national geographic expeditions norway's fjords and arctic svalbard


And, we walk to a tongue of the large Kjenndal Glacier. As we sail by, you may be lucky enough to see the huge abundance of sea birds that reside in and around the island. Their knowledge and passion for the fascinating Arctic region is the key to your extraordinary experience. Our expert staff gets you out daily. He won the NPPA National Press Photography Association Best of Photojournalism 2016 Environmental Category. Stroll historic Bryggens Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before embarkation. Depending on conditions, we may land on Edgeya to hike the tundra, abloom with summer wildflowers. Located in southern Spitsbergen, the Sr-Spitsbergen National Park is the largest in Europe, with an area of over 13,000 square kilometres. New in 2021, The National Geographic Resolution is a next-generation 126-passager expedition ship purpose-built for polar exploration in comfort with an extremely smooth ride even on the world's roughest, most demanding seas. The 126-passenger National Geographic Endurance is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. Sail deep into beautiful fjords and kayak quiet coves surrounded by sparkling icebergs.

Our flexible itinerary and years of experience here allow us to take the best advantage of ice and weather conditions. Svalbard lies north of the Arctic Circle, where the summer sun never sets. This narrow channel is surrounded by high granite cliffs polished smooth by massive glaciers, and is one of the most spectacular spots on our voyage. This is a birdwatcher's paradise. He is a contributor ofNational Geographic MagazineItalyand his images and stories have appeared innumerous other publicationsincludingBBC Wildlife,Terre Sauvage,Paris Match,The New York Times,Figaro MagazineandNational Geographics magazines, books and website.

Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago and is situated on Svalbards main island. 205 square feet, 1 double bed, TV, desk, balcony, main deck location. Continuing our journey north to Nordvest Spitsbergen National Park, and beyond, we will explore to the ice edge, as well as into the grandiose fjord at Kings Bay. Actual price will be at the exchange rate at the time of booking, please enquire for details. Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx, or check. All expedition cruises are operated by Compagnie du Ponant SAS and booked by Avila Reizen BV in the Netherlands. Visit the scenic little island of Smola, where we have been specially invited by the locals to make a rare ship call.

Tell us your travel interests, dreams and desires, then let our experts tailor the perfect trip for you! A sighting brings everyone rushing in excitement to the ships bow! As we explore the west coast, we will pass through the region that was home to the failed gold rush of 1910. ** Travel aboard any National Geographic Islander or National Geographic Endeavour II voyage and we will cover your bar tab; certain premium brands not included. Board Zodiacs to view tidewater glaciers and spectacular ice formations. We greatly value and respect your privacy. And a glory of birdswell nose up to rock wall rookeries teeming with thousands of birds, see pelagic birds from the ships rail when were underway, and may even Zodiac cruise near a cloud of feeding arctic terns. In the afternoon, embark on a tour of Norways capital city. *Alcoholic beverages are included on the National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Endurance, Sea Cloud, and Lord of the Glens; certain super-premium brands are not included. Visit the Polar Museum and the Arctic Cathedral, where the unique architecture evokes snow and icebergs. California Travel Seller # 2050536, Explore the rare northern fjords, threading the ice-carved narrows and standing on the bow as the captain noses up to glacier termini, Actively explore: hike, walk, and kayak through stunning scenery, Follow the bucket-list-worthy glacially-carved coast, Make for the wilder wilds of Svalbard to see ice, bears, and Arctic wildlife, Enjoy superlative photos ops and on-board photo assistance, Your bar tab and all crew gratuities are included in the voyage price on all, Your bar tab and WiFi** are included in the voyage price on all, 24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand (soda not included on, Fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on the ship, Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces, The guidance and company of our expedition staff, The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations, Special access permits, park fees, port taxes, Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant, Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge, Gift shop items and any other items of personal nature, Cappuccinos and lattes are not available on the Delfin II. Whether ashore on onboard, spend time with your National Geographic photographer, who will help you capture the scene, while you may be lucky to spot the seals emerging at low tide and the arctic terns who return every year to breed. The Expedition Leader and Captain will discuss with the local Norwegian pilots our landing possibilities where options are many: Zodiac along vertical rock faces, paddle serenely in a deep fjord surrounded by cascading waterfalls, or venture ashore for a hike with our naturalist staff. By travelling with National Geographic to Svalbard, you will also be doing your part to protect it, as part of the proceeds of your trip are returned to the National Geographic Society, who works to further the understanding and protection of our planet. Our journey North will bring us into the vast expanse of the ice floes. and the rights that you have over your data, see our, Apologies for the inconvenience. This entry point to the archipelago sets the scene for the journey to come, penetrating 28km into the mountain landscape and is home to 8 large glaciers that create an imposing 25km ice front. Sail with a National Geographic Expert, a leader in their field who will bring to life the insights and stories of their work, and will guide you to experience Svalbard through the lens of National Geographic. On assignments, he has traveled in more than 100 countries in all the seven continents. Meet your onboard National Geographic Expert, as he gives greater insight into the Arctic via lectures and discussions over coffee in the bar.

