North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring

 

Summary: At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around –10° C (14°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of winter scenery, and ...

Duration
8 Days
Cities
3
Next Departure
17-Apr-2021
Starting at
± USD 3,175.00
(EUR 2,700.00)
Price per day
± USD 338.00
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Operator
Oceanwide Expeditions
Ship
s/v Noorderlicht
Tour
North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
Travel Quality
Extraordinary Travel
Itinerary
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Summary

At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around –10° C (14°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears, walruses, and seals.


Itinerary

1.
Longyearbyen
2.
Trygghamna
3-4.
Kongsfjorden
5.
Cruising
6-7.
Cruising
8.
Longyearbyen

Visited cities: Longyearbyen, Prins Karls Forland, Trygghamna

Important

At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: ice-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around –10° C (14°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of the winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears, walruses, and seals into the bargain. Bird note: It is still somewhat quiet on the cliffs, as this time of year the cliff-nesting birds are only just arriving to pick out their breeding places. By May all the nesting birds will have arrived, and the breeding will take place later in June.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. The on-board expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Itineraries may mention places that require permission to land, which must be granted by the relevant national authorities. Such permission is not granted prior to the publishing of these itineraries. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board of a historic traditional sailing vessel. Important information about the sailing program: the boat is equipped with sails and these will be used in good conditions (open sea, water depth, appropriate wind conditions, time availability). This is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. There is no claim to one or other propulsion method. If sails are used, they are operated by the crew. Guests follow the safety instructions of the team. Average cruising speed for s/v Noorderlicht is 6 knots.


Ship Information
Ship Name
s/v Noorderlicht
Ship Type
Sailing Boat
 
Travel Package
DescriptionComing from Going to
Cruise (Round Trip) Longyearbyen Longyearbyen


This is an Organised Sea Cruise, Luxury Cruise or Expedition: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. These are smaller ships and there are never more than 200 passengers on board. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

Tour Variations

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice (8 Days)
Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, will give us the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic. We sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favoured by Ringed an...

Next Departure: 20-May-2021
Starting at: ± USD 4,056.00
North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring (8 Days)
Cruise along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen for a great chance of spotting Polar Bears. You’ll sail into beautiful fjords found on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a fantastically beautiful fjord crested with spectacular glaciers and home to Ringed...

Next Departure: 22-May-2021
Starting at: ± USD 3,175.00
North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer (11 Days)
The North Spitsbergen cruise sails to some of the remotest locations of northern Europe. The expedition gives you the opportunity to spot historic whaling remains, glaciers, a variety of Arctic birds including the Little Auk, and polar bears.

Next Departure: 29-May-2021
Starting at: ± USD 4,527.00
North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Summer Solstice (11 Days)
The North Spitsbergen cruise sails to some of the remotest locations of northern Europe. The expedition gives you the opportunity to spot historic whaling remains, glaciers, a variety of Arctic birds including the Little Auk, and polar bears.

Next Departure: 18-Jun-2021
Starting at: ± USD 4,527.00
North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hike & Sail (8 Days)
Cruise along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen for a great chance of spotting Polar Bears. You’ll sail into beautiful fjords found on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a fantastically beautiful fjord crested with spectacular glaciers and home to Ringed...

Next Departure: 15-May-2022
Starting at: ± USD 3,351.00

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