Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

» Arctic

» Jul 2 2018Jul 14 2018 (13 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Longyearbyen

» DISEMBARKATION: Longyearbyen

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • View iconic arctic wildlife, like polar bears, walrus and arctic fox
  • Enjoy continuous daylight, perfect for photography buffs
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to get up close to glaciers, fjords, icebergs and more
  • Hike the colorful arctic tundra
  • Take advantage of photographic expertise on board for tips on technique

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

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

SHIP

Ocean Adventurer

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

ACTIVITIES

This unique 13-day voyage is a first for Quark Expeditions®! Like true arctic adventurers, we’re tossing out our itinerary, choosing instead to let our search for polar bears and other wildlife determine our route and shore landings. Your foray into modern-day exploration will bringyou to the Arctic of your dreams, immersed as you’ll be in all the natural wonders of the landof the midnight sun. Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fiords of Spitsbergen, one of most prolific destinations for viewing arctic wildlife, you’ll be rewarded with the opportunityto photograph the iconic polar bear in its natural habitat. Glacier-topped mountains, massive glacier fronts and deep-walled fjords soar majestically out of the icy sea, providing breathtaking backdrops for vast swaths of untouched tundra. Talk about picture perfect! Exploring this awe- inspiring area of the Svalbard archipelago never ceases to impress with its raw beauty, and you’ll experience it firsthand on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.


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

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