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Wild Norway & Svalbard

The Arctic summer and its lingering daylight allow ample time to discover Norway and Svalbard, with their abundant wildlife and stark natural beauty—journey by Zodiac and on foot, meeting the region’s hardy residents.

Please Note: your voyage rates do not include airfare from your home city/Bergen and Longyearbyen/Oslo/home city;
18 May, 2019 to 02 June, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Norway & Svalbard, departing on 18 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 9225 GBP pp
Ocean-view staterooms on the A-Deck are between 119 and 143 square feet, and feature two fixed twin beds, en suite bathroom, and one porthole.
Category 2 £ 9995 GBP pp
Ocean-view staterooms on the A-Deck are between 117 and 153 square feet, and feature two fixed twin beds, en suite bathroom, and one porthole.
Category 2 Special Single Rate (Limited) £ 9995 GBP pp
Category 3 £ 10765 GBP pp
Ocean-view staterooms on the Main Deck are between 115 and 142 square feet, and feature two fixed twin beds, en suite bathroom, and one porthole.
Category 3 Special Single Rate (Limited) £ 10765 GBP pp
Category 4 £ 11385 GBP pp
Ocean-view staterooms on the bow of the Main Deck are between 150 and 161 square feet, and feature two fixed twin beds, en suite bathroom, and one porthole.
Category 5 Special Single Rate (Limited) £ 11999 GBP pp
Category 5 £ 11999 GBP pp
Ocean-view staterooms in the middle of the Main Deck are between 121 and 134 square feet, and feature two fixed twin beds, en suite bathroom, and one window.
Category 6 £ 12769 GBP pp
Ocean-view staterooms on the Promenade Deck are between 142 and 154 square feet, and feature two fixed twin beds, en suite bathroom, and two windows.
Category 7 £ 13615 GBP pp
Ocean-view staterooms on the Promenade or Boat Decks are between 160 and 165 square feet, and feature two fixed twin beds, en suite bathroom, and two windows.
Suite £ 15385 GBP pp
Ocean-view suites on the Boat Deck are 221 square feet, and feature two fixed twin beds, a separate sitting area, en suite bathroom, and four windows.
Owner's Suite £ 16695 GBP pp
Ocean-view suite on the Bridge Deck that averages 230 square feet, and feature beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, a separate sitting area, en suite bathroom, and four windows.

Wild Norway & Svalbard itinerary:

