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Arctic Expedition: Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen

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The beauty of an expedition cruise is that it channels your spirit of adventure! So expect the unexpected on this 7-day round trip voyage from Longyearbyen, that sails through both the northern and southern regions of Svalbard. Sea conditions will determine our activities but we expect to deliver superlative Zodiac cruises to see bird cliffs as never before, kayaking excursions to truly imbibe in the region’s serenity and tundra hikes that will stretch both your mind as well as your legs.
Hiking in Spitsbergen
Highlights
  • Explore Svalbard's northern and southern regions
  • Enjoy a zodiac cruise in Spitsbergen’s west coast
  • Visit the Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve
  • Board your kayaks for a chance to appreciate the wilds of the Arctic in silence & up close
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Longyearbyen | Embark

Embark on the Silver Wind for a weeklong journey through the Arctic.

Day 2-3: Svalbard Southern Region

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  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot or by sea. Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

Day 4-6: Svalbard Northern Region

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
There are several deep fjords and prominent glaciers in the northern reaches of Svalbard, as well as the northern hemisphere’s widest glacier front. Ice conditions will dictate how much can be accessed in terms of cruising bird islets like the Andøyane Islets or approaching glaciers like Monaco Glacier and Seliger Glacier. The Northern Region is also known to have several walrus haul-outs and areas defined as “Arctic Desert”. Walks and hikes ashore to have a closer look at flora and wildlife are a possibility in the spectacular Northern Region of Svalbard.

Day 7: Longyearbyen | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbor is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port. One of the most prominent buildings in town is the UNIS center, where several Norwegian universities have joined forces to operate and offer the northernmost higher education to both Norwegian and international students. Adjacent to UNIS, and well worth a visit, is the Svalbard Museum, covering the natural history and exploitation of Svalbard. Remnants of the former mining activity can be seen all around Longyearbyen and even in town.

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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen Hiking in Spitsbergen Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway Flock of gulls A polar bear climbs glacial ice in the Arctic Incredible ice in Svalbard

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Included in your cruise fare:
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Parka
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Spacious suites
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Onboard entertainment
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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