7 Nights Svalbard Adventure

7 Nights Svalbard Adventure

$6,500.00Price

Svalbard is the Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. It was discovered by Willem Barentsz in 1596 and is approximately 600 miles (965 kilometres) from the North Pole and 400 miles (644 kilometres) north of Norway. With a land area of 24,721 mi² or 39,784 km² and with 60% of the land covered in ice, Svalbard is considered the largest wilderness area in Europe. Spread across four settlements (Longyearbyen being the largest), it has a population of 2,600.

 

Expedition mode begins as soon as we depart Longyearbyen – your Expedition Leader and Captain will determine the route based on wildlife, weather, and ice conditions. MS Villa is an excellent platform for photographing the stunning scenery as we sail towards the pack ice in search of seabirds, seals, whales, and, of course, the King of the Arctic… the polar bear.

 

Join your Expedition Guides on Zodiac cruises and on shore landings to explore, view wildlife and visit historic sites. With a maximum group size of 12 guests, we can mobilize quickly and easily take advantage of any wildlife-viewing opportunities that present themselves ashore or in the Zodiacs. This enables us to easily maximize your Svalbard experience!

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  • Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN

    Embark MS Villa in Longyearbyen and meet your expedition team and crew at the dock. After you are settled in your cabin, we will conduct the mandatory safety briefing before your adventure begin!

     

    Day 2-7 EXPLORE THE ARCHIPELAGO

    We will be in full expedition mode, exploring the archipelago and taking advantage of all that Svalbard has to offer. Weather and ice conditions will determine the route and your Expedition Leader will keep you updated on the plan throughout your days onboard. On the final day we return to Longyearbyen to celebrate our shared adventures and dock for the night. 

     

    Below is an example of what an expedition can look like. 

     

    Adventfjorden: As we leave Longyearbyen we will travel through Isfjorden and explore a side fjord before sailing north during the night. 

     

    Northwest Corner: Sail through the northwest corner of Spitsbergen and explore with Zodiacs and landings. 

     

    Explore the Pack Ice: Search for wildlife and find that perfect spot for a polar plunge! 

     

    Hinlopen Strait: The strait that separate east from west of the Svalbard archipelago offers an abundance of hikes, bird cliffs, and spectacular scenery. 

     

    Liefdefjorden: We will explore deep into the fjord of love and might reach the mighty Monaco glacier. 

     

    Kongsfjorden: Hiking, glacier cruising, wildlife watching or visiting some of the historic sites of Svalbard are all possibilities here. 

     

    Isfjorden: Explore the fjord delta throughout the day and arrive into Longyearbyen in the evening. 

     

    Day 8 LONGYEARBYEN

    Enjoy a final breakfast together as we arrive to Longyearbyen, our final destination where we bid you farewell for disembarkation.  

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