Svalbard adventure

Svalbard travel and adventure – May 31st to June 8th, 2017

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

Size of the group: 53 expeditioners maximum

Duration: 8 nights/9 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: Longyearbyen
Arrival to Longyearbyen and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 to 8: Svalbard
You will start your adventure in Svalbard by exploring Longyearbyen and in the afternoon you will embark the expedition ship Sea Endurance and sail out. Here are some examples of places you may visit during your travel :
Prins Karls Forland: this narrow strip of land is covered by a magnificent and snow-covered mountain chain. The island is also home to many seabirds, harbour seals and walruses.
Virgohamna, Danskøya: two of the most courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish balloonist Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.
Fantastic fjords: Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey you will explore a few of them such as Liefdefjorden, Krossfjorden, Raudfjorden, Kongsfjorden…
North Spitsbergen: North of Spitsbergen you might meet the edge of the pack ice. Not many ships venture here and you can marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. Chances of meeting polar bears increase as you sail along the ice floes.
Southwest Spitsbergen: the grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day you can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind (1431 meters). Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.

Day 9: Longearbyen
Early morning, disembarkation from the ship at Longearbyen harbour.

Map of the itinerary of the voyage and expedition cruise to Spitsbergen, Svalbard


PRICES (per person):

– Triple cabin (upper/lower beds): $ 5690 USD
– Twin cabin (2 twin beds): $ 6590 USD
– Twin cabin Plus (2 twin beds): $ 6990 USD
– Double cabin (double bed): $ 6990 USD
– Double cabin Superior (large double bed): $ 8290 USD
– Owner’s cabin (large double bed): $ 9090 USD
– Twin cabin for single use: $ 10690 USD

It is always possible to share a cabin and all of them have windows and private facilities.

The ship in details…

Prices include: 7 nights on board Sea Endurance and 1 night in a hotel in Longyearbyen. All meals on board, an experienced Expedition Leader and knowledgeable guides, guiding ashore and talks on board, all excursions and activities.

Prices do not include: flight to/from Longyearbyen, travel and cancellation insurance, the customary gratuity to the ship’s crew, personal expenses such as bar and shop charges.


OUR OPINION ON THIS VOYAGE:

A complete travel to Svalbard in different regions of the archipelago. You should see a little bit of everything during this trip and will enjoy the small size of this confortable ice class vessel.

☞ Interest of this trip: fauna (polar bear, walrus, arctic fox, birds, reindeers…), flora, glacier, historic sites, landscapes, sea ice…