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10-Day Arctic Summer: Wildlife, Glaciers, and Polar Bears

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Overview

Enjoy an expedition around Spitsbergen and explore the icy, wild waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition provides us opportunities to see whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear.

2017 EXPEDITION DATES:

June 16-27, 2017: Summer in Spitsbergen: 12 days on the Rembrandt van Rijn, prices starting at $4695/person

June 27-July 8, 2017: Summer in Spitsbergen: 12 days on the Rembrandt van Rijn, prices starting at $4695/person

June 28-July 8, 2017: Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth: 11 days on the Expedition, prices starting at $6599/person

July 15-25, 2017: Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth: 11 days on the Expedition, prices starting at $4424/person

July 25-August 9, 2017: Spitsbergen: 16 days on the Noorderlicht, prices starting at $6195/person

August 1-11, 2017: Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth: 11 days on the Expedition, prices starting at $5899/person

August 3-10, 2017: 10 days on the Ortelius, prices starting from $4895/person

August 11-21, 2017: Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth: 11 days on the Expedition, prices starting at $5899/person

August 7-24, 2017: Arctic Summer: 18 days on the Rembrandt van Rijn, prices starting at $6195/person

August 12-21, 2017: 10 days on the Ortelius, prices starting from $4895/person

NOTE: The chances that we can complete a full Spitsbergen Circumnavigation (based on experiences from 1992 until 2015) are about 20% in the first half of July, 50% in the second half of July, 80% in the first half of August, and 90% in the second half of August. In case we cannot complete a full circumnavigation, the ship will revert to a wildlife and scenic-focused program in Northeast or Southeast Spitsbergen. Programs can vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites, and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Arrive Longyearbyen and embark the vessel to Isfjorden
  • DAY 2: Board zodiacs for a cruise among the glaciers
  • DAY 3: Head ashore for a naturalist walk on the tundra, glacier cruising
  • DAY 4: Making our northernmost landing, exploring by zodiac and on foot
  • DAY 5: Continue exploring the northernmost sights
  • DAY 6: Walrus searching during scenic zodiac cruising, a beautiful coastal walk
  • DAY 7: A peek at history, tundra walks and zodiac cruising
  • DAY 8: Cruising fjords of the spectacular Hornsund area
  • DAY 9: Histroical site, belugas and reindeer
  • DAY 10: Dismbark and depart Longyearbyen

Highlights

  • Polar bears and other majestic Arctic wildlife
  • Classic, comfortable expedition cruising in a raw wilderness
  • Stunning mountain scenery and beautiful Arctic bays

LOCATIONS: Svalbard, Norway

ACTIVITIES: Nature/Wildlife

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