Arctic Cruise to the North of Spitsbergen in a Sailing Vessel
12 days from £2570*
It is many people’s dream to sail in the Arctic; but for some the comfort of a large expedition vessel is not the experience they are looking for. The smaller the ship the better and there is probably no finer example of such a voyage than the Spitsbergen Cruises aboard the S/V Noorderlicht. A beautiful 3-masted schooner built in Germany in 1910 and now plying its trade in the Arctic waters around Svalbard.
This is a Small Group Tour
Arrive in Longyearbyen and overnight.
Morning to explore before sailing for Tryghamna with the remains of a 17th century English whaling station.
From Tryghamna we walk to Alkhornet a large seabird cliff. Chance for Arctic Fox and a visit to a Walrus haul-out.
Sailing northwards we visit Magdalenafjord, with its many impressive glacier faces.
Visit Raudfjord for Ringed and Bearded Seal and the chance to see Polar Bear and Beluga.
If sea-ice conditions allow, we may land at Reindyrfla for Reindeer and birds like the King Edier.
Today we visit the remains of Smeerenburg, the largest 17th century whaling settlement on Spitsbergen
On our way south, we will try to make landing on the coast for Walrus
Return to Longyearbyen and connect with international flight.
All meals included on the 20 passenger Sailing Vessel Contact Wildlife Trails for a detailed itinerary of your Arctic Cruise.
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights