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Embark on the Sea Endurance and enjoy this incredible 9-day Svalbard Adventure. The bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are snow-covered. Ice still keeps the islands in its grip and you can admire the ever-changing ice formations while searching for polar bears, arctic foxes, walruses, whales and more on this enduring Arctic tour.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Longyearbyen
Days 2-8 : Embark | Explore Svalbard
Day 9 : Disembark in Longyearbyen


  • Make landings every day with Zodiac craft as you cruise the High Arctic
  • Explore countless spectacular fjords and glaciers of immense natural beauty
  • Receive raucous greetings by the large numbers of nesting seabirds
  • Search for polar bears and bearded seal on the fjord ice


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  • Small Ship

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Trip Snapshots

Day 1 Longyearbyen

Arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to your included hotel.

Day 2-8 Embark | Explore Svalbard

  • Ship
  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Start your adventure in Svalbard by exploring the High Arctic capital of Longyearbyen. In the afternoon embark your expedition ship and sail out through the spectacular Ice Fjord. You are now in a part of the world where you are totally dependent on ice and weather conditions. The exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife encountered. Your ambition is to make landings every day with the rigid Zodiac craft – here are some examples of places you may visit:

Prins Karls Forland
This narrow strip of land is covered by a magnificent, snow-covered mountain chain. The island is home to many seabirds and harbour seals.

Virgohamna, Danskøya
Two of the most courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the Island of Danskøya. Swedish balloonist Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.

Fantastic Fjords
Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During your journey explore a few of them such as:

Liefdefjorden -meaning "the fjord of love", is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and at its base hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pink-footed geese nest in the area and if lucky see the rare king eider.
In Krossfjorden delight in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large numbers of kittiwakes and Brunnich`s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs.
Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers, it is also a favorite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with life.

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
North of Spitsbergen meet the pack ice edge. Not many ships venture here and marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. Chances of meeting polar bears increase as you 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 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favorite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.

Day 9 Disembark in Longyearbyen

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in Longyearbyen in the early morning and begin your journey home.

Sea Endurance

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Quest's Triple Cabin.
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Triple Cabin
Triple Cabin with upper and lower berths. Located on Deck 3.
Quest's Twin Cabin.
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Twin Cabin
Twin Cabin with two twin beds. Located on Deck 3.
Quest's Twin Plus Cabin.
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Twin Cabin Plus
Twin Cabin Plus with two twin beds. Located on Deck 3.
Quest's Double Cabin with Double Bed.
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Double Cabin
Double Cabin with one double bed. Located on Deck 3.
Quest's Double Superior Cabin.
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Double Cabin Superior
Double Cabin Superior with one large double bed. Located on Deck 3.
Quest's Owner's Cabin.
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Owners Cabin
Owners Cabin with one large double bed. Located on Deck 4.
The Quest's Solo Cabin.
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Solo Twin Cabin
Twin Cabin for solo use. Same cabins as the Twin Cabin, located on Deck 3.


Please note: Your exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned above are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. Your crew will always strive to maximize your experience, but remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

Rate includes:
- One night in hotel in Longyearbyen
- All meals
- An experienced expedition leader and knowledgeable guides
- Lectures on board and ashore
- All shore excursions by Zodiac
- An illustrated post-expedition logbook

Not included:
- Flight to/from Longyearbyen
- Travel and cancellation insurance
- Customary gratuity to the ship’s crew
- Personal expenses such as bar and shop

Fuel Surcharge Policy:
The ship reserves the right to change prices due to exceptional changes in costs for transports, fuel prices, taxes, fees or any other unforeseen cost incurred. The expedition price is based on a fuel price of USD $110 per barrel. 30 days prior to date of final payment an assessment of the fuel price will be performed, and a possible surcharge will be invoiced in conjunction with this.


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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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