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    The prices shown are only indicative; the final price will be determined according to individual program design. The following factors, among others, may cause major price changes:

    • The displayed price is a starting price and may vary depending on the booking category as well as the cabin.
    • If your trip is cancelled by the operator, you can rebook for another departure free of charge or receive a full refund.
    • Low 20% deposit for all 2022 departures.
    Glacier wall with Nunatak in summer

    SV Meander Sailing expedition Svalbard

    June - September

    Join us for an intensive 8-day Svalbard cruise in the everlasting light of the Arctic midnight sun. In summer, ice-free waters and permanent light allow exploration at any time of day. Svalbard thrives with life in the short Arctic summer.

    A paradise for adventurers and nature lovers.

    The focus of this trip is to explore the wild and unique flora and fauna of Svalbard. Wind and weather permitting, we will take shore excursions each day into the wild nature with our guide and expedition leader from Spitzbergen Reisen. Our goal is to explore the northwest of Svalbard and experience the archipelago with plenty of time for intense nature experiences and extensive wildlife viewing.

    Program schedule:

    Day 1

    Arrival in Longyearben, guided tour, museum and overnight in hotel.

    Welcome to Svalbard. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will greet you and accompany you to your accommodation in Longyearbyen. Already on the first day you will get to know the diversity of the most northern small town in the world on a detailed city tour. Feel the special atmosphere of the town and discover the treasures of the famous Svalbard Museum.

    Overnight stay in Longyearbyen.

    Day 2

    Embarkation day

    Day 3 - 8

    On expedition cruise

    Day 4

    Day 5

    Day 6

    Day 7

    Day 8

    Day 9

    Farewell day

    Map of Svalbard

    Prices


    2022:

    DZ: 43.500 NOK / 4.300 € p.P.

    EZ: 84.000 NOK / 8.300 € p.P.

    Dates


    Tour length: 9 Days

    This tour can be done between the following months:

    • June - September

    Please contact us to arrange an exact time frame.

    Difficulty


    You don't need any special previous knowledge to participate in this tour.

    Program activities are always weather dependent and the implementation of scheduled activities may be changed or cancelled due to safety concerns.

    Sailing with S/V Meander

    The traditional rigging and the robust underwater hull make this two-master a particularly safe sailing vessel at sea. Due to its shape and length, the Meander moves smoothly over the water. Due to the easy handling of the sails and the good sailing characteristics, even people without sailing experience can easily and actively participate in sailing.

    For cold regions there is a good central heating. For enthusiasts there is even a small sauna available.

    In the deckhouse there is a cozy salon with a separate kitchen and a view of the surroundings. A beer tap and a refrigerator with soft drinks and wines are available. Below deck are the comfortable double cabins, each with bunk beds and a small sink. Two separate showers and three separate toilets are also installed.

    Meals are served in the saloon. This is where you meet in the afternoon for a cup of coffee or tea and a freshly baked cake, or where the guides present exciting lectures in the evening hours. The wheelhouse is the heart of the ship and here you will find all the equipment to sail safely across the oceans. It is also a wonderful place to hang out, steer, take shelter or participate in the watch.

    Even without wind, the Meander makes good progress. A four-cylinder MAK M423 built in 1960 powers the ship and is a reliable marine engine. It is really fun to watch and listen to this low-speed (265 rpm) engine. The 300 horsepower makes the Meander a powerful and economical ship. The engine runs slowly and the exhaust noise is well muffled, which is very pleasant for the guests on board.

    Dates

    This tour can be done between the following months:

    • June - September

    Please contact us to arrange an exact time frame.

    Private tour:

    For groups we are happy to offer private tours, which can be freely designed in terms of content. Together we can put together a program exactly according to your wishes and ideas. A private tour is somewhat more expensive, but offers many advantages and privileges both in the program design, as well as in the implementation of the trip here on Svalbard.

    Discover the Arctic privately with your friends!


    Included in the tour price

    • Accommodation on board in the booked cabin category;
    • All meals on board during the cruise (B/L/D);
    • 24-hour tea and coffee station on board;
    • All planned shore excursions, Zodiac rides, excursions according to program;
    • Experienced expedition leaders and lecturers;
    • Rentel rubber boots.

    Not included in the tour price

    • Arrival and departure, flight to Longyearbyen. Spitzbergen Reisen will be happy to advise you on a possible pre-cruise program;
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Health insurance with emergency evacuation (required);
    • Luggage and cancellation insurance (recommended);
    • Personal expenses and tips.

    Information

    • Please note: The trips and programmes described here are for your orientation only. The final itinerary will be adjusted on site according to weather conditions, the current ice situation and animal sightings. The captain and expedition leader will determine the itinerary depending on the above mentioned factors and will inform you daily about the events. Flexibility and adaptability is of utmost importance on cruises with expedition character.
    • This tour is in German.
    • It is recommended to get a travel insurance that includes Covid-19 and related measures (also a quarantine through no fault of your own e.g. or a travel warning of the Foreign Office). Regarding the insurance, you can contact ERGO or ADAC or other providers you trust. At least in connection with the conclusion of a travel cancellation insurance or an all-round carefree protection, there are meanwhile many insurers who offer Covid as a supplementary insurance.

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