Expedition
G Expedition - 134 Guests
REALM OF THE POLAR BEAR IN DEPTH
Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen

Scour the ice and tundra in search of the elusive polar bear and encounter even more icebergs, glaciers, and unique wildlife than you ever thought possible on this 11-day expedition. Search for lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds under the midnight sun.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Make the most of your time in the high Arctic with 11 days to explore
  • Take a turn on "polar bear watch" with a member of the Expedition staff
  • Challenge yourself with an optional polar plunge
  • Capture a herd of Svalbard reindeer in your viewfinder
  • Enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun
  • Learn from lectures on history and natural sciences

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateCategory 1A - QUADCategory 1 - TRIPLECategory 2 - TWINCategory 3 - TWINCategory 4 - TWINCategory 5 Double
Jun 26, 2022Jul 07, 20225,8996,7998,0998,99910,19911,299
Jul 13, 2022Jul 23, 20225,8996,7998,0998,99910,19911,299
Jul 30, 2022Aug 09, 20226,1997,0998,4999,39910,69911,799
Aug 09, 2022Aug 19, 20226,1997,0998,4999,39910,69911,799
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Category 1A - QUAD
(Mid-range)
Category 3 - TWIN
(High-end)
Category 5 Double
Jun 26, 2022Jul 07, 20225,8998,99911,299
Jul 13, 2022Jul 23, 20225,8998,99911,299
Jul 30, 2022Aug 09, 20226,1999,39911,799
Aug 09, 2022Aug 19, 20226,1999,39911,799


ITINERARY

When 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.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 2:00 pm on Day 1

Your flight must depart no earlier than: 2:30 a.m on Day 11

NOTE - On the June 27 departure, the ship will embark at 10pm to accommodate passengers arriving into Longyearbyen on the afternoon flight from Oslo.


Day 1: The Journey begins
Location:Longyearbyen

Get a first glimpse of the midnight sun in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen's capital. Transfer from the city to the G Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation.

Please 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 the embarkation process.

All 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).

Arrival Day
Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.

Embarkation of the G Expedition - 16:00 Afternoon
In 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.

Local bus - Longyearbyen
Transfer by local bus from the meeting point in the city to the port.

Meals included:| Dinner

Day 2-10

Explore

Location:Spitsbergen

Each day is planned to take advantage of local ice and weather conditions. Svalbard is one of the few places on the planet to offer such a plethora of natural and historical extravaganzas. Spend the next nine days exploring the remote polar regions. Visit ice-covered fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery, and glaciers crashing into the sea. Spend time exploring pack ice edges in search of polar bears hunting seals. At one or more of the stops, it's possible to encounter Svalbard's arctic fox and the region's unique reindeer.

Our goal is to give travellers the best possible opportunity to see wildlife in and around the Svalbard archipelago. Ice conditions sometimes allow for sailing through the Hinlopenstretet towards the east coast of Spitsbergen, then through Freemansundet towards the south. However, this is not always possible.

Some departures will explore alternative routes to maximize time in this remote destination. Early season 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 will 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 upwellings.

Svalbard & Spitsbergen Exploration Spitsbergen
Svalbard is one of the few places on the planet that offers such a wealth and diversity of natural and cultural history sites. During these nine days, visit ice covered seas, fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery, and glaciers flowing into the sea. Spend time moving through the ice in search of polar bears hunting seals. Ivory gulls will be a highlight for the birders. Keep a constant lookout for walrus hauled out on ice floes or on sandy beaches. Ice permitting, visit spectacular bird cliffs filled with thousands of murres (guillemots), as well as kittiwakes and glaucous gulls. Shore stops will be highlighted with tiny tundra flowers. The Expedition team will be on hand to answer any questions about this spectacular wilderness.

Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 11

Journey Home
Location:Longyearbyen

On departure day, transfers to the Longyearbyen airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled.

On departure day, we will offer transfers to Longyearbyen Airport for all passengers with flights scheduled on that day.

After 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.

We 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).

Meals included: Breakfast

Location
Longyearbyen

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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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 10 nights aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival transfer
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16
  • Expedition parka
  • Accommodations

Accommodations

Aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (10 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.


Meals


    * 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
    * Allow USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

    * G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus.

Staff & experts

    * One Expedition team member per 10 guests.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Kayaking: USD 749
  • Camping: USD 285
  • Photography: Free

 
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