date: 18 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022   More info about this Ship
Triple Cabin
8,090-
Twin Cabin
9,790-
Twin Cabin Plus
10,390-
Twin Cabin Plus
-
Double Cabin
10,390-
Superior Cabin
11,190-
Owner's Suite
12,290-
Ship: MS Sjøveien | Date: 29 Aug 2022 - 8 Sep 2022   More info about this Ship
Twin Porthole
10,590-
Twin Window
11,190-
Double Superior
11,790-

* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.




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