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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic (From Oslo)

 

Summary:

The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen is known as the “wildlife capital of the Arctic,” and on this unforgettable 12-day voyage, you will discover why. Building on our Spitsbergen Highlights and Intro to Spitsbergen itineraries, this...

Duration
12 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
21-May-2022
Starting at
USD 8,495.00
Price per day
USD 708.00

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Operator
Quark
Ship
Ultramarine, Ocean Adventurer
Tour
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic (From Oslo)
Travel Quality
Extraordinary Travel

Summary

The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen is known as the “wildlife capital of the Arctic,” and on this unforgettable 12-day voyage, you will discover why. Building on our Spitsbergen Highlights and Intro to Spitsbergen itineraries, this longer journey has been designed to maximize time on the west and northern/southern tips of the island, providing you optimal chances to witness the remarkable array of creatures who call this spectacular yet forbidding environment home—including whales, walruses, Svalbard reindeer, seabirds by the thousands, and that most iconic of Arctic residents, the polar bear.

In addition to giving you opportunities to observe this unique parade of wildlife, the longer itinerary also allows you more time to explore the vast tundra, appreciate the natural beauty of the surprisingly colorful Arctic wilderness, and benefit from our range of on-board lectures and educational programs. Come aboard with the most knowledgeable, experienced and passionate team in the industry for an extraordinary High Arctic adventure.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Arrive In Oslo, Norway
Day 2.
Fly To Longyearbyen, Svalbard And Embark
Day 3-11.
Exploring Spitsbergen
Day 12.
Disembark In Longyearbyen And Fly To Oslo

Visited Countries (2): Norway, Svalbard

Ports of call (2): Longyearbyen, Oslo

 

Remarks

Highlights

  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, walrus and reindeer
  • Take advantage of continuous daylight
  • Hike the tundra and explore the polar desert
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore glaciers, fjords, icebergs and more
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Arctic with optional kayaking adventures


Ship Information

Ship Name
Ultramarine
Ship Type
Expedition Ship
Max. Passengers
199
 

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

Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure (From Oslo) (14 Days)

This 14-day journey offers the most extensive exploration of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, including the opportunity to witness iconic Arctic wildlife like walrus, reindeer and polar bears, a glimpse into 16th-century maritime cult...

Next Departure: 07-Jul-2022
Starting at: USD 10,995.00

Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief (7 Days)

On this extraordinary journey, you will pack all the excitement of an epic Arctic cruise into just seven days, cruising through pack ice along the west coast of Spitsbergen, retracing the steps of explorers from centuries past. Though this rocky island is...

Next Departure: 03-May-2022
Starting at: USD 4,995.00

Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears (14 Days)

This unique 14-day voyage invites guests to embrace a true expeditionary spirit: rather than follow a set itinerary, together we’ll allow our search for polar bears and other wildlife to determine our route and shore landings in the pristine Norwegian Arc...

Next Departure: 10-Jun-2022
Starting at: USD 11,495.00

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