The midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are beautifully snow-covered. The ice still keeps the islands in its grip and we can admire the ever-changing ice formations. Spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner.

We stay one night in a hotel in Longyearbyen and spend seven nights on board our comfortable expedition ship while exploring Svalbard’s magical coastlines in search for walruses, whales, Arctic foxes and polar bears. This Arctic pearl has fascinated explorers for centuries, starting with Willem Barentzs, who discovered the main island Spitsbergen in 1596.

Highlights


• Explore Svalbard’s magical coastlines in search for walruses, whales, Arctic foxes and polar bears

• Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them.

We arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to our hotel.
We start our adventure in Svalbard by exploring the High Arctic capital of Longyearbyen. In the afternoon we embark the expedition ship M/S Quest and sail out through Isfjorden. We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to make landings or cruises every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit: Prins Karls Forland This narrow strip of land is covered by a magnificent and snow-covered mountain chain. The island is also home to many seabirds and harbour seals. Virgohamna, Danskøya Two of the most courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish balloonist Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site. Fantastic fjords Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area and if lucky we can see the rare king eider. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers. It is also a favourite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity. The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole. North Spitsbergen North of Spitsbergen we might meet the edge of the pack ice. Not many ships venture here and we can marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. Chances of meeting polar bears increase as we sail along the ice floes. Southwest Spitsbergen The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.
Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.
Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. We always strive to maximise your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

Triple cabin

$ 5690 USD pp
Triple cabin
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.

Twin cabin

$ 6590 USD pp
Twin cabin
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Double cabin

$ 6990 USD pp
Double cabin
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Twin cabin Plus

$ 6990 USD pp
Twin cabin Plus
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Double cabin Superior

$ 8290 USD pp
Double cabin Superior
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.

Owner’s cabin

$ 9090 USD pp
Owner’s cabin
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.

Twin cabin for single use

$ 10690 USD pp
Twin cabin for single use
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Triple cabin

$ 5690 USD pp
Triple cabin
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.

Twin cabin

$ 6590 USD pp
Twin cabin
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Twin cabin Plus

$ 6990 USD pp
Twin cabin Plus
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Double cabin

$ 6990 USD pp
Double cabin
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Double cabin Superior

$ 8290 USD pp
Double cabin Superior
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.

Owner’s cabin

$ 9090 USD pp
Owner’s cabin
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.

Twin cabin for single use

$ 10690 USD pp
Twin cabin for single use
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Triple cabin

$ 5690 USD pp
Triple cabin
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.

Twin cabin

$ 6590 USD pp
Twin cabin
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Twin cabin Plus

$ 6990 USD pp
Twin cabin Plus
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Double cabin

$ 6990 USD pp
Double cabin
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Double cabin Superior

$ 8290 USD pp
Double cabin Superior
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.

Owner’s cabin

$ 9090 USD pp
Owner’s cabin
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.

Twin cabin for single use

$ 10690 USD pp
Twin cabin for single use
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Triple cabin

$ 5690 USD pp
Triple cabin
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths.

Twin cabin

$ 6590 USD pp
Twin cabin
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Double cabin

$ 6990 USD pp
Double cabin
Has a double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Twin cabin Plus

$ 6990 USD pp
Twin cabin Plus
Has 2 twin beds. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Double cabin Superior

$ 8290 USD pp
Double cabin Superior
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD.

Owner’s cabin

$ 9090 USD pp
Owner’s cabin
Has a large double bed. All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The Owner`s cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.

Twin cabin for single use

$ 10690 USD pp
Twin cabin for single use
All cabins have a sea-view and private facilities. In your cabin you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment.

Quest (will be the Sea Endurance)

Vessel Type:  Expedition

Length: 66 metres

Passenger Capacity: 53

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2005

The ship was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland’s west coast. In 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished and now has a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship. Sea Endurance takes 53 passengers and all 26 cabins are outside cabins with private facilities. The triple cabins have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths or a double bed. In your cabin you find a desk with a chair and a cupboard for storage. The superior cabins are spacious and have armchairs and TV/ DVD. The Owner’s cabin has a double bed, two large picture windows, a separate seating area and TV/DVD. 

 

In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Here you can listen to entertaining talks on the area’s flora, fauna and history. In the lounge you also find a bar and a small library. The ship has spacious observation decks, where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for. There is an international crew on board the Sea Endurance and the atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly.

 

 

 

Cabin layout for Quest (will be the Sea Endurance)
Quest (will be the Sea Endurance)

Quest (will be the Sea Endurance)Quest (will be the Sea Endurance)

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