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Expedition Svalbard – An Extraordinary Adventure

Expedition Svalbard – An Extraordinary Adventure

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Join an extraordinary adventure in the magical wildernesses of Svalbard!
In July and the beginning of August, it is summer in Svalbard. The midnight sun reigns supreme and the purple saxifrage decorates the slopes. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom visited eastern parts of the archipelago. Whales are more frequently seen in the waters and more and more snowfree areas become accessible for longer walks.
Autumn arrive in late August. The tundra is shifting in autumn colours and the midnight sun is getting closer and closer sun is closer to the horizon, preparing for the polar night, giving us beautiful sunsets and a warm light, perfect for photography.
With ten nights on board we have plenty of time for grand nature experiences.

Trip Name
Expedition Svalbard - An Extraordinary Adventure
Days
12
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 66 metres Passenger Capacity: 50 Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2005 / 2018 M/S Quest was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland`s west-coast. In 2004/2005 she was redesigned as an expedition ship and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition vessel. She was extensively renovated in 2018. Quest takes 53 passengers in 26 cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. The triple cabins on deck 3 have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths or a double bed. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck 3 and 4 are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck 4 has a double bed, two large picture windows, a sitting area and TV/DVD. The owner’s cabin has a double bed, two large picture windows, a separate seating area and TV. In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. Here you can listen to entertaining talks on the area’s flora, fauna and history. In the lounge you also find a bar and a small library. The ship has spacious observation decks, where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for. You are welcomed by an international crew and the atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly. There are five Zodiacs and five guides on board M/S Quest.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
We arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to our hotel.
Day 2 - Day 2 - 11: Expedition
We start our great adventure in Svalbard by exploring Longyearbyen. In the afternoon we embark the expedition ship and sail out through the spectacular Isfjorden - the Arctic expedition has started! We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to head out on Zodiac cruises every day and when the opportunity arises also go ashore. Here are some examples of places we may visit:Northwest SpitsbergenThe scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole. Two other courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish explorer Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.Magnificent fjordsSvalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers. It is also a favourite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity.Hinlopen Strait and AlkefjelletIf the ice allows we enter Hinlopen Strait. Here is Alkefjellet, an impressive, basaltic cliff, which is the home to an estimated 200 000 Brünnich’s guillemots. We may also continue into the beautiful bay Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet.Eastern SvalbardThe island of Nordaustlandet is covered by an enormous ice cap and fascinates naturalists as well as historians. There are huge glacier fronts here, intersected by hundreds of waterfalls. Barentsøya and Edgeøya offer magnificent landscapes and vast tundra. Chances to encounter walruses, Arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer are good here.Southwest SpitsbergenThe grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.
Day 3 - Day 12: Longyearbyen
Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.
Day 4 - Please note:
All itineraries are for guidance only. Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions, wildlife and government regulations. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. We always strive to maximise your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
29-06-202409-07-2024USD $10,890Twin Cabin With Portholes
29-06-202409-07-2024USD $11,490Twin Cabin With Windows
29-06-202409-07-2024USD $12,090Double Cabin Superior
29-06-202409-07-2024USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
09-07-202420-07-2024USD $10,790Double Cabin
09-07-202420-07-2024USD $10,790Twin Cabin Superior
09-07-202420-07-2024USD $11,690Double Cabin Superior
09-07-202420-07-2024USD $12,690Owners Cabin
09-07-202420-07-2024USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
09-07-202419-07-2024USD $10,890Twin Cabin With Portholes
09-07-202419-07-2024USD $11,490Twin Cabin With Windows
09-07-202419-07-2024USD $12,090Double Cabin Superior
09-07-202419-07-2024USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
09-07-202420-07-2024USD $8,390Triple Cabin
09-07-202420-07-2024USD $10,190Twin Cabin
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $8,390Triple Cabin
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $10,190Twin Cabin
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $10,790Twin Cabin Superior
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $10,790Double Cabin
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $11,690Double Cabin Superior
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $12,690Owners Cabin
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $10,890Twin Cabin With Portholes
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $11,490Twin Cabin With Windows
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $12,090Double Cabin Superior
