Journey of the Midnight Sun

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Svalbard - Tromso (Norway)                    

28th July 2018 - 11th August 2018

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The voyage begins in Svalbard's main settlement and entry point, Longyearbyen, Visiting Svalbard is like crossing some remote frontier of the mind: Svalbard is as close as most mortals can get to the North Pole and still capture its spirit.  During this voyage we spend the first 4 days visiting the West coast of Svalbard, visiting fjords with breath taking mountain scenery, and glaciers flowing into the sea around us. 
Leaving Spitsbergen, we head for Bear Island, 150km South of Svalbard.

Bear island

A voyage to Bear Island is a highlight of this voyage.  Bear Island is the southernmost Island of the Svalbard archipelago. The Island is located in the western part of the Barents sea, approximately half way between Spitsbergen and the North Cape.  An important Bird Area for seabirds, it supports breeding populations of Northern Fulmars, Purple Sandpipers, Red Phalaropes, Glaucous Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Little Auks, Common Guillemots, Thick-billed Guillemots, Black Guillemots, Pink-footed geese, Barnacle Geese and Long-tailed Ducks. 
Other wildlife spotted on and around Bear Island are Arctic Foxes, White Beaked dolphins, Minke Whales, Ringed Seals, Harp Seals, Hooded Seals and Walruses.

Bear Island is a demonstration of the wonderful diversity of life in very harsh Arctic conditions. 

Leaving Bear Island we make the 300 mile journey across the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea to the Lofoten Islands, with plenty of time to explore Norway’s untamed islands.

The Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This rare wilderness outpost offers an untrammelled landscape of Majestic mountains, deep fjords, squawking seabird colonies and long surf-swept beaches. If you are seeking unforgettable nature experiences, Lofoten will definitely not let you down.  

 

What is included in the voyage cost:

All meals on board Blue Clipper.  This includes daily breakfast, lunch and 3-course evening meal.  
Refreshments thorughout the day.
Use of safety equipment.
Accommodation in a twin ensuite cabin
All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew
The services of our hospitaltiy and guest services manger

What is not included:

Travel to and from the boat
Personal travel insurance
Any shore excursions and meals on shore (unless otherwise stated)

 

Travel Information

Both Norwegian and SAS offers flights to Svalbard, but it is very important to be aware of the mandatory ID control for all travellers. For non Norwegian citizens it is vital that you bring your passport.

Passport:


Due to Svalbard being outside the Schengen area, identity control is performed for all guests travelling to and from Svalbard. All guests with a foreign citizenship MUST bring their passports.

Airlines
Norwegian:

Norwegian has 3 weekly flights to Longyearbyen throughout the year, directly from Oslo. In peak season, March – August, the number of flights increases.
Book your tickets here: www.norwegian.no
Sas:

Sas has daily flights to Longyearbyen throughout the year, via Tromsø. In peak season, March – August, the number of flights increases to several flights per day, some of them directly from Oslo.
Book your tickets here: www.sas.no

Bodo Airport

Bodø Airport is located 2 kilometres from the city centre. The airport bus has many daily departures and covers the distance in about 5 minutes.

A flight from Oslo to Bodø takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.

 

Highlights

  • Bear Island
  • The majestic Lofoten Islands
  • Wilderness and Wildlife
  • Secluded anchorages 
  • Dramatic landscapes
  • Ocean sailing

What is included in the voyage cost:

  • All meals on board Blue Clipper.  This includes daily breakfast, lunch and 3-course evening meal.  
  • Refreshments throughout the day.
  • Use of safety equipment.
  • Accommodation in a twin ensuite cabin
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew
  • The services of our hospitality and guest services manager

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any shore excursions and meals on shore (unless otherwise stated)
  • Alcoholic, soft drinks and merchandise on board.  A TAB system is operated on board with payment required at the end of the voyage via cash or card.

Route

  1. Longyearbyen
  2. Svalbard
  3. Bear Island
  4. Lofoten Islands
  5. Bodo