Departure Date: 03/05/2020
Head into the realm of the Polar Bear and set sail to explore some of the world’s most remote and pristine waters on this expedition. Cruise to 80°N along the west coast of Spitsbergen like an explorer of long ago, on a constant search for wildlife.
Your first port of call Longyearbyen, Svalbord. This Norwegian archipelago is between Norway and the North Pole and one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. This tiny town perched on the edge of the vast Arctic tundra will give you a sense of what is still to come.
The mighty Arctic wilderness dominates life here, but Longyearbyen maintains a lively cultural life, and is considered a prime destination for adventure travellers from around the world. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of this colourful outpost before boarding your ship, MS Spitsbergen.
From here your next stop is North West Spitsbergen. Spitsbergen´s North West Corner is scattered with rugged islands, beautiful fjords and isolated beaches. This is true wilderness, so the Captain will work with the elements to create the best itinerary for your expedition cruise. A sight you’ll never forget is Kongsfjorden, one of the most beautiful fjord areas in Spitsbergen, with mighty glaciers calving icebergs into the sea, framed by stunning mountain formations.
Arctic Spring is an ideal time to visit Spitsbergen; the light is beautiful, and nature returns to life in all its glory. This expedition cruise is designed to show you the very best of this Arctic paradise under the Midnight Sun, as we discover the realm of the mighty polar bear.
If you’re feeling up to braving the elements you will have the opportunity to swim and earn a rare Arctic swimming certificate or sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery of the icescape that lies just a few hundred miles from the Geographic North Pole.
As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. All itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing for 9 nights on this Hurtigruten Expedition cruise in an inside cabin. Price includes return flights from Dublin to Oslo with 23KG check bag each, economy flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen, one hotel night in Longyearbyen before the voyage including breakfast and lunch, All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before the voyage, A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the Expedition Team, Professional English-speaking Expedition Team, All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)¸ Coffee and tea included throughout the day and free Wi-Fi on board for All Guest. Depart from Dublin on 3rd May.
9 nights from €4520 per person
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