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Operator: G Adventures
Price From: 4,079 CAD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 8 days
Trip Dates: 01-06-2017,31-07-2017
From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for wildlife that live in this polar wilderness, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a few months of the year.
Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to:
Transfer from Longyearbyen to the G Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation.
This voyage is spent travelling in the world in which the polar bear survives. Our wildlife viewing opportunities are enhanced by exploring as many remote areas as possible. Spotting wildlife like the arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, and land or sea birds can be difficult, but well worth the effort.
Ice and weather conditions permitting we can explore near sea ice, through fjords that lead to glaciers and icebergs, and discover bird nesting colonies, all from the platform of the ship.
Alternatively, hop in a Zodiac to explore more closely, or be brought to land to visit historical sites and experience the tundra. We are always on the lookout for wildlife, ranging from endangered and rare polar species to sea mammals and birds. And, of course, we'll have our eyes peeled for polar bears - they can be found all throughout this region, but finding them can require patience and persistence. Come join us in the search!
On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled.
|Official Language(s)||Norweigan, Sami|
|Climate(s)||Tundra, Subarctic, Subpolar|
|Major Airport(s):||Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), Bergen Airport (BGO),|
|Economic Driver(s):||Resources, Oil Fields,|