Six Must-See Svalbard Sites

by Oceanwide Expeditions Blog

It’s home to humanity’s last-ditch supply of crop seeds, the world’s northernmost settlement over 1,000 people, and is one of the best places on the planet to spot a polar bear.
Six Must-See Svalbard Sites

Svalbard: Earth’s ultimate Arctic archipelago

It’s home to humanity’s last-ditch supply of crop seeds, the world’s northernmost settlement over 1,000 people, and is one of the best places on the planet to spot a polar bear.

But did you know Svalbard is also an Arctic wonderland full of spilling glaciers, glittering icebergs, and spans of snow-swept tundra? And that’s only if you’re not into spotting all the area’s Arctic foxes, dozing walruses, and swirling flocks of seabirds.

Though if you’re reading this, you probably are.

If you think you’ve seen the best of the Arctic but haven’t been to Svalbard (or if you have but are dying to go back), put these six surreal locations are on your travel itinerary.

Liefdefjorden

Combining beautiful tundra landscapes to the north with lofty mountains to the south, Liefdefjorden is among Svalbard’s most scenic landing sites. Your visit will not only introduce you to several sprawling glaciers, but you may also see seals or even a polar bear.

Phippsøya

Giving Liefdefjorden a run for its money is Phippsøya, a harsh high-Arctic region where life has to fight to survive. Walruses are often seen on the beaches, making for some fine pictures to bring back home.

Alkefjellet

This is the most accessible (and stunning) bird cliff in Svalbard, with towering basalt columns and tens of thousands of breeding Brünnich’s guillemots. Make sure you bring a quality camera capable of shooting these fast-flying birds, as the photography opportunities here are rivaled by few other places.

Kvitøya

The rugged severity of Phippsøya feels like a neighborhood park next to Kvitøya, especially in terms of remoteness. What’s more, the courage of the Andrée Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897 is made hauntingly clear when you visit their old camp, now also their grave.

Palanderbukta

The polar desert of Nordaustlandet is a common favorite, featuring raised beaches, dazzling glaciers, and stark ice caps. You may also enjoy a number of invertebrate fossils and some excellent hiking.

Hornsund

With majestic mountains and colossal glaciers everywhere you look, Hornsund makes a fitting conclusion to our list. The area is simply enchanting, providing you some of the Arctic’s most iconic scenery as well as glimpses into its whaling, trapping, and rich Pomor history.

¿Le gusta este artículo? Compartir su apreciación:

Cruceros relacionados

Norte de Spitsbergen – 82 grados norte - Limpieza de las costas
Hasta 800 USD de descuento

Norte de Spitsbergen – 82 grados norte - Limpieza de las costas

Navegando más al norte

OTL14-20. Comience su crucero al norte de Spitsbergen con una caminata por el histórico Longyearbyen, luego únase a nuestra expedición al norte de la isla para disfrutar de paisajes fantásticamente bellos, de miles de aves, y por supuesto, de la estrella del show, el oso polar.

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Fecha del crucero:

28 ago. - 4 sept., 2020

Precio:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD de descuento

Chevron
Spitsbergen – Noreste de Groenlandia, Aurora Boreal
Hasta 250 USD de descuento

Spitsbergen – Noreste de Groenlandia, Aurora Boreal

Un viaje clásico de tres islas: hielo, Inuit y lejanía

OTL15-20. Los cruceros a Spitsbergen y el Noreste de Groenlandia navega por aguas llenas de paisajes impresionantes. La expedición pasa a través de áreas que albergan focas, aves marinas, ballenas y osos polares, coronada con vistas nocturnas de Auroras Boreales.

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Fecha del crucero:

4 sept. - 18 sept., 2020

Precio:

6850 USD 6600 USD 250 USD de descuento

Chevron

Spitsbergen – Noreste de Groenlandia

Un viaje clásico de tres islas: hielo, inuit y lejanía

RVR27-20. El crucero a Spitsbergen y el noreste de Groenlandia navega por aguas llenas de paisajes impresionantes. La expedición pasa a través de áreas que albergan focas, aves marinas, ballenas y osos polares.

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

Fecha del crucero:

28 jul. - 15 ago., 2020

Precio:

por encargo

Alrededor de Spitsbergen – Kvitøya, En el reino de Polar Bear & Ice

Circunnavegación completa con una visita a Kvitøya

HDS10-20. Este crucero alrededor de Spitsbergen le da una gran chance de ver ballenas, renos, focas, y osos polares. La expedición desembarcará en Kvitøya, un sitio de significancia histórica, y hogar de una gran población de morsas.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Fecha del crucero:

2 ago. - 11 ago., 2020

Precio:

5050 USD

Este de Spitsbergen – Academia Ártica

Expedición científica holandesa a Spitsbergen

OTL11-20. Este es un viaje, con un grupo de científicos a bordo, que hará un seguimiento de las investigaciones que los científicos holandeses comenzaron en Edgeøya en el siglo XX. Es un viaje académico a la isla Edgeøya, al sur de Spitsbergen, organizado por la Universidad Holandesa de Groningen. Viaje dedic...

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Fecha del crucero:

3 ago. - 12 ago., 2020

Precio:

5050 USD