Hotel Name : MV Polar Star
Rating : 4
If you want the chance to see polar bears then this is the cruise for you. Experience, close hand, the unique wildlife and amazing landscapes of the Arctic.
Day 1: Arrive Longyearbyen. Stay overnight at Spitsbergen Hotel.
Day 2: Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Longyearbyen, board MV Polar Star and sail for the Icefjord and Barentsburg.
Day 3: Stop off at Ny-Alesund, before heading north to Magdalenefjord and Smeerenburgfjord.
Day 4-7: Round the top of Spitsbergen, crossing the 80th parallel before exploring fjords, glaciers and icebergs. From here your itinerary is based on local sea and ice conditions at the time, with regular landings and excursions using Zodiacs. Explore more remote locations, seek out Arctic wildlife-including polar bears- and have a chance to learn more about the heritage of this fascinating region, from on board experts. If conditions allow you may circumnavigate the island of Spitsbergen, visit Nordaustlandet, Wahlenburgfjord, Murchisonfjord and possibly voyage as far as Edgeoya and Sorkapp.
Day 8: Return to Icefjord. Farewell dinner onboard.
Day 9: Early morning arrival in Longyearbyen where the tour ends.
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