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North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer

Sail to some of the most remote locations in Northern Europe aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn

From: USD 3,300

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer

8 Days

6 Reviews

Mid Range Ship

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A 8-day expedition cruise

6 Reviews

Mid Range Ship
The Trip Highlights

Witness iconic Arctic wildlife

Observe breathtaking icebergs and glaciers

Explore Spitsbergen like few travelers do

Spot seals and whales in their natural habitats

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Venture to one of the most remote locations of northern Europe

Observe a polar bear!

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Polar experts to answer all your questions

Become a North Spitsbergen expert on this exploration cruise in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. The Arctic will enchant you with its breathtaking scenery, snow-capped peaks and immense icebergs. Make the most of your trip aboard your Zodiac and venture to some of the most remote islands on the planet. See the beauty of Arctic wildlife up close and be the lucky person to see a polar bear in its natural habitat!

Your ship: Rembrandt van Rijn

Sailing vessel Rembrandt Van Rijn has a wonderful history. She was originally built as a herring lugger in 1947. In 1994 she was rebuilt as a three-masted passenger sailing schooner in the Netherlands. She then sailed in Spitsbergen between 1994 and 1996 and in the Galápagos from 1998 to 2001. She then underwent another complete rebuild and interior refurbishment before her relaunch in 2011. Her communication and navigation equipment has always been updated according to the latest SOLAS regulations. She is a well-traveled and beautiful intimate arctic cruise vessel.

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Amenities

binoculars

Observation Deck

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

Food & Drinks

Three simple and tasty meals of international cuisine per day are served buffet style in the restaurant and prepared by our cook.

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer

Reviews

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Norway
Hans Peter Ulrich

Mid Range Ship

20 days full of adventures - skilled crew and good company with fellow travellers. Pics says mor then 1000 words: see my selected fotos on https://hpulrich.ch/arktis/spitzbergen-groenland/ Thanks to everybody who makes this happen! (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Angela Wyse

Mid Range Ship

My husband and I were on the Rembrandt Van Rijn cruise that left Longyearbyen on June 16, 2022. We wanted to send you a quick note to tell you what an incredible experience we had. In particular, we wanted to tell you how much we appreciated our guides Jordy and Fritz. They truly made our trip into something special that will remain with us for a long time. Fritz was incredibly knowledgeable about birds and even sparked in us a new interest in birding. Jordy had a great sense of humor and we learned so much from his almost uncanny knowledge of the geography, geology, and wildlife of Svalbard. He was also generous enough with his photography skills to make a trip log for us that we will treasure. We left the ship hoping that we will be able to have another polar adventure with Jordy and Fritz sometime soon! (copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Norway
Andrea Dehn

Mid Range Ship

Thank you Oceanwide Expedition for this amazing tour on the Rembrandt van Rijn. A very welcoming captain (Joachim) and crew and experienced guides (Jan and Chloé) ensured us a great week. Our main wish was to meet Orca’s and Humpback Whales, searching and feeding the herring in the fjords of Troms and this has been fulfilled. We really recommend a tour like this because it is such a privilege to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat and to leave them likely undisturbed thanks to the considerate manoeuvres by the captain. We had everything the weather can provide in January, frozen rain, snow storm, heavy winds, and sun! Yes, we were the lucky folk who could say hello to the sunlight after a long wintertime period without daylight. But we had not really cleary nights, so The Northern Lights were easily visible in 2 nights. So we will come back! (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Norway
Ingrid Worman

Mid Range Ship

Amazing trip, great sceneries and amazing wildlife encounters! Fantastic guides, loved it! (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Bill Francis

Mid Range Ship

We've been waiting since 2020 to do this expedition and almost didn't make this one because of medical issues. I want to take special note of the Service Manager, Alfredo who went above and beyond in making us feel welcome aboard. Also kudos to the chef Khabir for his excellent variety of well prepared meals. Thanks also Captain Joachim for his safe guiding in these pristine waters. Thanks again for a special memory. Bill and Carla Francis (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)


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