Discovery of the arctic wildlife and landscapes

May to August 2023

9 days / 8 nights or 11 days / 10 nights – from £ 5,990 per person

Expedition cruise along the coast of Spitzbergen

Give yourself the best chances to admire the pristine and frozen landscapes of Svalbard and observe its wildlife on the icefloe or the snow ashore, under the midnight sun, by joining this cruise during the early or middle part of the season.

The highlights of this trip are the following:

– sail along the most spectacular coast of Svalbard and discover its glaciers and icebergs when the snow is still present, allowing you to immerse yourself in the dramatic Arctic atmosphere

– appreciate the diversity of this cruise and, conditions permitting, its superb opportunities to observe a variety of seals, birds, walruses, foxes, reindeers and the emblematic polar bears

– benefit from the limited size of the ice-strengthened vessel that allows you to enter fjords that few ships can access, multiplying your chances to observe polar bears

– experience the continuous polar daylight and take pictures with a very unique light and feel

– appreciate the numerous zodiac excursions which get you very close to the wildlife or allow you walk on the tundra

– enjoy the comfort of the ship and the hospitality and experience of a crew expert in navigating North of the 80th parallel.

A superb experience of immersion in the beauty of the northern Arctic, only possible a few months each year!

Day 1: Arrival in Longyearbyen

Arrive at Longyearbyen in the evening, meet and great and transfer to your hotel.

Night at Radisson Blu Hotel. Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Embarkment on M/S Quest

Breakfast and morning visit to Longyearbyen and its Arctic Museum and opportunity to shop for any missing item.

Lunch at the Radisson Blu hotel and embark on M/S Quest in the afternoon.

This is the start of a journey in a part of the world totally dependent on ice and weather conditions. The exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife that is encountered.

Night on board the M/S Quest. Full board and activities included.

Day 3 to day 8 or day 10: Svalbard

Sail along the western cost of Svalbard.

Night on board the M/S Quest. Full board and activities included.

Hereafter are some examples of the places that may be visited:

Prins Karls Forland

Northwest Svalbard

Fantastic fjords

North Spitsbergen and Hinlopen

Day 9 or day 11: Arrival in Longyearbyen

Early morning breakfast and disembark the M/S Quest.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

 

9 days / 8 nights, from 10 May, 17 May and 24 May 2021

 

9 days / 8 nights, from 31 May, 7 June and 14 June 2021

 

11 days / 10 nights, from 8 July, 28 July, 7 August, 17 August and 27 August 2021

Indicative price:

. £ 5,990 / person for a 9 days / 8 nights trip from 2 May to 23 May 2023, on the basis of 2 participants sharing a double room in Longyearbyen and a double cabin on board M/S Quest.

. £ 6,650 / person for a 9 days / 8 nights trip from 13 June 2023, on the basis of 2 participants sharing a double room in Longyearbyen and a double cabin on board M/S Quest.

. £ 9,280 / person for a 11 days / 10 nights trip from 30 June to 22 August 2023, on the basis of 2 participants sharing a double room in Longyearbyen and a double cabin on board M/S Quest.

Subject to availability at the time of booking. The final budget will be communicated after establishing a personalised quotation that will depend on the exchange rates at the time.

GBP/USD exchange rate used for this brochure 1.25

Notice:

The exact route of M/S Quest will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. Our partner and the expedition crew and leader always strive to maximise the experience. Please remember that flexibility is important to a successful expedition.

– All privatised transfers between Longyearbyen airport and the hotel in Longyearbyen, and the transfers as a group to the ship and return

– 1 night in Longyearbyen at the Radisson Blu hotel (3*** or equivalent), full board

– 7 or 9 nights cruising onboard the ice-strengthened expedition ship M/S Quest, in a cabin with en-suite shower room, full board.

– All the activities on board M/S Quest, including zodiac excursions, tundra walks, natural history conferences, etc.

– The compensation of 100% of the carbon emissions of this cruise

– International flights to Longyearbyen and return

– Travel or Insurances (cancellation, repatriation, luggage, other risks and any additional insurance)

– Drinks (beer, wine, spirits, etc.) other than the ones mentioned in this brochure

– Any extras of personal nature, tips, laundry and drinks not mentioned in the program, etc.

Upgrade to a single cabin: please consult us.

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