Spitsbergen, Svalbard expedition

Spitsbergen, Svalbard expedition – June 3rd to 10th, 2019

Voyage and expedition cruise to Spitsbergen, Svalbard Expedition cruise on board the vessel Plancius

Size of the group: 116 expeditioners maximum

Duration: 7 nights/8 days

The ship in details…

Expedition cruise basics…

The Svalbard archipelago is located half way between North Cape and North Pole. This region is home of polar bears, arctic foxes, seals, reindeers, numerous of birds and walrus. But Svalbard is also characterized by great landscapes of high peaks, glaciers and beautiful tundra areas ! The history is also fascinating, from the early whalers and sealers to the coal mining period.


PROGRAM AND ITINERARY:

About the program and itinerary…

Day 1: departure from Longyearbyen
Arrive in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Spitsbergen archipelago of which West Spitsbergen is the largest island. Before embarking there is an opportunity to stroll around this former mining town, whose parish church and Polar Museum are well worth visiting. In the early evening the ship will sail out of Isfjorden.

Day 2 to 7: Spitsbergen and North
Six days exploring the West coast of Spitsbergen, Hinlopen Strait and up to the top of the Svalbard archipelago, to the Seven Island.

Day 8: Longearbyen
Return to Longyearbyen and disembark for the transfer to the airport and the flight to Oslo and home.

Map of the itinerary of the expedition cruise to Svalbard


PRICES (per person):

– Quadruple Porthole: € 3300
– Triple Porthole: € 4100
– Twin Porthole: € 4600
– Twin Window: € 5000
– Twin Deluxe: € 5300
– Superior: contact us

The ship in details…

Prices include: voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary, all meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea, all shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac, free use of rubber boots and snow shoes, transfers and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for those passengers on the group flights to and from Longyearbyen, all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme, AECO fees and governmental taxes.

Prices do not include: any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights, pre- and post- land arrangements, transfers to/from the vessel outside Spitsbergen, passport and visa expenses, Government arrival and departure taxes, meals ashore, baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory), all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.


OUR OPINION ON THIS VOYAGE:

This expedition cruise around Spitsbergen, the main island of the Svalbard archipelago, is a good idea for those who would like to see a little bit of everything there. August is perfect for wildlife and flora and the ice conditions are usually good.

☞ Interest of this trip: fauna, flora, glacier, historic sites, landscapes, walks, sea ice…