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Day 1 Bergen, Norway
Arrive in Bergen this afternoon and transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore on your own, with dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Day 2 Bergen / Embark Ocean Adventurer
After a leisurely morning and lunch at the hotel, set out to explore Norway’s second largest city. Pass by venerable King Haakon’s Hall, the Rosenkranz Tower, and the old wharf of Bryggen—a World Heritage Site whose picturesque medieval gable houses date back to the time of the Hanseatic League. After a drive past gracious suburban homes and gardens, and a stroll in the fresh air, visit Troldsalen Concert Hall for a short performance by a Norwegian pianist. Embark the Ocean Adventurer this evening.
Day 3 Geiranger Fjord
The serpentine route through the 12-mile-long Geiranger Fjord is one of Norway’s premier scenic wonders. Mountains laced with numerous breathtaking waterfalls tower on both sides. Take a short tour of the tiny village of Geiranger, then board coaches and climb the road to Flydalsjuvet Gorge for breathtaking views.
Day 4 Runde
The island of Runde has a mere 160 human inhabitants, but it is home to more than half a million seabirds representing over 230 different species—puffins, kittiwakes, gannets, fulmars, storm petrels, razorbills, shags, and guillemots. From Zodiacs look for the seals that rest on some of the smaller offshore islands. This afternoon we sail the western coast of Norway, weaving among the dramatic fjords with their verdant slopes and towering cliffs.
Day 5 Expedition Stop
Weather permitting, board Zodiacs to explore the intriguing inlets, rocky shorelines, and deserted coves of this wildly rugged and pristine coast.
Day 6 Kjerringøy / Røst, Lofoten Islands
Officially north of the Arctic Circle, the 19th-century trading station of Kjerringøy lies on a sleepy peninsula bathed by turquoise seas and backdropped by soaring granite peaks. Tour the historic district, most of which has been preserved as an open-air museum. This afternoon the Ocean Adventurer arrives at Røst, one of the 356 islands and rocky outcrops that make up the southern edge of Lofoten. By Zodiac explore the shores of this northern oasis that basks in the heart of the Gulf Stream, its mild climate attracting two million nesting seabirds to the cliffs of the outer islands.
Day 7 Reine / Stamsund / Trollfjord
Go ashore in Reine on Moskenesøya Island, one of the four main Lofoten Islands. Often hailed as the most scenic spot in Norway, the town sits on the shores of a blue-green lagoon surrounded by pinnacled mountain peaks. On an adjacent island visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, built at the site of an ancient Viking farm discovered in the early 1980s. This evening, as the ship cruises along the shores of Nordland and Trollfjord, watch for orca, minke, and pilot whales.
Day 8 Tromsø
This morning disembark in Tromsø, known as the “Gateway to the Arctic.” A cable-car ride up 1,800-foot Mount Storsteinen offers amazing views. Visit the unique Arctic Cathedral, built in 1965 and famous for its dazzling wall of blue and gold stained glass. At the Tromsø Museum, exhibits offer a look at the fascinating Sami culture, a northern people whose livelihood depends on reindeer herding.
Day 9 Skarsvaag / North Cape
This morning go ashore in Skarsvaag and board a coach for the drive up to the 1,000-foot-high plateau that rises from the Barents Sea. The community of North Cape (Nordkapp) is commonly referred to as the northernmost point of the European continent. Here, an impressive edge-of-the-world Visitors Center features historical exhibits and a film about the region. Return to the ship in time for lunch and set sail northward, across the Barents Sea.
Day 10 Bear Island (Bjørnøya)
For nearly three centuries, Bear Island—which sits halfway between North Cape and Spitsbergen—was the home of a major Barents Sea whaling station. Today, thousands of fulmars, kittiwakes, murres, dovekies, and multiple varieties of gulls make their home on the jagged cliffs and rocky pinnacles that rise vertically from the sea. Cruise by Zodiac along the eroded cliffs and make an island landing for a tundra walk among seasonal Arctic wildflowers to search for Arctic foxes.
Days 11 - 14 Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago
Spend four days exploring the rugged coastline, spectacular narrow fjords, and offshore islands of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard Archipelago. The primary goal is to locate wildlife, which is found here in abundance during the short summer season. The nature of polar expeditions requires flexibility regarding the daily schedule of activities, and landings may be dependent on weather, tide, and ice conditions. Though specific stops are not guaranteed, the following are places visited on past expeditions: Liefdefjorden - Liefdefjorden is a dramatically scenic fjord, where rugged mountains rise from the permanent ice cap and Monaco Glacier—named for Prince Albert I of Monaco, a pioneer of oceanography, who led an expedition to Svalbard in 1906—spills into the sea at the deepest part of the waterway. His team used sophisticated photographic techniques to understand the shape and position of several glacier fronts, and the Monaco Glacier honors the expedition, and the prince. This is a favored feeding ground for thousands of kittiwakes, and whales and seals are also common sights. Moffen Island - A small, atoll-like island just a few feet above sea level, Moffen is a protected walrus sanctuary. Photographic opportunities abound with these massive creatures hauled out on the gravel shores. Polar bears and the rare Sabine’s gulls may also be found on this island. Poolepynten - Part of Forlandet National, this area is known for great walrus viewing and photography. Though sightings are never guaranteed, this area is known as a popular haul-out for these lumbering giants. They often create quite a rowdy scene, as each walrus vies for a choice spot of coastline.
Day 15 Longyearbyen / Disembark / Oslo
Disembark this morning in Longyearbyen, with free time to explore on your own. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to the airport for your flight to Oslo, with dinner and overnight at the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel.
Day 16 Oslo
After breakfast, board your independent flight homeward.
Please Note:
Based on the expeditionary nature of our trips, there may be ongoing enhancements to this itinerary.

