Norwegian Fjords & Spitsbergen 15 days
Arctic

Norwegian Fjords & Spitsbergen

Norwegian Fjords & Spitsbergen 15 days aboard MS Expedition

An amazing journey, exploring the wild and rugged fjords and the charming towns of the Norwegian coast before heading north to the island of Spitsbergen. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ply the Norwegian Sea, keeping your eyes open for unique wildlife while searching for the elusive polar bear.

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >

Highlights

  • Spectacular Norwegian coastline
  • View of Bear Island
  • Search for polar bears on Spitsbergen
  • Birds and whale sightings
  • Historic sites

What's Included

  • All meals and accommodation on board ship
  • Photo workshops with photography expert
  • Excursions as shown on itinerary
  • Shore and Zodiac excursions
  • Programme of lectures by experts
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Transfers to and from ship
14 nights 31/05/2018 - 14/06/2018
From Only £3,699pp
Simon Rowland
Simon Rowland
Arctic Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Arctic. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

Single Occupancy Special Solo travellers willing to share a cabin with a carefully selected co-traveller will pay no single supplement!. Offer applicable when booked before 31st May 2018. Solo travellers will be paired with a roommate of the same sex. Solo places are subject to availability.

ITINERARY

14 Nights   15 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Bergen
  • Day 2 | Flam
  • Day 3 | Olden
  • Day 4 | Geiranger
  • Day 5 | Trondheim
  • Day 6 | Torghatten
  • Day 7 | Svartisen
  • Days 8- 9 | Lofoten Islands & Trollfjord
  • Day 10 | Tromso
  • Day 11 | At Sea
  • Days 12-13 | Hornsund
  • Day 14 | Bellsund
  • Day 15 | Longyearbyen
Bergen
1Day

Bergen

Your journey begins in Bergen where after arriving independently you will be transferred to the port to board your ship in the afternoon. Settle into your new surroundings and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.



Flam
2Day

Flam

Travel on the Flam railway through valleys and mountain passes to this scenic fjord

Olden
3Day

Olden

Time permitting, stop in Olden for a short bus ride to the Birksdal area and a walk to a glacier.  

Geiranger
4Day

Geiranger

Sail into one of Norway's most spectacular fjords, Geiranger Fjord, which has rightly been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trondheim
5Day

Trondheim

Go ashore in Trondheim and take a walk to the Sverresborg Folk Museum or, alternatively, a city tour, which includes the museum and the elaborate cathedral.

Torghatten
6 Day

Torghatten

As you will know by now, the rugged coastline of central Norway features some of the world's most beautiful scenery.  Our Captain will negotiate with local Norwegian pilots to determine our best Zodiac shore landing options. Our goal is to visit Torghatten one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway and a significant local landmark.


Svartisen
7Day

Svartisen

Svartisen has beautiful walking options to a glacier. We also visit Vikingen to see the globe structure marking this point directly on the Arctic Circle.

Lofoten Islands & Trollfjord
8- 9 Days

Lofoten Islands & Trollfjord

The Lofoten Archipelago is an enchanting area of picturesque villages by the sea backed with jagged peaks. Today we go ashore via coach on the island of Aa, where cod fishing is still a major part of the economy. In the evening be sure to be on deck as we cruise into one of the most famous fjords in Norway, the short yet dramatic Trollfjord, and search the cliffs for Norway's mythical beings: trolls!

Tromso
10 Day

Tromso

Tromso is the principal town in northern Norway. Explore this northern haven and be sure to visit the Arctic Cathedral, whose unique architecture is evocative of snow and icebergs.

At Sea
11 Day

At Sea

Sail past mist-shrouded Bjornoya (Bear Island) - a birdwatcher's paradise with spectacular views.

Hornsund
12-13 Days

Hornsund

Explore this amazing archipelago of deep fjords, mountains and massive ice sheets. Keep your eyes open for walruses, seals, reindeer, Arctic foxes, and of course polar bears.

Bellsund
14 Day

Bellsund

Continue exploring the wonders of this island, searching for the early wildflowers on the tundra, birds and mammals, including Arctic foxes, reindeer and polar bears

Longyearbyen
15 Day

Longyearbyen

Morning disembarkation.

