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Spitsbergen Highlights | Ocean Adventurer

7 Days FROM USD 5,720 5 % off!

Overview

BOOK AND SAVE: Up to 28% off select cabins and departures when paid in full within 30 days of reservation* 

Undertake a voyage in the same sea-faring routes like the explorers of old on this incredible voyage along the west coast of Spitsbergen. Embark in Longyearbyen, before setting out to discover a vast landscape of raw beauty, a magical island, painted with diverse landscapes, from towering cliffs, snow capped mountains, massive glaciers and deep fjords. Observe unique wildlife like the polar bear, hike in colourful tundra or zodiac through immense fjords. This is a true Arctic expedition into one of the most remote and magical places in all of the Arctic.

*All offers aboard the Ocean Adventurer end 30 Sept 2022 and are subject to availability. Discounts vary and apply to selected departures and selected cabin types. Not combinable with any other promotion. Prices are subject to change based on currency fluctuations. Discounts are applied to the regular retail price. No discount applies to the transfer packages. Further conditions apply, contact us for more information. Pay in full within 30 days from time of booking to receive the 5% early payment bonus (included in discounted price).

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Trip Code: ACQESHH

Travel Style: Small Ship Cruise

Location: Spitsbergen

Ship: Ocean Adventurer

Flights: MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE NOT INCLUDED (Additional 995 USD)

CRUISE ITINERARY

Your Arctic adventure begins in Helsinki, renowned for its extraordinary architecture and intriguing mix of eastern and western influences. If you arrive early, explore the many museums, galleries and restaurants, relax at a Finnish sauna or wander the vibrant Design District before retiring at your included hotel.

Arrive in Helsinki, Finland

This morning, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement, where you’ll have some time to explore before embarkation. As your ship sets sail, enjoy great vistas of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop for this historic town.

Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

You’ll sail around the shores of this magical island, constantly searching for polar bears and other natural wonders. Covering western Spitsbergen, your expedition will afford ample opportunities to view immense glaciers, deep fjords, soaring mountains and unique flora and fauna. Sailing north into Krossfjord, have your camera handy, ready to capture some of the best glacier calving in Spitsbergen. Deep in the fjord, the highly active Lilliehöök Glacier awaits. Listen in awe to the growling as big chunks break off into the icy waters below. A Zodiac excursion to nearby Ny London, an abandoned mining settlement, provides an ideal place for a guided walk. Encounters with wildlife, such as the indigenous Svalbard reindeer, are possible here.
After cruising overnight, wake up to the stunning sight of the magnificent Monaco Glacier, another prolific iceberg producer. To make this even more thrilling, help your Expedition Team to scan the shorelines and ice edge for marine mammals. Possible landing sites include Texas Bar, Worsleyneset and the Andoyane Islands (where polar bears have been known to roam). At 80°N, you’ll reach a walrus sanctuary on the tiny, crescent-shaped Moffen Island. Watching from the water as large groups of these lumbering giants jockey for space is an unforgettable experience, so be ready with your binoculars.
At Smeerenburg you can see the remains of an abandoned settlement that was established by Dutch whalers nearly 400 years ago. Here, at one of Europe’s most northerly outposts, you’ll have time to explore ashore and learn about Spitsbergen’s whaling history. Afterwards, cruising to Magdalenafjord rewards you with panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains and massive glaciers reflected in the crystal-clear waters.
During your last full day of your arctic adventure, you may visit the Russian mining town of Barentsburg, home of the world’s northernmost brewery. We hope to round out the day in Alkehornet, taking in the towering cliffs teeming with nesting seabirds, such as fulmars and Brünnich’s guillemots (thick-billed murres). Encounters with reindeer might be possible here too. Later, in the evening, swap stories with your shipmates and crew one last time, at the captain’s dinner.

Exploring Spitsbergen - Day 3 to 6

The time to say goodbye has come. Your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your return group charter flight to Helsinki.

Disembark & Fly to Helsinki
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Pricing per person & date

Spitsbergen Highlights | Ocean Adventurer from USD 5,720
Departing Ending Duration
02 Jul 2023 08 Jul 2023 7

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation on board vessel
    All meals whilst on board 
    All scheduled landings and excursions by zodiac 
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition cruise
    A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
    Expedition parka (yours to keep)
    All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
    Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
    Transfers between Longyearbyen town center and port on embarkation and disembarkation day

    EXCLUSIONS 

    International flights
    Arrival and departure transfers in Helsinki
    Passport and visa expenses
    Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
    Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
    Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
    Additional overnight accommodation
    Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities


    Mandatory Transfer Package* 

    One night’s pre-expedition hotel night at Helsinki airport hotel, with breakfast
    Charter flight from Helsinki to Longyearbyen
    Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
    Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Helsinki

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available on request. Please contact us for more information.

  • Please note this itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather, ice and sea conditions.

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability.

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Sustainability

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Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

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