Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Discovering Spitsbergen

Admire the outstanding natural beauty of Spitsbergen and spot the mighty polar bear on this 9-night expedition cruise exploring Svalbard, the Arctic paradise under the midnight sun. Includes a overnight hotel stay in Lonyearbyen, return flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen and all meals including beverages.

Cruise Only
9 nights from £3438pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Polar Bear
  • Spitsbergen
  • Spitsbergen Landscape

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Flights and 2-night pre-cruise Oslo hotel stay from just £99! Book by 30 Nov 2019. Subject to availability. Flights are from London; regional departures are available at a supplement

Exclusive £100pp discount!

No single supplement! Offer is not combinable. Book by 31 Dec 2019. Subject to availability

Discovering Spitsbergen Special Offer

This spectacular 9-night Arctic adventure begins with an overnight hotel stay in the traditional Spitsbergen town of Longyearbyen, where modern shops and art galleries contrast with the settlement's strong coal mining heritage.

Spend five days exploring the North West Corner of Spitsbergen which is dotted with beautiful islands, beaches and fjords. Discover Svalbard's history before visiting Kongsfjorden, one of the most stunning fjord areas in Spitsbergen, with mighty glaciers calving icebergs into the sea (weather permitting). Be sure to look out for polar bears.

Then spend the day discovering the awe-inspiring Isfjord with its magnificent U-shaped valleys. Head back to Longyearbyen for your flight back to Oslo, Norway.

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Discovering Spitsbergen

Day 1 - Oslo (Norway) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

Take the opportunity to explore Norway's fascinating capital, Oslo, with its varied architecture and lively bars, before an evening flight to Longyearbyen. Arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Longyearbyen

Check-out of your hotel and join an excursion showcasing the best of Longyearbyen and the surrounding area before embarking ship. It is a town of contrasts, mixing strong Arctic influences with modern amenities including art galleries, pubs and restaurants.

Day 3-8 - North West Spitsbergen National Park

The North West Corner of Spitsbergen is dotted with beautiful islands, beaches and fjords, not forgetting the majestic shapes which can be found in the drifting ice. Weather permitting, we will land and discover Svalbard's history. You will have the opportunity to see the remains of ancient blubber ovens used to render whale oil. We also hope to visit Kongsfjorden, one of the most beautiful fjord areas in Spitsbergen, with mighty glaciers calving icebergs into the sea. We may also visit the Magdalenafjorden and Gravneset areas, where the hardy may have a chance to swim and earn a rare Arctic swimming certificate.

Day 9 - Isfjord

Isfjord is the most extensive fjord system in the archipelago. Spend the day exploring this breathtaking fjord including the magnificent U-shaped valleys where you might be lucky enough to spot a Svalbard Reindeer.

Day 10 - Longyearbyen - Oslo (Norway)

Disembark ship in Longyearbyen and transfer to the airport for your flight to Oslo.

Itinerary is subject to change. All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions.

Price Includes

  • 9-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Longyearbyen
  • Return economy flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • Transfers between the ship and the airport
  • House beer and wine, sodas and mineral water with meals on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Landings ashore and lectures onboard by the Expedition Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities (at guests' discretion)
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 5th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £3438
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure price from: £3538 Brochure price from: £3953 Brochure price from: £4270 Brochure price from: £5247
      Blue Water price from: £3438 Blue Water price from: £3853 Blue Water price from: £4170 Blue Water price from: £5147
    • May 13th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £3438
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure price from: £3538 Brochure price from: £3953 Brochure price from: £4270 Brochure price from: £5247
      Blue Water price from: £3438 Blue Water price from: £3853 Blue Water price from: £4170 Blue Water price from: £5147
    • May 21st - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £3786
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure price from: £3886 Brochure price from: £4360 Brochure price from: £5141 Brochure price from: £4723
      Blue Water price from: £3786 Blue Water price from: £4260 Blue Water price from: £5041 Blue Water price from: £4623
    • May 29th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £3786
      Polar Inside Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure price from: £3886 Brochure price from: £4360 Brochure price from: £5141 Brochure price from: £4723
      Blue Water price from: £3786 Blue Water price from: £4260 Blue Water price from: £5041 Blue Water price from: £4623

Price Information

  • Prices are based on a fluid system so subject to daily change
Map for Discovering Spitsbergen