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Enquire About Unexplored Svalbard by Ponant

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Discover the Far North and the immense open spaces of the polar Arctic and its ice floes that extend to the North Pole, on this 9-day expedition cruise to explore Svalbard with Ponant.

You will board your ship at Longyearbyen in Norway for a cruise to the heart of the Svalbard archipelago. In the company of Ponant's specialist teams, you will discover the exceptional flora and fauna that lives in these extreme conditions, where temperatures reach -30°C in winter.

Your ship will first sail in the direction of the magnificent glaciers of Kongsfjorden, and then to the superb landscapes of the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park. The deep blue waters of its fjords surrounded by snow-capped mountains are home to many species of cetaceans while its islands, beaches and wide bays shelter the remains of old whaling stations and trappers’ cabins. 

You will then set sail eastbound to try to reach the coasts of the Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, and the Hinlopen Strait, a real polar desert sheltering many basaltic islets, majestic glaciers and a rich marine ecosystem: colonies of sea birds, walruses, polar bears and Arctic foxes come to feed here.

Perhaps you will also be lucky enough to be able to observe these emblematic species as you sail alongside the islands of Barentsøya and Edgeøya (also known as Barents Island and Edge Island respectively), in the Søraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, which is the largest protected zone in Norway.

During this unforgettable expedition, your ship will sail to latitudes of 80° north and you will discover that unique feeling of having reached the top of the world.

Highlights

  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables
  • Hiking opportunity
  • Discover Europe's largest ice cap in Nordaustlandet
  • Sail in the Hinlopen Strait 
  • Landscapes: ice floes, jagged mountains, icebergs, ice caps, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs, huge glaciers.
  • Wildlife: polar bears, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic terns, walruses, whales, puffins.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Day 2: Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen
Day 3: Spitsbergen National Park & Svalbard Nature Reserve
Day 4: Sailing towards the ice floes
Days 5 & 6: Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve
Day 7: Soraust Svalbard Nature Reserve
Day 8: Isfjorden
Day 9: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000 or enquire here

Departures and Prices

Le Boreal
Le Boreal
1st June 2022 - 9th June 2022

Prices from £7,500 pp

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L'Austral
3rd June 2022 - 11th June 2022

Prices from £7,830 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
8th June 2022 - 16th June 2022

Prices from £7,500 pp

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L'Austral
10th June 2022 - 18th June 2022

Prices from £7,500 pp

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L'Austral
17th June 2022 - 25th June 2022

Prices from £7,180 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
22nd June 2022 - 30th June 2022

Prices from £7,180 pp

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L'Austral
24th June 2022 - 2nd July 2022

Prices from £6,850 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
29th June 2022 - 7th July 2022

Prices from £6,850 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
6th July 2022 - 14th July 2022

Prices from £6,850 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
13th July 2022 - 21st July 2022

Prices from £6,530 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
20th July 2022 - 28th July 2022

Prices from £6,200 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
27th July 2022 - 4th August 2022

Prices from £6,200 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
3rd August 2022 - 11th August 2022

Prices from £6,200 pp

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Le Boreal
Le Boreal
10th August 2022 - 18th August 2022

Prices from £6,200 pp

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About Us
  • We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

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

  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), 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 Polar 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 Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.