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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 £4666pp

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

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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 £700pp 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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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 12th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £6750
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6750 Blue Water Price from: £6750 Blue Water Price from: £9000 Blue Water Price from: £9800 Blue Water Price from: £11000
    • Jun 20th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £5250
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £5250 Blue Water Price from: £5250 Blue Water Price from: £6300 Blue Water Price from: £6860 Blue Water Price from: £7700
  • July
    • Jul 10th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £6375
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6375 Blue Water Price from: £6375 Blue Water Price from: £7650 Blue Water Price from: £8330 Blue Water Price from: £9350
    • Jul 18th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: World Explorer From: £6750
      Infinity Suite Veranda Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Suite Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6750 Blue Water Price from: £6750 Blue Water Price from: £8100 Blue Water Price from: £8820 Blue Water Price from: £9900

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 9th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £5760
      Balcony Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Terrace Suite Penthouse Suite Owners Suite Ultra Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £5760 Blue Water Price from: £6840 Blue Water Price from: £7128 Blue Water Price from: £7704 Blue Water Price from: £9576 Blue Water Price from: £10656
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ocean Adventurer From: £4666
      Lower Deck Twin Main Deck Twin - Porthole Main Deck Twin - Window Superior Deluxe Owners Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4666 Blue Water Price from: £4972 Blue Water Price from: £5508 Blue Water Price from: £5760 Blue Water Price from: £5760 Blue Water Price from: £7704
    • Jun 13th - Longyearbyen and back - Sailing on: Ultramarine From: £6120
      Balcony Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Terrace Suite Penthouse Suite Owners Suite Ultra Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6120 Blue Water Price from: £7267 Blue Water Price from: £7573 Blue Water Price from: £8185 Blue Water Price from: £10174 Blue Water Price from: £11322

Price Information

  • Please note dates shown are based on cruise departure date. An optional travel package with pre-cruise hotel is available from £700pp
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