19-07-202429-07-2024USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
29-07-202409-08-2024USD $11,990Twin Cabin
29-07-202409-08-2024USD $22,690Twin Cabin Solo
29-07-202409-08-2024USD $10,890Twin Cabin With Portholes
29-07-202409-08-2024USD $11,490Twin Cabin With Windows
29-07-202409-08-2024USD $12,090Double Cabin Superior
29-07-202409-08-2024USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $10,890Twin Cabin With Portholes
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $11,490Twin Cabin With Windows
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $12,090Double Cabin Superior
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $8,390Triple Cabin
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $10,190Twin Cabin
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $10,790Twin Cabin Plus
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $10,790Double Cabin
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $11,690Double Cabin Superior
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $12,690Owners Cabin
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
08-08-202418-08-2024USD $0Expedition Kvitøya
08-08-202419-08-2024USD $11,990Twin Cabin
08-08-202419-08-2024USD $22,690Twin Cabin Solo
18-08-202428-08-2024USD $8,390Triple Cabin
18-08-202428-08-2024USD $10,190Twin Cabin
18-08-202428-08-2024USD $10,790Double Cabin
18-08-202428-08-2024USD $10,790Twin Cabin Superior
18-08-202428-08-2024USD $11,690Double Cabin Superior
18-08-202428-08-2024USD $12,690Owners Cabin
18-08-202428-08-2024USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
18-08-202429-08-2024USD $11,990Twin Cabin
18-08-202429-08-2024USD $22,690Twin Cabin Solo
18-08-202429-08-2024USD $0IMPORTANT!
28-08-202407-09-2024USD $10,890Twin Cabin With Portholes
28-08-202407-09-2024USD $11,490Twin Cabin With Windows
28-08-202407-09-2024USD $12,090Double Cabin Superior
28-08-202407-09-2024USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
07-09-202418-09-2024USD $11,990Twin Cabin
07-09-202418-09-2024USD $22,690Twin Cabin Solo
01-07-202512-07-2025USD $11,390Twin Cabin With Portholes
01-07-202512-07-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin With Windows
01-07-202512-07-2025USD $12,690Double Cabin Superior
01-07-202512-07-2025USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
02-07-202513-07-2025USD $8,790Triple Cabin
02-07-202513-07-2025USD $10,690Twin Cabin
02-07-202513-07-2025USD $11,290Double Cabin
02-07-202513-07-2025USD $11,290Twin Cabin Superior
02-07-202513-07-2025USD $12,290Double Cabin Superior
02-07-202513-07-2025USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
02-07-202513-07-2025USD $17,090Owners Cabin
11-07-202522-07-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin
11-07-202522-07-2025USD $22,990Twin Cabin Solo
12-07-202523-07-2025USD $8,790Triple Cabin
12-07-202523-07-2025USD $10,690Twin Cabin
12-07-202523-07-2025USD $11,290Twin Cabin Superior
12-07-202523-07-2025USD $11,290Double Cabin
12-07-202523-07-2025USD $12,290Double Cabin Superior
12-07-202523-07-2025USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
12-07-202523-07-2025USD $17,090Owners Cabin
21-07-202501-08-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin
21-07-202501-08-2025USD $22,990Twin Cabin Solo
22-07-202502-08-2025USD $8,790Triple Cabin
22-07-202502-08-2025USD $10,690Twin Cabin
22-07-202502-08-2025USD $11,290Twin Cabin Superior
22-07-202502-08-2025USD $11,290Double Cabin
22-07-202502-08-2025USD $12,290Double Cabin Superior
22-07-202502-08-2025USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
22-07-202502-08-2025USD $17,090Owners Cabin
31-07-202511-08-2025USD $11,390Twin Cabin With Portholes
31-07-202511-08-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin With Windows
31-07-202511-08-2025USD $12,690Double Cabin Superior
31-07-202511-08-2025USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
31-07-202511-08-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin
31-07-202511-08-2025USD $22,990Twin Cabin Solo
10-08-202521-08-2025USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
10-08-202521-08-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin
10-08-202521-08-2025USD $22,990Twin Cabin Solo
10-08-202521-08-2025USD $11,390Twin Cabin With Portholes
10-08-202521-08-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin With Windows
10-08-202521-08-2025USD $12,690Double Cabin Superior
11-08-202522-08-2025USD $8,790Triple Cabin
11-08-202522-08-2025USD $10,690Twin Cabin
11-08-202522-08-2025USD $11,290Twin Cabin Superior
11-08-202522-08-2025USD $11,290Double Cabin
11-08-202522-08-2025USD $12,290Double Cabin Superior
11-08-202522-08-2025USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
11-08-202522-08-2025USD $17,090Owners Cabin
20-08-202531-08-2025USD $11,390Twin Cabin With Portholes
20-08-202531-08-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin With Windows
20-08-202531-08-2025USD $12,690Double Cabin Superior
20-08-202531-08-2025USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole
20-08-202531-08-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin
20-08-202531-08-2025USD $22,990Twin Cabin Solo
21-08-202501-09-2025USD $8,790Triple Cabin
21-08-202501-09-2025USD $10,690Twin Cabin
21-08-202501-09-2025USD $11,290Twin Cabin Superior
21-08-202501-09-2025USD $11,290Double Cabin
21-08-202501-09-2025USD $12,290Double Cabin Superior
21-08-202501-09-2025USD $16,990Twin Cabin Solo
21-08-202501-09-2025USD $17,090Owners Cabin
30-08-202510-09-2025USD $11,390Twin Cabin With Portholes
30-08-202510-09-2025USD $12,090Twin Cabin With Windows
30-08-202510-09-2025USD $12,690Double Cabin Superior
30-08-202510-09-2025USD $15,490Twin Cabin Sole

Inclusions

    • A once-in-a-lifetime adventure
    • 10 nights on board M/S Quest
    • Small group
    • great moments
    • 5-star nature experiences
    • 5 experienced guides
    • All trips are unique

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