Spitsbergen and Polar Bears - An Arctic Adventure

Spitsbergen and Polar Bears - An Arctic Adventure– Norway, Spitsbergen, Arctic Ocean –6 days / 5 nights, Longyearbyen - Barentsburg - Magdalenefjord - Moffen - Ny Ålesund - Kongsfjord - LongyearbyenJoin the MS Nordstjernen in May for a spring voyage to Norwegian fjords and the high Arctic of Spitsbergen. Starting in Bergen, explore the coast of Norway with beautiful fjords, spectacular scenery and a variety of ports on our way to Honningsvåg and the North Cape. Cross the Barents Sea to Spitsbergen, visit Barentsburg and Longyearbyen gives you a unique insight to the heritage from the miners and hunters that lived here in the Arctic wilderness.

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$2,817 $3,301 $3,134 $4,201

Minimum fare, in USD per person, double occupancy

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$5,609 $5,899 $6,120 $6,591

Maximum fare, in USD per person, double occupancy

Operation June 5 - September 11, 2017
Departure Mondays
June 5, 12, 19, 26

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 21
September 4, 11

Thursdays
June 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 20, 27
August 3, 17, 24, 31
September 7
Price from $2,817 per person, PolarInside cabin I2
or best avaialble offer
Included Thursday departures:
Explorer Voyage, 5 nights
Cabin category of your choice
Full board (breakfast, lunch, set or buffet dinner)
Transfer from airport to hotel in Longyearbyen
One hotel night in Longyearbyen before the
voyage, including breakfast and lunch
Transfer from hotel to ship in Longyearbyen, including
sightseeing tour Folklore show in Barentsburg
Transfer from ship to airport in Longyearbyen

Monday departures:
Explorer Voyage, 5 nights
Cabin category of your choice
Full board (breakfast, lunch, set or buffet dinner)
Transfer from airport to hotel in Longyearbyen
One hotel night in Longyearbyen before the voyage,
including breakfast and lunch
Transfer from hotel to ship in Longyearbyen, including
sightseeing tour Folklore show in Barentsburg
Transfer from ship to hotel in Longyearbyen
One hotel night in Longyearbyen after the voyage, including
light lunch, dinner, and early morning snack
Transfer from hotel to airport in Longyearbyen

Thursday & Monday departures include:
Landings and activities on board and ashore
Professional English-speaking Expedition Team that
gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities

Not Included International flights
Optional Shore Excursions
Gratuities
Travel insurance
Luggage handling
$25 handling fee
Please Note A2 – Outside porthole
J2 – Outside obstructed view
N2 – Outside non-obstructed
All cabins have an upper and a lower berth on this ship

All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions
All itineraries are subject to change
Tour Options Shore Excursions
More Information MS Nordstjernen deck plan
Cabins MS Nordstjernen
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Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN Upon arrival you will be taken to the Spitsbergen Hotel or Coal Miners' Cabins, where you will stay for the night.

Day 2 LONGYEARBYEN - BARENTSBURG Enjoy a sightseeing trip in Longyearbyen, ending at the pier where you will join the MS Nordstjernen. Our first stop is the Russian settlement of Barentsburg, where there will be opportunities to visit the Pomor Museum (optional) and enjoy a lively folklore show. In the afternoon we continue out the Isfjord and head north along the Prins Karls Forland.

Onboard MS Nordstjernen

Day 3 DIFFERENT ITINERARY DEPENDING DEPARTURE DAY Itinerary 1: Woodfjorden, Liefdefjorden, Moffen, and 80° North. The day will be spent cruising towards the Monaco Glacier, passing a number of small islets where eider ducks nest during the summer. If we are lucky, we may spot a polar bear searching for eggs. If the ice conditions are favorable we will sail past 80° North and toward Moffen, an island that often hosts walrus.

Itinerary 2: Magdalenefjord and the North West Corner. We arrive in Magdalenefjord in the morning, and will make our first Polarcirkel boat landing. This area has a long history of exploration. Experience a very important cultural heritage: The remains of four blubber ovens/furnaces found on Gravneset, as well as a graveyard containing about 130 graves dating from the 17th- to the late-18th-century.

Onboard MS Nordstjernen

Day 4 DIFFERENT ITINERARY DEPENDING DEPARTURE DAY Itinerary 1: Kongsfjorden and Ny-Ålesund. This is the largest fjord on the North West coast. We might also visit a large adjacent fjord called Krossfjorden. The landscape varies from large tundra plains to alpine peaks with dramatic glaciers tumbling into the ocean. At the end of the fjord you'll see the majestic Kongsbreen. Later on we call on Ny-Ålesund. Previously a coal-mining community, it now houses an advanced High Arctic research station.

Itinerary 2: Woodfjorden, Liefdefjorden, Moffen and 80° North. As we cruise towards the Monaco Glacier, we will pass a number of small islets where eider ducks nest during the summer. This is a great place for spotting polar bears hunting for eggs. If we are lucky, the ice conditions make it possible to sail past 80° North and toward Moffen, a known haul-out for walrus.

Onboard MS Nordstjernen

Day 5 DIFFERENT ITINERARY DEPENDING DEPARTURE DAY Itinerary 1: Isfjorden and Longyearbyen. Located in central Spitsbergen, the Isfjord is the most prominent fjord system on Svalbard. We will spend the morning sailing towards Longyearbyen. As we sail into the outer parts of the Isfjord, the landscape changes. Marvel at the large U-shaped valleys, carved out of the mountains by the giant glaciers that covered the area some ten thousand years ago. Upon arrival in Longyearbyen you have the rest of the day at your disposal. A farewell dinner will be served at the hotel.

Itinerary 2: Kongsfjorden and Ny-Ålesund. We sail into Kongsfjorden, a 16-mile long inlet. From here you can see the two glaciers: Kronebreen and Kongsvegen. On its southern shore you find one of only four permanent settlements on Svalbard: The old coal-mining town of Ny-Ålesund - now the northernmost settlement in the world with facilities for permanent research institutes from ten countries.

Onboard MS Nordstjernen

Day 6 LONGYEARBYEN The Spitsbergen adventure is over. You will transfer to the airport for the flight back home.

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