Wild Norway & Svalbard reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Based on the expeditionary nature of our trips, there may be ongoing enhancements to this itinerary.
Day 16 Oslo *
After breakfast, board your independent flight homeward.
Day 15 Longyearbyen / Disembark / Oslo *
Disembark this morning in Longyearbyen, with free time to explore on your own. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to the airport for your flight to Oslo, with dinner and overnight at the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel.
Days 11 - 14 Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago *
Spend four days exploring the rugged coastline, spectacular narrow fjords, and offshore islands of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard Archipelago. The primary goal is to locate wildlife, which is found here in abundance during the short summer season. The nature of polar expeditions requires flexibility regarding the daily schedule of activities, and landings may be dependent on weather, tide, and ice conditions. Though specific stops are not guaranteed, the following are places visited on past expeditions: Liefdefjorden - Liefdefjorden is a dramatically scenic fjord, where rugged mountains rise from the permanent ice cap and Monaco Glacier—named for Prince Albert I of Monaco, a pioneer of oceanography, who led an expedition to Svalbard in 1906—spills into the sea at the deepest part of the waterway. His team used sophisticated photographic techniques to understand the shape and position of several glacier fronts, and the Monaco Glacier honors the expedition, and the prince. This is a favored feeding ground for thousands of kittiwakes, and whales and seals are also common sights. Moffen Island - A small, atoll-like island just a few feet above sea level, Moffen is a protected walrus sanctuary. Photographic opportunities abound with these massive creatures hauled out on the gravel shores. Polar bears and the rare Sabine’s gulls may also be found on this island. Poolepynten - Part of Forlandet National, this area is known for great walrus viewing and photography. Though sightings are never guaranteed, this area is known as a popular haul-out for these lumbering giants. They often create quite a rowdy scene, as each walrus vies for a choice spot of coastline.
Day 10 Bear Island (Bjørnøya) *
For nearly three centuries, Bear Island—which sits halfway between North Cape and Spitsbergen—was the home of a major Barents Sea whaling station. Today, thousands of fulmars, kittiwakes, murres, dovekies, and multiple varieties of gulls make their home on the jagged cliffs and rocky pinnacles that rise vertically from the sea. Cruise by Zodiac along the eroded cliffs and make an island landing for a tundra walk among seasonal Arctic wildflowers to search for Arctic foxes.
Day 9 Skarsvaag / North Cape *
This morning go ashore in Skarsvaag and board a coach for the drive up to the 1,000-foot-high plateau that rises from the Barents Sea. The community of North Cape (Nordkapp) is commonly referred to as the northernmost point of the European continent. Here, an impressive edge-of-the-world Visitors Center features historical exhibits and a film about the region. Return to the ship in time for lunch and set sail northward, across the Barents Sea.
Day 8 Tromsø *
This morning disembark in Tromsø, known as the “Gateway to the Arctic.” A cable-car ride up 1,800-foot Mount Storsteinen offers amazing views. Visit the unique Arctic Cathedral, built in 1965 and famous for its dazzling wall of blue and gold stained glass. At the Tromsø Museum, exhibits offer a look at the fascinating Sami culture, a northern people whose livelihood depends on reindeer herding.
Day 7 Reine / Stamsund / Trollfjord *
Go ashore in Reine on Moskenesøya Island, one of the four main Lofoten Islands. Often hailed as the most scenic spot in Norway, the town sits on the shores of a blue-green lagoon surrounded by pinnacled mountain peaks. On an adjacent island visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, built at the site of an ancient Viking farm discovered in the early 1980s. This evening, as the ship cruises along the shores of Nordland and Trollfjord, watch for orca, minke, and pilot whales.
Day 6 Kjerringøy / Røst, Lofoten Islands *
Officially north of the Arctic Circle, the 19th-century trading station of Kjerringøy lies on a sleepy peninsula bathed by turquoise seas and backdropped by soaring granite peaks. Tour the historic district, most of which has been preserved as an open-air museum. This afternoon the Ocean Adventurer arrives at Røst, one of the 356 islands and rocky outcrops that make up the southern edge of Lofoten. By Zodiac explore the shores of this northern oasis that basks in the heart of the Gulf Stream, its mild climate attracting two million nesting seabirds to the cliffs of the outer islands.
Day 5 Expedition Stop *
Weather permitting, board Zodiacs to explore the intriguing inlets, rocky shorelines, and deserted coves of this wildly rugged and pristine coast.
Day 4 Runde *
The island of Runde has a mere 160 human inhabitants, but it is home to more than half a million seabirds representing over 230 different species—puffins, kittiwakes, gannets, fulmars, storm petrels, razorbills, shags, and guillemots. From Zodiacs look for the seals that rest on some of the smaller offshore islands. This afternoon we sail the western coast of Norway, weaving among the dramatic fjords with their verdant slopes and towering cliffs.
Day 3 Geiranger Fjord *
The serpentine route through the 12-mile-long Geiranger Fjord is one of Norway’s premier scenic wonders. Mountains laced with numerous breathtaking waterfalls tower on both sides. Take a short tour of the tiny village of Geiranger, then board coaches and climb the road to Flydalsjuvet Gorge for breathtaking views.
Day 2 Bergen / Embark Ocean Adventurer *
After a leisurely morning and lunch at the hotel, set out to explore Norway’s second largest city. Pass by venerable King Haakon’s Hall, the Rosenkranz Tower, and the old wharf of Bryggen—a World Heritage Site whose picturesque medieval gable houses date back to the time of the Hanseatic League. After a drive past gracious suburban homes and gardens, and a stroll in the fresh air, visit Troldsalen Concert Hall for a short performance by a Norwegian pianist. Embark the Ocean Adventurer this evening.
Day 1 Bergen, Norway *
Arrive in Bergen this afternoon and transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore on your own, with dinner and overnight at our hotel.
* = Indicative
Map for Wild Norway & Svalbard
Sea Adventurer, the ship servicing Wild Norway & Svalbard

