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HDS14-22, trip log, East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

While we sail out of the fjord, the scenery is stunning and how could it get any better… we have the first sightings of whales. Some humpbac

OTL14-22, trip log, East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Basecamp

Before most of us retreat to our cabins to rest we hear Jan’s voice through the speakers. We have northern lights – while crossing the Arcti

PLA13-22, trip log, Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland

Dinner was served and we got to meet some of our fellow travellers who would be sharing this voyage to Greenland. As we began our navigation

OTL13-22, trip log, Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland

Today is the day! Our long-awaited Arctic adventure is about to begin (a few years wait for some of us!). Our story begins in Longyearbyen,

HDS12-22, trip log, North Spitsbergen - Farthest North

As the day drew to a close there were dolphin and whale sightings, and eventually the sun got low enough in the sky to give dramatic “sunset

PLA12-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

It was a beautiful evening as we sailed out into Isfjord and we hoped this weather would be with us for the next 9 days. As we began our nav

HDS11X22, trip log, North Spitsbergen - Farthest North

As we set sail, we received a warm welcome and orientation briefing from our Hotel Manager Michael and Expedition Leader (EL) Sara. They gav

PLA11-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Once on board the passengers started to get acquainted with the ship and were soon invited to a general introduction. A safety briefing was

OTL11-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

When we were enjoying our lovely breakfast, we heard the voice of our expedition leader Claudio that there was a Polar Bear on the ice, clos

HDS10X22, trip log, Spitsbergen - Greenland - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen

Our Arctic adventure began on a grey drizzly afternoon – let’s be honest, it was raining. Happily, the weather cleared as the afternoon adva

OTL10-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Today was the day! Our long-awaited Arctic adventure was about to begin (a few years wait for some of us!) our story begins in Longyearbyen,

OTL09-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Our first full day of expedition cruising officially began with a wake-up call from Expedition Leader (EL) Pippa at 7:15am, but some excited

OTL08-22, trip log, East Spitsbergen - Arctic Academy

During this expedition scientists and tourists travelled together to one of the most remote places of the arctic region. The primary goal of

PLA09-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

The black mines and muddy hangars of Longyearbyen are certainly not quite as charming as the colorful traditional houses of Oslo, but the ci

HDS07-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Shortly afterwards everyone attended the last of our mandatory briefings; this one was regarding zodiac operations, which would come in usef

PLA07-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Many of the guest arrived at Longyearbyen on the day of embarkation. Throughout the morning the wind started to pick up but regardless of th

OTL07-22, trip log, Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice - Birding

The pull of the Arctic; its varied landscapes, history, the fascination of ice, flora and fauna plagued by a harsh climate, the anticipation

PLA06-22, trip log, North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

Many of the guest arrived at Longyearbyen on the day of embarkation. The morning started with drizzle and thick fog. We must wait for our re

OTL06-22, trip log, North Spitsbergen - Basecamp, Free kayaking, hiking, photo worksh

The Ortelius lays at the old Coal pier close to the airport. The Expedition Team is spread out at several locations throughout town to await

HDS05-22, trip log, North Spitsbergen - Bowhead Whales & Polar Bears in the sea ice –

The Expedition Team were on standby for 5:45 am, zodiacs were lowered, and the staff made their way to meet and greet guests whilst Hondius

PLA05-22, trip log, North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

Once on board the evening went by quickly as we were busy with familiarisations, safety briefings, cocktails with Captain Torry Sakkariassen

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