General

Not only a frozen wilderness, Spitsbergen is a place of precarious beauty and a stronghold of endangered Arctic wildlife.

This remarkable expedition departs from the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago. We explore the island’s northwestern coast, home to dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers, and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.

On this voyage we also venture to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears stalking their prey. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, we have a rare opportunity to experience raw nature and incredible events hardly ever seen.

NEXT DEPARTURE

more dates13 Jun – 22 Jun 2019

EMBARKATION

Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

DISEMBARKATION

Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

DAYS

10 days

DEPARTURES

ITINERARYDATES DAYS ACTIVITIESSPECIAL OFFERRATES FROM 
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
13 Jun – 22 Jun 201910Sea Kayak Club Photography10% DISCOUNT*
$ 6 495
$ 5 846
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
21 Jun – 30 Jun 201910Sea Kayak Club Photography10% DISCOUNT*
$ 6 495
$ 5 846
per person
Best of Svalbard
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
29 Jun – 10 Jul 201912Sea Kayak Club Photography10% DISCOUNT*
$ 7 595
$ 6 836
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
31 May – 08 Jun 20209Sea Kayak Club PhotographyEARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
$ 5 895
$ 5 306
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
07 Jun – 15 Jun 20209Sea Kayak Club PhotographyEARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
$ 5 895
$ 5 306
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
14 Jun – 22 Jun 20209Sea Kayak Club PhotographyEARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
$ 5 895
$ 5 306
per person

 

13 Jun – 22 Jun 2019
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 5 846
$ 6 495
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 8 096
$ 8 995
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 8 636
$ 9 595
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 8 326
$ 9 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 9 346
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 10 366
$ 12 195
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 13 511
$ 15 895
REQUEST
21 Jun – 30 Jun 2019
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 5 846
$ 6 495
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 8 096
$ 8 995
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 8 636
$ 9 595
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 8 326
$ 9 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 9 346
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 10 366
$ 12 195
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 13 511
$ 15 895
REQUEST
29 Jun – 10 Jul 2019
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 6 836
$ 7 595
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 9 446
$ 10 495
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 10 076
$ 11 195
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 9 686
$ 11 395
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 10 961
$ 12 895
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 12 066
$ 14 195
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 15 721
$ 18 495
REQUEST
31 May – 08 Jun 2020
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 5 306
$ 5 895
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 7 286
$ 8 095
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 7 826
$ 8 695
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 7 476
$ 8 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 8 411
$ 9 895
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 9 346
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 12 151
$ 14 295
REQUEST
07 Jun – 15 Jun 2020
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 5 306
$ 5 895
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 7 286
$ 8 095
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 7 826
$ 8 695
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 7 476
$ 8 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 8 411
$ 9 895
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 9 346
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 12 151
$ 14 295
REQUEST

14 Jun – 22 Jun 2020

 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 5 306
$ 5 895
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 7 286
$ 8 095
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 7 826
$ 8 695
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 7 476
$ 8 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 8 411
$ 9 895
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 9 346
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 12 151
$ 14 295
REQUEST

HIGHLIGHTS

ARCTIC WILDERNESS

The unique Arctic ecosystem of Spitsbergen is almost entirely protected in a network of nature reserves and national parks. Our voyage takes us to Nordre Isfjorden Nasjonalpark, Forlandet Nasjonalpark, and the spectacular Nordvest-Spitsbergen Nasjonalpark. Each has its own claim to Svalbard’s magnificent natural history.

By land and sea we encounter a wealth of wildlife—including walrus, Arctic fox, reindeer, and a variety of whales and seals—in one of the High Arctic’s most pristine and protected environments. We also encounter a surprising wealth of hardy plant life and striking geology throughout the area.

POLAR BEARS

Svalbard boasts one of the Arctic’s highest concentrations of polar bears. They are the world’s largest land carnivores and have become a symbol of the imperiled Arctic wilderness. This is one of the best places in the world to view polar bears hunting in their preferred habitat: the pack ice.

During our sojourn to the ice edge we hope to come across this majestic creature employing various strategies to catch seals in the ever-shifting labyrinth of the pack ice. But these wide-ranging and opportunistic Arctic nomads can just as well be found at other places and times during our voyage.

