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Spitsbergen circumnavigation 9-night cruise

11 days from £6,525pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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Itinerary 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

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Longyearbyen
  • Longyearbyen

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Longyearbyen

International outbound flight , Longyearbyen

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Longyearbyen. Arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation options

Day 2 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , Longyearbyen , On-board ship

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 dependant on conditions at the time.


Day 3 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , On-board ship

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


Day 4 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , On-board ship

Explore the whaling station at Smeerenburg.


Day 5 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , On-board ship

Experience the surreal ice sculptures of Sparreneset.


Day 6 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , On-board ship

Visit the northern island of Phippsoya.


Day 7 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , On-board ship

Keep an eye open for polar bears on Kvitoya.


Day 8 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , On-board ship

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


Day 9 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , On-board ship

Go kayaking in the quiet waters near Sundneset.


Day 10 On-board ship (Longyearbyen )

Longyearbyen , On-board ship

Reach the most southerly point as you round the south western corner of Spitsbergen .


Day 11 International return flight

Longyearbyen , International return flight

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. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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Audley Travel specialist Lizzie

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