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Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice - Birding

 

Summary:

A voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walrus, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. Near the mouth of Liefdefjorden, we will go ashore for a walk on the tundra of Reindyrsflya. Sailin...

Duration
10 Days
Cities
3
Next Departure
04-Jul-2022
Starting at
± USD 5,384.00
Price per day
± USD 465.00

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Operator
Oceanwide Expeditions
Ship
m/v Ortelius
Tour
Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice - Birding
Travel Quality
Extraordinary Travel
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Summary

A voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walrus, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. Near the mouth of Liefdefjorden, we will go ashore for a walk on the tundra of Reindyrsflya. Sailing into Liefdefjorden, we will cruise near the face of the impressive Monaco Glacier. The waters of the glacier front are a favourite feeding spot for thousands of Kittiwakes and occasionally Polar Bear are seen on the glacier.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Longyearbyen
Day 2.
Svalbard
Day 3.
Svalbard
Day 4-5.
Svalbard
Day 6.
Svalbard
Day 7.
Svalbard
Day 8.
Svalbard
Day 9.
Svalbard
Day 10.
Longyearbyen

Ports of call (3): Liefdefjorden, Longyearbyen, Nordaustlandet

 

Remarks

Important!

N.B. The chances that we can complete a full Spitsbergen circumnavigation (based on our experiences from 1992 – 2019) are about 30% in the first half of July, 70% in the second half, 90% in the first half of August, and 95% in the second half. In case we cannot complete a full circumnavigation, we may devise a program in northeast or southeast Spitsbergen.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Landings are subject to site availabilities, permissions, and environmental concerns per AECO regulations. Official sailing plans and landing slots are scheduled with AECO prior to the start of the season, but the expedition leader determines the final plan. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. The average cruising speed of our vessel is 10.5 knots.

Ship Information

Ship Name
m/v Ortelius
Ship Type
Expedition Ship
 

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

Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice (10 Days)

A voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walrus, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. Near the mouth of Liefdefjorden, we will go ashore for a walk on the tundra of Reindyrsflya. Sailin...

Next Departure: 04-Jul-2022
Starting at: ± USD 5,384.00

Around Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer (15 Days)

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Next Departure: 18-Jul-2023
Starting at: ± USD 6,600.00

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A voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walrus, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. Near the mouth of Liefdefjorden, we will go ashore for a walk on the tundra of Reindyrsflya. Sailin...

Next Departure: 20-Jul-2023
Starting at: ± USD 5,384.00

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