• Ny Alesund
  • Polar Bear in Spitsbergen
  • Whale in Arctic waters
  • Polar Bear
  • Spitsbergen landscape

Circumnavigate Spitsbergen

Discover the majestic glaciers and fjords of remote Spitsbergen, Land of the Polar Bear, on this unique 9-night expedition voyage, with return flights from Manchester, included Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the experienced Expedition Team

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9 Nights

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Enjoy Polarcirkel shore landings and exciting experiences in the Arctic on this exploration of Spitsbergen's wilderness. Explore the traditional Spitsbergen town of Longyearbyen, where modern shops and art galleries contrast with the strong Arctic influences.

Discover the majestic glaciers, soaring mountains and awe-inspiring fjords of the North West Spitsbergen National Park and visit the fascinating former mining town of Alesund.

Look out for polar bears hunting on the ice floes in Eastern Svalbard then navigate the breathtaking Isfjord, home to the endemic Svalbard Reindeer. Enjoy shore landings and guided hikes led by the Expedition Team throughout this once-in-a-lifetime voyage.

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Kayaking in Spitsbergen

Day 1 : UK - Oslo (Norway) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

Fly from Manchester and explore Norway's fascinating capital, Oslo, before an evening flight to Longyearbyen. Arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 : Longyearbyen and Barentsburg

Check out of your hotel and join an excursion showcasing the highlights of Longyearbyen and the surrounding area before embarking ship. In 2017, continue to the Russian settlement of Barentsburg for a colourful folklore performance and to visit the hotel and museum.

Days 3-5 : North West Spitsbergen National Park

Explore Kongsfjorden, a picturesque fjord with majestic glaciers and towering mountains. Cruise to Krossfjorden and Mitrahalvoya to see ruins from the whaling industry as well as the Svalbard reindeer. Take the opportunity to hike across a glacier with the Expedition Team, before heading to the former mining settlement of Ny-Alesund. There will also be the chance to visit the majestic Monaco Glacier in Liefdefjord.

Days 6-8 : Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve and South Spitsbergen National Park

Eastern Svalbard is home to the largest population of polar bears in the Svalbard archipelago so there may be the chance to spot one. Discover Sorgfjorden before cruising past the bird cliff of Alkefjellet to Edgeoya and visit Kapp Lee which has a strong cultural heritage. Sail to Hornsund at the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen, where ice pushed into the fjord attracts polar bears.

Day 9 : Isfjord

Explore the breathtaking Isfjord including the magnificent U-shaped valleys where you might be lucky enough to spot the endemic Svalbard Reindeer. Later, enjoy a farewell barbecue in stunning Arctic surroundings.

Day 10 : Longyearbyen - Oslo (Norway)

Disembark ship in Longyearbyen and transfer to the airport for your flight to Oslo and on to the UK.

Itinerary is subject to change. All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions.

Price Includes

  • 8-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Longyearbyen including breakfast
  • Return flights from Manchester
  • Return flights between Longyearbyen and Oslo
  • City tour of Longyearbyen
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats
  • English speaking Expedition Team on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions

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