Polar Bear Encounter in Svalbard (9 Days/ 8 Nights) From AED20,995*

Ref: PBESAW

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Period: from end of May till end of June (8 departure dates)

Day 1: Oslo Airport - Arrival

  (-/-/-)

After arriving at Oslo airport, you will reach on your own to your accommodation in Oslo.

After reaching, you will have dinner at leisure. 

 

Overnight at the hotel or guesthouse in Oslo.

Day 2: Oslo - Longyearbyen

(-/L/D)

In the morning, you will fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen (Svalbard), arrivel in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Spitsbergen archipelago of which West Spitsbergen is the largest island.

 

Before embarking on the cruise ship, there is an opportunity to stroll around this former mining town, whose parish church and Polar Museum are well worth visiting.

 

In the surrounding area of Longyearbyen, more than 100 species of plants have been recorded. In the early evening the ship will sail out of Isfjorden, where we may see our first Minke Whale.

Overnight aboard of the cruise ship.

Day 3: Svalbarg - Polar Bear 

(B/L/D)

We sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favoured by Ringed and Bearded Seal. The cliffs and shoreline of the fjord also support thriving seabird colonies and a surprisingly rich vegetation, which flourishes in sheltered spots. Polar bear are often seen here.

 

Overnight aboard of the cruise ship.

Day 4: Svalbard - Wildlife Watching

(B/L/D)

Depending on the weather we may now sail to Liefdefjorden and go ashore for a walk on the tundra island of Andøya. Many Common Eider and Pink-footed Goose nest here, and the rarer King Eider may also be seen.

 

We hope to sail into Liefdefjorden, cruising near the 5km long face of the impressive Monaco Glacier.

The waters of the glacier front are a favorite feeding spot for thousands of Kittiwake. As well, Polar Bear has been seen on the glacier, providing wonderful opportunities for photography.

 

Overnight aboard.

 

 

 

Day 5: Svalbard - Artic Wildlife 

(B/L/D)

Today we will sail into Hinlopen Strait, home to Bearded Seal, Ringed Seal, Polar Bear, and Ivory Gull. At the entrance, there is the possibility to see Blue Whale.

 

We will navigate the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvøya in our zodiacs and explore the bird cliffs of Alkefjellet with thousands of Brünnich’s Guillemot. On the east side of Hinlopenstrait, we will attempt a landing at Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet, home to reindeer, Pink-footed Goose, breeding Ivory Gull, and Walrus.

 

Overnight aboard.

Day 6: Svalbard - North Pole

(B/L/D)

We will try to 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 Bear inhabits this region, along with Ivory Gull.

 

The ship may sit for several hours in the pack ice, before turning west again.

 

Overnight aboard.

Day 7: Svalbard - Artic Wildlife 

(B/L/D)

Retracing our route westwards, our route takes us through and along the pack ice, keeping watch for Polar Bear and the elusive Greenland Whale (Bowhead).

 

About 40 nautical miles west of Spitsbergen we sail along the edge of the continental shelf, where Fin Whale forage in summer in the upwellings along the Spitsbergen banks.

 

Once we reach Kongsfjord, we have also good chances to see Minke Whale.

Overnight aboard.

Day 8: Svalbard - Artic Wildlife 

(B/L/D)

We land at the northern tip of Prins Karls Forland near Fuglehuken. Seabirds nest on the cliffs, and along the coast, we see Harbour Seal, the only population found in Spitsbergen. Here 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 Walrus. Alternatively, we sail into St. Johns Fjord or south to the mouth of Isfjorden and land at Alkhornet.

Seabirds nest on its cliffs and Arctic Fox search the cliff base for fallen eggs and chicks, while Spitsbergen Reindeer graze the relatively luxuriant vegetation. 

 

 

Overnight aboard in Longyearbyen.

Day 9: Longyearbyen - Departure

(B/-/-)

This morning we will reach Longyearbyen's port and disembark for the transfer to the airport and the flight to Oslo and home.

 We can help you planning an itinerary for few days in Oslo, or you can fly back home.

 

If you would like to customize this itinerary, please provide us with your requirements by contacting us.

Services Include

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

  • Transfer from Longyearbyen airport to the vessel (and return depending on the flight schedule).

  •  Boating according expedition plan.

  • Accommodation in a cabin according to chosen option.

  • Full board on the ship.

  • Trips zodiac according to expedition plan.

  • Excursions according to travel plan.

  • Multi-adventure insurance.

  • 1 Piece of 20 kg of personal baggage.

Services Do Not Include

  • Flights and air taxes.

  • Accommodations in towns and cities.

  • Transfers inside towns and other places, except the included from Longyearbyen airport to the vessel.

  • Personal polar mountain equipment.

  • Costs and applications for visa to Norway, European Union or other countries if required.

  • Government arrival and departure taxes.

  • Laundry on the boat. 

  • Costs of telephone calls and any other telecommunications expends incurred by the travellers.

  • Tips for the crew.

  • Extra accommodation nights in Norway or other countries due to delays because of weather conditions, ice and snow state, inherent logistic in the Arctic, strikes at airports and any other cause beyond our control.

  • Anything not listed in the INCLUDED section.

  • Extra activities and excursions optional out of the expedition plan.

  • Air excess costs of personal baggage.

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

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