Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

» Arctic

» Jun 22 2018Jul 2 2018 (11 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Longyearbyen

» DISEMBARKATION: Longyearbyen


If there is such a thing as a “classic” arctic expedition, this is it. This 11-day itinerary is a bit more in-depth than our introduction itinerary, and you’ll see the best of the Spitsbergen archipelago by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to outlying northern areas, home to polar bears and walrus. You’ll come across colonies of seabirds numbering in the tens of thousands and watch for whales from the deck of the ship. Packed with activity, this is the perfect expedition to explore the “wildlife capital of the Arctic.”


  • Day 1 – Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Days 2 to 10 – Exploring Spitsbergen
  • Day 11 – Depart Longyearbyen

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  • Encounter arctic wildlife: polar bears, walrus, reindeer 

  • Explore the polar desert 

  • Take advantage of continuous daylight 

  • Hike the tundra 

  • Cruise in a Zodiac 

  • Snowshoe on select expeditions 

  • Enjoy optional kayak adventure opportunities 


Quad USD 6,495
Triple USD 6,695
Upper/Lower USD 9,295
Bridge Deck USD 9,895
Upper Deck USD 10,595

All rates per person in USD


  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping 

  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board 

  • All shore landings per the daily program 

  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader 

  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program 

  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled 

  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition 

  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings 

  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep 

  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock 

  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin 

  • Comprehensive predeparture materials, including a map and an informative 
Arctic Reader 

  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program 

  • All luggage handling aboard the ship 

  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person 

  • Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel if you arrive one day

prior to embarkation 

  • Transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport to the ship on embarkation day 

  • Group transfer from the ship to Longyearbyen airport or a local designated drop-off location on disembarkation day 


  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Optional kayaking activities