Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief
7 Jun - 12 Jun
5 Nights
3 Ports
Quark Expeditions

Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

7 June - 12 June 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

5 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

3 Ports

7 June

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!

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!

8-11 June

Norway: Spitsbergen

12 June

Arriving in Longyearbyen

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.

The Ship

Your home from home

Quark Expeditions - World Explorer in Antarctica
Quark Expeditions - World Explorer - Deluxe Suite
Quark Expeditions - World Explorer - Zodiac

The new World Explorer, launched in 2019, stands out as one of the fastest and finest expedition ships in Quark's fleet.

What we love

With their history of expertise in polar adventure, Quark are taking things to the next level with this spacious and comfortable ship, which combines a modern and inviting cruise experience with some wonderful adventure opportunities. Every cabin and suite boasts a walk-out or Juliet balcony, ensuring you'll always have a great view of the spectacular scenery.

Capacity

172 Guests (140 Guests on Antarctic Express voyages)
Crew 130 Staff
Style Comfortable and inviting, with well-equipped and roomy cabins from 242 square feet, and a passionate and experienced expedition team.
Inclusions
  • Three meals a day in comfortable dining room, open seating
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Soft drinks, juices and water
  • Reusable water bottles with filling stations
  • Tea and coffee available in the Explorer Lounge all day
  • Library
  • Lectures in the theatre-style auditorium
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Large heated outdoor pool
More about World Explorer

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 Highlights: Expedition in Brief

7 June - 12 June 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

5 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

3 Ports

Ship

World Explorer 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