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Natural Wonders of Svalbard Cruise

Longyearbyen roundtrip - Example 9 Day Cruise aboard MV Vikingfjord
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Experience the breathtaking wilderness of Svalbard in the summertime, when the sun never sets, on this 9-day Svalbard Micro Cruise aboard MV Vikingfjord. Your journey begins in Longyearbyen before sailing through Adventfjord, it also includes a stop at Prins Karls Foreland, where you can step ashore and visit an area where walruses haul out. You may also get a chance to lookout for wildlife all the way to the North pole. Over the next few days, you'll have the opportunity to explore Svalbard's northwestern coast. You will go on a scenic cruise, stopping at a variety of natural and historical sites, including glaciers, and going on wilderness hikes to fully appreciate the raw beauty of the Arctic. Disembark in Longyearbyen.
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  • Explore the breathtaking wilderness of Svalbard during the summer months
  • Visit Prins Karls Foreland to see walruses in their native habitat
  • Enjoy afternoon hiking in Spitsbergen & a chance to spot Svalbard reindeer
  • Observe for whales on the deck of the ship as you sail through the Isfjord
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Longyearbyen | Embark

Your expedition begins in the most Northerly town in the world, Longyearbyen. In the afternoon you embark your expedition vessel at the port of Longyearbyen. After an introduction from your expedition leader and a safety briefing from the Captain, you set sail out through the majestic Adventfjord. As Longyearbyen disappears astern, you wave goodbye to civilisation for the next 9 days. As you sail out through the Isfjord you will spend time on deck watching for the whales that frequent the waters.

Day 2-3: Prins Karls Foreland | Sea Ice

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
In the morning you approach Prins Karls Foreland, an uninhabited island of beautiful scenery off the west coast of Spitsbergen. You will drop anchor and launch the Zodiac landing craft to go ashore and visit an area where walruses haul out. In the afternoon you will do a wilderness hike. You frequently see Svalbard reindeer here. If the conditions allow you will sail up to the edge of the sea ice which extends all the way to the North Pole. In calm conditions, you will cruise the edge of the sea ice keeping a sharp lookout for wildlife including polar bears that hunt on the ice.

Day 4-8: Svalbard North-West Coast

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Every voyage you undertake to Svalbard involves an element of exploration. A part of your Svalbard experience is to have a few days with no set itinerary. Under the guidance of your expedition leader, you will work with the weather and sea ice conditions to show you the best that the north-west coast has to offer. Over the next 3 days you will cruise around the coast with regular shore landings to visit different natural and historical sites including glaciers, do wilderness hikes and spend some time enjoying the raw nature of the Arctic.

Day 9: Longyearbyen | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning you arrive back at the port of Longyearbyen. After breakfast you say your goodbyes after making new friends and sharing a wonderful adventure together.

The above itinerary is a guide only. A part of any Arctic adventure is the flexibility to take advantage of the weather and ice conditions. Your expedition leader will make sure you see as much a possible.


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Cabin size: 15 m² with double bed, window, desk & chair, wardrobe and an ensuite shower and toilet.
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Cabin size: 13 m² with single bed, desk & chair, wardrobe and an ensuite shower and toilet.
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • All Miscellaneous Service Taxes and Port Charges Throughout the Program
  • Pre-departure materials
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Rubber boots for shore landings
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Passport or Visa fees


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