Svalbard Express

Marine, Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

When the Arctic calls, you simply have to go. Designed for the adventurous explorer whose long on ambition but short on time, this trip delivers all the wonder and frozen magic of the Arctic in a compact six days. Track polar bears from the deck of the ship, explore the landscape via Zodiac-assisted excursions, and spot exotic birds on the wing, all from the comfort and convenience of a dedicated polar expedition ship. You may not have much time up here, but that’s okay – you’ve got the rest of your life to relive every moment.

What’s included

  • 6 nights aboard the G Expedition
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Longyearbyen airport transfers on arrival day
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka
  • Arctic destination guidebook

Highlights

  • An opportunity to venture into the arctic even if you have limited time. spend the day on deck searching for polar bears and whales
  • Cruise through breathtaking fjords and admire massive glaciers
  • Experience the midnight sun
  • Learn about arctic history and ecology from our expert guides
  • Brave the arctic waters and take a polar plunge
  • Enjoy the silence of the arctic tundra

Itinerary

Day 1 Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen (1D) On Day 1 of the tour please make sure you drop your checked luggage off at the meeting point between 9am - 12pm. A local representative will be in the luggage storage room. They can provide general information about the town or your embarkation process. All passengers will be transferred to the ship as a group for embarkation at 4pm. Please ensure that for embarkation you have your passport accessible (not in your luggage which is being transferred separately to the ship). Included Activities: Embarkation of the G Expedition
Days 2-6 Spitsbergen Each day will be planned to take advantage of local ice and weather conditions. Distances are relatively short in the archipelago and as there are no ocean crossings, and the seas are normally calm. During these six days, visit ice covered seas, fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery, and glaciers flowing into the sea around us. We may cruise in Zodiacs along the ice edge, viewing seals or walrus, in fjords with glaciers spilling down to the sea or in front of spectacular seabird cliffs. Krossfjord, Konigsfjord, Magdelena Fjord, Monaco Glacier, Hinlopen Strait, are just a few of the places that we may visit. By not having a set itinerary, we take on an adventurous spirit and take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer. The evening of our last full day of adventure will be when the Expedition is anchored off Longyearbyen. Included Activities: Svalbard & Spitsbergen Exploration Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
Day 7 Spitsbergen/Longyearbyen (1B) We are pleased to offer an early morning disembarkation and transfer to the airport for those passengers with flights departing Longyearbyen around 4am - 5am (dependent on airline schedules). Additional Notes: For those passengers disembarking at our regular time of 08:00, you will be transferred to either the airport or the Radisson Blu Polar hotel, depending on the time of your flight. Those transferred to the hotel will have an opportunity to explore the town centre on their own, and then be transferred to the airport later in the day as per flight schedules. Transfer times will be confirmed and communicated onboard prior to departure. Luggage storage at the Raddison Blu Polar hotel will be available until time of departure. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle
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