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Norway Polar Bear Adventure JUNE 30 - JULY 7, 2022

Norway North Spitsbergen Polar Bears & Pack Ice Adventure Cruising

An Expedition Cruise to the Arctic! Polar Bears, Reindeer, Arctic Foxes, Whales, Walruses, Seals! It's Stacey's once-in-a-lifetime adventure - she's been waiting for this her whole life and she wants YOU to join her!

Discover the realm of the polar bear, a savagely beautiful land of ice and snow, glassy fjords, and expansive tundra on this exciting Arctic adventure. Cruising the Svalbard Archipelago aboard a comfortable, ice-strengthened vessel, you'll discover Spitsbergen, the largest island in Svalbard - known to Vikings, traders and early explorers. Enjoy prime viewing as you explore cliffs by ship and Zodiac and watch for polar bears, walruses, or beluga whales breaching in the icy water. No two trips are alike, but each one offers rare opportunities to experience the wild and wonderful Arctic.

YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED TO TRAVEL ON THIS EXPEDITION SHIP

SISTER MAY BRING MISTERS FOR THIS ONE!

Sail in comfort on an expedition in search of the majestic, awe-inspiring polar bear in a fantastically beautiful world of sea and ice landscapes surrounded by flocks of seabirds, singing whales, elusive narwhale, and massive walruses

Walk in one of the last true wilderness areas on earth on shore excursions varying from leisurely strolls to strenuous hikes

Enjoy zodiac cruises to best take advantage of wildlife viewing opportunities, getting up close and personal to ice and sea creatures

ACTIVITY LEVEL: You can expect 1 or 2 half-day shore excursions for each day depending on weather conditions. The guided excursions will vary from 1-3 hours walking, snowshoeing or zodiac. No previous experience is necessary for any of the offered activities.

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodations in the stateroom category of your choice
  • All meals as noted in the itinerary
  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Potable water throughout
  • All necessary snowshoeing and kayaking gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Deluxe Sisterhoodie

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your ship staff and expedition team
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Transfers to/from the airport and vessel except on select flights
  • Mandatory evacuation and travel protection insurance

We'll be sailing on the m/v Hondius which is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest and highest Lloyd's Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships. The vessel offers high-quality accommodation for 170 passengers with one deck consisting of a large observation lounge and separate lecture room. Though elegantly designed in stylish décor, this vessel holds true to Oceanwide's distinctive cozy and informal atmosphere. The vessel employs a tough fleet of rigid-hull inflatable Zodiac boats that enable efficient access to shore and near-shore activities. Kayaks are also available.

June 30, 2022 - Longyearbyen

Touch down in Longyearbyen, the administrative center of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Enjoy strolling around this former mining town, whose parish church and Svalbard Museum make for fascinating attractions. Though the countryside appears stark, more than a hundred species of plants have been recorded in it. In the early evening, the ship sails out of Isfjorden, where you might spot the first minke whale of your voyage. (Meals: Dinner)

July 1, 2022 - Sail to Raudfjorden

Embark for Raudfjorden, on the north coast of Spitsbergen. Take in the spectacular expanse of the fjord, bordered with glaciers and frequented by ringed and bearded seals. Hike the cliffs and shoreline, home to thriving seabird colonies, rich vegetation, and polar bears. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

July 2, 2022 - Discover the Monaco Glacier

Weather permitting, sail into Liefdefjorden and cruise within sight of the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) face of the precipitous Monaco Glacier, a favorite feeding spot for kittiwakes, and hunting ground for polar bears. If weather is uncooperative, sail along the west coast of Spitsbergen as an alternate route. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

July 3, 2022 - Cruise the Hinlopen Strait

Enter the Hinlopen Strait, home to bearded seals, ringed seals, polar bears and blue whales. Cruise among the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvøya in the Zodiacs, and view the bird cliffs of Alkefjellet with their thousands of Brünnich's guillemots. If conditions permit, make a landing on Nordaustlanden on the east side of the Strait, to look for reindeer, pink-footed geese, and walruses.

July 4, 2022 - Stop at the Seven Islands

Get close to the North Pole at Nordaustlandet in the Seven Islands. Reach 80° north, just 870 km (540 miles) from the geographic North Pole. Park for several hours among the pack ice, watching for polar bears, before turning west again.

July 5, 2022 - Sail on the Continental Shelf

Retrace the route west, keeping watch for polar bears and elusive Greenland bowhead whales. Sail the edge of the continental shelf about 40 nautical miles west of Spitsbergen, where fin whales forage during the summer in the upwelling zones that run along the Spitsbergen banks. Scan the waters at the mouth of Kongsfjorden, for sightings of playful minke whales.

July 6, 2022 - Voyage Back to Longyearbyen

Watch for walruses in the approach to Forlandsundet, or sail into St. Johns Fjord or the mouth of Isfjorden, landing at the cliffs of Alkhornet, home of nesting seabirds. Enjoy views of Arctic foxes, searching for fallen eggs and chicks, and reindeer, grazing on the sparse vegetation. Arrive in Longyearbyen by evening.

July 7, 2022 - Depart Longyearbyen

The trip comes to and end upon disembarkation in Longyearbyen, taking home memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

Pricing

Double Occupancy

  • Twin Window Cabin (2 available) - $5750 pp
  • Twin Deluxe Cabin (only 1 left) - $6100 pp
  • Superior Cabin (3 available) - $6900 pp
  • Junior Suite (2 available) - $7400 pp

Single Occupancy: 170% of the double occupancy cabin prices

Deposit & Final Payment

30% is due at the time of booking. Deposit is non-refundable except for covered reasons under travel protection plan.

Final Payment Due on or Before: February 15, 2022

All pricing and availability subject to change without notice until booking is confirmed with a deposit.

For more information, contact info@sisterhoodtravels.com or call 866-33GROUP