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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

11 days

И сследователь Шпицбергена

Если можно говорить о «классической арктической экспедиции», то это она и есть.Вас ждет все самое лучшее, что есть на Шпицбергене — экскурсия на восточную оконечность острова с заходом в некоторые северные районы, где обитают белые медведи и моржи.Вам встретятся многотысячные колонии морских птиц, и вы сможете понаблюдать за моржами.

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.

Каякинг в Арктике

$595 с человека

Каякинг в Арктике — пожалуй, один из самых близких и вдохновляющих способов исследовать неровные контуры побережья и тихие заливы этого края.Каякинг в полярных регионах очень зависит от погодных условий, но мы гарантируем по меньшей мере одну возможность для него за время вашего круиза. Но ваши гиды по каяку во время путешествия будут информировать вас о каждом подходящем моменте для каякинга.

В большинстве арктических круизов каякинг рассчитан на тех, кто уже имеет определенный опыт; количество мест ограничено.Quark предоставляет все оборудование, гидов и инструктаж.Для получения дополнительной информации, пожалуйста, свяжитесь со своим Консультантом Quark по полярным путешествиям.

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.