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Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure

Discover Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard aboard the Ocean Adventurer Arctic and Antarctic Cruises

From: USD 11,395

Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure

14 Days

4 Reviews

Mid Range Ship

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14 Days

4 Reviews

Mid Range Ship
The Trip Highlights

Witness iconic Arctic wildlife

Explore Spitsbergen like few travelers do

Observe a polar bear!

Breathtaking views at the birdwatching utopias 14th of July Glacier and Alkefjellet

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Hike up a sparkling glacier

Experience the chill of a polar plunge

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Learn from Polar experts

Become a Spitsbergen expert with this in-depth exploration expedition cruise in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. The Arctic will enchant you with its breathtaking scenery, snow-capped peaks and immense icebergs. Climb a sparkling glacier, experience the cold of a polar plunge and make the most of your trip aboard your Zodiac as you venture to some of the most remote islands on the planet. If conditions permit, your captain will attempt a complete circumnavigation of the archipelago, including a visit to the remote and uninhabited Arctic desert of Nordaustlandet.

Your ship: Ocean Adventurer

The Ocean Adventurer is a comfortable vessel with spacious cabins. All cabins have private bathroom facilities and exterior views. This vessel is designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Ocean Adventurer was built in 1976 and underwent extensive upgrades in 2017. This multi-million dollar investment included renovations to the interior of the ship, significant technical upgrades, and the addition of a new cabin category, the Owner’s Suites. The refurbishment included new bathrooms in every cabin and upgrades to the lounge, dining room, gym, and suites.

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Amenities

gym

Fitness Center

binoculars

Observation Deck

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

lounge

Observation Lounge

gift

Gift Shop

doctor's suitcase

Medical Services

library

Library

boat

Open Bridge Policy

Food & Drinks

There is one dining room located on the Upper Deck. While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three delicious meals a day.

Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet-style, while dinners are served plated. À la carte meals are made at the time of your order, allowing the chefs to prepare each dish to your individual needs. Working in a small kitchen, the chefs are able to monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top-quality meals during the course of your expedition.

An assortment of freshly baked cookies and/or pastries are offered each afternoon. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour, expedition activities permitting.

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Reviews

Majestic Face of Ice from an Iceberg in Torssukatak
Richard

Luxury Ship

Possibly the best was the Walrus colony onshore. Life altering was realising the lagoon we were anchored in was 10 years ago a glacier (Copied from Swoop Arctic)

Deanna Rieden

First Class Ship

This was the trip of a lifetime. Our final continent. Once we arrived in Punta Arenas, we were met at the airport by Paula from Aurora who took us to hotel. My baggage was lost by airline and she gave me a coat to wear immediately. Shout out to Paula and Michael for tracking my Luggage. Once we transferred to Antarctica we were met by ship crew with drinks and smiles. The week was packed with excursions and amazing information presented by scientists in different aspects of expertise. The ship staff was friendly, personable making the trip an amazing adventure. The fly and cruise is the way to go!

Marion K

First Class Ship

It was an AMAZING journey through one of the most spectacular landscapes I have ever scene (if not the most). The boat was top of the line, the professional crew incredibly professional, knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. The service crew took well care of us during all the journey. The kayak pack is specially recommended and if you are lucky you will also a face to face hunch whale experience you will remember as your top wildlife adventure for life (copied from Trip Advisor)

Doug Beham

First Class Ship

Couldn't be better! This company checks all the boxes: well-planned expeditions, pristine ship, and skilled & courteous service from all the employees. Best cruise company I have traveled with by far. (Copied from Google)

QuarkExpeditions_ Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears
Shari

Luxury Ship

Beautiful ship, though my cabin did have an weird odour issue. Dinner at night not fantastic. I felt it had been prepared way too early and had been sitting there and heated at the time . Though I could be wrong . My favourite meal was lunch due to fresh salads (copied from Swoop Arctic)

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