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A 9-day itinerary for an unforgettable Svalbard adventure! At this time of the year the midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird colonies are teaming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are covered beautifully with snow. You will start your expedition from Longyearbyen, before exploring Svalbard – the Arctic Pearl that has fascinated explorers for centuries. Enjoy the region’s remarkable wildlife and keep a look out for the majestic polar bears.

Highlights

  • Discover Svalbard, the pearl of the Arctic.
  • Explore the realm of the polar bear.
  • Navigate through spectacular fjords and along glistening glaciers.
  • 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:

Prins Karls Forland
The island is home to many sea birds and harbour seals. You will observe a magnificent and snow-covered mountain chain spreading across this narrow strip of land.

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.

Fantastic fjords
Svalbard offers its visitors countless spectacular fjords. During your journey, you will explore a number of them – such as Liefdefjorden, which means “The fjord of love” and is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks. There, the expedition team will hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pink-footed geese nest in the area and, if you are lucky, you could see the rare king eider. In Krossfjorden, the pristine landscape will reveal the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier, and a large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty, dominated by beautiful glaciers. It is also the favourite spot for seals, and the bird cliffs are always bursting with activity. The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole.

North Spitsbergen
In the north of Spitsbergen, you might meet the edge of the pack ice. Not many ships venture here and you can marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. Chances of meeting polar bears increase as we sail along the ice floes.

Southwest Spitsbergen
The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day, you can see the summit of the highest mountain – Hornsundtind, measuring 1,431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears, and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.

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 12th June 2020 to 20th June 2020

Triple cabin: £4,799.00
Twin cabin: £5,599.00
Twin cabin Plus: £5,899.00
Double cabin: £5,899.00
Owner's cabin: £7,599.00

MS Quest from 19th June 2020 to 27th June 2020

Triple cabin: £4,799.00
Twin cabin: £5,599.00
Twin cabin Plus: £5,899.00
Double cabin: £5,899.00
Owner's cabin: £7,599.00



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  • 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.

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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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