When the dramatic coastlines of some of the world’s northernmost islands are heaving with Arctic wildlife and boast untouched, beautiful cliffs which rise sharply from the sea, there’s really only one way to explore Svalbard: aboard an Arctic cruise. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey aboard the M/V Plancius, sailing around the pristine archipelago steeped in history as a former arctic expedition base and home of remote mining communities, stopping to set foot ashore and sailing up fjord systems to admire vast glaciers. Begin in Longyearbyen, capital of the largest island, Svalbard, and head north to explore the upper reaches of the islands. On this trip, sightings of several species of whale, seals, seabirds and arctic fox are likely to occur, and polar bears are sometimes spotted during the summer months.
Please note that itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.
The same itinerary is also offered aboard of the M/V Hondius. Click here for more details.
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