Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
31 May - 10 Jun
10 Nights
3 Ports
Quark Expeditions

Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

31 May - 10 June 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

3 Ports

31 May

Setting sail from Longyearbyen

This is the world's northernmost city and the base for tourism in Svalbard. A bit quirky, as you would expect from somewhere that spends four months of the year in near darkness, Longyearbyen doesn't take long to explore. Its brightly coloured wooden houses are built on stilts, as the ground in Svalbard is permafrost. When you enter a building, you are normally asked to remove your shoes, and leave your gun at the door. Gun carrying is more or less essential for the locals, as with 3,000 local hungry polar bears, it is said that you never know when you might need protection. That said, we visited safely without a gun!

Our tip

Don’t die here – it’s illegal. There have been no new burials for over 70 years, because the permafrost prevents bodies from decomposing.

1-9 June

Norway: Spitsbergen

10 June

Arriving in Longyearbyen

Don't miss

At the so called heart of the city, Huset has long been the centre for culture and community. Go there for great food and to sample one of the largest wine cellars in Europe!

The Ship

Your home from home

Quark Expeditions - Ocean Adventurer in Antarctica
Quark Expeditions - Ocean Adventurer - Deluxe Cabin
Quark Expeditions - Ocean Adventurer - Dining Room

The fully refurbished Ocean Adventurer is a veteran of polar expeditions, operating in the Arctic and Antarctica.

What we love

Formerly known as the Sea Adventurer, and originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, the Ocean Adventurer underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation in June 2017. The spacious forward-facing lounge and bar and window-lined dining room are relaxing public spaces, whilst the fleet of zodiacs provides plenty of opportunity to explore ashore. For those feeling even more adventurous, hiking and snowshoeing are available on selected voyages, as is kayaking and even camping ashore, although space is limited for both of these activities and they carry an additional charge.

Capacity 128 Guests
Crew 87 International Staff
Style Relaxed and comfortable. Enjoy travelling with like-minded fellow guests.
Inclusions
  • All meals and snacks
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Soft drinks, tea and coffee
  • Reusable water bottles with filling stations
  • Zodiac cruising and shore landings
  • Polar parka, yours to keep
  • Loan of waterproof neoprene boots
  • Onboard lectures and presentations
  • Gym
More about Ocean Adventurer

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Where to stay in Longyearbyen

There’s really not much choice! Go for the Radisson Blu.

Snowmobiles near Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen

Travel out of Longyearbyen by snow scooter or dog sled to take a look at the amazing scenery and hunt for wildlife.

Get your free Arctic guide

Our expedition cruising guide to the Arctic will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.

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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

31 May - 10 June 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

3 Ports

Ship

Ocean Adventurer of Quark Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London