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Begin the journey in the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen. Travel North and explore the beautiful islands of the Svalbard archipelago, where you will see dramatic mountain scenery, glaciers and the Arctic’s incredible wildlife. This is a rare opportunity to discover the unspoilt wilderness and mesmerising landscapes.
You’ll explore this fascinating region onboard the M/V Sea Spirit, offering its guests a unique mix of comfort and adventure! Not only you’ll be thrilled to discover the region’s infinite mountain ranges and beautiful narrow fjords, but you’ll also have the opportunity to encounter its remarkable wildlife, including the majestic polar bear that can be spotted hunting on the ice floes.
Day 1: UK - Oslo - Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Day 2: Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 3 - 9: Exploration of West Spitsbergen
Day 10: Disembark in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Fly from the Uk to Oslo before arriving at Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of Svalbard. Explore the fascinating Arctic settlement as well as the surrounding area. Longyearbyen is known for its museum, excellent quality shops and amazing dining experience.
Embark the ship and take advantage of the outstanding facilities including a gym, bar, club lounge and presentation lounge. The ice-strengthened vessel will be your home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Sail into the vast wilderness where the wildlife is rich and diverse and the scenery spectacular. The captain and crew will navigate you through the majestic Isfjorden, where you have a good chance of encountering marine mammals.
The adventure continues into the wild and remote corner of the Arctic. Polar bears and other wildlife can be spotted at any time. The expedition team will take you to remote locations so that you can see species like the walrus, the bearded seal, the little auk and white beluga whales. The ship will navigate through the edge of the polar ice cap and explore places filled with history from the age of exploration. This corner of Svalbard is sure to fill your camera with stunning scenery and wildlife.
Longyearbyen is the final destination on your cruise where you will get your transfer to the airport. Some may make the decision to stay slightly longer to experience the town one last time.
With the M/V Sea Spirit, you will be sailing in classic style with all the amenities of a comfortable hotel. The ice-strengthened expedition ship was updated in late 2010, followed by a complete refurbishment of the suites in 2017. Providing suites for 114 passengers, they all have private facilities and exterior views with private balconies to enjoy the fantastic landscapes of the Arctic.
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