Remote, mysterious and extreme, Spitsbergen is the largest island in Svalbard, where polar bears outnumber people – yet is has become more accessible to solo travellers this summer – with the introduction of a low single supplement offer.
Hurtigruten are currently charging an extremely low single supplement on the nine-day ‘Circumnavigating the realm of the polar bear’ voyages departing in July and August 2016.
This expedition cruise takes passengers well above the 80th parallel and less than 600 nautical miles from the geographical North Pole. Located right on the southern fringe of the Arctic Ocean, Spitsbergen is the epitome of biodiversity where the frozen Arctic tundra and towering glaciers herald a staggeringly rich array of natural and cultural treasures.
During their trip on-board the comfortable MS Fram, guests can enjoy hikes, kayaking and a range of other activities – including a remote overnight camping trip. Expedition landings throughout the voyage will take them close to the wildlife as well as to explore the ghost towns of the early whaling stations, remote mining towns and spectacular fjords and icebergs.
Prices start from $11,140, based on one person staying in an inside cabin on full board basis for the 27 July 2016 departure. The price includes return flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen. The offer is also valid on four other departure dates (20 July, 3, 10 and 17 August 2016).
The offer is valid on new bookings made by 29 February 2016.