This voyage provides the opportunity to get a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. You’ll be treated to daily presentations by your Expedition Team on board the ship, and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on your visit to Spitsbergen.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Encounter unique arctic wildlife: polar bears, walrus, reindeer
- Take advantage of continuous daylight
- Hike the tundra
- Cruise in a Zodiac
- Enjoy optional kayak adventure opportunities
Day 1 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway
Days 2 to 8 — Exploring Spitsbergen
Day 9 — Depart Longyearbyen
Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay
Getting to the Arctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Arctic adventure.
Iceland Experience Package
From the charming city of Reykjavik, to the therapeutic waters of the Blue lagoon, and the bubbling hot springs of Thingveller National Park, you will be mesmerized by the unique beauty and striking geography of this Nordic island. Iceland offers adventures for every activity and skill level – ask about the other options available to enjoy the fresh air and explore the dramatic landscape.
The largest pinniped in the Arctic, the walrus has a curious scientific name. Odobenus rosmarus means ‘tooth-walking sea horse’. In case you were wondering, no the walrus does not walk on its tusks nor is it related to any horses.
Committed to Environmentally Responsible Tourism
Quark Expeditions is profoundly committed to environmentally responsible tourism. We do everything we can to lighten our ecological footprint by working to reduce and minimize our carbon emissions. In addition to raising funds for the protection of polar environments and wildlife, Quark is an avid participant in Clean-up Svalbard, where we engage our guests in the program to clean up the beach debris on Spitsbergen trips.
Is there a Doctor in the house?
What happens if I get sick on board? All our vessels have a clinic and carry an English speaking doctor. Should you fall ill, the doctor will refer to the medical forms that you completed and returned to us, therefore it is vital that the information you provide is complete and accurate.