Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

» Arctic

» Jun 30 2018Jul 12 2018 (13 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Longyearbyen

» DISEMBARKATION: Longyearbyen

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Encounter arctic wildlife: polar bears, walrus, reindeer 

  • View numerous arctic bird species 

  • Explore the polar desert 

  • Take advantage of continuous daylight 

  • Hike the tundra 

  • Cruise in a Zodiac 

  • Enjoy optional kayak adventure opportunities

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Days 2 to 12 – Exploring Spitsbergen
  • Day 13 – Depart Longyearbyen

SHIP

Ocean Adventurer

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

Hiking

Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, and on this voyage we’ll attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is rugged, wild, unspoiledutterly unforgettable. When it comes to viewing arctic wildlife, Spitsbergen is known as one of the most prolific destinations.

The island and surrounding area offers one of the best opportunities to view polar bears, and with luck you’ll be able to see the world’s largest carnivores in their natural habitat. Walrus populations love Spitsbergen as well, feeding in the food-rich icy waters around the island. Whales and seabirds will also entertain you during the sailing portions of the expedition, and you may catch a sighting of reindeer or fox when taking Zodiac excursions to shore.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple USD 7,895
Lower Deck USD 9,795
Main Deck Porthole USD 10,795
Main Deck Window USD 11,895
Superior USD 12,995
Deluxe USD 14,295
Suite USD 15,795
Owner’s Suite USD 17,395

All rates per person in USD

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INCLUDES

  • 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 


EXCLUDES

  • 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

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