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Glacier on Spitsbergen

Spitsbergen circumnavigation 9-night cruise

12 days from CAD11,215pp

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Tour highlights

  • Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales.

  • Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

  • Look for Arctic foxes on the prowl at the bottom of impressive cliff nesting colonies.

  • Walk through the barren landscape and learn the fascinating history of the whalers and trappers who once sheltered here.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to your hotel.

  • After a morning to explore Longyearbyen and the excellent museum you will board the ship and set sail along the fjord. (Twin private cabin with window included in this itinerary). The itinerary that we have included here is what you are likely to do, but please bear in mind that all plans are subject to change by the captain and expedition leader dependent on conditions at the time.

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  • Visit the 14th July Glacier and the research base of Ny Alesund.

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  • Explore the whaling station at Smeerenburg.

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  • Experience the surreal ice sculptures of Sparreneset.

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  • Visit the northern island of Phippsoya.

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  • Keep an eye open for polar bears on Kvitoya.

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  • Beluga whales are often in the waters here and the best place to see them is from the deck.

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  • Go kayaking in the quiet waters near Sundneset.

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  • Reach the most southerly point as you round the southwestern corner of Spitsbergen.

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  • Sailing up through dramatic scenery you make your way north again toward Longyearbyen. Disembark in Longyearbyen and fly south to Oslo to continue your homeward journey.

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  • Sailing up through dramatic scenery you make your way north again toward Longyearbyen. Disembark in Longyearbyen and fly south to Oslo to continue your homeward journey.

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Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Longyearbyen
 

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