close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the
region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop
highlights. Always on the lookout for exotic animals, you’ll
explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via
Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and
colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to
explore a few months of the year.
time on deck searching for polar bears and whales
through breathtaking fjords and admire massive glaciers
the midnight sun
about Arctic history and ecology from our expert guides
the Arctic waters and take a polar plunge
the silence of the Arctic tundra
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Sailing Dates||Category 1A - QUAD||Category 1 - TRIPLE||Category 2 - TWIN||Category 3 - TWIN||Category 4 - TWIN||Category 5 Double|
|Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019||4,549||5,049||6,399||7,199||8,249||9,299|
|Jun 12, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020||4,399||4,999||6,199||6,999||7,999||8,999|
|Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020||4,399||4,999||6,199||6,999||7,999||8,999|
|Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 13, 2020||4,599||5,199||6,499||7,199||8,299||9,299|
|Jul 23, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020||4,299||4,999||5,599||5,999||7,499||8,499|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Sailing Dates||(Starting from)|
Category 1A - QUAD
Category 3 - TWIN
Category 5 Double
|Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019||4,549||7,199||9,299|
|Jun 12, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020||4,399||6,999||8,999|
|Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020||4,399||6,999||8,999|
|Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 13, 2020||4,599||7,199||9,299|
|Jul 23, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020||4,299||5,999||8,499|
arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into
consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing
from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel
time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for
check-in or baggage collection/immigration.
- On the June 13 departure, the ship will embark at 10 pm to
accommodate passengers arriving into Longyearbyen on the afternoon
flight from Oslo.
1: The Journey begins
Longyearbyen / Spitsbergen
from Longyearbyen to the G Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation.
make sure you drop your checked luggage off at the meeting point
between 9am - 12pm. A local representative will be in the luggage
storage room. They can provide general information about the town or
your embarkation process.
passengers will be transferred to the ship as a group for embarkation
at 4pm. Please ensure that for embarkation you have your passport
accessible (not in your luggage which is being transferred separately
to the ship).
your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to
explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.
of the G Expedition - 16:00 Afternoon
the afternoon, join your fellow passengers to take your group transfer
and begin your journey on the G Expedition. Please refer to your
welcome letter or the joining instructions posted in the lobby of the
start hotel. Make sure you have your passport handy as you are about to
embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
bus - Longyearbyen
by local bus from the meeting point in the city to the port.
voyage is spent travelling in the world in which the polar bear
survives. Our wildlife viewing opportunities are enhanced by exploring
as many remote areas as possible. Spotting wildlife like the arctic
fox, Svalbard reindeer, and land or sea birds can be difficult, but
well worth the effort. Ice and weather conditions permitting we can
explore near sea ice, through fjords that lead to glaciers and
icebergs, and discover bird nesting colonies, all from the platform of
the ship. Alternatively, hop in a Zodiac to explore more closely, or be
brought to land to visit historical sites and experience the tundra. We
are always on the lookout for wildlife, ranging from endangered and
rare polar species to sea mammals and birds. And, of course, we'll have
our eyes peeled for polar bears - they can be found all throughout this
region, but finding them can require patience and persistence. Come
join us in the search!
voyages often provide the greatest opportunity to see large ice floes
in the Arctic pack ice, which usually means excellent wildlife viewing.
Later in the season, the group can cover more territory, which may
allow the chance to explore the entire archipelago. This can lead into
the less explored regions of Nordaustlandet and Kvitøya, or
the continental edges where large whales are attracted by nutrient rich
day will be planned to take advantage of local ice and weather
conditions. Distances are relatively short in the Archipelago and as
there are no ocean crossings, the seas are normally calm. During these
six days visit ice covered seas, fjords with breathtaking mountain
scenery and glaciers flowing into the sea.
to cruise in Zodiacs along the ice edge viewing seals or walrus, in
fjords with glaciers spilling down to the sea or in front of
spectacular seabird cliffs.
evening of our last full day of adventure will find the expedition ship
anchored off Longyearbyen.
into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife.
The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and
fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice
Lectures and Educational Programs
lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to
the history and exploration of the Arctic.
included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
8: Journey Home
the departure day, there will be transfers available to the
Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled.
disembarkation at approximately 8:00am, you will be transferred to
either the airport or the Radisson Blu Polar hotel, depending on the
time of your flight. Those transferred to the hotel will have an
opportunity to explore the town centre on their own, and then be
transferred to the airport later in the day as per flight schedules.
Transfer times will be confirmed, and communicated onboard prior to
departure. Luggage storage at the Raddison Blu Polar hotel will be
available until time of departure.
are pleased to offer an early morning disembarkation and transfer to
the airport for those passengers with flights departing Longyearbyen
around 2:30am (dependent on airline schedules).
flight must arrive by or before: 2:00 pm on Day 1
flight must depart no earlier than: 2:30 am on Day 8
G Expedition (Expedition, 134-guests)
The G Expedition provides an intimate small-ship cruising experience. Completely refurbished in 2009, she boasts spacious cabins, each featuring ocean-facing windows or portholes and private en-suite facilities. Large common areas and observation decks provide panoramic views of the distinctive landscapes of some of the world's most remote regions. The Expedition's spacious confines can hold up to 134 passengers. Many expedition cruise operators offer you a choice of space, comfort or expertise; the Expedition delivers all three at a price few can top. With a focus on safety, comfort and the unique demands of polar travel, the crew of the Expedition is committed to the ship's continued safe operation.
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nights aboard the G Expedition
excursions with our expert expedition team
and educational programs
Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all
with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window, 7 nights). Please note
that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing.
Suites have one queen-size bed.
breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.
Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.
Staff & experts
Expedition team member per 10 guests.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIESADVENTURE OPTIONS
- Kayaking: USD 699 per person (Offered on select departures)