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What Our Customers
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Ann Macleod, Scotland Sarah & David, Portsmouth James and Pamela Chapman, Halifax Geoff & Magda, Adelaide, Australia Ann & Paul, East Grinstead, Sussex Chris Janner, Manchester Gavin Burnett Stirling, United Kingdom Chris Pye, North Wales Chris Pye, North Wales Chris Conlan, Manchester, UK Boyan Todorov, Holland Karen Worton, Suffolk,UK Malcolm Green , UK Malcolm Green , UK Frances Hadfield, East Sussex, UK Mike Unwin, Brighton, UK Christine Matthews, London, UK
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We have just returned from our Spitsbergen trip with Wildfoot and had to tell you what an amazing time we had! We saw 6 polar bears including a mother with 2 cubs as well as whales, walruses and lots of birds. The ship (Expedition) was really comfortable and the guides were so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for making it all so easy.
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
We had always wanted to see the Arctic and travelling all the way from Australia needed lots of information. After getting nowhere, we came across Wildfoot and found people who knew what they were talking about! Sara and John were so helpful and made the process easy, suggesting Iceland Greenland and Spitsbergen. This was perfect for us – amazing scenery and lots of wildlife, especially the polar bears in Spitsbergen. Thanks for everything. Ps, the ship was great too!
Just wanted to say thank you for suggesting a trip to Franz Josef Land as something different for the Arctic. We had a super trip and really enjoyed the Sea Spirit. Galapagos next!
Standing on the North Pole has been an ambition of mine since childhood and now I have done it! Thank you for making the process so easy - seeing polar bears and whales too was a real bonus.
The Sea Spirit expedition was excellent and the team organising it all were extremely good. 10 out of 10. Everything went very smoothly. The Iceland extension worked perfectly, all the organisation, connections etc. were excellent
The cruise was beyond my expectations. Got to see everything the captain wanted, even a polar bear mother with three cubs. Coal Miners Cabins were smashing. I did loads of birding and exploring over three days. All the people were great from the expedition leaders down to the passengers. So glad to have achieved my ambition of some 50 years standing and got amongst the ice of the Arctic, walked amongst it’s islands and witnessed the antics of its wonderful wildlife. What’s next??? I’ll need to speak with Sara again.
Thanks so much for enabling me to get to places I had always wanted to see from a very young age. “Ace” as my boys used to say!
Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you very much for all your help in arranging our recent trip to Svalbard. Everything ran smoothly and the trip was a great success. Unfortunately I had to flew back a few days early and missed out on Isfjord Radio, which the rest of the team said was a brilliant place with amazing food, still the Basecamp Hotel and Nordenskiold Lodge were pretty amazing places, so I’m not complaining!
Writing back to tell you that the trip to the Arctic was all that it promised and more. It was a great wild-life sightseeing opportunity and the staff were really good.I had an excellent trip and have thousands of photos to go through.
I had an absolutely fabulous time won the Sergey Vavilov, it is an excellent ship. Sara was indeed right in her recommendation that they would be the most likely to push north into the ice to find the polar bears. We even circumnavigated Spitsbergen which was awesome and not o n the itinerary.It is such a wonderful way to take a trip when you are on your own – so if any of your potential single clients are unsure, definitely recommend it – I didn’t feel alone from the moment I stepped on board. I will be at the Birdfair next weekend and so will catch up with whoever is there – regarding this trip, and potentially my next!
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
We had a wonderful time, even though we didn't do all the places we were supposed to but we all felt were we went instead couldn't beaten. Saw animals I wanted to see. Bit worried what the food was like as some of the ships cooking leaves something to be desired, but food was very good. We thought all the guides were brilliant and informative, friendly and knowledgeable It was far better than we expected and even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it!
I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful cruise in the Russian Far East. The landscape and destination were inspiring, we had some excellent wildlife sightings (sea otter, grey whale, Steller's sea eagle, snowy owl and Arctic fox were all firsts for me), and the Heritage team were superb. Rough seas forced a few changes to the itinerary but we also had some fabulous weather. All in all, a thrilling travel experience.Thanks once again for all your efforts
I thought you might like to know that this was an excellent holiday. Our guide, Brad, was absolutely wonderful, his enthusiasm and knowledge made the holiday even better. All in all the whole trip was excellent and we saw lots of bears, 24 on the first day. Fewer on the second and third days but still plenty, as well as arctic foxes,silver foxes and snowy owls. Even on the last day near the town we saw a bear on rocks by the beach.

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