Arctic Cruise : North Spitsbergen, 8 days/7 nights

Ship : Antarctic Dream

On board the Antarctic Dream you’ll experience the incredible and unique scenery and wildlife the Great White Continent has to offer. Facilities inside the ship include heliport, sauna, gym, library and projection room, doctor on board and gift shop. The double or twin cabins feature private bath with shower or tub, closed circuit television, heating and closet.

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Piloto Pardo Cabin on board the Antarctic Dream Crusing the Arctic Waters during North Spitsbergen, 8 days/7 nights
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Cape Horn

These 159 square foot suites come complete with private bathroom with bathtub, a queen size bed, and 7 windows

Cape Horn
Double Occupancy

$4790.00
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Ship : Grigoriy Mikheev

This modern research vessel belongs to the Hydrographic Institute of Saint Ptersburg and is reinforced for ice and sailing in the frozen conditions of the Polar Regions. The ship offers travelers a dining room, lounge, library, infirmary, and sauna. The vessel is also great for excursions with its several Zodiac boats well suited for land tours and wildlife watching.

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Twin with Private Facilities Cabin on board the Grigoriy Mikheev Crusing the Arctic Waters during North Spitsbergen, 8 days/7 nights
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Superior

Located on Deck 4 with a double bed and a single sofa-bed. A private bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. A sitting area with a desk, coffee maker, refrigerator and windows.

Superior
Double Occupancy

$4290.00
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Ship : Aleksey Maryshev

Designed especially for the cold, icy waters of the Polar Regions, this vessel is equipped with comforatble amenities that will help make your voyage a truly memorable experience. You will enjoy the dining room, lounge area, sauna, and lecture room as well as the various Zodiac crafts that will take you ashore for landing and wildlife spottings.

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Twin with Private Facilities Cabin on board the Aleksey Maryshev Crusing the Arctic Waters during North Spitsbergen, 8 days/7 nights
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Superior

Located on Deck 4 with a double bed and a single sofa-bed. A private bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. A sitting area with a desk, coffee maker, refrigerator and windows.

Superior
Double Occupancy

$4290.00
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Ship : Professor Molchanov

Designed as an ice-strength vessel, the Molchanov was built in 1983 as an oceanographic research ship. Since then, the ship has been transformed into a passenger vessel great for polar exploration. You will be accompanied by an excellent staff of nature and hictorical lecturers which will fill you in both on the ship and during your many landings and wildlife sightings.

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Twin with Shared Facilities Cabin on board the Professor Molchanov Crusing the Arctic Waters during North Spitsbergen, 8 days/7 nights
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Triple with Shared Facilities

Located on Deck 3 with two lower and one upper berth, a desk, a small washbasin, storage and hanging space and portholes. Shared shower and toilet facilities are conveniently located on the same deck.

Triple with Shared Facilities
Double Occupancy

$2760.00
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Ship : Professor Multanovskiy

This vessel was originally built as a research vessel and has since been transformed into a passenger vessel reinforced for the icy, polar conditions. The ship is home to comfortable amenities and an excellent staff and crew including nature and historical experts which will keep you informed throughout the voyage.

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Twin with Shared Facilities Cabin on board the Professor Multanovskiy Crusing the Arctic Waters during North Spitsbergen, 8 days/7 nights
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Triple with Shared Facilities

Located on Deck 3 with two lower and one upper berth, a desk, a small washbasin, storage and hanging space and portholes. Shared shower and toilet facilities are conveniently located on the same deck.

Triple with Shared Facilities
Double Occupancy

$2760.00
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Photo taken during the Arctic Cruise North Spitsbergen, 8 days/7 nights aboard the Professor Multanovskiy

On this voyage you will head through the northern area of Spitsbergen experiencing all of the richness the archipelago has to offer: impressive history and geography, breathtaking views, and extraordinary wildlife.

Day 01 : Embarkation

You will arrive in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of Spitsbergen, where you will have a chance to explore the town before we set sail. The parish church, polar museum, and other interesting landmarks of the old mining town are definitely worth checking out. We will head onto the sea in the early evening from Isfjorden.