HUMAN ENDEAVOR

Our area of exploration is rich with historical sites including early whaling camps, trappers’ cabins, deserted coal mining operations, and an abandoned polar research station. It also contains the staging areas for many historic expeditions to the North Pole, including those of Roald Amundsen and Walter Wellman.

Modern human endeavor in this area can be experienced at Ny Ålesund, a former mining town that is now home to a multinational community of Arctic researchers. In addition to a museum, gift shop, and post office, visitors to this extreme northern settlement find a famous bust of Amundsen and a historic airship mast.

Cancellation / Prepayment

Reservations and Payments. A deposit of 20% of the appropriate cabin rate is required
to confirm the reservation; the final payment (80%) is due 90 days prior to the departure.
All payments are to be made in the agreed currency indicated on the invoice. The deposit
can be made by credit card or via bank transfer. The final payment is to be made via bank
transfer. North American office also accepts credit cards and checks for deposit
and final payment.
Payment Delay. The date of payment is considered to be the date of crediting the funds
to the account of Operator.
In case of payment delay Operator has the right to apply payment delay fee which equals
to 0.1% from the due amount for each day of delay.

 

Booking Cancellations/Refunds. All requests for cancellation must be made in writing.
Reservations cancelled more than 120 days prior to departure are subject to a USD 750per
person cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled from 119 to 91 days prior to departure are
subject to 20% per person cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled 90 days or less prior to
departure are subject to full fare forfeiture (cancellation fee is 100%). For these and other
reasons mentioned below, passengers are strongly encouraged to obtain trip cancellation
insurance.
The services included in the cruise rate are based on group participation, and no refunds will
be made for any part of the program in which passengers choose not to participate, including
any Zodiac cruises or landings. It should be understood that refunds will not be made
to passengers who do not complete the tour for any reason whatsoever.
Voyage Cancellation. Operator reserves the right to cancel any departure due to insufficient
reservations up to eight weeks before the date of departure (passengers may be offered
alternative cruise dates). Operator also reserves the right to cancel any departure up until
the date of that departure due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond the control
of Operator that prevents the operation of the tour (this also includes governmental and
administrative decisions).
Operator or its agents are not responsible for any costs or penalties relating to air transport
or other services that are cancelled. Operator is not liable for failure to provide the services
or accommodations offered to the extent that such services or accommodations cannot be
provided due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond its control.
Transferred reservations/name changes. Bookings transferred from one departure (more
than 90 days prior to departure) to another, for the same passenger can be made at no
charge, based on availability. By direct permission, and on a limited basis, name changes on
a reservation can be made at a fee of USD 300 per person, but not less than 90 days before
the departure.

 

Children. Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in the expedition cruise.
However, Operator may accept children ages 6-11 on a case by case basis after additional
consideration by the Operator.
On-board language. All voyages are conducted in English and German. For groups
of passengers speaking other languages, Operator recruits multi-lingual staff members,
who assist the passengers during briefings and lectures. Staff varies from voyage
to voyage; please check when booking.
On-board authority. All passengers are subject to instructions or regulations given
by the Captain or the Expedition Leader.
On-board payments. All payments are in US dollars. Passengers may run a tab which must
be paid prior to disembarkation. Payments can be made in cash or via credit card.

 

 

 

Available departures

  • Premium Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Premium Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PRIVATE BALCONY

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    Cabin facilities:Fridge, Hair Dryer, Individual Air Condition, Private Balcony, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    230 M² (323 FT²)PRIVATE BALCONY
    The Premium Suites are located on the Sun Deck. Averaging a generous 30 square metres/ 323 square feet, with two twin beds or a King Size bed. Access the private balcony by a sliding glass door. Amenities include: en suite facilities, lounge area, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.

    Bed size:Two twin beds or a King Size bed

  • Owners Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Owners Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PRIVATE DECK

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    Cabin facilities:Bathtub, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Private Deck, Separate sitting area, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    243 M² (463 FT²)PRIVATE DECK
    Super-spacious (43 square metres/ 463 square feet) elegant suite on the Sun Deck. Designed forentertaining, the Owner’s Suite has a separate living room with game and meeting area. A BOSE stereo system provides background music, or watch videos on the HD plasma TV. Sliding glass doors lead to a private deck. Refresh in the jetted bathtub in en suite facilities. Slumber in the King Size bed. A sofa bed can accommodate a third person.

