From  £6205
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Discover Norway's Svalbard Archipelago
  • Spot Arctic Wildlife
  • Uncover abandoned Polar Research Stations
  • Visit the Northernmost settlement of Ny Alesund
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Arctic Cruises - West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge

10 Day Tour, from £6205 per person
Itinerary Dates
20182019
27 Jun  -  05 Jul
13 Jun  -  22 Jun
21 Jun  -  30 Jun
29 Jun  -  10 Jul

Embark on an exciting polar expedition to explore the pristine frozen wildernesses that await north of the Arctic Circle, aboard a luxurious state-of-the-art, ice-strengthened vessel on an Arctic cruise. Begin your journey around Svalbard's western coasts on Spitsbergen, the largest island in Norway's far-flung arctic archipelago. Step aboard M/V Sea Spirit in Longyearbyen, the world's most northernmost capital, and discover the unique geology and human history of this Arctic region.


 
Please note that itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.      
 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO LONGYEARBYEN
FLY TO LONGYEARBYEN
Arrive in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Spitsbergen archipelago, and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and perhaps visit the Svalbard Museum.
DAY 2
LONGYEARBYEN
LONGYEARBYEN
In the afternoon, embark on the M/V Sea Spirit and start your Arctic cruise. (B,D)
DAY 3
WEST SPITSBERGEN
WEST SPITSBERGEN
Start your expedition exploring the northwestern part of Svalbard and marvel at the astounding scenery from the deck as you slip past the pristine landscapes. Panoramic vistas here boast deep fjords and narrow channels flanked by jagged snowy mountain peaks.
 
Witness immense tidewater glaciers calve, impressively cracking and crashing into the icy turquoise waters below. Spot fascinating Arctic wildlife, from polar bears hunting on the pack ice or reindeer grazing on flowering tundra to Arctic foxes playing together and walrus lounging by the shores.
 
Discover remnants of whaling camps, coal mining operations, old trappers' cabins, staging areas of historic attempts to discover the North Pole and abandoned polar research stations. This trip will also take you to visit Ny Alesund, one of the world's most northerly settlements; this former mining town is now home to an international community of Arctic researchers. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
WEST SPITSBERGEN
WEST SPITSBERGEN
Continue exploring the Svalbard archipelago. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
WEST SPITSBERGEN
WEST SPITSBERGEN
Continue exploring the Svalbard archipelago. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
WEST SPITSBERGEN
WEST SPITSBERGEN
Continue exploring the Svalbard archipelago. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
WEST SPITSBERGEN
WEST SPITSBERGEN
Continue exploring the Svalbard archipelago. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
WEST SPITSBERGEN
WEST SPITSBERGEN
Continue exploring the Svalbard archipelago. (B,L,D)
DAY 9
WEST SPITSBERGEN

Continue exploring the Svalbard archipelago. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
FLY TO THE UK
After breakfast, disembark the M/V Sea Spirit and transfer to the local airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

10 day tour, from £6205 per person

Price Includes

  • 1 night accommodation in Hotel in Longyearbyen
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • Transfer to airport upon disembarkation
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • Expeditions parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise

Price Excludes

  • International flights*

*Icelandair fly from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast.  Other carriers fly from Luton, Stansted, Bristol and Edinburgh


Price Notes

Prices:



10-day expedition



  • Main Deck Suite: from £6205
  • Classic Suite: from £6655
  • Superior Suite: from £6455
  • Deluxe Suite: from £7220
  • Premium Suite: from £7985
  • Owner's Suite: from £10450
  • Triple Classic Cabin: from £4495

12-day expedition



  • Main Deck Suite: from £7285
  • Classic Suite: from £7735
  • Superior Suite: from £7475
  • Deluxe Suite: from £8410
  • Premium Suite: from £9260
  • Owner's Suite: from £12150
  • Triple Classic Cabin: from £5305
Itinerary Dates  
27 Jun 2018
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05 Jul 2018
SOLD OUT
13 Jun 2019
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22 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
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30 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
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10 Jul 2019

M/V Sea Spirit

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.

Providing spacious suites for accommodation of maximum of 114 passengers (the smallest suite is 20 sq. meters) the Sea Spirit at the same time features maneuverability and friendly atmosphere of small ships. All suites have private facilities and exterior views. Some of the suites feature private balconies for enjoying fantastic landscapes of the Arctic.

 

 

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