A sighting brings everyone rushing in excitement to the ships bow! Spend a day exploring the island and fjords, and, if you wish, join our naturalists on a spectacular hike. In the southern part of the island, youll find Anderdalen National Parkmore than 70 square miles of pristine wilderness that is home to reindeer, elk, red foxes, and more.

Sail with a National Geographic photographer, who will be available for lectures, workshops, and one-on-one sessions to help you capture the story of your journey, whether you are a seasoned photographer or just using your phone. Free WiFi, up to one hour a day per person aboard any National Geographic Islander and National Geographic Endeavour II departure. Prices are from prices and per person based on double occupancy in the lowest grade cabin in low season, subject to availability. Head ashore at Vry, where fishing is still a major part of the economy and search for Atlantic puffins, razorbills, and guillemots on a Zodiac cruise. Discover why this region of the world has a place on everyones bucket list. Begin your journey in Norways Troms aboard PONANTs LAustral and head north towards Bear Island with its enormous bird colonies. The Lofoten Archipelago is an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. Initial deposit is Amount varies by program and destination., and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Gaze up at sheer cliffs and use your binoculars to take in the spectacular sight of tens of thousands of fulmars, kittiwakes, and murres. Our nimble ship enters Tysfjorden, where mile after mile of vertical walls surround us and only a few small villages cling to the rocky shores. Experience the wonders of this pristine region in the company of a National Geographic Expert and a National Geographic photographer, who will open your eyes to the magical Arctic Far North where ice floes, polar bears and breath-taking glaciers can be found in abundance, and help you capture the story of your journey through this incredible landscape. Or visit the fitness center with its generous views of the ice vistas, or ease into the sauna or a massage in the wellness center. If conditions allow, we will explore into the ice, navigating the channels between the floes, as we search for the fauna that call the pack ice home. The Expedition Leader and Captain will discuss with the local Norwegian pilots the many landing possibilities where options are many: Zodiac along vertical rock faces, paddle serenely in a deep fjord surrounded by cascading waterfalls, or venture ashore for a hike with our naturalist staff. It also is renowned for its large populations of skrei, or cod, which migrate to these waters during winter and spring. Theres no denying that the Norwegian fjords are beautiful, and today we explore places along the Norwegian coastline that raise the standard of landscape-pulchritude to new heights. 140 square feet, solo cabin with balcony and sofa, located on the main deck. The Lofoten archipelago boasts an enchanting landscape of picturesque villages ringed by jagged, granite peaks. Begin your journey in the city of Troms, Norway. Zodiac and kayak along steep-walled fjords, and find inspiration in the birch forests and tumbling waterfalls. Stroll historic Bryggens Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site,before embarkation. EUR price is for guidance only based on todays exchange rate as per the European Central Bank. Then visit the Fram Museum, dedicated to the wooden ship sailed by Norwegian pole explorers such as Nansen and Amundsen. Sail south to isolated Bear Island, the southernmost island of the Svalbard archipelago. A number of relatively flat trails lead along valleys shaped by massive glaciers (more strenuous hikes are also an option). We spend the morning at the end of the fjord, where we are transported up the Loen Valley via coach through some incredibly beautiful scenes: a turquoise-colored lake on one side and breathtaking mountains all around. In true expedition style, we let nature dictate our day-to-day movements here and this is one of the great attractions of this expedition. National Geographic Endurance: Norways Fjord & Arctic Svalbard, Explore the rare northern fjords, threading the ice-carved narrows and standing on the bow as the captain noses up to glacier termini, Actively explore: hike, walk, and kayak through stunning scenery, Follow the bucket-list-worthy fjord-carved coast, Make for the wilder wilds of Svalbard to see ice, bears, and Arctic wildlife, Enjoy superlative photos ops and on-board photo assistance, Day 1: Bergen, Norway/EmbarkDay 2: Nordfjord, Alcoholic beverages (except premium brands, Services of Lindblad Expeditions Leader Naturalist staff and expert guides. The sea here carves a 1,100-mile-long coastline (longer than the U.S. west coast) and on thisexpedition, well explore almost the full-length of its varied contoursfrom the jaw-droppingly lovely Norwegian fjordlands to the heart-pounding icescapes of Svalbard.

