7 Night Cruise
Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales. 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. Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.
Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
DAY 1: Longyearbyen
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Longyearbyen. Arrive in Longyearbyen and make your way to your hotel.
Stay At: Basecamp Hotel
DAY 2: On-board ship (Longyearbyen)
After a morning to explore Longyearbyen and the excellent Polar Museum you will board the ship and set sail along the fjord. This entry level option is based on a berth in a twin cabin on the MS Expedition.
DAY 3: On-board ship (Longyearbyen)
Each and every day will be different as you explore the coast. Polar bear sightings can happen anywhere at any time.
DAY 4: On-board ship (Longyearbyen)
Spend time out on deck watching for belugas and other wildlife.
DAY 5: On-board ship (Longyearbyen)
Visit an old whaling station and imagine what it must have felt like to live there.
DAY 6: On-board ship (Longyearbyen)
Pay a visit to Ny Alesund, the most northerly permanent research base in the world.
DAY 7: On-board ship (Longyearbyen)
Go for a long hike across the Arctic tundra, keeping an eye open for Arctic foxes.
DAY 8: On-board ship (Longyearbyen)
Absorb the scenery of Spitsbergen and listen to the sound of ice against the hull.
DAY 9: International return flight
Disembark in Longyearbyen and fly south to Oslo to begin your journey home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.
9 days from £4930 pp
The price reflects the suggested accommodation in this itinerary. This will depend on when you travel and is subject to change. All of our Wildlife holidays are completely tailor-made to your requirements. We are happy to make recommendation to meet the quality and experience you are looking for, within your given budget.