Spitsbergen Explorer

An 11-Day Quark tour starting from $5,995

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Tour Length: 11 Days
Countries Visited: Norway
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Tour Type:
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Tour Operator: Quark
Tour Code: QK-SPITEXPL
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Cities Visited:
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

If Polar Bears top your list of must-see Arctic wildlife, choose an arctic cruise to Spitsbergen. This remarkable island hosts an astonishing array of Arctic wildlife, protected within six national parks. The island itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our Spitsbergen Explorer tour is perfect if you prefer short sea voyages with frequent shore landings and Zodiac cruises. Here you'll find enough Polar Bears, Reindeer, Walrus and Whales to keep your camera constantly clicking. A bounty of seabirds, including Arctic Terns, Skua, Barnacle Geese and Snow Buntings are found here as well.

 
 
This Expedition Includes
Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping.

All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks on board throughout your voyage.

All shore landings per the daily program.

Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader.

A daily program of lectures by noted naturalists.

All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program.

Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and Special Guests as scheduled.

Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage.

A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings.

An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep.

Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock.

A selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.

Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin.

Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader.

All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.

All luggage handling aboard ship.

Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation.

On embarkation day group transfer from your hotel.

On disembarkation day group transfer from the ship to downtown hotel.

Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $100,000 per person.

 
 
Day 1 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen Embark in Longyearbyen, where you’ll get great views of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop to this seaside settlement.

Days 2 to 10 — Exploring Spitsbergen Explore western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. From polar deserts to immense glaciers, the natural landscape here is just as varied as the wildlife. You’ll cruise around this magical island located above the Arctic Circle, and your Expedition Team will be constantly searching for wildlife.

Day 11 — Disembarkation Day in Longyearbyen Your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen.
 
         
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6/12/2018 - 6/22/2018
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6/22/2018 - 7/2/2018
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A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
Unique Arctic wildlife – Polar Bears, Walrus, Reindeer

Polar desert exploration

Continuous daylight

Hiking

Zodiac cruising

Snowshoeing on selected expeditions

Optional kayak adventure on selected expeditions

 

Prices subject to availability at the time of booking. Please call 800-924-3301 for the latest pricing and reservations.

This itinerary operates on one expedition ship, Sea Spirit

Pricing is based on Main Deck Suite - Sea Spirit double occupancy land expedition only

This Expedition Excludes
International airfare.

Passport and any applicable visa expenses.

Government arrival and departure taxes.

Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel.

Baggage, cancellation, interruption, and medical travel insurance.

Excess baggage charges.

Laundry and other personal charges.

Telecommunications charges.

The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew.

 
 

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