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12/11 DAYS SPITSBERGEN EXPLORER

WILDLIFE CAPITAL OF ARCTIC

Cruise, Outdoor & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Winter Wonderland

Highlights

  • Encounter iconic Arctic wildlife, such as polar bear, walrus and reindeer
  • Hike the tundra, explore polar desert, admire immense glaciers
  • Admire the magnificent fjords
  • Appreciate the whaling and mining history of Svalbard archipelago as well as the Arctic exploration history.
  • Opportunity to book by the cabin of Nansen on fixed departure, an ultimate experience of the luxury private yacht in Arctic. Explore within the Svalbard, land and sea blend.

Svalbard Archipelago is the heart of Arctic, a place of deep fjords, dramatic landscapes, snowcapped mountains, pack ice, and lordly polar bears. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen is known as the “wildlife capital of the Arctic”.

Cruising on the west and northern/southern tips of the island, provides you optimal chances to witness the remarkable array of creatures including whales, walruses, Svalbard reindeer, seabirds by the thousands, and that most iconic of Arctic residents, the polar bear.

In addition, be amazed by the beauty of this frozen wonderland, explore the vast virgin tundra, appreciate the natural beauty of the surprisingly high Arctic wilderness.

From

USD 11,500 Per Person

12/11 Days 11/10 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY OF XINJIANG

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN OSLO OR HELSINKI

Helsinki or Oslo
N.A.

[For Silver Wind]

After one pre-cruise stay in Oslo, the “newest capital of Nordic cool with lively neighbourhoods, innovative architecture, world-class museums, as well as hip bars and heavenly eateries.  Stay one night before your embarkation.

 

 [For Ultramarine]

Your Arctic adventure begins in Helsinki, renowned for its extraordinary architecture and intriguing mix of eastern and western influence. Your package includes one night pre-cruise stay.

 

[For Nansen Explorer]

Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen meets you at the Longyearbyen airport to escort you to the distinctive Basecamp Hotel. After check-in and lunch, kickstart your Arctic adventure with a private tour that includes a visit inside one of the mines that figure prominently in Longyearbyen’s history. Return to the hotel for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner—and the option to experience city night life, Northern style.

Day 02 EMBARK IN LONGYEARBYEN

Onboard or Land for Nansen Explorer
Dinner included

[For Ultramarine]

Take charter flight from Helsinki to Longyearbyen and transfer to the pier for embarkation. 

 

[For Silver Wind]

Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen and transfer to the pier for embarkation.

 

Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Have time to self and explore highlights in this Arctic frontier town, including UNIS center which is one of the most prominent buildings, the Svalbard Museum covering the natural history and exploitation of Svalbard, Svalbard International Seed Vault, and remnants of the former mining activity can be seen all around Longyearbyen.

Start sailing from late afternoon.

 

[For Nansen Explorer]

Cross Isfjords to spend Day 02-03 at Isfjord Radio, a wilderness lodge built in 1933 for radio operators now converted to a modern luxury hotel.  Make glacier walks and hike to Festingen protected geotope area, relax with plenty of time for swimming fine dining in the profound silence of wild world.

Day 03-08/11 CRUISE NORTHERN & SOUTHERN SPITSBERGEN

Onboard
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Svalbard’s northern region shows more ice than the southern region, with quite a number of impressive fjords, bays and glaciers. Several walrus haul-outs, spectacular glaciers, bird cliffs and bird islands, as well as surprising flora in Arctic deserts and the possibility to see polar bears and to visit historically important sites make this an area prone for exploration. Ice conditions will dictate which sites can be seen.

Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard. Several fjords cut into the western coast and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

Each expedition presents new opportunities and different weather and ice, itinerary is flexible. Take Zodiac cruises, walk along the Arctic landscapes, or kayak in this region away from the noise and close to the water.

 

[For Ultramarine]

Spent three more days in Spitsbergen towards Longyearbyne.

 

[For Nansen Explorer]

Cruise from D4 to D10 to the north and east of Svalbard Archipelago.

Day 09-10 CRUISE CROSS NORWEIGEN SEA AND ALONG THE NORTH CAPE

Onboard
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

[For Silver Wind]

Sail southward to the Bear Island, considered Svalbard’s southernmost island, roughly half way between Spitsbergen and Norway’s North Cape. The entire island and the surrounding waters are a Nature Reserve, has also been designated an Import Bird Area.

Continue off the beaten track along the North Cape called the northernmost point of Europe. Hike and be rewarded with stunning cliff face views of the North Cape Plateau, explore colourful fishing villages, head into the impressive North Cape Hall for exhibitions on the North Cape’s history, and be on the lookout for hundreds of thousands of puffins, gannets, cormorants, seals, dolphines and whales.

