MS Sea Spirit
Type of tour
14 days / 13 nights
Welcome to Longyearbyen, the Arctic adventure capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of our expedition. After arriving, you are free to explore this small but fascinating settlement.
In the afternoon we welcome you aboard the expedition ship Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home-away-from-home for the extraordinary adventure to come. The scenery as we sail through Isfjorden on our first evening is spectacular and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.
From Isfjorden we proceed straight to Franz Josef Land across the Barents Sea. Presentations and workshops by our expert staff prepare us for what lies ahead. Along the way, we’ll remain vigilant for sightings of ice-dependent marine mammals such as the elusive bowhead whale, various Arctic seal species, and the majestic polar bear.
This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. As such, our route and exploration opportunities in Franz Josef Land are heavily dependent on weather and sea ice. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide our best route and continually adjust plans as opportunities warrant in this wild and remote corner of the Arctic.
Following our week of exploration in Franz Josef Land, we cross back through the bountiful waters of the Barents Sea and then along the coastal islands of the Svalbard Archipelago. From panoramic open decks, enjoy Arctic landscapes and wildlife sightings. Bountiful inshore and offshore waters are home to walrus and a wide variety of whales.
After breakfast we say farewell in the town of Longyearbyen, where we started our expedition. We provide a transfer to the airport, or to the town center if you plan to spend more time here. As you look back on your wonderful experience, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!
1 pre-voyage hotel night
All meals on board throughout the voyage
Group transfers to the ship on day of embarkation and disembarkation
Leadership throughout the voyage by the experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.
Airfare, visa, travel insurance, alcohol, tips
|1 Aug - 14 Aug 2019
|Limited spaces||US $9,795||Enquire||Reserve|
|13 Aug - 26 Aug 2019
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