Norte de Spitsbergen, verano ártico - Birding

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Título: Norte de Spitsbergen, verano ártico - Birding
Código del viaje: RVR23-22
Duración: 11 noches
Barco: El Rembrandt van Rijn
Embarque: Longyearbyen
Desemabrco: Longyearbyen
Idioma: Viaje de habla alemana, Viaje de habla inglesa
Más acerca de: Ártico cruceros
Svalbard cruceros

POR FAVOR TENGA EN CUENTA: Este itinerario es sólo orientativo. El programa puede variar en función del hielo, el tiempo y las condiciones de la fauna. Los desembarcos están sujetos a la disponibilidad del lugar, a los permisos y a los problemas medioambientales según la normativa de AECO. Los planes oficiales de navegación y las franjas de desembarco se programan con AECO antes del inicio de la temporada, pero el líder de la expedición determina el plan final. La flexibilidad es primordial en los cruceros de expedición. Estar dispuesto a ceder en confort es un requerimiento básico a bordo de una embarcación a vela histórica. Información importante sobre el programa de navegación: el barco está equipado con velas y estas serán usadas en condiciones adecuadas (mar abierto, aguas profundas, vientos apropiados, disponibilidad de tiempo). Esto no está garantizado. El capitán decide cuándo y dónde usar las velas o el motor. Si se utilizan las velas, estas serán operadas por al tripulación, los pasajeros deben seguir las normas de seguridad de la tripulación. La velocidad media de crucero para s/v Rembrandt van Rijn es de 6,5 nudos.

El crucero al Norte de Spitsbergen navega a alguno de las más remotos sitios del norte de Europa. La expedición le dará la oportunidad de ver algunos restos históricos de balleneros, glaciares, una variedad de aves del ártico, incluido el mérgulo atlántico, y osos polares.

Birding: -

We will have at least one dedicated expedition guide in our team who will share their expert knowledge about bird species and who will be available to help you identify, photograph on deck and learn more about the birds that we see. In addition to outdoor sessions, our guide will focus on species and related information on the birds of the Arctic in re-caps and lectures onboard.

Day 1: Largest town, biggest island

You touch down in Longyearbyen, the administrative center of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Enjoy strolling around this former mining town, whose parish church and Svalbard Museum make for fascinating attractions. Though the countryside appears stark, more than a hundred species of plant have been recorded in it. In the early evening the ship sails out of Isfjorden, where you might spot the first minke whale of your voyage. In the evening you sail for Trygghamna, where you see the remains of a 17th-century English whaling station and 18th-century Pomor hunting station, both of which you can visit the next morning. 

Day 2: Foxes, seabirds, and grazing reindeer

From Trygghamna you walk to Alkhornet, a large seabird cliff where the birds are scouting out breeding places. Below the cliffs is a common place to spot Arctic foxes, and you may also see reindeer grazing on the lush vegetation if there’s not too much snow.

Day 3: Remains of the whalers

You sail into Fuglefjorden amid views of Svitjodbreen and Birgerbukta, both breeding areas for great skuas as well as likely spots to see a polar bear. On Birgerbukta you can see 17th-century Basque ovens once used for cooking whale blubber. The aim next is to visit Ytre Norskøya, a small island that served for many years as a Dutch whaling lookout. Here you can still follow the whalers’ tracks to the summit of the island, passing popular bird cliffs on the way. On shore are the remains of more 17th-century blubber ovens, while Arctic skuas and common eiders breed among the graves of some two hundred Dutch whalers. 

Day 4: Glaciers and Ermaktangen geology

Raudfjorden, on the north coast of Spitsbergen, is a fine place for gazing over the glaciers. It’s also a favorite hangout for ringed and bearded seals, colonies of seabird, and the occasional polar bear and beluga whale. Ermaktangen, at the fjordh coast of Spitsbergen, is a fine place for gazing over the glof the land. 

Day 5: Wide open tundra

If ice conditions permit, you may land on the northern side of Reindyrsflya, the largest tundra area of Spitsbergen. This vast and rolling plain is a popular grazing area for reindeer, and several species of waders also breed here. Similarly, the lakes afford you a good chance of spotting red-throated divers and king eiders. 

Day 6: The massive Monaco Glacier

Depending on the weather, you could sail into Liefdefjorden and cruise within sight of the 5-kilometer-long (3.1 miles) face of the precipitous Monaco Glacier. The waters in front of this glacier are a favorite feeding spot for thousands of kittiwakes, and the base of the ice is a popular polar bear hunting ground. If ice conditions prevent sailing here early in the season, an alternate route along the west coast of Spitsbergen can be implemented.

Day 7: Another day in North Spitsbergen

Depending on the weather, we use this day for exploring areas which we have not seen. 

Day 8: On to the little auks

In the morning you land at Fuglesangen, where you can observe spirited communities of little auks. You then sail south to Magdalenafjorden, one of the glacier-filled highlights of Spitsbergen. A shore visit shows you the remains of 17th-century English whaling, and you can also see more large colonies of little auks. 

Day 9: Earth’s northernmost community

You head north for Kongsfjorden and Krossfjorden. The landscape is likely to show signs of winter, the crags and slopes still blanketed with snow. Here there are rich opportunities for snowshoeing – we provide the snowshoes – and visiting places of historic interest: Ny London, where you can see the remains of early 20th-century marble mining, and Ny Ålesund, the northernmost community in the world. There are also research stations and the famous anchor mast of the dirigible Norge, which took the first flight across the North Pole to Nome, Alaska in 1926. Krossfjorden offers views of colossal glaciers and lofty mountain peaks, but ultimately the extent of fjord ice dictates the itinerary here.

Day 10: The past days of polar bear hunting

On your journey south, the goal is a landing at Fuglehuken. Here you see remains from the great era of polar bear hunting. There are also large seabird colonies and a haul-out spot for harbour seals. Alternatively you could land on the coast of Forlandsundet, at Engelskbukta or Sarstangen. Walruses are occasionally seen here, and the tundra is a fine place for a walk.  

Day 11: Wide tundra, towering mountains

The next stop is Bohemanflya, an expansive tundra with its own avifauna (depending on when spring arrives) and spectacular geological formations along the coast. In Gipsvika you can go on shore near Templet, a mountainous location of eroded sedimentary rock from the Upper Carboniferous period – around 290 million years ago.

Day 12: There and back again

Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You disembark in Longyearbyen, taking home memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies. 

El Rembrandt van Rijn

Nuestro velero de 3 mástiles 'Rembrandt van Rijn' es muy adecuado para el crucero de expedición entre los fiordos de Groenlandia y Svalbard. Información completa del buque »

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Triple Privada con Ojo de Buey

Windows Info Info
  • 1 ojo de buey
  • 1 Litera superior / inferior + 1 cama baja
  • Ducha y baño privado
  • Amplio espacio de almacenamiento
Complete cabin
14850 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Sharing berth
4950 USD

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Doble privada interior

  • 1 Litera superior / inferior
  • Ducha y baño privado
  • Amplio espacio de almacenamiento
Complete cabin
10800 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Single cabin
9180 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

Sharing berth
5400 USD

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Doble Privada con Ojo de Buey

Windows Info
  • 1 Ojo de Buey
  • 1 Litera superior / inferior
  • Ducha y baño privado
  • Amplio espacio de almacenamiento
Complete cabin
12000 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Single cabin
10200 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

Sharing berth
6000 USD

Share your cabin with others for the best price