Spitsbergen Winter Safari

Spitsbergen Winter Safari

If you are looking for the ultimate arctic wilderness experience, then consider Spitsbergen, Norway.

Spitsbergen is definitely remote, a 90-minute flight north from the northern coast of Norway.

After all these years, the scenic area of Spitsbergen is still relatively untouched by the outside world.

Spitsbergen, meaning “sharp mountains”, is the largest island of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, which means “old Norse” for cold coast.

Spitsbergen has an abundance of wildlife, including polar bears, reindeer and arctic foxes, in addition to seals, whales, walruses and myriad seabirds.

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting the polar north, Spitsbergen features rugged alpine-like mountains, icebergs and sparkling glaciers.

See remote Spitsbergen first-hand with a six-day expedition that combines the thrill of traveling by snowmobile with the excitement of being in the deep polar wilderness.

Named the Spitsbergen Winter Safari, it’s a 6-day/5-night package offering the ultimate hands-on, arctic adventure.

Included in Spitsbergen Winter Safari package, are two nights’ hotel accommodation at the Spitsbergen Hotel in Longyearbyen, two nights at the Spitsbergen Expedition Lodge, one night’s accommodation in the Russian settlement of Barentsburg, and most meals.

Other features include a snowmobile plus necessary clothing and equipment. Experienced expedition leaders will take the group across glaciers, mountains and ice-covered fjords; a landscape of snow and ice, untouched and incredibly beautiful.

Pricing for the Spitsbergen Winter Safari is $3,995 per person – based on double occupancy. For single occupancy, pricing is $4,995

Departure dates are April 11, 18 and 25, 2011. Tour members should be in generally good physical condition and prepared for low temperatures and rapid weather changes.

For additional information or reservations, contact the The Great Canadian Travel Company at http://www.greatcanadiantravel.com/tours/north-atlantic-islands/spitsbergen-winter-safari or call 800-661-3830


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