This 10-day itinerary takes passengers to the most remote reaches of Spitsbergen, Svalbard, and even Kvitøya, the easternmost island of Svalbard. Passengers will have the opportunity to see polar bears, ringed and bearded seals, glaciers, and stunning scenery. They will also visit the remains of a German weather station and the site where the Swedish explorer S. A. Andrée and his companions perished in 1897.
Longyearbyen is the administrative centre of Spitsbergen - the largest of the Svalbard islands. This former mining city is a fascinating place to stroll around. The parish church and Svalbard Museum are both interesting attractions. The landscape may appear barren, but it is home to more than 100 species of plants. Early evening, the ship leaves Isfjorden. You might see the first Minke Whale of the voyage.