Day 02 : Krossfjorden-Ny Ålesund

After heading up the west coast through the night we will arrive in Krossfjorden in the morning. We have a Zodiac cruise planned along the sculpted front of the 14th of July Glacier. The fertile slopes near the glacier provide a colourful variety of flowers in bloom as well as many Kittiwakes and Brünnich’s Guillemots. We will also likely spot Arctic Foxes patrolling the base of the cliffs in search of fallen chicks and Bearded Seals. In the afternoon we will sail on to Ny Ålesund, the world’s most northerly settlement. Once a mining village served by the world’s most northerly railway, Ny Ålesund is now a research centre located close to the breeding grounds of Barnacle Geese, Pink-Footed Geese, and Arctic Terns. Visitors interested in the history of Arctic exploration will want to walk to the anchoring mast used by Amundsen and Nobile in the airships Norge in 1926 and Italia in 1928 before their flights to the North Pole.

Day 03 : Andøya

Depending on the weather we may now sail to the mouth of Liefdefjorden and head ashore for a walk on the tundra island of Andøya. We hope to spot a range of wildlife including Common Eiders, Pink-Footed Geese, and King Eider. We hope to sail into Liefdefjorden, cruising near the 5 kilometer long face of the impressive Monaco glacier. The waters of the glacier front are a favorite feeding spot for thousands of Kittiwakes and on previous voyages Polar Bears have been seen on the glacier, providing wonderful photo opportunities.

Day 04 : Alkefjellet-Palanderbukta

Today we will sail into Hinlopen Strait, home to bearded seals, ringed seals, polar bears, and ivory gulls. We’ll navigate the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvøya in our Zodiacs and explore the bird cliffs of Alkefjellet with thousands of Brünnich’s guillemots. On the east side of Hinlopenstrait, we’ll attempt a landing at Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet, home to reindeer, pink-footed geese, breeding ivory gulls, and walruses.

Day 05 : Phippsøya

Today we will reach our northernmost point at Phippsøya, in the Seven Islands north of Nordaustlandet. Here we will be at 81 degrees north, just 540 miles from the geographic North Pole. Polar bears inhabit this region, along with ivory gulls. We may sit for several hours in the pack ice, taking in our spectacular surroundings and seeing a Ross gull, before we turn south again.

Day 06 : Raudfjord-Ytre Norskøya

We will begin retracing our route westward with a visit to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favored by Ringed and Bearded Seals. The cliffs and shoreline of the fjord also host thriving seabird colonies and a surprisingly rich vegetation, which flourishes in sheltered spots. On the offshore island of Ytre Norskøya, we visit a seventeenth century Dutch whaling site, whose large graveyard is a poignant reminder of the hardships and dangers of life here at the time. The island’s bird life is prolific, with colonies of Little Auks, Black Guillemots, Brünnich’s Guillemots, Puffins, and Arctic Skuas accessible to visitors.

Day 07 : Prins Karls Forland-Sarstangen

We will land at the northern tip of Prins Karls Forland near Fuglehuken, where Barentsz probably set foot on Spitsbergen for the first time. Seabirds nest on the cliffs, and along the coast we see the only Harbour Seal population in Spitsbergen. We also will observe the remains of the Polar Bear hunting era with demolished set guns and bear traps. At the opposite site of Forlandsundet at Sarstangen is a haul out place for Walruses. We may also sail into St. Johns Fjord or south to the mouth of Isfjorden and land at Alkhornet. Seabirds nest on its cliffs, and Arctic Foxes search the cliff base for fallen eggs and chicks. Also, Spitsbergen Reindeer graze the relatively rich vegetation. These animals must survive the harsh winter, when temperatures plummet and food is hard to find, so they preserve what energy they can, fleeing only when it is absolutely necessary. In the afternoon we cruise through beautiful Borebukta, following a glacier front before continuing to Longyearbyen.

Day 08 : Disembarkation

We will land in Longyearbyen and disembark the ship.

Photo of Krossfjorden-Ny Ålesund Photo of Andøya Photo of Alkefjellet-Palanderbukta Photo of Phippsøya


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