Around Spitsbergen

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 2330

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Sail through a wonderland of mountain and glacial scenery and enjoy spectacular wildlife encounters in this polar bear and birding paradise.

This voyage aims to circumnavigate Spitsbergen and, with no oceans to cross, the seas are usually calm as you venture way beyond the Arctic Circle. If ice conditions allow you may sail around some of the smaller islands too. Distances are relatively short in the archipelago so you will have plenty of time to soak up the magnificent scenery, hike ashore or cruise in the Zodiacs.

The wildlife watching around Spitsbergen is exceptional: the impressive Monaco Glacier is a favourite feeding spot for thousands of kittiwake; opportunist Arctic foxes patrol for young birds falling from nesting ledges; bearded seals cruise the scenic fjords; walrus wallow in the shallows. Beluga whale sightings are likely and there is always the possibiliy of the ultimate wildlife encounter - with the mighty polar bear.

A typical Around Spitsbergen itinerary is shown below, however we offer a choice of itineraries, expedition vessels and cabin types to suit your requirements.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Embark at Longyearbyen
  2. Day 2: 14th of July Glacier: Zodiac excursion
  3. Day 3: Andøya & Monaco Glacier
  4. Day 4: Sail to Phippsøya
  5. Day 5: Laagøya Island
  6. Day 6: Sail into Hinlopen Strait
  7. Day 7: Barentsøya
  8. Day 8: Hornsund area
  9. Day 9: Ahlstrandhalvøya
  10. Day 10: Return to Longyearbyen & disembark

You should note: Exact itinerary and duration will depend on your chosen vessel, departure date and local conditions.

  • Available*: May to Oct
  • Group size: Varies according to vessel
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,785 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Accommodation in twin-share cabin
    • All meals on board ship
    • Guided shore excursions

Departures

This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

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