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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

11 days

スピッツベルゲン島探検

「クラシックな北極」探険クルーズというものがあるのなら、このコースがまさに該当します。島の西端から、ホッキョクグマやセイウチが棲息する島の北側まで、スピッツベルゲン島の見どころをすべて巡ります。海鳥のコロニーでは無数の海鳥との出会いをお楽しみください。

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • Unique Arctic wildlife – polar bears, walrus, reindeer
  • Polar desert exploration
  • Continuous daylight
  • Tundra Hiking
  • Zodiac cruising
  • Snowshoeing on select expeditions
  • Optional kayak adventure on select expeditions

Day 1 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen

Embark in Longyearbyen, where you’ll get great views of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop to this seaside settlement.

Days 2 to 10 — Exploring Spitsbergen

Explore western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. From polar deserts to immense glaciers, the natural landscape here is just as varied as the wildlife. You’ll cruise around this magical island located above the Arctic Circle, and your Expedition Team will be constantly searching for wildlife.

Day 11 — Disembarkation Day in Longyearbyen

Your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen.
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Adventure Options Ramp Up Your Expedition

Every Quark Arctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. We also offer kayaking on most of our voyages; a great way to experience the beauty of the Arctic in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

北極でのカヤック

お一人様 595米ドル

北極でのカヤックは、岩だらけの海岸線や穏やかな湾と最も深く触れ合い、最も満喫できるアクティビティの一つかもしれません。

極地域でのカヤックは天候に非常に左右されるアクティビティですが、クルーズ中に最低でも1回実施をお約束します。クルーズ中、カヤックガイドはできるだけ多くカヤックツアーを実施できるよう努めます。

ほとんどの北極クルーズで催行されます。参加人数に限りがあります。カヤックの経験者のみご参加いただけます。機材、ガイド、指示や説明はQuarkがすべて提供します。詳細については、Quarkの極地旅行アドバイザーにお問合せください。

Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay

Reaching the Arctic can be as fun as being there. Quark offers various travel packages that let you see more of the world before and after your Arctic adventure.

This package includes an extra night and tour of Helsinki, a capital with extraordinary architecture and an intriguing blend of eastern and western influences. Experience a Finnish sauna and visit their spectacular church carved into a giant rock. Extend this package to five days and take the ferry across the Gulf of Finland to visit Tallinn, Estonia’s medieval walled capital.

Expedition Facts

“Once-in-a-Lifetime” Adventure

“When I told people about the expedition I was going to take, everyone said it’s a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ adventure. I sincerely hope it wont be! We had a wonderful time. Experiencing nature at its most glorious and majestic. This truly was an adventure to remember. True glaciers, the animals and the shores we visited were fascinating - and the Quark team was one of a kind! Thanks a lot!”

Michael Fainstein

Spitsbergen Voyage, July 11, 2013

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.

Daily Briefings and Recaps

You will have regular briefings throughout the voyage. These briefings allow your Expedition Leader and Team to provide you with information about upcoming landings and any itinerary changes that may occur. During your recap sessions you are encouraged to share your experience and wildlife sightings or ask questions about the places you have just visited.