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Arctic Cruise to the North of Spitsbergen in a Sailing Vessel

12 days from £2570*

Arctic cruise Spitsbergen Noorderlicht sailing vessel

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​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

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    Arrive in Longyearbyen and overnight.

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    Morning to explore before sailing for Tryghamna with the remains of a 17th century English whaling station.

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    From Tryghamna we walk to Alkhornet a large seabird cliff. Chance for Arctic Fox and a visit to a Walrus haul-out.

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    Sailing northwards we visit Magdalenafjord, with its many impressive glacier faces.

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    Visit Raudfjord for Ringed and Bearded Seal and the chance to see Polar Bear and Beluga.

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    If sea-ice conditions allow, we may land at Reindyrfla for Reindeer and birds like the King Edier.

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    Today we visit the remains of Smeerenburg, the largest 17th century whaling settlement on Spitsbergen

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    On our way south, we will try to make landing on the coast for Walrus

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    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

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