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Natural Wonders of Svalbard Cruise

Longyearbyen Roundtrip - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard MV Kinfish
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Experience the breathtaking wilderness of Svalbard in summertime, when the sun never sets, on this 10-day Svalbard Micro Cruise aboard the MV Kinfish. 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 look out 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, visiting stunning natural and historical sites and taking in the raw beauty of the Arctic on scenic cruises and wilderness hikes. Tour the Kongsfjorden region as you journey south and visit the breathtaking Lilliehook glacier, one of Svalbard's largest calving glacier fronts. Finally, disembark in Longyearbyen.
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Highlights
  • 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
  • See Lilliehook glacier, one of Svalbard's largest calving glacier
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Longyearbyen | Embark

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

Day 2-3: Prins Karls Foreland | Sea Ice

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
In the morning, you will approach Prins Karls Foreland, an uninhabited island with 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 go on a wilderness hike, where you can frequently see Svalbard reindeer. If 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 along the edge of the sea ice, keeping a sharp lookout for wildlife, including polar bears that hunt on the ice.

Day 4-7: Svalbard North-West Coast

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Every voyage you undertake to Svalbard involves an element of exploration. 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 northwest coast has to offer. Over the next three days, you will cruise around the coast with regular shore landings to visit different natural and historical sites, including glaciers, go on wilderness hikes, and spend some time enjoying the raw nature of the Arctic.

Day 8-9: Lilliehook Fjord | Kongsfjorden

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
As you sail back south, you will explore the area around Kongsfjorden, with majestic glaciers and some of Svalbard's most beautiful fjords visible from the decks. Here, you will encounter one of Svalbard's most breathtaking sights: the Lilliehook glacier, one of Svalbard's largest calving glacier fronts. You will spend time here witnessing nature's beauty in its rawest form, with the option of going on a wilderness hike to a neighboring fjord.

Day 10: Longyearbyen | Disembark

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

The above itinerary is a guide only, as 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 as possible.

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Cabin 1 (Type A)
Sleeps 2 in lower twin berths (option to sleep 4 in bunks), with ensuite shower and toilet and portholes
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Cabin 2 (Type A)
Sleeps 2 in lower twin berths with ensuite shower, toilet and portholes
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Cabin 3 (Type A)
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Cabin 4 (Type A)
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Cabin 5 (Type A)
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Cabin 6 (Type B)
Sleeps 2 in bunk beds with ensuite shower and toilet and portholes

Notes


Included
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Use of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography opportunities
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Highly experienced Captain and Cook
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Rubber boots for shore landings
  • Polar Bear protection guides for shore landings
  • Expert Svalbard Expedition Leader
  • Lectures on Svalbard
  • Bedding and towels
  • Transfers from airport to hotel and to vessel for embarkation + vessel to airport/hotel after disembarkation
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Medical and Evacuation insurance coverage.
  • Any additional expenses such as museum entry

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