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Magic of the Arctic Boat Safari

Magic of the Arctic Boat Safari 3 Days

Prices From £576pp
June to September | 2 nights

Magic of the Arctic Boat Safari 3 Days

Experience magnificent Arctic scenery up-close and join us on a summer adventure to beautiful Isfjord Radio at Cape Linnè. We will embark from Longyearbyen by boat, enjoying the fantastic fjord, the bird cliffs and the animal wildlife along the way. Far away from the civilization of Longyearbyen you’ll discover the history, biological diversity and geological conditions which make Isfjord Radio such a fascinating place to visit. The former radio station is situated at the outermost part of the Isfjord with majestic mountains overlooking the Arctic Ocean. Now a boutique hotel, this unique accommodation enjoys a level of quality, luxury and comfort that is unexpected so far into the wilderness.

With excellent wildlife & birdlife opportunities and exploration of Kapp Starostin, the mighty bird cliffs of Alkhornet, Trygghamna, Barentsburg and the fantastic Esmark Glacier in Ymerbukta, this is an excellent opportunity to experience the Arctic wilderness in all its glory.

Please note that activities may vary and weather conditions will dictate the exact itinerary.

Highlights

  • Boat safari in the Arctic wilderness
  • Stay in a luxury expedition lodge at the top of the world
  • Fascinating Arctic wildlife including birds, walrus, belugas and the chance of seeing polar bears
  • Explore Kapp Starostin, the mighty bird cliffs of Alkhornet, Trygghamna, Barentsburg and the fantastic Esmark Glacier in Ymerbukta

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation
  • All activities according to the itinerary
  • Transport to and from accommodation
  • Loan of rescue suit, hat, gloves & goggles
  • Search and rescue insurance

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Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.

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Simon’s deep passion for and first-hand knowledge of a vast range of destinations all over the world gives him the ideal skills to help you create a truly unforgettable wildlife inspired adventure to the most exciting places on the planet.

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Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.

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Boat Safari from Longyearbyen to Isfjord Radio
1Day

Boat Safari from Longyearbyen to Isfjord Radio

Your guide will meet you in the reception of your Longyearbyen hotel at 5pm, where you will receive all of the information about the trip, equipment and outfit details. Transport to the quay, where the polarcircelboat is ready to start the safari tour towards Isfjord Radio. On the way, we have time to enjoy the fantastic fjord scenery, animal wildlife and Arctic seabirds. We spend the late afternoon exploring the great area of Kapp Linné, and learn more about the wildlife at the station, before settling down in your luxury wilderness accommodation. A delicious 3-course dinner will be served in the evening. Accommodation for the next 2 nights in Isfjord Radio Hotel on a full-board basis.

Boat Safari Around the Fjord
2Day

Boat Safari Around the Fjord

Breakfast is served from 8.00 am. After breakfast we will board the boat for an exciting safari to the west side of the fjord. The route will go eastwards along the coastline before crossing Isfjorden at Kapp Starostin and go straight to the mighty bird cliffs of Alkehornet where you will find thousands of nesting birds. In Trygghamna we go ashore and enjoy expedition lunch at the beach. After lunch, we’ll have a closer look at the area before heading to the fantastic Esmark Glacier in Ymerbukta. If we’re lucky, we might observe whales, seals or even get a glimpse of the “king of the Artic”, the polar bear. Upon return to the hotel you can enjoy an exhilarating dip in the icy waters followed by a warm-up in the sauna before your 3-course dinner in the evening. As you settle down for the night in your very comfortable bedroom surrounded by the Arctic silence, you may realise that you’ve just had one of the best days of your life.

Return to Longyearbyen via Barentsburg
3Day

Return to Longyearbyen via Barentsburg

Breakfast is followed by a new day of adventure as we say goodbye to Isfjord Radio and pack our bags ready to head to the boat. We will go to Grønfjorden and the Russian settlement Barentsburg. Barentsburg is a mining city with approximately 350 residents and is a fascinating place to visit. We will go ashore and take a tour around the town before a light lunch is served in the brewery. After lunch we head back to the boat and set course towards Longyearbyen, making several interesting stops along the way. We will arrive back in Longyearbyen in the late afternoon.

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Isfjord Radio, Spitsbergen

The beautiful eco-lodge of Isfjord Radio offers an unprecedented luxury one might not expect from such a remote location. The only full-scale boutique hotel outside of Longyearbyen, this converted radio station offers high standard accommodation that focuses on quality and comfort with a unique cozy atmosphere. Located 90km west of Longyearbyen this hotel was originally a remote radio station and has now been recently renovated and tastefully decorated to serve as the perfect base for your Arctic adventure.

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