fr 39,500 NOK / £3,400 per person*
*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.
If these dates don’t work, why not book the whole boat for dates that do. Minimum 5 participants.
Welcome on board our 8-day trip along the northwestern coast of Spitsbergen; an area rich in majestic fjords and mountains, great glaciers, wildlife, and places that both have a lot of history and other things to offer.
On this expedition along the northwest coast we will be far outside the areas usually available from Longyearbyen, thus no matter if you have been to Svalbard before or not, you will experience something new. Of the many fjords we sail through the most known are the Kongsfjord, Krossfjorden, Lilliehöökfjorden, Magdalenafjorden, Bockfjorden and Liefdefjorden. Of the countless glaciers, the Kongsbreen and Monacobreen are the largest.
For this particular trip, our ambition is to really dive into the theme of fjords and glaciers. We will do this on several levels. Naturally, we will sail around and go for hikes in the fjords, and walk on several different glaciers with crampons, ice axes and rope. But we will also learn about the formation of the fjords, the movements of the glaciers, the inner life of the ice, and not least the glaciers’s’ challenges and future in a time of warming and changing climate. New knowledge about climate change becomes part of this. Few other places on earth is climate change as evident as in Svalbard. A warmer climate affects both the permafrost, glaciers and sea ice, and the whole ecosystem is under pressure.
Even though we do not circumnavigate Svalbard on this trip, there are great opportunities to see polar bears, whales, seals and a bustling birdlife. On Svalbard there’s midnight sun until August 11, so it will be bright 24 hours a day. You will have a great encounter with the beautiful and uninhabited Arctic landscape. Along the north west coast there is also good fishing that hopefully will make up some good meals along the way. With the sailboat as our mobile base, we get close to nature and wildlife in a careful way, and we are flexible in terms of weather conditions and where we anchor and go ashore.
An expedition with us to Svalbard is primarily a major exploration, but also a great opportunity to learn a lot about sailing and navigation, and not least the use of a boat as a starting point for explorations and experiences on ashore. Are you ready for the summer’s great polar adventure?
Trip Start: Various Date June – July 2020