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North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hike & Sail

 
Summary:

Cruise along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen for a great chance of spotting Polar Bears. You’ll sail into beautiful fjords found on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a fantastically beautiful fjord crested with spectacular glaciers and home to Ringed...

Duration
8 Days
Cities
3
Next Departure
15-May-2023
Starting at
± USD 2,996.00
Price per day
± USD 356.00

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Operator
Oceanwide
Ship
s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
Tour
North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hike & Sail
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North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hike & Sail (Oceanwide)

Summary

Cruise along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen for a great chance of spotting Polar Bears. You’ll sail into beautiful fjords found on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a fantastically beautiful fjord crested with spectacular glaciers and home to Ringed and Bearded Seals. The shorelines and cliffs support thriving seabird colonies that in turn provide fertilizer that supports a surprisingly rich array of vegetation.

Day 1.
Longyearbyen
Day 2.
Trygghamna
Day 3-4.
Kongsfjorden
Day 5.
Prins Karls Forland
Day 6-7.
Ymerbukta
Day 8.
Longyearbyen

Ports of call (3): Longyearbyen, Prins Karls Forland, Trygghamna

Remarks

Important!

At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: ice-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around –4° C (25°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of the winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears, walruses, and seals into the bargain. Bird note: It is still somewhat quiet on the cliffs, as this time of year the cliff-nesting birds are only just arriving to pick out their breeding places. By May all the nesting birds will have arrived, and the breeding will take place later in June.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Landings are subject to site availabilities, permissions, and environmental concerns per AECO regulations. Official sailing plans and landing slots are scheduled with AECO prior to the start of the season, but the expedition leader determines the final plan. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises, and willingness to compromise on comfort is a basic requirement on board a historic sailing vessel. Important information about the use of sails: The vessel is equipped with sails to be used in good conditions (based on open sea, water depth, wind, and time allowance), but the use of sails is not guaranteed. The captain decides whether to use the sails or the engine. If sails are used, the crew will operate them. Guests must follow the safety instructions of the team. The average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

Ship Information

Ship Name
s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
Ship Type
Sailing Boat
s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
 

Travel Package

 
Coming from
 
Going to
Cruise...
Longyearbyen
Longyearbyen
 

This is an Organised Sea Cruise, Luxury Cruise or Expedition: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. These are smaller ships and there are never more than 200 passengers on board. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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