Spitsbergen and Polar Bears Expedition

Longyearbyen return

with Hurtigruten Expeditions

Glaciers, mountains, fjords and bears 
6-day Arctic expedition cruise of Svalbard archipelago, getting closer to towering glaciers, dramatic mountain ranges and spectacular fjords. This is Arctic travel at its very best.

Svalbard (between Norway and the North Pole) May - August 2022 & 2023 From $3955 pp share double

About Hurtigruten
In business since 1893, where they began they sailed north and south along the scenic Norwegian coast connecting 34 key communites year round, Hurtigruten set out on their first expedition to Svalbard in 1896.  The principal they live by is that exploring and learning about our beautiful planet should go hand-in-hand. The fleet of modern expedition ships is designed to travel to even the most challenging of destinations while providing a comfortable and stylish setting to absorb the wonders of nature. Ships are small enough to dock at local ports, and all cabins are stylish, and designed for comfort and relaxtion.

Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises feature a group of hand-picked experts who make up the Expedition Team, and they’ll deliver fascinating talks and lead guests on shore landings, kayaking excursions, expedition boat adventures and much more. Science is key to understanding the world, and that’s why some of the team are scientists. If you want to learn more, our teams are available to help use the onboard scientific equipment and will guide  you on Citizen Science projects which help ongoing global research.

Committed to sustainable travel and protecting the places visited means guests help pioneer a greener way of cruising. With diverse and unique expedition cruises to 15 global destinations, and stopping at over 230 ports and landing sites from major cities to isolated islands, Hurtigruten help people to unleash their inner explorer.

Those who travel on an expedition cruise with Hurtigruten can expect the unexpected and to be prepared for life-changing experiences!

Itinerary
Day 1: Longyearbyen, overnight hotel
Day 2: Barentsburgs, embarkation of your cruise
Day 3: The wilds of Spitsbergen
Day 4: The fjords of Svalbard
Day 5: Birdlife in Kongsfjorden
Day 6: Return to Longyearbyen

Includes
* One night at the hotel in Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise, including light dinner, breakfast and lunch
* Transfers:
–  Airport to hotel in Longyearbyen
–  3 hours Sightseeing in Longyearbyen incl. Museum and Camp Barentz, ending at the pier
– Transfer between ship and Longyearbyen airport
Onboard your Expedition Cruise
* Breakfast, lunch and dinner
* Complimentary tea and coffee
* English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
* Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to and streaming is not supported. When in Svalbard, there is no Wi-Fi or mobile coverage except in Longyearbyen or Barentsburg.
* Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
* Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
* Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Svalbard
* Loan of trekking poles and thermal suits for activities

Travel dates
May - August 2022 & 2023

Specific Departure Dates are:
18, 25 May 2022
01, 08, 15, 22, 29 June 2022
06, 13, 20, 27 July 2022
03, 10, 17, 24, 31 August 2022
17. 24, 31 May 2023
07, 14, 21, 28 June 2023
05, 12, 19, 26 July 2023
02, 09, 16, 23, 30 August 2023

Price
From $3955 pp share double Polar Inside Cabin ** Please see important cabin information below **
Subject to availability at time of booking, based on 17 August 2022 departure

Where will my cabin be?
Lead price is based on a Polar Inside cabin.
Important: We have provided a lead price in Category I2 or I3 which provide a private bathroom.
There are more cost effective cabins available on an inside basis, but these will be shared facilities.
Inside cabins are situated on lower decks and offer a cosy atmosphere.

Of course, please do ask us about upgrading to an outside cabin! Upgrades start from just $370 pp additional.

Book by
Until sold out

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes all discounts.  Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on sailing date 17 August 2022, on an Arctic Inside Cabin with private facilities (Category I2 or I3) and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Prices vary over each departure date, please enquire. Gratuities included. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant.  Available until sold out. Deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation.  Prices correct as at 30 March 2022 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Other conditions may apply.HoTC