Day 11/12 DISEMBARK IN TROMSO OR LONGYEARBYEN

Nil
Breakfast included

 [For Silver Wind]

Arrive in Tromso, a vibrant city surrounded by raw nature, disembark in the morning and continue your onward journey.

 

 [For Ultramarine]

Your cruise ends in Longyearbyen. From here, transfer to the airport for your return group charter flight to Helsinki to end your Arctic adventure.

 

[For Nansen Explorer]

Dock in Longyearbyen to end your expedition.

Hotels & Tour Price

QUARK EXPEDITIONS - Ultramarine*

2023-24 Season - Indicative cost per person

Explorer Suite - 26.5sqm
from US$11,575
Balcony Suite** - 25.8sqm
from US$12,727
Deluxe Balcony Suite** - 34.5sqm
from US$14,599
Terrace Suite** - 41.8sqm
from US$14,959

*12 Days expedition

**Room consists of in-room space + balcony

QUARK EXPEDITIONS - Ultramarine

QUARK EXPEDITIONS - Ultramarine

The newest addition to Quark’s fleet, is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places. It is equipped with two twin-engine helicopter, every passenger has the chance to fly over the Antarctica Peninsula on a helicopter, along with a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.

(Launched: 2021; Guest Capacity: 199; Rooms:102; Restaurant: 1)

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SILVERSEA - Silver Wind*

2023-24 Season - Indicative cost per person

Vista Suite - 22sqm
from US$11,500
Classic Veranda Suite - 27sqm
from US$12,900
Deluxe Veranda Suite - 33sqm
from US$14,500
Medallion Suite - 41sqm
from US$18,800

*11 Days expedition

SILVERSEA - Silver Wind

SILVERSEA - Silver Wind

The latest refurbishment in November 2021 saw her benefitting from a strengthened to ice-class hull and made her one of the most adaptable ships in Silversea fleet. Silver Wind is an intimate yet spacious ice-class ship that offers one of the best luxury expedition cruise experiences there is. The oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in luxury cruising and almost all have a private teak veranda.

(Refurbished: 2021; Guest Capacity: 274; Rooms: 148; Restaurants: 4)

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EYOS - Nansen Explorer* (8-18 June 2023)

2023-24 Season - Indicative cost per person

Johansen - 12.2sqm
from EUR32,000
Wisting - 12.9sqm
from EUR50,000
Larsen - 16.1sqm
from EUR64,000
Sverdrup - 21sqm
from EUR72,000
Amundsen - 19.5sqm
from €78,000
Nansen - 21.3sqm
from €93,000

*11 Days expedition

EYOS - Nansen Explorer

EYOS - Nansen Explorer

Nansen Explorer is an industry first, bridging the gap between super yacht and expedition ship. With an Ice-1A class hull, she can venture deeper into polar ice than other yachts. Following her extensive 2021 refit, calibrated to please the most discerning of clients. Originally designed to carry 60 passengers, Nansen Explorer now carries only 12 guests in modern, spacious cabins. Generous floor to ceiling windows frame beautiful views, fostering a connection to the world
outside the yacht.

(Refurbished: 2021; Guest Capacity: 12; Rooms: 7)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Shipboard accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Transfers between Longyearbyen town center and port on embarkation and disembarkation day
  • All meals aboard the ship as stated, all snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout the voyage, selected beer and wine during dinner, and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • All shore landings and all zodiac transfers with expedition leaders
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment lectures
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship

QUARK EXPEDITIONS

Ultramarine (Additional)

  • One pre-cruise hotel night stay in Helsinki
  • Group transfer from hotel to airport in Helsinki and from Helsinki airport to hotel
  • Charter flights from Helsinki to Longyearbyen and return to Helsinki
  • Group transfer from Longyearbyen airport to the ship and return
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan and an official Quark Expeditions parka to keep

SILVERSEA

Silver Wind (Additional)

  • Private executive transfers (between home and airport)
  • International roundtrip flights (or air credit)
  • One night pre-cruise stay in Oslo
  • Flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen in economy class
  • Food and Beverages, Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Premium beverages in-suite and throughout the ship
  • In-suite 24-hour dining and room service
  • Butler service in all suites
  • Complimentary expedition gear including parka, backpack and water bottle
  • Butler service in every suite category
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Unlimited Free Wifi

COST EXCLUDES:

QUARK EXPEDITIONS

  • International airfare
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

SILVERSEA

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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