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Travel Dates: May 27, 2023 to June 14, 2023
Book this trip for Two people for the price of One!

Prepare to be awestruck by the incredible landscapes of the Arctic on this ten-day tour. Spend a day at Helsinki and take in the Finnish capital’s sights and sounds, before boarding your private charter to Svalbard. Set off on a voyage deep into the ocean as you come upon glaciers, fjords and distinct wildlife on the frozen tundra.

Reach out to us if an Arctic expedition has been on your bucket list for a while, and our travel experts will turn your dreams into reality.

Note: Book this trip for two people for the price of one. Please scroll to the “Price & Inclusions” section towards the bottom of this page to know more!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2HelsinkiRich Art & Architecture, Market Square, Suomenlinna, Adventure & OutdoorsHilton Helsinki Airport, Hilton Helsinki Airport
2 - 10Arctic CircleAwe-inspiring Land & Seascapes, Unique Wildlife, Pioneer Towns & Expedition Centers, Northern LightsOcean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions, The Arctic, Ocean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions, The Arctic
10 - 10HelsinkiRich Art & Architecture, Market Square, Suomenlinna, Adventure & Outdoors

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  • Adventure
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel

Helsinki

1 Night

Helsinki, the Finnish capital and Scandinavian design capital, stands by the shores of the Gulf of Finland. This arctic city showcases magnificent architecture and urban design. Byzantine, neoclassical, and medieval Russian influences make for a unique cityscape.

Included Activities

Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard (Day 1)
Arrival in Helsinki: Start your Arctic adventure with an exploration of the Finnish capital city of Helsinki. If you arrive early, set off on a stroll down charming boulevards and picturesque city streets which showcase fine examples of unique architecture and design. Pop into galleries and museums housing exquisite collections covering a spectrum of genres spanning the centuries. Relish Finnish flavors including fresh seafood and traditional delicacies at one of the many restaurants and bistros. Make your way to the vibrant Design District with its network of two dozen streets, to browse through antique shops and quirky craft stores. Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating soak in a Finnish sauna. After a fun day, check into your comfortable airport hotel room.

Hotel Options
RoomKing Guest Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
RoomKing Guest Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 10

Arctic Circle

8 Nights

Covering nearly 4% of the Earth’s surface, the Arctic Circle is brimming with glaciers, icebergs, and snow-white islands, with colorful indigenous settlements nestled by its palatial fjords, and unique and diverse wildlife and marine life thriving in its vast expanses.

Included Activities

Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard (Day 2)
Embarkation in Longyearbyen, Svalbard: Board your private charter flight bound for the scenic town of Longyearbyen. As the largest settlement in Spitsbergen, this seaside town offers ample sightseeing opportunities. Discover the region’s natural and cultural history at the Svalbard Museum or learn about pioneering journeys at the North Pole Expeditions Museum. Afterward, board your cruise liner and meet the crew as the ship heads into the open North Atlantic waters, with views of towering glaciers rising in the distance.

Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard (Days 3 – 9)
Exploring Spitsbergen: Experience the myriad moods of the Arctic against the stunning backdrop of Spitsbergen. Witness towering glaciers and rugged fjords, the brilliance of polar flora and frozen tundra as you sail from the western shores to icy northern waters. While new possibilities are always part of a polar itinerary, be prepared to visit iconic landmarks such as the 14th of July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Alkefjellet, and the Hinlopen Strait. All these journeys hold immense potential for wildlife sightings that can range from spotting Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the Alkefjellet cliffs to walruses lounging on ice-laden shores. If you are lucky, you may even see a polar bear snoozing in the sun as these remote glacial mountains make up their ideal habitat.

Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard (Day 10)
Disembark in Longyearbyen and fly to Helsinki: Bid farewell to the spectacular Arctic horizon as you disembark in the historic town of Longyearbyen. Board your shared charter flight bound for Helsinki, and enjoy bird’s eye views of the icescapes below until you reach.

Hotel Options
RoomMain Deck Window (Double room)
MealsFull board
StyleCruise
RoomSuite
MealsFull board
StyleCruise
Day 10 - 10

You will be transferred from Longyearbyen Pier to the Longyearbyen Airport in a shared vehicle

Board your flight from Longyearbyen to Helsinki

Helsinki

0 Nights

Helsinki, the Finnish capital and Scandinavian design capital, stands by the shores of the Gulf of Finland. This arctic city showcases magnificent architecture and urban design. Byzantine, neoclassical, and medieval Russian influences make for a unique cityscape.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 9,990 $ 5,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 13,990 $ 7,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Terms and Conditions:

  • Offer valid for new bookings from November 1, 2022 to December 2, 2022.
  • Valid on select voyages during the Antarctic 2022-2023 & Arctic 2023 seasons.
  • Book this trip for two people and you pay the price for one person only.
  • Applied to voyage full fare only.
  • Applicable to standard and premium cabins, excludes triple and single cabins.
  • Cabin is based on availability at time of booking.
  • Must provide full name to hold cabin space, 24 hour holds only.
  • Bookings made after the promotion period do not qualify for the savings.
  • Only combinable with pay in full savings and past passenger discounts, if applicable.
  • Not applicable to transfer packages, adventure options, additional hotel accommodations, pre/post tours, insurance, flights, or group bookings.
  • Quark Expeditions has the right to limit, change, or discontinue promotion at any time without notice.
  • No cash value. Name changes are not allowed.
  • If Quark Expeditions cancels the voyage, Quark Expeditions will offer a future travel credit or cash refund for the amount paid. A voyage for voyage match for a future date will not be honored.
  • The 15-day free cancellation period does not apply to this offer.
  • This offer will be evenly distributed per person (based on two sharing) and booked as a 50% discount on the retail price. Passengers travelling solo in a shared standard cabin are eligible for 50% off on the retail shared price.

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare

Book this trip for Two people for the price of One!

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Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

10 days $ 9,990 $ 5,990 / person