The Best of Spitsbergen

2 June - 9 June 2019

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

2 June

Setting sail from Longyearbyen

This is the world's northernmost city and the base for tourism in Svalbard. A bit quirky, as you would expect from somewhere that spends four months of the year in near darkness, Longyearbyen doesn't take long to explore. Its brightly coloured wooden houses are built on stilts, as the ground in Svalbard is permafrost. When you enter a building, you are normally asked to remove your shoes, and leave your gun at the door. Gun carrying is more or less essential for the locals, as with 3,000 local hungry polar bears, it is said that you never know when you might need protection. That said, we visited safely without a gun!

Don't miss

At the so called heart of the city, Huset has long been the centre for culture and community. Go there for great food and to sample one of the largest wine cellars in Europe!

3 June

Norway: Svalbard

3-4 June

Norway: 14th July Glacier, Spitsbergen

5 June

At sea

6 June

Norway: Liefdefjord

7 June

Norway: Ny Ålesund

8 June

Norway: Isfjorden, Pyramiden

Russia: Nordenskjold Archipelago

9 June

Arriving in Longyearbyen

Our tip

Don’t die here – it’s illegal. There have been no new burials for over 70 years, because the permafrost prevents bodies from decomposing.

The Ship

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Ways to make it better
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Where to stay in Longyearbyen

There’s really not much choice! Go for the Radisson Blu.

Snowmobiles near Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen

Travel out of Longyearbyen by snow scooter or dog sled to take a look at the amazing scenery and hunt for wildlife.

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Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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