Oceans' Alive
Oceans' Alive

Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard Silversea Cruises

ARCTIC

The stunning, icy landscapes and charismatic wildlife of the Arctic region have captured the imaginations of humans for centuries. The word ‘Arctic’ comes from the Greek word for bear, ‘arctos’, and it is named after the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and Little Bear (Ursa Minor) constellations that appear in the Arctic sky all year round. The Arctic is not a country or continent, but rather a region at the extreme north of the planet, includes the Arctic Ocean (the world’s smallest ocean) and the surrounding seas, as well as the world’s largest island, Greenland. In spite of the Arctic’s icy reputation, permanent land ice only covers a small area outside of Greenland. Discover towering snow-capped mountains and glacier-filled bays. Observe vast colonies of seabirds nesting among coastal cliffs and walrus snuggled together for a snooze. Venture deep into remote regions at the top of the world in search of reindeer, Arctic fox, seals, walrus, whales and, the most impressive of all – the polar bear.

 

Location

Bergen in Norway

Country

Arctic

Region

NorthPole

Cruise Port

Bergen, Norway

Recommended stay

13 Day Cruising

Recommended add-ons

Oslo

By Air

Fly to Bergen / Fly from Svalbard Oslo

By Road

20 minutes to port in Bergen and Longyearben

Best Time to Visit

Summer month from June to September

 

 

Silversea’s Arctic expedition is a discovery of majestic fjords, icebergs, and glacier-filled bays while in the company of expert naturalists as well as an onboard geologist, fisheries expert and two biologists. Kayak through spectacular Geirangerfjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness the 1,500-year-old tradition of caring for eider ducks in the Vega Islands. Ride aboard the famous Ofoten railway. See blond fjord ponies and sample local goat cheese. Drive 820 feet below sea level through the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel. A highlight will certainly be crossing the Arctic Circle! Also, search for incredible sightings of seals, walrus, and the king of the Arctic – the polar bear. There will never be a dull moment onboard Silver Explorer as every day is filled with exciting adventures. You can stroll on deck, or attend an interesting lecture or worksops from an enticing array of topics like photography or the environment, even how to make a perfect martini. What sets an expedition cruise apart is the outstanding team of naturalists, who are experts in their fields, will fill adventurers in with everything they have to know -from conservation, history, geology to culture of the destination. Silverseas’s Arctic expedition cruises come in a wealth of itineraries all year round, with cruise days  ranging from 10 to 18. Embarking in Bergen and disembarking in Oslo, the various cruising options bring adventures to different parts of Arctic, catering to their different needs for the most astounding experience— the hallmark of Silversea Cruises.

SILVERSEA Cruises

In a Big World -The Enormous Advantage of Small Along with landmark destinations, Silverseas luxury cruise ships call at smaller harbours inaccessible to larger ships.

SILVER EXPLORER

A purpose-built expedition cruise ship, with the intimate onboard ambience of a private yacht. Designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. The 6,072-ton vessel boasts a strengthened hull, enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease, allowing guest to visit the least visited sites. Awesome camaraderie onboard with discerning world-travellers; Special amenities including all ocean-view accommodation many with private verandas and butler service for all suites. Superb culinary offering both regional selections and dishes inspired by Relais & Châteaux. Fine wines and spirits served en suite and throughout the ship – hardly what you would expect on expedition ships. A spacious library with an Internet café, boutique shopping, a full-service spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, live evening entertainment and two top-deck whirlpools. The Silver Explorer even features The Humidor where connoisseurs can enjoy the finest cigars and cognacs – a diversion offered by no other e xpedition ship.

ITINERARY

Days    Port
Day 1   Bergen, Norway
Day 2   Olden, Norway
Day 3   Geiranger, Norway
Day 4   Kristiansund, Norway
Day 5  Vega Archipelago, Norway
Day 6  Narvik, Norway
Day 7  At Sea
Day 8  Bear Island, Norway
Day 9  12 Cruise & Explore Svalbard-
Day 13  Longyearbyen / Oslo

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