Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
All guests are required to have emergency medical evacuation travel insurance coverage. Proof of coverage is required prior to embarkation. The policy provider, policy number and emergency contact phone number must be provided prior to departure date. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $100,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Expert in Residence: All Departures
Join Glenn Ehmke, Senior Bird Ecologist and award-winning nature photographer, on this trip of a lifetime. Glenn specializes in the breeding ecology of shorebirds and island bird ecology and conservation. Glenn’s knowledge and enthusiasm will help everyone on board appreciate the beauty of Spitsbergen’s birds.
Sea Kayaking Option: $975 per person
If you wish to take this option, please advise ExpeditionTrips.com at the time of booking. Please note that sound sea kayaking experience is essential.
Ship's accommodation; all meals, snacks, coffee and tea on board ship; use of gumboots on loan; daily cabin service; electronic voyage log; all shore excursions from the ship including Zodiacs; lectures, videos, slide and film shows and guide services; port taxes and charges imposed by government authorities; landing fees; pre-departure information and briefing; sightseeing tour in Longyearbyen; transfer from ship to airport.
All flights and airfare; visa, passport and vaccination charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers not included in itinerary; hotels and meals not included in ship cruise itinerary; optional excursions not included in the ship cruise itinerary; laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as gratuities, bar charges and phone calls; emergency evacuation charges; sea kayaking supplement; fuel surcharge may apply.