Expedition cruise to the far north of Spitsbergen

Expedition cruise to the far north of Spitsbergen

North Svalbard

On this expedition cruise, explore the extreme north of Svalbard up to close to the 82nd parallel. Behold the impressive polar landscape, the extraordinary pack ice and go in search of magnificent polar animals such as Whales, Reindeer, Walruses and the "King of the Arctic", the Polar Bear. The trip begins in the village of Longyearbyen, the administrative center of the Svalbard archipelago. In the early evening, the ship will depart and sail into the great Isfjord, where the first Whales may already be seen. Cruise past beautiful fjords such as Raudfjorden, which is dominated by spectacular glaciers and is a popular spot for Ringed Seals, Bearded Seals and often Polar Bears. Its cliffs are home to large colonies of Thick-billed Guillemots and Kittiwakes. Liefdefjord is polar bear territory and this magnificent predator is therefore regularly observed. The water in front of the glacier front is an interesting foraging area for thousands of Kittiwakes but Belugas are also regularly seen here in front of the glacier. Via Forlandsundet you sail back to Longyearbyen. Where the world can't find you...

Tips & Tops Expedition cruise to the far north of Svalbard:

  • Before boarding, stroll through the former mining town of Longyearbyen and visit the wooden church and impressive polar museum
  • An experienced English-speaking expedition team arranges and supervises all activities, such as hikes and many Zodiac landings, and organizes various lectures about the polar region on board
  • Make a landing on the beaches of the beautiful Isjord and Magdalenefjord , which are dotted with remnants of whaling and hunting
  • The island of Moffen is known for the large numbers of walruses that usually gather on the southern tip of the island
  • At the Zorgdragerfjord you can walk with a group along the shore of Lake Arkvatnet to the entrance of Duvefjord
  • Visit to Phippsøya, one of the Sjuøyane, or Seven Islands at nearly 81 degrees north latitude and only 1000 kilometers from the geographic North Pole, populated by Polar Bears, Walruses and Ivory Gulls
Route map of expedition cruise to the far north of Spitsbergen

Route map expedition cruise Svalbard


Practical information about this expedition cruise:
- Shipping company: OceanWide Expeditions
- Expedition Ships: m/v Hondius
- Length of expedition cruise: 8 days (excluding flight days)
- Departure dates: August 16 and 23, 2022. Ask your travel specialist about the possibilities for 2023
- Start / end point: Lonyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Daily overview

1 Embarkation Longyearbyen
2 The route to Raudfjorden
3 The magnificent Monaco Glacier
4 via the Beverleysundet dn Scoresby islands to the far north
5-6 The northern feeling at Sjuøyane, the Seven Islands
7 Animal life in Forlandsundet
8 Disembarkation Longyearbyen



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