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  • Day 1, May 10

     

    Arrival in Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen

    We arrive in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen; transfer to our hotel; overnight stay at Basecamp Spitsbergen, where meals are on your own.

  • Day 2, May 11

    Starting our cruise

    After breakfast we have a few hours to explore Longyerbyen, the main town on Svalbard. It is quite a colorful Arctic frontier town. At around 14:00 we will board the Arctica II where we will have a small lunch before departure. Overnight on Arctica II

     

    Day 2, May 11

  • Day 3-12, May 12- 21

     

    On board of Arctica II

    The next 10 days we will be exploring the western and northern coast of Svalbard in search of polar bears, walruses, seals and whales. We will discover magnificent fjords, massive glaciers and beautifully carved icebergs. Whenever the weather and location permits it the two zodiacs will take us ashore for short hikes. All meals are included as well as all beverages including alcohol. We kindly ask everyone to share preparing the meals and washing the dishes. It can be a fun social event. This is voluntarily. For most days our captain supplies pre -packaged meals prepared by an excellent catering service in Longyearbyen. Besides that Theo will cook his world-famous Gulasch one day that everybody craves for. It competes with Captain Heinrich’s world-famous Reindeer stew. You can decide which dish you like better.

  • Day 13, May 22

    Return to Longyearbyen

    We will arrive in Longyearbyen late in the evening. We usually celebrate the end of our expedition in one of the lively bars in Longyearbyen. The local characters, especially the coal miners add to the ambience and fun. We will then return back to the boat and spend the last night on Arctica II.

     

    Day 13, May 22

  • Day 14, May 23

     

    End of Expedition

    We enjoy our last breakfast on the boat before disembarking in Longyearbyen in the morning. We transfer to the airport in Longyearbyen to connect to our outbound flights home. Please book your flight out of Longyearbyen no earlier than noon.

Included

  • Accommodations: 1 night at BaseCamp Spitsbergen and 12 nights on the Arctica II
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at each destination
  • All beverages including alcohol
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Certified bear guard
  • Two Wild Focus Expeditions trip leaders

Not Included

  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry in hotel
  • Meals on arrival day in Longyearbyen
  • International airfare
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance

This map gives you an idea where we might go with the Arctica II. However our final route will be dependant on the current ice conditions.