Sea Adventurer

Vessel Type: Comfortable Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 118

Built / refurbished: 1975 / 1998

The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer, (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the remote polar regions. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels.

She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size.

Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities.

 

Cabins and amenities

  • 61 outside cabins with exterior views and private facilities.
  • Decks 4 and 5 have exterior access, with outside seating.
  • Window-lined dining room on Deck 4 with unreserved seating.
  • Lounge/Presentation Room.
  • 2 bars.
  • Library.
  • Gift shop.
  • 4 hour beverage station.
  • Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email, and wireless, Internet access.
  • Clinic with licensed doctor.
  • Exercise room.

Deck Plan for some trips may vary, please ask for details.


Cabin layout for Sea Adventurer
• Search for the Svalbard Archipelago’s legendary wildlife: seals, walrus, whales, Arctic foxes, and our ultimate goal—polar bears.

• Photograph dramatic landscapes, including chiseled fjords, glittering glaciers, and lush tundra blazing with purple saxifrage and moss campion.

• Discover hundreds of thousands of breeding seabirds, including kittiwakes, guillemots, dovekies, puffins, and rare ivory gulls.

• Explore Svalbard by Zodiac, kayak, and on foot to fully appreciate the varied landscapes of this wild, nearly uninhabited realm.

• Cruise down Geiranger Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Norway’s most scenic natural wonders.
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