Explore the great national parks and some of the most spectacular highlights of the Arctic. One might expect it to be unbearably cold this far north. However, thanks to the Gulf Stream, the Svalbard archipelago boasts a surprisingly mild climate in summer. Among a large variety of plants and wildlife are seals, thousands of seabirds, the Arctic fox and reindeer and the top predator: the polar bear. In the summer, beautiful colours and contrasts provide the frames for dramatic glaciers, majestic mountain formations, deep fjords, buzzing bird cliffs and endless arctic tundra with its diverse flora and fauna. The midnight sun makes it possible to fill your days and nights with experiences.
Sail around the entire Svalbard archipelago
Try 'brevandring', the Norwegian way to cross a glacier
Great chance of seeing polar bears
See the Midnight Sun and untouched Arctic wilderness
Hurtigruten Expedition with cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
Return economy flights between Longyearbyen and Oslo
One hotel night in Longyearbyen before the voyage including breakfast and lunch
All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before the voyage
Wind and water resistant jacket
Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanying landings and activities
Free tea and coffee
Optional excursions and gratuities
Day 1: Oslo/Longyearbyen
This Grand Arctic Circumnavigation starts with an evening flight from Oslo
Day 2: Longyearbyen
After an overnight stay in a hotel, you can join an exciting excursion in Longyearbyen.
Day 3 - 5: North West Spitsbergen National Park
You might visit Kongsfjorden, considered one of the most beautiful fjord areas in Spitsbergen, with mighty glaciers calving icebergs into the sea, framed by stunning mountain formations.
Day 6-8: Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserves and South Spitsbergen National Park
Your chances of seeing Polar bears is high in Eastern Svalbard as it has the highest population of polar bears on the archipelago.
Day 9: The Isfjord
You will spend the Day exploring the Isfjord.
Day 10: Longyearbyen/Oslo
The transfer vehicle takes you early in the morning to the airport for your flight back to Oslo.
32 Years experience
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