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Spitsbergen Odyssey

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 10 people
Destination(s): Arctic  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   Ecotourism  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 7075 Australian Dollar (AUD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 11495 Australian Dollar (AUD)

11-day voyage includes 8-9 days kayaking.

Life explodes during the brief Arctic summer and sea kayaks are a superb way to view walrus, seals, reindeer and millions of migratory birds.

Our circumnavigation of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) takes us within 600 miles of the North Pole, well into the realm of the polar bear. Hikes over flower-speckled tundra are a pleasing contrast to paddles through narrow ice-choked fjords.

The fossil-rich polar desert in the east, towering mountains in the west, and panoramic glacial vistas provide stunning backdrops to Svalbard's rich Arctic wildlife, and remnants from 16th and 17th century whaling activities.

Tour Itinerary:

Meet at Spitsbergen.

Day 1: Board mothership in Longyearbyen, cruise north along Isfjorden, kayak briefing.

Days 2-10: Day paddles while circumnavigating Spitsbergen.

Day 11: Arrive Longyearbyen.

2013 departures:
16-26 Jul | 26 Jul-5 Aug | 31 Aug-10 Sep.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Cost depends on cabin chosen.

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