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North Spitsbergen, Along the pack ice, Bowhead Whales and Polar Bears

 

Summary:

Search for whales, polar bears, birds and other exotic wildlife among the Arctic sea ice while enjoying the 24-hour daylight which provides excellent conditions for outdoor photography and activities.

Duration
8 Days
Cities
2
Next Departure
07-Jun-2023
Starting at
± USD 3,948.00
Price per day
± USD 431.00

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Operator
Oceanwide
Ship
m/v Hondius
Tour
North Spitsbergen, Along the pack ice, Bowhead Whales and Polar Bears
Travel Quality
Extraordinary Travel
Itinerary
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Summary

Search for whales, polar bears, birds and other exotic wildlife among the Arctic sea ice while enjoying the 24-hour daylight which provides excellent conditions for outdoor photography and activities.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Longyearbyen
Day 2.
Smeerenburg
Day 3.
Raudfjorden
Day 4-6.
Cruising
Day 7.
Bellsund
Day 8.
Longyearbyen

Ports of call (2): Longyearbyen, Raudfjorden

 

Remarks

Important!

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 Hondius
Ship Type
Expedition Ship
 

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: 30-May-2022
Starting at: ± USD 3,948.00

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: 26-Jun-2022
Starting at: ± USD 4,635.00

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: 16-Jun-2022
Starting at: ± USD 4,635.00

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 3,262.00

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice - Birding (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: 02-Jun-2022
Starting at: ± USD 3,948.00

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Birding (12 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: 05-Jun-2022
Starting at: ± USD 5,150.00

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hike & Ski & 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 3,262.00

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hiking Special (8 Days)

The focus of this voyage is shore hiking. Hikers can choose hikes that best suits their fitness and ability level. Hiking options include very easy beach hikes (good for photographers who need time for photography), easier short hikes, medium-difficulty e...

Next Departure: 26-May-2022
Starting at: ± USD 3,948.00

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice Arc of Meridian (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: 09-Jun-2022
Starting at: ± USD 3,948.00

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice Summer Solstice, Arc of Meridian (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: 14-Jun-2022
Starting at: ± USD 3,948.00

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Birding 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: 16-Jun-2022
Starting at: ± USD 4,635.00

North Spitsbergen, Bowhead Whales & Polar Bears in the sea ice - Summer Solstice - Birding (8 Days)

Search for whales, polar bears, birds and other exotic wildlife among the Arctic sea ice while enjoying the 24-hour daylight of the midnight sun, which provides excellent conditions for outdoor photography and activities.

Next Departure: 14-Jun-2022
Starting at: ± USD 3,948.00

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice - Summer Solstice (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: 14-Jun-2023
Starting at: ± USD 3,948.00

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