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Svalbard: Arctic Norway Tour - Land of the Ice Bear

Endangered Polar bears, Walrus and the Arctic

 

 

 

Join Terra Incognita Ecotours as they spend ten days cruising the waters of Svalbard, Arctic Norway, in search of Polar bear, Walrus, Reindeer, Arctic fox, Whales and so much more.  Sometimes you may see Beluga or Narwhal, even Orca’s.
 
The base for this amazing adventure is the beautifully restored M.S. Stockholm, a vessel that can navigate where big ships cannot go, and with only 12 guests you can enjoy an intimate experience.  The itinerary changes each day in response to the weather conditions . The main objective is to find and photograph Polar bears, so guests will be cruising in the sea ice for several days, as it is here that the Polar bears are truly at home, hunting seals and swimming from ice floe to ice floe.

 

Tour Dates: 25th June - 5th July, 2019 
Rate: $11,299.00 USD; Single supplement is $10,501.00
 
Itinerary:
 
Northwest Spitsbergen - 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. Two other courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish explorer Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship.
 
Magnificent fjords - Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During the journey you will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love,” is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here the hope is to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area. In Krossfjorden guests will 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.

 

 

 

Hinlopen Strait and Alkefjellet - If the ice allows the ship will enter Hinlopen Strait. Here is Alkefjellet, an impressive, basaltic cliff, which is the home to an estimated 200,000 Brünnich’s guillemots. You might also continue into the beautiful bay Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet.
 
Eastern Svalbard - The island of Nordaustlandet is covered by hundreds of waterfalls. Barentsøya and Edgeøya offer magnificent landscapes and vast tundra. Chances to encounter walruses, Arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer are good here.
 
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 you 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.

 

Every person who joins one of their ecotours they will make a donation to the important work of Polar Bear conservation.

 

News Link: www.ecotours.com/ecotour/svalbard-polar-bear

Phone: 855-326-8687

Web: www.ecotours.com 

 

About Terra Incognita Ecotours:

Gerard “Ged” Caddick founded Terra Incognita Ecotours in 2004 after over fifteen years of working in the Expedition Travel industry. Ged worked for Lindblad Expeditions as Expedition Leader from 1992-2004, and for International Expeditions while living in Belize in the 1980’s. Ged has led trips for the World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic Society and the American Museum of Natural History as well as many College Alumni groups, the National Audubon Society and the Smithsonian Institution.

 

 

 

 

 

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Media Contact: Gerard "Ged" Caddick
Email: ged@ecotours.com
Phone: 813-476-2810 
Terra Incognita Ecotours