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Svalbard Adventure

Svalbard Adventure

From USD $5,890

Description

Join the comfortable expedition ship M/S Quest on an unforgettable Svalbard adventure! The midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are beautifully snow-covered. The ice still keeps the islands in its grip and we can admire the ever-changing ice formations. Spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner. We stay one night in a hotel in Longyearbyen and then spend seven night on board the expedition ship exploring this Arctic pearl that has fascinated explorers for centuries. We cruise along glistening glaciers, go ashore to enjoy the unique nature and keep a lookout for unique wildlife such as walruses, seals and polar bears.

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 make landings or cruises every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit:

Prins Karls Forland, Virgohamna, Danskøya, Fantastic fjords, North Spitsbergen, Southwest Spitsbergen

Trip Name
Svalbard Adventure
Days
9
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 66 metres Passenger Capacity: 53 Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2005 / 2018 Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE 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 - 8: Expedition
We start our adventure in Svalbard by exploring Longyearbyen. In the afternoon we embark the expedition ship and sail out through Isfjorden. 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 make landings or cruises every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit:Prins Karls ForlandThis narrow strip of land is covered by a magnificent and snow-covered mountain chain. The island is also home to many seabirds and harbour seals.Virgohamna, DanskøyaTwo of the most 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.Fantastic 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 and if lucky we could see the rare king eider. 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. The 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.North SpitsbergenNorth of Spitsbergen we might meet the edge of the pack ice. Not many ships venture here and we can marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. Chances of meeting polar bears increase as we sail along the ice floes.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 9: Longyearbyen
Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.
Day 4 - Please note:
Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. 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
31-05-202108-06-2021USD $5,890Triple Cabin
31-05-202108-06-2021USD $6,990Twin Cabin
31-05-202108-06-2021USD $7,390Double Cabin
31-05-202108-06-2021USD $7,390Twin Cabin Superior
31-05-202108-06-2021USD $8,490Double Cabin Superior
31-05-202108-06-2021USD $9,290Owners Cabin
31-05-202108-06-2021USD $11,090Twin Cabin Solo
07-06-202115-06-2021USD $7,390Twin Cabin Superior
07-06-202115-06-2021USD $8,490Double Cabin Superior
07-06-202115-06-2021USD $9,290Owners Cabin
07-06-202115-06-2021USD $11,090Twin Cabin Solo
07-06-202115-06-2021USD $5,890Triple Cabin
07-06-202115-06-2021USD $6,990Twin Cabin
07-06-202115-06-2021USD $7,390Double Cabin
14-06-202122-06-2021USD $5,890Triple Cabin
14-06-202122-06-2021USD $6,990Twin Cabin
14-06-202122-06-2021USD $7,390Double Cabin
14-06-202122-06-2021USD $7,390Twin Cabin Superior
14-06-202122-06-2021USD $8,490Double Cabin Superior
14-06-202122-06-2021USD $9,290Owners Cabin
14-06-202122-06-2021USD $11,090Twin Cabin Solo

Inclusions

    • 1 night in Longyearbyen
    • Magical midnight sun
    • 5-star wildlife and nature experiences
    • 5 experienced guides
    • The trip is climate compensated

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