With this fully stabilized, ice-class ship, we probe deep into the ice in search of wildlife. 2022 Sunstone Tours & Cruises All Rights Reserved. Dotted along this coast are cabins, boats and other remnants of a bygone era when Ernest Mansfield founded the Northern Exploration Company, with the dream of striking it rich. With our fully stabilized, ice-class expedition ship, we are able to probe deep into the ice where polar bears hunt. Flight Paris/Tromso + transfers + flight Longyearbyen/Paris. Back aboard, view underwater video from our ROV taken 1,000 feet below the surface, or spend time on deck with a National Geographic Photographer getting tips in an inspiring landscape.

During your day at sea, make the most of your time onboard LAustral. He enjoys spending as much time as possible in his beloved Menton in the French Riviera. Mining interest in Svalbard did not die out with the gold rushes. We spend the morning at the end of the fjord, where we are transported up the Loen Valley via coach through some incredibly beautiful scenes: a turquoise-colored lake on one side and breathtaking mountains all around. Check into your hotel. Every day is different, every day an adventure. Then, proceed to the airport for our charter flight to Oslo. You can reach the vibrant city center in about 20 minutes via Flytoget, the Airport Express train. 430 square feet, 1 double bed, TV, desk, large balcony, sofa, bathtub, walk-in closet, bridge deck location. Later, we go ashore on the island of Vaeroy, where cod fishing is still a major part of the economy. This dramatic home to bearded seals, reindeer, barnacle geese and black guillemots is typically filled with beautiful icebergs surrounded by the snow-capped mountains that are reflected in the waters below. Explore the Svalbard Art Gallery, home to a permanent collection of historic items as well as contemporary exhibitions of local artists. Enjoy the view from our ships panoramic glass windows. The soundproof rooms and suites include amenities such as minibars and free high-speed Internet. Arrive in Oslo and check into the Hotel Bristol (or similar) upon arrival. Depending on conditions, we may land on Edgeya to hike the tundra, abloom with summer wildflowers. Our personal expertise & experience, local partners in our destinations, & access to over 150 small ships are all invaluable to designing your unique journey. Over the years, weve discovered a number of special places, including Melfjord. Youll get out on adventures every day, both along Norways coast and in Svalbard, weather permitting. We often sail deep into Hornsund, where even first-time kayakers can paddle in a quiet cove surrounded by sparkling bergs. By subscribing to the newsletter, I declare to have read and understood the. As the plane climbs away from the tarmac, take a last look at the dramatic landscapes you leave behind as you return from one of the most remote regions on earth. After breakfast, you are welcome to depart at any time onwards to your next adventure! This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. His first book,Wild Africawith a conservation foreword by acclaimed National Geographic photojournalist Steve Winterwas released in 2016 at the International Nature Photography Festival of Montier-en-Der in France. By Zodiac, we view nesting seabirds: Atlantic puffins, razorbills and guillemots.

