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A 9-day itinerary to explore Svalbard and its wonderful landscapes in springtime. You’ll navigate through narrow fjords, and witness the archipelago come to life. Polar bears will venture out for the first time, while wonderful birdlife will be returning to their summer nests. Svalbard is teeming with life, which makes spring a perfect time to visit the archipelago and its stunning landscapes.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the Arctic spring
  • Appreciate the stunning landscapes
  • Witness the magical midnight sun
  • Enjoy a comfortable expedition ship with an experienced crew

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Day 2–8: Expedition
Day 9: Longyearbyen

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Day 1: Longyearbyen, Svalbard

You will arrive in Longyearbyen and be transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2–8: Expedition

You will have the morning to explore Longyearbyen and discover what life is like in this remote part of the world. In the afternoon, you will board the expedition ship and sail out through Isfjorden. The exact route of the expedition cruise will be dependent on the ice and weather conditions, but the itinerary will offer landings or cruises every day with the ship’s fleet of Zodiacs, as well as giving you the opportunity to encounter fascinating Arctic wildlife. Here are some examples of places we may visit:

Alkhornet
The cliffs of Alkhornet mountain present a spectacular landmark at the entrance of Isfjorden. You will approach the shore for a closer look, admiring the rich and diverse birdlife flying over your head and nesting in the area. Enjoy soaking in the beautiful views of the tundra and watching the thousands of birds that call it home, including Brünnich’s guillemots, glaucous gulls and kittiwakes.

Kongsfjorden and Krossfjorden
Kongsfjorden is situated near the village of Ny-Ålesund and is a popular destination for cruise ships. Great explorers such as Amundsen and Nobile began their journey to the North Pole from here. At nearby Krossfjorden, you will stand in awe of the 14th of July Glacier – an impressive 10-mile glacier surrounded by imposing mountains, with an impressive number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting across the nearby cliffs.

Raudfjorden
This area is dominated by mighty glaciers and bird cliffs bursting with activity. Raudfjorden is a region of immense natural beauty, and is a favourite spot for seals so you’ll be sure to see many of them resting on the pack ice and taking advantage of the springtime!

Virgohamna, Danskøya
Danskøya is a small island in the northwest corner of Spitsbergen, from which Swedish explorer Andrée made a courageous attempt with a hydrogen balloon, and American journalist Wellman with an airship, to reach the North Pole. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.

Bellsund
The best attraction at the beautiful Vårsolbukta, in Bellsund, is the tens of thousands of little auks nesting in the area. Go ashore a take some time to explore this pristine part of Svalbard.

Hornsund
Hornsund is the place where you are most likely to spot polar bears feeding on the fjord ice. But you will also be amazed by the landscapes, as the west coast of Spitsbergen is filled with glaciers calving out impressive icebergs, immense valleys and high mountain ranges, making a visit to Hornsund truly special.

Day 9: Longyearbyen

You will disembark the expedition ship early in the morning, and begin your journey back home.


MS Quest

Rating
2
Standard
Simple
Capacity
53

M/S Quest is a comfortable expedition ship with a wonderful crew.

In 2004/2005, the ship went through a complete refurbishment, followed by a renovation of the passenger areas in 2018. She can take up to 53 passengers in 26 cabins.


MS Quest from 15th May 2020 to 23rd May 2020

Triple cabin: £4,299.00
Twin cabin: £4,999.00
Twin cabin Plus: £5,299.00
Double cabin: £5,299.00
Owner's cabin: £6,899.00

MS Quest from 22nd May 2020 to 30th May 2020

Triple cabin: £4,299.00
Twin cabin: £4,999.00
Twin cabin Plus: £5,299.00
Double cabin: £5,299.00
Owner's cabin: £6,899.00

MS Quest from 29th May 2020 to 6th June 2020

Triple cabin: £4,299.00
Twin cabin: £4,999.00
Twin cabin Plus: £5,299.00
Double cabin: £5,299.00
Owner's cabin: £6,899.00



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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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