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Embark on the ultimate adventure on a cruise through the wilderness of the Svalbard Islands

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  • Return international flights from the UK
  • All accommodation including breakfast (some may include further meals and activities)
  • All private ground transfers
  • All tours specified in the itinerary
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Journey deep into the icy world of the polar archipelago, the Svalbard Islands, on a private weeklong cruise.

Following a night in a traditional lodge in Svalbard’s most populous town, Longyearbyen, settle into your onboard cabin as you sail north for the ultimate explorer’s venture. Away from the giant cruises and hordes of tourists, experience the surreal silence which surrounds staggering wildlife of eye-popping glaciers and mountains in complete privacy. Meet seals and walruses along the way as you search for the mighty polar bears and whales of the Norwegian Arctic.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2

The Svalbard Islands

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen

Transfer

Private transfer to Svalbard hotel

Accommodation in The Svalbard Islands

Nine days exploring the Svalbard Islands Nine days exploring the Svalbard Islands

Explore the arctic tundra of the Svalbard Islands on exciting kayaking, trekking, snowmobiling and dog sledding tours. Witness astonishing wildlife from polar bears to whales, discover glaciers, fjords and ice caves and marvel at the beauty of the Northern Lights. Your travel designer will give you our top recommendations for icy adventures so that you can make the most of your time here.

Hiking in the Svalbard Islands Hiking in the Svalbard Islands

Discover the remote wilderness of the tundra on an exciting hike through a wide range of landscapes. Rugged, barren mountains, often covered with ice and snow, sit alongside miles and miles of gentle tundra, making this area a joy for hiking. The more serious minded hikers can go on full day hikes further into the wilderness of Spitsbergen, which has been seen by more reindeer and polar bears than people.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Svalbard harbour

Days 2-9

The Svalbard Island Cruise

Accommodation in The Svalbard Island Cruise

Svalbard Island Cruise (7N/8D) Svalbard Island Cruise (7N/8D)

This week discover impressive glaciers and mountains, seals and walrus colonies and some of the remains from the whaling period on the North West corner of Spitsbergen. Look out for a wide variety of birds and hopefully some whales and polar bears during the route.

Svalbard Island Cruise (7N/8D): Day One Svalbard Island Cruise (7N/8D): Day One

Settle into your cabin aboard your Svalbard cruiser, meet your skipper and learn about the safety, itinerary and other important facts for the navigation. The boat will then set sail and head north. This evening a welcome dinner will be served to celebrate your first night on board.

Svalbard Island Cruise (7N/8D): Days Two-Seven Svalbard Island Cruise (7N/8D): Days Two-Seven

Throughout the following days your cruiser will border the west coast of Spitsbergen toward the north, visiting spots such as Ny-Alesund, Magdalenfjord, Prins Karls Forland, Kongsfjorden and Moffen island, among many other beautiful destinations. With more polar bears than people living in the islands (2500 individuals), the main efforts of the cruise will be to find the white bears with each situation varying dependent on the behavior of the animals, with safety as first priority. The final itinerary will be adapted to the polar bears’ movements, tracks and other relevant facts to the route. All meals will be served on board, while picnics will be organised ashore according to weather conditions.

Svalbard Island Cruise (7N/8D): Day Eight Svalbard Island Cruise (7N/8D): Day Eight

This morning breakfast will be served on board before arriving in Longyearbyen.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo

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