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Introduction to Spitsbergen on Ocean Adventurer

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Introduction to Spitsbergen

Discover the shivery essence of the Arctic as you explore Spitsbergen and its outlying islands. Search for wildlife at every turn, and be prepared for close encounters with lumbering polar bears, noisy walruses and huge colonies of seabirds. This is the largest island in Svalbard and boasts an astonishing array of wild, natural landscapes. Hike flowering tundra at the base of the 14th of July Glacier, roam the rocky, cliff-lined shores of Alkefjellet or grab your snowshoes for an inland excursion to the abandoned whaling sites of Smeerenburg. Along the rugged western coast, be captivated by untouched fjords and discover the many enchanting shades of ice. This trip captures the icy spirit of the polar regions, giving you a unique perspective of the history and geology of this mystical place at the northern reaches of the world.

Activities
    Highlights
    • Uncover the incredible landscape of Spitsbergen, from the quirky northernmost city of Longyearbyen and brilliantly blue glaciers like the ‘14th July Glacier’, to stunning fjords and towering mountains and cliffs
    • Experience the unique and memorable sensation of 24 hours of sunlight
    • Scour sheets of ice and hopefully be rewarded with unforgettable sightings of the ruler of the Arctic – the Polar Bear
    • With endless daylight there are also endless wildlife-viewing opportunities – elusive Arctic foxes, breaching whales, lounging masses of walruses, and enchanting seabirds dotted along the cliffs of Alkefjellet
    • Choose to get even closer to this amazing environment with optional activities like snowshoeing, hiking, and gliding along pristine waters between icebergs in a sea kayak
    Interests
    • Adventure and Active
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    Jun 03, 2022 through
    Jun 11, 2022
    Jun 7, 2022 7:00 PM
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    $9,390.00 (USD)
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    Jun 29, 2022 through
    Jul 08, 2022
    Jun 25, 2022 7:00 PM
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    May 27, 2023 through
    Jun 14, 2023
    Jun 10, 2023 7:00 PM
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    7483806
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    Itinerary

    Day Destination
    1 Oslo
    2 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
    3-9 Exploring Spitsbergen
    10 Oslo
    Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.