Svalbard Quest

Guided by an experienced team who know the best places in Svalbard for wildlife encounters, make the most of each day’s local ice and weather conditions. Fully immerse yourself in this Arctic archipelago, exploring by zodiac and on foot. Optional kayaking on select departures.

8 Days

$3,518

Svalbard Quest - 8 - $3,518

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 6 full days in Svalbard
  • A week long adventure under the Midnight Sun
  • We like this 134-guest ship for its spaciousness and friendly staff
  • Kayaking (additional cost) on select departures
  • Complimentary parka jacket & rubber boot loan

Start from Longyearbyen and end at Longyearbyen

Landmarks visited on Svalbard Quest

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Transfer from Longyearbyen to the ship for a late afternoon embarkation: begin your adventure today! There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead. Embark on the ship in the afternoon, join your fellow passengers to take your group transfer and begin your journey.


Days 2-7: Spitsbergen

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!region, but finding them can require patience and persistence. 


Day 8: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled. 


NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is key and all part of the adventure of an expeditionary cruise.

About The Ship

  • A 3-4* expedition vessel for 134 guests
  • 360 degree Observation Deck
  • 1B ice class rating
  • Optional kayaking available
  • Sauna and large heated mudroom
  • Complimentary jacket & loan of rubber boots
John Newby

I really like this ship's style. A proper expedition vessel with all the kit and caboodle that goes with that.

John Newby Polar Specialist

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted below are per person based on 2 people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.

Quad
Triple
Twin
Superior Twin
Premier Twin
Suite
June 2019
13-Jun-2019 $3,518* $4,146 Full $5,403 $6,408 $7,288
20-Jun-2019 $3,518* $4,146 Full $5,403 $6,408 $7,288
July 2019
7-Jul-2019 $3,518* $4,146 $4,900 $5,403 $6,408 Full
24-Jul-2019 Full $4,146 Full $5,466 $6,471 $7,414

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in GBP (£) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost £2799

Optional Adventure Activities

  • Sea Kayaking (GBP 429 per person) - basic abilities required. Available only on the following departures: 14-Jun-2018,  21-Jun-20188-Jul-2018, 7-Jul-2019 and 24-Jul-2019

Single Supplement & Child Policy

For those travelling solo and want their own cabin, the single supplement in a twin cabin is 1.6 times the cost of a single berth. However, there is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin.

Child Policy: Children aged 10 years old or over can join this voyage.

Includes

  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Arrival transfer
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation during the voyage on full board basis
  • All shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
  • Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port taxes and any entry fees to historic landing sites

Excludes

  • International flights to & from Longyearbyen
  • Any additional services before & after your voyage
  • Transfers not specific to the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional adventure activities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, beverages, etc
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

Questions about this Voyage?