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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

Trip Details:

Operator:   Quark Expeditions
Price From: 7,895 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration: 13 days

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About this program

Discover the Arctic as if you were a real explorer! 

Over the next 13-days, your exploration route will be determined by the search for bears, wildlife, and the ever-changing weather and pack ice. Your main goal is to find polar bears and other iconic wildlife including the Arctic Fox. The route follows the areas that polar bears often hunt and fish, and the explorations you conduct onshore will give you amazing chances to see the wildlife in their natural habitats.

Experience the “land of the midnight sun” as you sail through the fjords of Spitsbergen and rustic coastlines of this arctic paradise.

Enjoy a hike through the arctic tundra, exploring the glacier mountains. Then, sail through icy seas and witness the jaw-dropping surroundings.  

This trip is made for wildlife lovers and those who love to capture their beauty with a camera! There are unlimited chances to take incredible photos of the inspiring landscapes and playful wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway

Start your journey in Longyearbyen, the largest settlement in Spitsbergen, and one of the communities that sits the furthest in the north. Grab your camera as you begin your adventure, you'll be inspired from the get-go by the peaks that surround you. 

Days 2-12: Exploring Spitsbergen

There is something so beautiful about Spitsbergen, as it is relatively untouched, waiting for explorers!

This once-in-a-lifetime cruise takes you along the west coast of stunning Spitsbergen, through coastal fjords and nearby islands. Every day is different, with new sights and experiences that await you. 

Due to the weather and ice conditions, every expedition is different and your route will be determined by the weather outcome. They'll bring you to a some of their favorite places, which give you the best outcome for seeing wildlife in their natural environment. The scenery is breathtaking, the historical significance is rich, and there are numerous opportunities for hikes. 

Because there is no set itinerary, the main goal is to discover polar bears. You'll be sailing in search of the bears on the prowl for food. 

This expedition is just like being a true explorer, the wildlife and ice guide your route!

Day 13: Depart Longyearbyen

Return to Longyearbyen where you'll have a chance to say goodbye to your new friends. Return to the airport for your flight home or onto your next destination! 

Country Fast Facts

Norway

Flag flag_of_norway-svg
Continent:Europe
Official Language(s)Norweigan, Sami
Capital:Oslo
Population5,214,900
Climate(s)Tundra, Subarctic, Subpolar
Major Airport(s):Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), Bergen Airport (BGO),
Economic Driver(s):Resources, Oil Fields,

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