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Svalbard Adventure

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Expedition mode begins as soon as we depart Longyearbyen – your Expedition Leader and Captain will determine the route based on wildlife, weather, and ice conditions. MS Villa is an excellent platform for photographing the stunning scenery as we sail towards the pack ice in search of seabirds, seals, whales, and, of course, the King of the Arctic… the polar bear.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Longyearbyen | Embark
Days 2-7 : Explore Svalbard
Day 8 : Longyearbyen | Disembark

Highlights

  • Sail through the northwest corner of Spitsbergen and explore with Zodiacs
  • Search for wildlife and find that perfect spot for a polar plunge! 
  • Explore deep into the fjord of love and might reach the mighty Monaco glacier
  • Hike across some of the historic sites of Svalbard

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MS Villa

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway Polar bears in the Arctic Walruses huddling together in Svalbard. Incredible ice in Svalbard A polar bear climbs glacial ice in the Arctic
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Day 1 Longyearbyen | Embark

Embark MS Villa in Longyearbyen and meet your expedition team and crew at the dock. After you are settled in your cabin, we will conduct the mandatory safety briefing before your adventure begin!

Day 2-7 Explore Svalbard

  • Ship
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
We will be in full expedition mode, exploring the archipelago and taking advantage of all that Svalbard has to offer. Weather and ice conditions will determine the route and your Expedition Leader will keep you updated on the plan throughout your days onboard. On the final day we return to Longyearbyen to celebrate our shared adventures and dock for the night. 

Below is an example of what an expedition can look like. 
 
Adventfjorden: As we leave Longyearbyen we will travel through Isfjorden and explore a side fjord before sailing north during the night. 

Northwest Corner: Sail through the northwest corner of Spitsbergen and explore with Zodiacs and landings. 

Explore the Pack Ice: Search for wildlife and find that perfect spot for a polar plunge! 

Hinlopen Strait: The strait that separate east from west of the Svalbard archipelago offers an abundance of hikes, bird cliffs, and spectacular scenery. 

Liefdefjorden: We will explore deep into the fjord of love and might reach the mighty Monaco glacier. 

Kongsfjorden: Hiking, glacier cruising, wildlife watching or visiting some of the historic sites of Svalbard are all possibilities here. 

Isfjorden: Explore the fjord delta throughout the day and arrive into Longyearbyen in the evening. 

Day 8 Longyearbyen | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a final breakfast together as we arrive to Longyearbyen, our final destination where we bid you farewell for disembarkation.  
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Notes

INCLUDED:
  • Expedition activities (Zodiac cruises, shore landings, hikes)
  • Professional guides with lectures and hands-on, in-field tutorials
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (welcome day is dinner only; final day is breakfast only)
  • Welcome cocktail; wine with the farewell dinner
  • Laundry facilities
  • Daily cabin housekeeping and turn-down service
EXCLUDED:
  • Travel to and from starting point in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
  • Taxes, levies, insurance, VISA fee, immigration duties or other travel services (where applicable)
  • Personal items such as expedition clothing
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Crew gratuities
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