    Bed size:King Size bed

  • Deluxe Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Deluxe Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PRIVATE BALCONY

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    Cabin facilities:Fridge, Hair Dryer, Individual Air Condition, Private Balcony, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    224 M² (258 FT²)PRIVATE BALCONY
    The Deluxe Suites with balconies are located on the Sports Deck. Averaging 24 square metres/ 258 square feet means plenty of room. Choose from either two twin beds or a King Size bed. A sliding glass door leads to a private balcony. These suites feature a walk-in closet or wardrobe. Amenities include en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and a hair dryer.

    Bed size:Two twin beds or a King Size bed

  • Superior Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Superior Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PICTURE WINDOW

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    Cabin facilities:Fridge, Hair Dryer, Individual Air Condition, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    220 M² (215 FT²)PICTURE WINDOW
    Superior Suites are located on the Club Deck. Averaging 20 square metres/ 215 square feet, these cabins feature two twin beds or a King Size bed. The picture window overlooks an outside walkway on the Club Deck. Amenities include: en suite facilities, walk-in closet or wardrobe, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, hair dryer.

    Bed size:Two twin beds or a King Size bed

  • Classic Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Classic Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PICTURE WINDOW

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    Cabin facilities:Fridge, Hair Dryer, Individual Air Condition, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    221 M² (226 FT²)PICTURE WINDOW
    Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these cabins are located on the Oceanus Deck. They feature a picture window, two wardrobes and a choice of either two twin beds or a King Size bed. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control and hair dryer.

    Bed size:King Size / Twin

  • Main Deck Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Main Deck Suite (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    VIEW - PORTHOLES

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    Cabin facilities:Air Conditioning / Central Heating, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    223 M² (248 FT²)PORTHOLES
    Averaging 23 square metres/248 square feet, Main Deck cabins are equipped with either two twins or a King Size bed. They are located on the Main Deck with a minimum of two portholes for exterior views. Amenities include: en suite facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD individual temperature control and hair dryer.

    Bed size:King size / Twin

  • Triple Classic (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    Triple Classic (SHIP M/V SEA SPIRIT)

    PICTURE WINDOW

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    Cabin facilities:Air Conditioning / Central Heating, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV

    PASSENGERSSIZEVIEW
    321 M² (226 FT²)PICTURE WINDOW
    Averaging 21 square metres/226 square feet, these staterooms have two twins and a comfortable sofa bed. The twins also convert to a King, if desired. Located on Oceanus Deck, these suites have a picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities. Amenities include: in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, TV/DVD, individual temperature control, and hair dryer.

    Bed size:King size/Twin

Facilities

  • Bathtub
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Individual Air Condition
  • Private Balcony
  • Private Deck
  • Separate sitting area
  • Telephone
  • TV

Activities

PHOTOGRAPHY

Spitsbergen is the ultimate destination for photographers interested in capturing incredible images of Arctic animals and scenery. Our free photography program gives you the chance to learn and practice your skills alongside an experienced expert.

From polar bears to blue whales, Spitsbergen boasts a range of wildlife not found in other parts of the Arctic. Snowcapped mountains and blue glaciers provide a dramatic background for portraits of these charismatic Arctic creatures.

With a full itinerary of spellbinding destinations and daylight around the clock, your photo opportunities are seemingly endless. Our expert photographer will be there to help you make the most of this bounty in your viewfinder.

SEA KAYAK CLUB

The islands and fjords of Spitsbergen closely guard some of the world’s most magical and unique paddling opportunities. Join us for unscripted kayaking adventures as we explore remote waters that very few paddlers have experienced before.

This pristine Arctic wilderness rewards kayakers with spectacular scenery, unique marine animals, and a range of incredible paddling locations. Spitsbergen also offers the possibility of kayaking in the vicinity of tidewater glaciers and icebergs.

The protected and picturesque waters of Spitsbergen offer some of the best paddling adventures in the Arctic. If you enjoy sea kayaking, then do not miss your chance to participate in this exciting optional activity.

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