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Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

9 días

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.

Spitsbergen Destination Guide

Spitsbergen Destination Guide

Our Spitsbergen destination guide is your best resource for learning everything there is to know about the Realm of the Polar Bear. Visitors can experience some the Arctic’s best outdoor adventure, learn about a rich culture and history, explore Longyearbyen, the world’s northern-most town, and witness the midnight sun in all its glory.

The guide features details about what you can experience on our expeditions, useful travel tips and even a packing checklist.

 

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

Your Spitsbergen adventure cruise begins when you board your ship in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement.

Days 2 to 8 — Exploring Spitsbergen

You’ll cruise around this magical island on a constant search for wildlife. Your expedition will cover western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. From polar flora to immense glaciers, the natural landscape here is just as varied as the wildlife.

Day 9 — Depart Longyearbyen

The time to say goodbye has come. Your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

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Opciones de Aventura Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Every Quark Antarctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. The more discerning adrenaline junkie can also choose from a range of optional adventure activities, with varying exertion levels, to experience the 7th continent in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

Kayakismo en el Ártico

595 dólares por persona

Practicar kayakismo en el Ártico es probablemente una de las maneras más íntimas y estimulantes de explorar las costas escarpadas y las bahías mansas de las regiones que visitamos.

El kayakismo en las regiones polares depende en gran medida del clima, no obstante, garantizamos al menos una salida durante el viaje, pero sus guías de kayak intentarán salir tantas veces como sea posible.

Se ofrece en la mayoría de los viajes árticos, las plazas son limitadas y es necesario tener experiencia previa. Quark proporciona todo el equipo, guías e instrucciones. Contacte con un agente de viajes polares de Quark para obtener más información.

Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay

Getting to the Antarctic 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 Antarctic adventure.

Iceland Experience Package

Paquete Experiencia de Islandia

En su recorrido por la encantadora ciudad de Reikiavik hasta las terapéuticas aguas de la Laguna Azul y las burbujeantes aguas termales del Parque Nacional de Thingveller, la belleza única y la asombrosa geografía de esta isla nórdica le cautivarán. Islandia ofrece aventuras de todo tipo y para todos los niveles. Pregunte por el resto de opciones disponibles para disfrutar de actividades al aire libre y explore su espectacular paisaje.

Expedition Facts

The Walrus

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.