The residents share the archipelago with the iconic polar bears that also call Svalbard home. But Adventure Life made things so easy! We may venture to the stunning Monacobreen glacier, or get close-up views of the iconic creatures of the ice by Zodiac. 183 square feet, 1 double bed, two large windows, alcove seating, desk, armchair, fore deck location. In addition to the bears, well have the opportunity to see and observe walrus, fascinating creatures and wonderful photo subjects. You can have confidence in our experts' dedication to traveler safety, comfort, & providing a seamless trip. A secluded town, named locally as the Paris of the North thanks to the extensive neoclassical architectural heritage. Explore Tromso and Bear Island on the way to Svalbard in the high arctic, where polar bears prowl and walruses haul out on rocky shores. Tromso is known as the gateway to the Arctic because so many Arctic expeditions originated here. 205 square feet, 1 double bed, TV, desk, balcony, lounge deck location. This makes each National Geographic cruise a unique experience. Explore this charming coastal city, then board our charter flight to Oslo and check in to the SAS Radisson Blu Airport Hotel before flying home the next morning. Personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD etc. Found within the landscape are the last remain vestiges that bear witness to the earlier history of the region, from the whale hunters of the 17th century to the first expeditions to the North Pole. This Expedition Cruise is onboard Ponants LAustral ship, part of the Sisterships fleet. Linked to the Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL) terminal by a covered walkway, the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel is just steps from bus and train stations. Be on deck as we cruise into one of the most famous fjords in Norway, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord, and search the cliffs for Norway's mythical beings: trolls. Later, embark the.

He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great. Make an in-depth visit to this beautiful island, with opportunities to explore its surrounding fjords by Zodiac and kayak, and hike on shore. 205 square feet, 1 double bed, two large windows, alcove seating, desk, armchair, fore deck location. Off Norways northern coast lies the mountainous island of Srya, known for its scenic bays, pristine nature reserves, and long sandy beaches. Home Itineraries Arctic Norways Fjords and Arctic Svalbard. Zodiac around mist-shrouded Bear Island, populated by thousands of fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots and gulls. Join our spotters on the Bridge, scanning the ice and islands for huge walrus, bearded and ringed seals, arctic foxes, reindeer, some of the largest whales on Earth and polar bears. Join the spotters on the bridge, scanning the edges of the pack ice for huge walruses, bearded and ringed seals, arctic foxes, reindeer, and polar bears. Please read the privacy policy of the External Website to understand how your personal information will be treated. International and local airfare is excluded unless otherwise stated. Bear Island was discovered by the Dutch explorer Willem Barents in 1596 and was aptly named after the explorers got into a fight with a polar bear. Then, proceed to the airport for our charter flight to Oslo. Alternatively, venture to the upper deck to enjoy the spectacular scenery and you may be lucky enough to observe marine wildlife in the waters below alongside one of our naturalists. And, it adds the opportunity to discover the polar bear capital of the planet. Disembark in Longyearbyen and visit the Svalbard Art Gallery and Museum. Zodiac around mist-shrouded Bear Island, populated by thousands of fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots and gulls. Stroll through Frogner Park among the famed Vigeland sculptureshundreds of life-size human figures by native sculptor Gustav Vigeland. All rights reserved. The land divides us, the sea unites Norwegians have said for centuries. Board a Zodiac to explore the coves and inlets of this mist-shrouded island. Follow Norways fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Its flexible itinerary and years of experience in the archipelago allows you to take the best advantage of ice and weather conditions. Senja, the second largest island in mainland Norway, is characterized by dramatic mountains, colorful fishing villages, and a coastline split by beautiful fjords. This afternoon be on deck as our ship sails back out of the fjord amid high peaks. 205 square feet, 1 double bed, TV, desk, balcony, sofa, bridge deck location. A number of relatively flat trails lead along valleys shaped by massive glaciers (more strenuous hikes are also an option). With our fully stabilized, ice-class expedition ship, we are able to probe deep into the ice where polar bears hunt. Experience the magnificence of fjords and ice floe as we cruise through Spitsbergen, one of the most picturesque and remote regions in the world. Back aboard, view underwater video from our ROV taken 1,000 feet below the surface, or spend time on deck with a photographer getting tips in an inspiring landscape. Before you depart on your expedition cruise, explore the iconic Arctic cathedral, a major monument whose stylistic purity echoes the outline of the mountains surrounding the town. Theu-shaped valley ofHellemobotn cuts nearly to Sweden and has a trail to hike almost to the border. We often sail deep into Hornsund, where even first-time kayakers can paddle in a quiet cove surrounded by sparkling bergs. The Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park was established in the early 1970s to protect this exceptional environment against the growing interest of the mining industry. Talk with a specialist to plan your next adventure! In Svalbard too, well get out for hiking, Zodiac cruising through the ice, or even kayaking along the face of massive glaciers. He is a National Geographic Image Collection contract photographer. This narrow channel is surrounded by high granite cliffs polished smooth by massive glaciers, and is one of the most spectacular spots on our voyage.

