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Spitsbergen Artic Adventure


Travel Code: CR002

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Barentsburg - Prins Karls Forland - Magdalenefjord - Fjords/Glaciers - Longyearbyen - Oslo

9 day Voyage | Recommended Itinerary | Cruise only

                                                   (not including fuel surcharges)

 

See spectacular wildlife such as polar bears, seals and whales as well as arctic flora while sailing close to a glacier! This extraordinary cruise includes guides who personally engage you throughout the entire expedition!

Tour includes:

  • Transatlantic flight to Oslo
  • 3 Rail transfers from Oslo airport to downtown hotel and Downtown to airport
  • Pre and post night in Oslo
  • Roundtrip flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen
  • 5 nights cruise with meals

Day 1: Departure from U.S.

Transatlantic flight to Oslo.

Day 2: Oslo

Upon arrival in Oslo, take the rail downtown to your hotel. Take the day to enjoy this historic city!  Take a boat ride to Bygdoy and see the Viking Ship , Kon Tiki and Folk Museum.

Accommodations: Hotel in downtown Oslo

Day 3: Oslo - Longyearbyen

After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight to Longyearbyen. If you depart on Friday it will be an afternoon flight.

Accommodations: Hotel in Longyearbyen

Day 4: Longyearbyen - Barentsburg - Prins Karls Forland

If you depart on Monday tour the city before embarking early evening on the ship. Friday departures embark around noon. Your adventure begins with days filled arctic flora, eagles, puffins, seals, whales and hopefully polar bears! As you exit the Isfjord, you will call on a Russian mining community before continuing northward along the breathtaking northern shores of Prins Karls Forland island.

Day 5: Magdalenefjord

Monday departures arrive in the breathtaking Magdalenefjord early morning. Here thousands of auks and some whales will be spotted. In the afternoon cruise farther north to make numerous landings with Zodiac boats. Friday departures sail to the Woodfjord area weather permitting. In the Liefdefjord experience the Monaco glacier via a Zodiac boat- truly awe-inspiring. Continuing on you will cross the 80 degree parallel and reach Moffen Island. End the day heading south into the stunning Smeerenburgfjord and Magdalenefjord.

Day 6: Fjords - Glaciers

Monday departures sail to the Woodfjord area weather permitting. In the Liefdefjord experience the Monaco glacier via a Zodiac boat- truly awe-inspiring. Continuing on you will cross the 80 degree parallel and reach Moffen Island, a sanctuary for walruses. Friday departures will travel south through the day making landings with Zodiac boats. In the evening a visit will be made to the research center of the the northernmost settlement in world, Ny-Alesund. During the night the ship proceeds along the coast of Prins Karls Forland to Longyearbyen.

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Day 7: Longyearbyen

Monday departures visit Ny-Alesund and Blomstrandhamna then continue south along Prins Karls Forland, returning to Longyearbyen around midnight. Friday departures arrive in the morning in Longyearbyen to take a guided city tour including a visit to the Svalbard museum. A transfer to the Spitsbergen hotel will be included to enjoy a light lunch. The rest of your afternoon is free before your farewell dinner at the hotel.*

Accommodations: Hotel in Longyearbyen

Day 8: Longyearbyen - Oslo

After breakfast, transfer to your hotel for your return flight to Oslo.

Accommodations: Hotel in downtown Oslo

Day 9: Return to U.S.

Rail transfer to Oslo airport. Catch your return flight home or let us help you extend your trip! B

Itineraries are subject to change due to weather or ice conditions.

*Monday departures will have a Welcome dinner at the beginning of the cruise rather than a farewell dinner at the end.

 

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