Polar Bear & Northern Lights Cruise (8 Days/ 7 Nights) From AED9,755*

 

 

Ref: PBNLCOE

 

  • Discover North of Norway by small ship.

  • Experience Polar Bear watching

  • Go Northern Lights Hunting

  • Learn new things about natural phenomena with Naturalists and Scientists 

  • Cross the Arctic circle

 

Period: from September till End of October

 

 

 

 

 

Dates

9 Sept- 16 Sept 2018

16 Sept - 23 Sept 2018

23 Sept - 30 Sept 2019

14 Oct - 21 Oct 2019

Day 1: Longyearbyen - Arrival

  (-/-/D)

You touch down in Longyearbyen, the administrative center of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Enjoy strolling around this former mining town, where Svalbard Museum makes for a fascinating attraction. Though the countryside appears stark, more than a hundred species of plant have been recorded in it.

 

In the evening you sail for Trygghamna, where you see the remains of a 17th century English whaling station and 18th century Pomor hunting station.

 

Overnight on board.

Day 2 to Day 5: Icebergs & Glacial Fjords

(B/L/D)

Leaving Trygghamna early in the morning, you sail to the north side of Bellsund. Here you find a fjord system with two major branches: Van Mijenfjord and Van Keulenfjord – and one smaller side bay, Recherchefjord. The geology has created particularly unique landscapes here, such as the long and narrow island of Akseløya, which blocks Van Mijenfjord almost completely. In Fridtjovhamna, the calving glacier Fridtjovbreen is surrounded by picturesque mountains. The rich wildlife of this area has attracted hunters throughout the centuries.

At Ahlstrandhalvøya you can walk in the hunters’ footsteps, examining the remains of their huts. Recherchefjord has one of the highest concentration of historical sites in all of Spitsbergen, ranging from 17th century whaling culture to the mining period of the early 20th century. The glacier Recherchebreen ends at a lagoon, likely to be frozen in October, and several smaller icebergs. Polar bears are commonly sighted all over Bellsund, so keep your eyes open for them and for the belugas that frequent this area.

Day 6: Russian Waypoints

(B/L/D)

You next pay a visit to Barentsburg, the only inhabited Russian settlement in Spitsbergen. An alternative is Colesbukta, an abandoned Russian coal mining settlement.

Overnight a board.

Day 7: Chasing the Artic Chill

(B/L/D)

Sailing into the inner reaches of the Isfjord system, you can see the new ice that is forming on the heads of the fjords. You may also experience temperatures as low as -10° C (14° F), depending on how clear the sky is.

Overnight on board.

Day 8: Longyearbyen - Departure

(B/-/-)

Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You disembark in Longyearbyen for your flight home, but with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

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Services Include

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary

  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.

  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.

  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.

  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.

  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.

  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.

Services Do Not Include

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights

  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.

  • Transfers to / from the vessel.

  • Passport and visa expenses.

  • Government arrival and departure taxes.

  • Meals ashore.

  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory).

  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.

  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

* The price is subject to different factors such as the number of persons, hotel, date of booking...

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