Home National Geographic Endurance: Norways Fjord & Arctic Svalbard. Theres no denying that the Norwegian fjords are beautiful, and today we explore places along the Norwegian coastline that raise the standard of landscape-pulchritude to new heights. 9 Days | Tromso to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Head into the heart of the Svalbard Archipelago during a unique expedition cruise with National Geographic. Check in to the SAS Radisson Blu Airport Hotel. We would also like to send periodic updates about destinations and travel deals. In true expedition style, we let nature dictate our day-to-day movements here and this, by the way, is one of the great attractions of this expedition. Arrive in the Hanseatic town of Bergen, the gateway to the fjordlands. This ever-changing landscape will constantly shift around us. Alongside a National Geographic Expert and photographer, take the opportunity to learn more about the international scientific station in the former mining town of Ny-Alesund and enrich your expedition experience with multiple opportunities for land exploration. Every day is different, every day an adventure. For information on the data we collect Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, an assistant expedition leader, multiple veteran naturalists, a National Geographic photographer, plus a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, an undersea specialist, a wellness specialist and a video chronicler. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight. As we explore the Kongsbreen (glacier of the king), it will be a photographers delight to try and capture this stunning scene. Example 10 Day Cruise aboard National Geographic Resolution. The coast of Central Norway is rugged with mountainous islands and steep-walled fjords. Prices for, Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair 183 square ft. #406, 408, 411, 413, 415. Youll have a choice of activities, plus your choice of naturalists to joinfor a moveable feast of personalities, insights, and interests. Svalbard lies north of the Arctic Circle, where the summer midnight sun never sets. While the gold rush was abandoned after 10 years, the remains of it can still be seen to this day. Our voyage will take us in the footsteps of the 17th century whalers and explorers who settled in this remote landscape as we search for the majestic wildlife of the area. Award winning wildlife and conservation photographerSergio Pitamitz has French and Italian double citizenship. Here, in true expedition style, let nature guide the course. It is here we will begin our search for Spitsbergens most iconic wildlife and will have the opportunity to observe impressive colonies of birds found on some of the largest bird cliffs in all of Spitsbergen. Explore more travel destination possibilities and experience the world first hand. Disembark in Longyearbyen and visit the Svalbard Art Gallery and Museum. Visit the Polar Museum and the Arctic Cathedral, where the unique architecture evokes snow and icebergs. At the end of your trip, sit down with your National Geographic Expert and photographer and reflect on the experiences you have shared on your voyage and how they have changed you upon your return. The coast of Central Norway is rugged with mountainous islands and steep-walled fjords. Fur seals. Come and learn how to make the most of the incredible photographic opportunities you will find along your voyage. He enjoys sharing his photojournalism expertise giving lectures at photography events and on National Geographic Expeditions. Get inspired by Nik & Dusty's world-wide adventures! Ponant Bonus fares are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. Located midway between the northern coast of Norway and the North Pole, this remote island group has dramatic landscapes and is home to the worlds northernmost community with more than 1000 permanent residents. Prices include the Ponant Bonus Fare, a special savings discount on selected cruises. Join our spotters on the Bridge, scanning the ice and islands for huge walrus, bearded and ringed seals, arctic foxes, reindeer, some of the largest whales on Earth and polar bears.

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