Once in a lifetime: Spitsbergen

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Cruise - 10 days - Departing on July 10th, 2023

On this adventurous cruise, you'll enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Svalbard in the far Arctic north, with whales, polar bears and millions of seabirds as your travel companions. You'll sail as far north as the polar bear's favorite residence during the summer, but you won't just sail to the far north!

You will visit exceptional locations on the northern side of Svalbard such as Edgeøya, but also Bellsund and Hornsund in the south are included in the program of this unforgettable expedition trip. Travel with us to Longyearbayen and embark on the arctic adventure!

Departing on July 10th, 2023
Strong points:
  • Great chance of spotting polar bears

  • Impressive fjords that calve into the sea

  • Exuberant animal life of Svalbard: reindeer, polar foxes, seals, etc.

  • Extensive route around Spitsbergen

Appointment in a travel shop

Day 1

Brussels - Longyearbyen

You fly from Brussels directly to Longyearbyen, Svalbard's most famous place, and also one of the northernmost cities in the world. You board the Ocean Albatros, a brand new ship with the most modern technology. After you have embarked and enjoyed a welcome drink, the expedition leader gives a briefing on the course of the voyage, the rules on board and safety procedures. Before sailing, there is also a mandatory safety drill. Then your incredible journey from Adventfjord towards Longyearbyen begins and your real arctic adventure can begin!

Day 2

Ny Ålesund, Ny London & Lilliehöök Glacier

Day 3

Smeerenburg & Ytre Norskøya

Day 4

Monaco Glacier

Day 5


Day 6

Hinlopenstraat & Freemansundet

Day 7


Day 8

Bellsund, Vårsolbukta & Calypsobyen

Day 9

Prince Karls Forland

Day 10

Lonyearbyen - Brussels

Your stay

Ocean Albatros

The brand new ship Ocean Albatros is a real gem. All 95 comfortable passenger cabins and suites offer breathtaking sea views and most have private balconies. There are 3 restaurants with opportunities to dine on the outside deck. There are also plenty of state-of-the-art amenities, including a wellness area with panoramic sauna and modern performance space, Jacuzzis and a gym. The brand new ship will take you to the most unique places in comfort.

What's included?

Practical info


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