Krossfjorden boarding the Zodiacs for a cruise near the towering
blue-white face of the Fourteenth of July Glacier
colorful flowers bloom while flocks of kittiwakes and
Brünnich’s guillemots nest on the cliffs near the
to Ny Ålesund, the northernmost settlement on Earth. Once a
mining village served by the world’s most northerly railway
– you can still see its tracks – Ny
Ålesund is now a research center
a breeding ground for barnacle geese, pink-footed geese, and Arctic
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Quad Porthole||Twin Porthole Deck 3||Twin Porthole Deck 4||Twin Window||Twin Deluxe||Superior|
|May 31, 2020||Jun 05, 2020||2,950||4,100||4,100||4,450||4,700||5,350|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|May 31, 2020||Jun 05, 2020||2,950||4,450||5,350|
1: Largest town, biggest island
touch down in Longyearbyen, the administrative center of Spitsbergen,
the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Enjoy strolling around
this former mining town, whose parish church and Svalbard Museum make
for fascinating attractions.
the countryside appears stark, more than a hundred species of plant
have been recorded in it. In the early evening the ship sails out of
Isfjorden, where you might spot the first minke whale of your voyage.
2: Cruising Krossfjorden
north along the west coast, you arrive by morning in Krossfjorden. Here
you might board the Zodiacs for a cruise near the towering blue-white
face of the Fourteenth of July Glacier. On the green slopes near the
glacier, colorful flowers bloom while flocks of kittiwakes and
Brünnich’s guillemots nest on the cliffs. You have a
good chance of spotting an Arctic fox scouting for fallen chicks, or a
bearded seal paddling through the fjord.
the afternoon you sail to Ny Ålesund, the northernmost
settlement on Earth. Once a mining village served by the
world’s most northerly railway – you can still see
its tracks – Ny Ålesund is now a research center.
Close to the community is a breeding ground for barnacle geese,
pink-footed geese, and Arctic terns. And if you’re interested
in the history of Arctic exploration, visit the anchoring mast used by
polar explorers Amundsen and Nobile in their airships, Norge (1926) and
you may sail to Raudfjorden, taking in an expansive fjord spilling with
glaciers – and maybe even visited by ringed and bearded
seals. The cliffs and shoreline of this fjord also support thriving
seabird colonies, rich vegetation, and the possibility of polar bears.
3-4: Route to Raudfjorden
to Raudfjorden, on the north coast of Spitsbergen, you take in an
expansive fjord spilling with glaciers – and maybe even
visited by ringed and bearded seals. The cliffs and shoreline of this
fjord also support thriving seabird colonies, rich vegetation, and the
possibility of polar bears. Or you may go to Magdalenafjorden, one of
the glacier-filled highlights of Spitsbergen.
5: The Arctic island of Spitsbergen
between the main island of Spitsbergen and the narrow Prins Karls
Forland, is a place of great beauty and fascinating wildlife. Walruses
sometimes haul out here, and seabirds can be found around Fuglehuken.
You may also see walrus populations around Sarstangen and Poolepynten.
6: There and back again
adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You
disembark in Longyearbyen, taking home memories that will accompany you
wherever your next adventure lies.
Ortelius (Expedition, 116-guests)
Ortelius offers a comfortable hotel standard, with a u-shaped, a bar and a lecture room. Our voyages are primarily developed to offer our passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program, trying to spend as much time ashore as possible. As the number of passengers is limited to approximately 116 on the Ortelius, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities. Ortelius carries 10 zodiacs
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aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee
shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced
use of rubber boots and snowshoes
and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for
those passengers on the group flights to and from Longyearbyen
miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
fees and governmental taxes