Spitsbergen Highlights: Journey into the Arctic Wilderness
19 May - 25 May
6 Nights
4 Ports
Quark Expeditions

Spitsbergen Highlights: Journey into the Arctic Wilderness

19 May - 25 May 2025
From £4,775 pp

Duration

6 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

4 Ports

19 May

Setting sail from Helsinki

Finland's lovely capital Helsinki is a maritime city, with the sea on three sides and almost 100 kilometres of shoreline, as well as around 300 islands. Its contemporary architecture and focus on modern design sit surprisingly well alongside its four hundred year history.

20 May

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Longyearbyen

21-24 May

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Spitsbergen

25 May

Arriving in 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.

The Ship

Your home from home

Quark Expeditions - Ultramarine
Quark Expeditions - Ultramarine - Balcony Suite
Quark Expeditions - Ultramarine - Main restaurant

Ultramarine is Quark's most exciting polar ship yet, equipped with two twin-engine helicopters and offering an amazing array of innovative excursions.

What we love

Ultramarine is Quark's first ever new-build, and promises to deliver the most comprehensive polar expedition experience at sea. You can expect fantastic included excursions, active adventures ashore and a superb onboard expedition team. The ship also features more outdoor wildlife viewing space than any other vessel this size, stylish public spaces and the latest environmentally-sensitive technology.

Capacity

199 Guests

Crew 140 Staff
Style

Comfortable and inviting, with a real focus on in-depth polar exploration and active pursuits such as kayaking and hiking.

Inclusions
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks, juices and water
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Reusable water bottles with filling stations
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Library
  • Lectures in the theatre-style auditorium
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Zodiac excursions and shore landings
  • Flightseeing and hiking
  • Quark parka and boots

More about Ultramarine

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: Journey into the Arctic Wilderness

19 May - 25 May 2025
From £4,775 pp

Duration

6 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

4 Ports

Ship

Ultramarine 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.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 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 on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Adventures office, 48/49 Russell Square, London