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    Additional information to the indicated prices

    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.

    SV Meander Sailing expedition Svalbard

    June - September

    Come with us on an intensive 8-day Spitsbergen sailing expedition in the everlasting light of the Arctic midnight sun. In summer, ice-free waters and permanent light allow exploration at any time of day or night. Svalbard blossoms with life in the short Arctic summer.

    A paradise for adventurers, photographers and nature lovers.

    The focus of this trip is to explore the rugged and unique flora and fauna of Spitsbergen. We will experience what Svalbard has to offer, from magnificent landscapes with the most diverse vegetation and the fascinating wildlife. We are in the middle of it and very close to nature. If wind and weather permit, we will go on shore excursions every day with our German speaking guides and expedition leaders from Spitzbergen Reisen into the wild nature. Our goal is to explore the west and northwest of Spitsbergen and experience the archipelago with plenty of time for intensive nature experiences and in depth wildlife observations.

    Whenever wind and weather permit, sails will be hoisted. It is an indescribable experience to glide through the wild arctic sea driven by the wind. If you are interested in sailing, you are welcome to lend a hand. Under the expert guidance of the captain and his crew, one or the other can certainly not only get to know Spitsbergen intensively but also enjoy a real sailing experience.

    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

    Prices


    2023:

    DZ: 48.000 NOK / 4.700 € p.P.

    EZ: 93.000 NOK / 9.000 € 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 experience to participate in this tour. But it would be good if you are somewhat seaworthy or prepared for swell and have fun with exercise and adventure.

    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.

    In the deckhouse there is a cozy salon with a separate kitchen and a view of the surroundings. A refrigerator with soft drinks and wines are available. Bring cash to pay for these. Below deck are the 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.

    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;
    • One night before the expedition in Longyearbyen (guest house)
    • 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).

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