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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic - Quark Expeditions
12 days

Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

From Oslo to Oslo
Tour Operator:
Quark Expeditions
Max group size:
Age range:
18 to 99
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US $8,495
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  • Sail beyond the Arctic Circle and discover the icy wilderness
  • Keep an eye out for the Arctic fox, whales and walrus
  • Capture a rare sight of polar bears hunting on ice floes


Start and end in Oslo! With the arctic tour Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Oslo, Norway and 3 other destinations in Europe. Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start in Oslo, Norway
  2. Day 2: Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
  3. Days 3-11: Exploring Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago.
  4. Day 12: Disembark in Longyearbyen and fly to Oslo
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Berth / Cabin
11 nights

Quark Expeditions Ship

  • Ocean Adventurer
    Ocean Adventurer
    As of June 2017, Quark Expeditions’ much beloved polar expedition ship the “Sea Adventurer” will be undergoing a multi-… Read more
    1976 (refurbished in 1999 and 2002)
    Cruising Speed
    12 knots

Reviews About This Operator

  • Alison
    · August 16, 2013
    A fanatstic trip. The expedition staff were without exception, excellent. We sailed North into the pack ice and were... Show more
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  • David
    · August 14, 2013
    We joined this trip because we wanted to see a Polar Bear in the wild. We weren't disappointed - multiple bears on... Show more
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  • Matt
    · August 07, 2013
    My polar addiction started back in 2009 when i headed out to the Arctic with Paul, Ian Stirling and the elite of... Show more
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Dates & Availability

12 days
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
From Oslo to Oslo
No credit card fees
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  • May 2021
  • June 2021
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Upcoming departures
  • Sunday
    May 23, 2021
    Jun 3, 2021
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  • Sunday
    Jun 20, 2021
    Jul 1, 2021
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Good to Know

  • About the countries


    Norway and Svalbard

    Plugs & Adapters

    Norway and Svalbard


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Norway. Ideally 6 months before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 23 September 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 September 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Quark Expeditions. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 121 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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