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Svalbard

Circumnavigating Svalbard

  • Expedition dates

    June and September 2022

  • Starts From

    Oslo, Norway

    Ends At

    Oslo, Norway

  • Activities and Attractions

    Polar Bears, Walrus, Seals, Whales, Svalbard Reindeer, Birdwatching, Icebergs, Glaciers, Fjords, Wilderness Stay, National Parks, Hiking, Kayaking, Ice Cruising, Midnight Sun

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 23,181

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

Your essential Svalbard experience, if exploring this jewel of arctic deeply and wholly has been in your bucket list, this sailing expedition takes you all the best corners of this archipelago, under the midnight sun, giving the opportunity to explore more in daylight. With very high chances of spotting the king of arctic - polar bear, join us to explore Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve, South Spitsbergen national park and many more

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Oslo to Longyearbyen

Arrive to Oslo city, and join our chartered flight to Svalbard. Once at Longyearbyen, enjoy an overnight.

Day 2

Longyearbyen

Enjoy a tour of this wild arctic town, and embark the ship in afternoon to begin sea expedition.

Day 3-4

Northwest Spitsbergen National Park - Exploration Day

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of this region filled with islands, fjords, beaches, drifting ice.

Day 5-7

Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve - Exploration Days

We visit many different sites, looking for polar bears, walrus, and bird life.

Day 8

South Spitsbergen National Park

Our chances of seeing the polar bears continue.

Day 9

Isfjord

See the magnificent fjord system, with its huge population of Reindeers

Day 10

Longyearbyen to Oslo

We return back to Longyearbyen, and catch our chartered flight back to Oslo.
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With special COVID Safety Measures In place

Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.

Northwest Spitsbergen

Scattered with islands, fjords and beaches, the ocean here can be full of drifting ice especially in the early season.

Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve

Boasts the highest population of polar bears, and greatest chances of sighting them. Cruise way past 80º N, see thousands nesting sea birds, walruses, flat beaches, un-glaciated tundra

South Spitsbergen National Park

Sail to the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen, promising varied landscape and geology. Ice being pushed into the fjord early in the season attracts polar bears to hunt on the floes

Landings

With sailings during the Midnight Sun, days of exploration get longer. Expect landing at isolated settlements, scenic beaches with historical artefacts, on tundras and more

Hiking

Hike through spectacular fjords, mountains and glaciers at a time when the Midnight Sun is in the sky and Arctic flowers are in bloom. Extended hikes will also be offered as optional

Kayaking

Enjoy the feeling of gliding through the water in serene silence while admiring the sight of glaciers and mountains dappled in summer’s grass and flowers.

Small Boat Cruising

At places where its difficult to dock the ship, the expedition will launch RIBs to take you on land, or simply cruise around icebergs, glaciers or ice floes, as part of your included experience

Beach Cleanup

The Expedition Teams encourage guests to take part in cleaning up the waste they find at the beaches. Learn how world pollution effects the climate and pristine environment of this part of the world during the activity

Polar Bear

Welcome to the land of the polar bear. From a safe distance, here you might catch a glimpse of one of these rare apex predators stalking a seal beside a glacier or swimming from one ice floe to another, multiple times during the journey

Walrus

Catch sights of walrus diving for clams in the bays when sailing past 80º N , at North East Spitsbergen Nature Reserve or sunning themselves at the flat beaches of at Easter Svalbard Nature reserve

Nesting Birds

A haven for birds, providing prime annual breeding spots for 41 species of seabird. Keep your eyes peeled for Black Guillemots, Common Eiders, Brünnich's Guillemots, Glaucous gulls, Little Auks and many more

Seals

You might see bearded seals in a shallow bay or sunbathing on ice floes close to the glacier front of Monaco; or bearded seals while discovering Magdalenefjord in North West corner Spitsbergen

Svalbard Reindeer

Located all around the Archipelago, mainly on the non-glaciated parts. On Edgeøya and Barentsøya lives the largest densities of the animal, where we might sight them in groups of 2-4

Arctic Fox

Can be found all across Svalbard. In summer, look out for a shorter coat of brown or grey fur. This darker coat matches the rocks and plants of the summer tundra, providing camouflage when there’s less snowfall.

MS Spitsbergen

This modern & environmentally progressive vessel, contains Scandinavian interior with colour palette derived from the sea. Complete with lounges, sauna, hot tub, gym, it will be your comfortable base camp at sea

Observation Lounge and Deck

With outdoor bars on two decks, the ship also offers a Panoramic lounge with floor to ceiling windows, making sure you don't miss any scene even while indoors

Cabins

WIth a wide range of comfortable cabins and private facilities, you can choose to stay in twin bed cabins or even suites with private balconies. It can accommodate maximum 335 explorers

What's Included

  • Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice
  • Return economy flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • One hotel night in Longyearbyen before the voyage inclding breakfast and lunch
  • 3 hours Sightseeing in Longyearbyen incl. Museum and Camp Barentz, ending at the pier
  • All transfers in Longyearbyen
  • Guidance from Professional English speaking expedition team
  • Complimentary Wind and Water resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • Engaging onboard activities and included off shore activities
  • All meals with beverages (breakfast, lunch, dinner, early riser and afternoon treats) during the voyage
  • Complimentary wifi for all guests (connection depends on network of remote areas we visit)

Not Included

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Optional excursions with the expedition team (like kayaking)

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • A medical declaration form is required to be submitted by all passengers joining this expedition
  • The above itinerary is only indicative. Weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safe experience at all times will be the priority
  • Kids of age 5 and below cannot be allowed
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking