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Your Spitsbergen Arctic trip begins in Oslo

Tauck's Spitzbergen Arctic cruise begins at 5:30 PM at Grand Hotel Oslo or Hotel Bristol. A transfer is included upon arrival at Oslo Airport to Grand Hotel Oslo or Hotel Bristol. Meet your expedition companions at our welcome reception...


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Fly to Spitsbergen & embark ship

Take Tauck’s charter flight to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost city, on the island of Spitsbergen, the largest in the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. This is a tight-knit community unlike any other, where...


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Cruising in the Arctic Ocean begins

For the next six days, you'll be able to join an expedition team leader for Zodiac excursions to a number of the Svalbard islands. Depending entirely on the weather and where the wildlife can be spotted, your itinerary will be flexible....


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An abundance of wildlife

This dramatic glacier-carved landscape is home to the largest concentration of polar bears in the world – some 3,000. Keep your eyes peeled for them, along with bearded seals, minke whales, Arctic foxes, and Arctic moose as you explore this land...


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Sailing in the ice floe

Weather permitting, you’ll have an opportunity to sail through the Arctic ice floe – frozen masses of flat, free-moving saltwater ice floating on the surface of the sea, a restless jigsaw puzzle of pieces constantly colliding and fracturing...


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Royal glaciers and fjords

By your fourth day cruising the Svalbard archipelago, you may have reached the spectacular fjords of Northern Spitsbergen and the huge, blue-tinted Monaco Glacier, named for oceanographer and explorer Prince Albert I of Monaco. Be on the lookout for...


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International stations & polar expeditions

Conditions permitting, you may reach Ny-Ålesund, the northernmost community of international polar research stations and a starting point for many historic North Pole expeditions, including that of Roald Amundsen. You might see...


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Seabirds, Arctic reindeer & Arctic foxes

With luck, by this time you’ll have cruised to Alkhornet, large seabird cliffs on Spitsbergen where thousands of birds nest and breed. Below the cliff you might spot the Arctic foxes who den there, and look for reindeer grazing on the rich summer...


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Disembark & fly to Oslo

Disembark your ship today in Longyearbyen for your flight back to Oslo.  Enjoy exploring Oslo this evening as you please. Your hotel is located in the city center near a wide variety of restaurants; your Tauck Director will have...


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Journey home

Your Norwegian Arctic cruise expedition ends in Oslo. Fly home anytime. A transfer to Oslo Airport from Grand Hotel Oslo or Hotel Bristol is included. You should allow three hours for flight check-in.


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