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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

Admire the dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife of remote Spitsbergen, illuminated under the glow of the Midnight Sun, on this exciting Arctic expedition voyage with thrilling Zodiac landings

Cruise Only
8 nights from £5100pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Longyearbyen
  • Svalbard scenery
  • Svalbard
  • Polar bear

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Save up to 20% PLUS pay in full and save an additional 10% on 2022 departures! Book by 31 March 2021 to save up to 20%. Pay in full by 31 March 2021 to save an extra 10%. Prices shown include discounts

Save up to 30% on 2021 departures! Applies to selected departures. Book by 31 Mar 2021. Prices shown include all discounts

Book With Confidence! Change your voyage up to 30 days before departure for any reason and receive a future cruise credit. Within 30 days of departure, you can rebook due to Covid-19 reasons Quark will give the options of refund or rebook, if the cruise is cancelled due to Covid-19 reasons. Valid for voyages departing before March 2022, on new bookings made between 1 Feb and 30 April 2021.

Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Special Offer

Explore remote and rugged Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, on this amazing Arctic adventure accompanied by an experienced team.

Spitsbergen is known as the 'wildlife capital of the Arctic' and you'll discover why. Throughout the voyage, there will be ample opportunities to observe walrus, reindeer and polar bears in their natural habitat, all the while embracing the continuous daylight. Hike through the colourful tundra and learn about the incredible history and geology of this remote wilderness.

Zodiac landings enhance every voyage and allow up-close encounters with majestic glaciers, breathtaking fjords and glistening icebergs, not forgetting the varied wildlife. The experienced expedition team share their knowledge of this remote region and accompany guided hikes and landings.

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Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Itinerary

Day 1 - Longyearbyen (Svalbard)

Arrive in Longyearbyen, the largest settlement in Spitsbergen. Embark your ship and set sail.

Days 2-8 - Spitsbergen

Your cruise will cover western Spitsbergen as well as the breathtaking fjords and outlying islands located in the north. The landscape here is just as varied as the wildlife, from polar flora to impressive glaciers. Some of the places you may be lucky enough to visit include the 14th July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Alkefjellet and the Hinlopen Strait. Each destination will be chosen based on optimum wildlife viewing. This remote archipelago is one of the best places in the world to see polar bears set against a backdrop of mountains and ice. The cliffs of Alkefjellet are a haven for thousands of Brunnich's guillemots, while walrus haul-outs are a common sight. In addition to the wildlife, there is no shortage of natural beauty, from icebergs to colourful wildflowers scattered amongst the tundra.

Day 9 - Longyearbyen

Return to Longyearbyen and disembark the ship.

When travelling 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.

Price Includes

  • 8-night full board cruise
  • Wine and beer with dinner during the cruise
  • Soft drinks during bar opening hours during the cruise
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and water at all times during the cruise
  • Zodiac landings and shore landings, walks and hikes
  • Lectures by the Expedition Team
  • Quark Parka to keep
  • Loan of waterproof knee-high boots
  • Port charges and taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights – we can arrange these for you
  • Overseas transfers
  • Optional excursions such as paddling and kayaking
  • Gratuities
  • Transfer package - we recommend you take Quark's tranfer package including return flight flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen and a hotel stay in Longyearbyen. From just £700pp

Additional Information

  • We recommend you take Quark's transfer package from $995 USD which includes:
  • Charter flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • Pre-cruise stay at the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel in Oslo with breakfast
  • Transfers between the airport and pier
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 9th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £5810
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  • June
    • Jun 13th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £6000
      Solo Panorama Premium Class Explorer Triple Standard Class Explorer Suite Standard Class Balcony Suite Premium Class Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Class Terrace Suite Premium Class Penthouse Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class Ultra Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £8300 Blue Water Price from: £6000 Blue Water Price from: £7110 Blue Water Price from: £7055 Blue Water Price from: £8415 Blue Water Price from: £8755 Blue Water Price from: £9435 Blue Water Price from: £11815 Blue Water Price from: £13175

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 9th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £5310
      Solo Panorama Premium Class Explorer Triple Standard Class Explorer Suite Standard Class Balcony Suite Premium Class Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Class Terrace Suite Premium Class Penthouse Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class Ultra Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £7380 Blue Water Price from: £5310 Blue Water Price from: £5967 Blue Water Price from: £5904 Blue Water Price from: £7056 Blue Water Price from: £7344 Blue Water Price from: £7920 Blue Water Price from: £9864 Blue Water Price from: £11016
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £5100
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £5100 Blue Water Price from: £6300 Blue Water Price from: £6700 Blue Water Price from: £7500 Blue Water Price from: £8200 Blue Water Price from: £8200 Blue Water Price from: £10200 Blue Water Price from: £11000
    • Jun 12th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £5100
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £5100 Blue Water Price from: £6300 Blue Water Price from: £6700 Blue Water Price from: £7500 Blue Water Price from: £8200 Blue Water Price from: £8200 Blue Water Price from: £10200 Blue Water Price from: £11000
    • Jun 30th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £5500
      Triple Standard Class Lower Deck Twin Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Porthole Standard Class Main Deck Twin - Window Standard Class Superior Premium Class Deluxe Premium Class Suite Premium Class Owners Suite Premium Class
      Blue Water Price from: £5500 Blue Water Price from: £6700 Blue Water Price from: £7100 Blue Water Price from: £7800 Blue Water Price from: £8600 Blue Water Price from: £8600 Blue Water Price from: £11000 Blue Water Price from: £11700

Price Information

  • Please note dates shown are based on cruise departure date. An optional travel package with pre-cruise hotel is available from $995 USD
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
Map for Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard