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Period

7 - 16th July

Location

Svalbard

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Sea lovers

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SVALBARD EXPERIENCE


A special journey to discover these remote islands located less than a thousand km from the North Pole. The islands form an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, located between 74 ° and 81 ° north and between 10 ° and 34 ° east. They are the northernmost part of Norway, and the northernmost inhabited lands on the planet. During the summer, it is possible to navigate to places where during the rest of the year, due to the completely iced polar cap, it is practically unthinkable to venture. The journey will take place aboard a fantastic sailing boat, where it will be possible to experience this 100% uncontaminated place. The goal is to live a unique experience, looking for breathtaking landscapes and fauna, from glaciers that drop steeply over the sea, to the colonies of walruses, to the fascinating puffin, the arctic fox, whales, orcas, beluga , narwhals and finally to the majestic polar bear.

The sailboat, small and agile hull, houses 5 double cabins with services for a total of 10 people. The trip is assisted by expert guides full board on board and a program of daily shore excursions to discover the most, an overnight stay in Longyearbyen Hotels, suggestive and remote areas of this fantastic archipelago.

Travel program

DAY 1 - 7th July

Departure from Italy with direct flight to Oslo and then proceed to the Svalbard Islands. Upon arrival in Longyearbyen transfer to the hotel. Usually the expected arrival time at the destination is late in the evening. Accommodation and overnight.

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Day 2 - 8th July

Free day to have the opportunity to settle in and make some excursions from the ground. Longyearbyen can offer a wide selection of picturesque and characteristic views, particular in its kind; free lunch and dinner all together where we will have the opportunity to tell some moments of the day spent.

Day 3 to 9 - 9th | 15th July

Morning available for a walk in the administrative center of the Svalbard Islands, Check out of the hotel and boarding the private boat at 14:00. The sailboat will leave the port of Longyearbyen heading north at about 18.00; the captain with his welcome briefing will give us all the directives to become familiar with what will be our home for the next few days. Full board on board. We will sail to the north of the archipelago, with a program that will be dictated by weather and sea conditions. With the assistance of a very experienced guide we will try to spot as many polar bears as possible (main interest of every trip to these beautiful islands) as well as whales, walruses, seals, reindeer and foxes. Always depending on the weather conditions, we will try to make one or two shore excursions a day for beautiful and short treks under the supervision of the armed guide, on land which is always a bit bumpy since there are no marked trails.(On the Svalbard Islands it is illegal to leave inhabited centers without the possession of a firearm, in case there are polar bears nearby it is mandatory to be equipped with a rifle in order to drive away any dangers.) The return to the port is usually scheduled during the evening, we will spend the last night (with the midnight sun) in navigation or in port depending on our needs and or the weather. The next morning we will leave our beloved sailboat by 12 o’clock, after breakfast. Once disembarked we will go to check in at the Hotel where we will spend the last night. Free dinner.

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Day 10 - 16th July

End of the journey, transfer to the airport for the flight to Oslo.

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