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Bookended by the bright lights of Longyearbyen, originally a coal mining town and now the capital of Svalbard, this voyage takes in natural wonders galore. Benefit from the brief summer thaw and explore craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and vast tundra plains. Keep your binoculars close as we will sail past stunning bird cliffs, housing hundreds of seabirds – at least 40 species call Svalbard home in the summer.

Inclusions
  • Round trip international airfare from Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal & Toronto to Oslo
  • Charter airfare between Oslo to Longyearbyen
  • 1 pre night and 1 post night hotel
  • 6 night cruise aboard the luxury Silver Cloud (Silversea)
  • Private Executive Transfers (between home and airport)
  • Transfers (between airport, hotel and ship)
  • In-country flights when required by itinerary
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Parka
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Spacious suites
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Book and Pay in Full by Sep 30 to receive additional savings & $300 USD per cabin on board credit! (price reflects below, promotion may be withdrawn at anytime)

 

July 18, 2022 Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal & Toronto
Vista Suite $8990
Verandah Suite $10190
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Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen

 

Longyearbyen

DAY 1 Longyearbyen, NORWAY WED, JULY 20 DEPARTURE 16:00
Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbor is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port. One of the most prominent buildings in town is the UNIS center, where several Norwegian universities have joined forces to operate and offer the northernmost higher education to both Norwegian and international students. Adjacent to UNIS, and well worth a visit, is the Svalbard Museum, covering the natural history and exploitation of Svalbard. Remnants of the former mining activity can be seen all around Longyearbyen and even in town.

Svalbard Southern Region

DAY 2 Svalbard Southern Region NORWAY THU, JULY 21
Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot or by sea. Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

4 Included Shore Excursions
Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Extensive
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Extensive
Expedition Activities with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
Svalbard Southern Region

DAY 3 Svalbard Southern Region NORWAY FRI, JULY 22
Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot or by sea. Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

4 Included Shore Excursions
Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Extensive
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Extensive
Expedition Activities with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
Svalbard Northern Region

DAY 4 Svalbard Northern Region NORWAY SAT, JULY 23
Svalbard’s northern region is less influenced by the Norwegian Current coming through the Greenland Sea than the southern region and shows more ice. The northern part of the island of Spitsbergen shows quite a number of impressive fjords, bays and glaciers. The Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve includes Spitsbergen’s east coast, the Hinlopen Strait, Nordaustlandet and some islands further east like Kvitoya and Storoya. Several walrus haul-outs, spectacular glaciers, bird cliffs and bird islands, as well as surprising flora in Arctic deserts and the possibility to see polar bears and to visit historically important sites make this an area prone for exploration. Ice conditions will dictate which sites can be seen.

4 Included Shore Excursions
Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Extensive
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Extensive
Expedition activities with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
Svalbard Northern Region

DAY 5 Svalbard Northern Region NORWAY SUN, JULY 24

Svalbard Northern Region

DAY 6 Svalbard Northern Region NORWAY MON, JULY 25
Svalbard’s northern region is less influenced by the Norwegian Current coming through the Greenland Sea than the southern region and shows more ice. The northern part of the island of Spitsbergen shows quite a number of impressive fjords, bays and glaciers. The Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve includes Spitsbergen’s east coast, the Hinlopen Strait, Nordaustlandet and some islands further east like Kvitoya and Storoya. Several walrus haul-outs, spectacular glaciers, bird cliffs and bird islands, as well as surprising flora in Arctic deserts and the possibility to see polar bears and to visit historically important sites make this an area prone for exploration. Ice conditions will dictate which sites can be seen.

4 Included Shore Excursions
Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Extensive
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Extensive
Expedition activities with Silversea Expedition team
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Moderate
Longyearbyen

DAY 7 Longyearbyen NORWAY TUE, JULY 26 ARRIVAL 07:00
Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbor is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port. One of the most prominent buildings in town is the UNIS center, where several Norwegian universities have joined forces to operate and offer the northernmost higher education to both Norwegian and international students. Adjacent to UNIS, and well worth a visit, is the Svalbard Museum, covering the natural history and exploitation of Svalbard. Remnants of the former mining activity can be seen all around Longyearbyen and even in town.

 

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