Realm Of The Polar Bear in Depth

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Worldwide
Location : Arctic
Duration: 1 week to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Experience one of most remote and un-travelled regions of the world - the Arctic and try to spot polar bears on this 11 day marine expedition.

This is really is a dream trip where you will travel through the region by boat and also stop off along the way to travel by foot. This is a tour for people seeing to get off the beaten track and see a new area of the world which unlike most places out there.

On these trips you will have an experienced guide who will be able to teach you the history of the Arctic and nature whilst you will get to see the spectacular fjords in Norway, witness the mystical midnight sun, get close to glaciers and icebergs and try to spot exotic wildlife like whales and polar bears.

This is a trip which will live with you forever!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Longyearbyen

Get your first glimpse of the midnight sun in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen's capital. Embark the MS Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening.

Day 2-10 Svalbard & Spitsbergen

Each day is planned to take advantage of local ice and weather conditions. Svalbard is one of the few places on the planet to offer such a plethora of natural and historical extravaganzas. You'll spend the next nine days exploring the remote polar regions. Visit ice-covered fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery, and glaciers crashing into the sea around you. Spend time steaming through the ice in search of polar bears hunting seals. At one or more of the stops, you may encounter Svalbard's arctic fox and the region's unique reindeer.

Our goal is to give travellers the best possible opportunity to see wildlife in and around the Svalbard archipelago. Ice conditions sometimes allow us to sail through the Hinlopenstretet towards the east coast of Spitsbergen, then through Freemansundet towards the south. However, this is not always possible. On some departures, you will explore alternative routes to maximize your time in this remote destination.

Early season voyages often provide the greatest opportunity to see large ice floes in the Arctic pack ice, which usually means excellent wildlife viewing. Later in the season, you'll cover more territory, which may allow you to explore the entire archipelago. This can lead you into the less explored regions of Nordaustlandet and Kvitøya, or the continental edges where large whales are attracted by nutrient rich upwellings.

 

Day 11 Depart Longyearbyen

On departure day, we will offer transfers to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled after 4am.

 

What's Included

  • 10 nts aboard the MS Expedition. Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team. Lecture and educational programs. Longyearbyen transfer to airport on arrival day. Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sizes 8-14 and women's USA sizes 3-9. Expedition parka. Arctic destination guidebook.
  • All meals included aboard the MS Expedition.
  • Aboard the MS Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (10 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen bed.
  • MS Expedition, Zodiac, local buses.
  • 1 Expedition team member per 10 guests.

 

Tour Specifics

  • Trip Code: XVRPNX
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Prices: From £3499 (available to book in different currencies) 

 

Start Dates

June
July
August

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