Norway (Arctic)

This fascinating expedition provides a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer, starting with its largest settlement, Longyearbyen. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago is known as the “wildlife capital of the Arctic.” Geared toward optimum wildlife viewing, this 10-day adventure provides ample opportunities to witness walrus, reindeer, and that most iconic of Arctic denizens, the polar bear, in their natural habitat, while marveling at the surreal experience of continuous daylight. Explore the unique Arctic landscape, hike the vast and colorful tundra and learn about the history and geology of this remote wilderness on a gripping excursion to a faraway, unforgettable land.

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Language

Norwegian

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +1

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

22° F (annual)
34° F (May – July)

Spitsbergen Expedition

Fjords, Glaciers & Wildlife of Svalbard

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – OSLO, NORWAY

Arrive in Oslo

Transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hotel TBD

Day 2 – OSLO / LONGYEARBYEN (SVALBARD)

Group transfer to airport for private charter flight to Longyearbyen

Explore on your own

Embarkation:

  • View the island’s rugged, glacier-topped mountains

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-9 – SPITSBERGEN

Cruise around the island searching for wildlife. 

Possible visits:

  • 14th of July Glacier
  • Smeerenburg
  • Alkefjellet
  • Hinlopen Strait

Activities include:

  • Zodiac cruising & Hiking
  • Presentations & Photography
  • “Polar Plunge”

Optional activities (supplements apply):

  • Sea Kayaking & Paddling

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – LONGYEARBYEN / OSLO / HOMEWARD BOUND

Disembark In Longyearbyen

Group transfer to airport for private charter flight to Oslo

Connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $8,500 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

I used to be a travel agent and booked all my own travel. Those days are over now that I found NEI for our bucket list trip to the Galapagos! Can’t wait for our next adventure !!! Thanks for everything!!!!

Rozie & Larry D.
Cleveland, Ohio

When to go:

Best times are from May to July

What to eat:

Continental & Vegetarian cuisine
aboard the ship

What to pack:

For Excursions: wool & synthetic layering clothing & socks; warm scarf & hat; waterproof pants; waterproof gloves & glove liners; swimwear; sunscreen, UV sunglasses & ski goggles; waterproof backpack; parka (provided by Quark – yours to keep); insulated waterproof boots (loaned by Quark); camera equipment; binoculars
Aboard the Ship: casual clothing; comfortable non-slip closed-toe flat shoes; seasickness & other medications; universal converter/adapter

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