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Visit Spitsbergen aboard the MS Fram

Spitsbergen - Climate Voyage

Reykjavik, Iceland to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway

With Reykjavik as the starting point, we set course south-west towards the tip of Greenland. We navigate through sounds and fjords, and visit small Inuit settlements, abandoned villages and the lively Greenlandic capital, Nuuk before continuing north into the Disko Bay area and the northern lands of the Midnight Sun.

 

Itinerary 
Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, is the starting point of our climate voyage. Our route for this particular voyage is Hurtigruten’s homage to the trail the Vikings blazed more than 800 years ago. We are setting sail for one of the most diverse and isolated islands on Earth, Jan Mayen.
DAY 2 At sea
As our northbound heading takes us across open sea today, you are welcome to join us for a programme of lectures and observations on seabirds and sea mammals. Our team of experts will also invite you to the lecture halls to learn more about climate change. MS Fram is following the so-called Global Conveyor Belt. This global superhighway of seawater is immensely important for the global climate and temperature distribution on the planet.
DAY 3 Jan Mayen, Norway
Jan Mayen is one of the most isolated islands in the world. The closest land mass is Iceland some 600 kilometres away. Tourists visiting Jan Mayen are extremely rare, and not many of these are able to land on the shores. MS Fram and the expedition team will do their best to make it possible to set foot on this fascinating outpost as it is sure to be an experience of a lifetime. You will also see Beerenberg, the world’s northernmost active volcano.
DAY 4 At sea
Once again you are welcome to join our programme of lectures and observation of seabirds and sea mammals. This is the day to remember the experiences from yesterday and to prepare for the next highlight of the voyage – Spitsbergen. We will learn more about why Spitsbergen is such a strong symbol for climate change and why it is considered a global thermometer.
DAY 5 Ny Ålesund, Spitsbergen, Norway
At 78º 55’N, Ny Ålesund is the world’s northernmost permanently inhabited community, where a number of countries run their own national research stations. Ice and weather permitting we will try to cross the 80th parallel. Keep your eyes open for walrus, whales and polar bears.
DAY 6 North west Spitsbergen National Park, Svalbard, Norway
Ice conditions allowing, we hope to cross the 80th parallel and explore a landing site on the North West Corner. If we are lucky we will spot some of the larger species using these waters as hunting grounds. Keep your eyes open for walrus, whales and polar bears.
DAY 7 – 8 Isfjord and Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway
Coming into Isfjord we will again observe giant bird cliffs. Isfjord is the largest fjord complex in Spitsbergen, almost slicing the island in half. In the afternoon our Expedition Team will search for a fitting bay where we can make our last expedition landing and we will wrap things up with some onboard festivities. We call at Longyearbyen after midnight, and our voyage comes to an end.
 
BookingCode

CENSPI1501 
Occupancy Cabin Grades
Inside Superior
Inside
Outside Superior
Outside
Suite
I FJ N U F M MG
14 July 2015 Twin Brochure Price
5669 6140 6140 6479 6915 8084 8633
Early booking from
4252 4605 4605 4859 5186 6063 6475
Single Brochure price
9923 10745 10745 11339 12100 14147 17267
Early booking from
7442 8059 8059 8504 9075 10610 12950
 
Departures: 
July 14-23, 2015

Includes: Voyage full board basis, wind and water resistant jacket, landings with Polarcirkel boats activites onboard and ashore, professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activites, and free coffee and tea. 
 
 
Not Included:
International flights, travel insurance, optional excursions and gratuities, luggage handling

Notes:
Prices are in US Dollars per person
All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions
All itineraries are subject to change
Rubber boots rental service on board