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Spitsbergen in Brief

This extraordinary expedition voyage to Spitsbergen on brand new ship Ultramarine packs all the excitement of an epic Arctic adventure into just a few days

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5 nights from £3420pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Spitbergen
  • Longyearbyen
  • Polar bear
  • Spitsbergen

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Cruise through pack ice along the west coast of Spitsbergen, retracing the steps of explorers from centuries past on this exciting expedition voyage.

Though this rocky island is covered in mountains and glaciers, the towering cliffs and fjords play host to a thriving and diverse ecosystem. Exploring as much of the area as possible, you will enjoy maximum opportunities to spot, among other wildlife, the walrus with its long tusks and distinctive whiskers, the resilient and Arctic birds in all their varied majesty, and that most iconic of Arctic creatures, the polar bear.

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Spitsbergen in Brief Itinerary

Day 1 - Longyearbyen (Svalbard)

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

Days 2-5 - Spitsbergen

You’ll sail around the shores of this magical island, constantly searching for polar bears and other natural wonders. Covering western Spitsbergen, your expedition will afford ample opportunities to view immense glaciers, deep fjords, soaring mountains and unique flora and fauna. Sailing north into Krossfjord, have your camera handy, ready to capture some of the best glacier calving in Spitsbergen. Deep in the fjord, the highly active Lilliehöök Glacier awaits. Listen in awe to the growling as big chunks break off into the icy waters below. A Zodiac excursion to nearby Ny London, an abandoned mining settlement, provides an ideal place for a guided walk. Encounters with wildlife, such as the endemic Svalbard reindeer, are possible here. After cruising overnight, wake up to the stunning sight of the magnificent Monaco Glacier, another prolific iceberg producer. To make this even more thrilling, help your Expedition Team to scan the shorelines and ice edge for marine mammals. Possible landing sites include Texas Bar, Worsleyneset and the Andoyane Islands (where polar bears have been known to roam). If ice conditions permit reaching 80°N, you’ll reach a walrus sanctuary on the tiny, crescent-shaped Moffen Island. At Smeerenburg you can see the remains of an abandoned settlement that was established by Dutch whalers nearly 400 years ago. During your last full day of your Arctic adventure, you may visit the Russian mining town of Barentsburg, home of Russia’s northernmost brewery. We hope to round out the day in Alkehornet, taking in the towering cliffs teeming with nesting seabirds, such as fulmars and Brünnich’s guillemots (thick-billed murres).

Day 6 - 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

  • 5-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 transfer package including return flight flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen and a hotel stay in Oslo. From just $995 USD

Additional Information

  • We recommend you take Quark's transfer package from £700pp which includes:
  • Charter flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • Pre-cruise stay in Oslo with breakfast
  • Transfers between the airport and pier

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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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
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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