Antarctic Explorer

Just a belated thank you to World Expeditions for the wonderful trip to the Antarctic my sister and I joined last December. From the first day, it was agreed that 1 day on a plane and 2 1/2 days on a ship was a small price to pay to have the chance to enjoy such an amazing experience. The ship was comfortable and crewed by an excellent staff; the size of the vessel was perfect to allow maximum opportunity for the four dozen or so passengers to enjoy the experience (contrasted to many of the other vessels we saw in port in Ushuaia).
Furthermore, the guides provided were professional, knowledgeable and friendly, adding to the great atmosphere of the journey. Our fellow travellers were an outgoing and welcoming bunch too, which made for a wonderful time. I wholeheartedly commend World Expeditions to anyone as a first rate provider of adventure travel - I can't wait for my next opportunity to try another experience (perhaps Kenya at a quiet moment). My sincere thanks to the team.

Andrew Hunter | Norwood, SA
 
 

South Spitsbergen - Aurora Borealis

These voyages take place in the northern autumn, as the days are getting shorter, and provide an excellent opportunity to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Our voyage takes us through Bell Sund, a fjord system with two major branches (Van Mijenfjord, Van Keulenfjord) and one smaller side bay (Recherchefjord). The geology of the area is fascinating and has created amazing landscapes, such as the long, narrow island of Akseloya. Whilst we expect to encounter some cold nights on these voyages, the timing is perfect for the Aurora Borealis, as are opportunities to spot Polar Bear and Beluga Whales. Our small group of 20 passengers will sail aboard the basic but comfortable schooner, the Noorderlicht. Manned by a skilled crew and expert naturalist/expedition leader, this voyage involves some participation with the handling of sails, taking the helm or being on watch during the night. These voyages are dependent on the weather and the sea conditions, therefore the itinerary is only an outline.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Longyearbyen
DAYS 2/5 Explore Bell Sund, possible itinerary includes: Fridtjofhamna, Ahlstrandhalvoya and Recherchefjord
DAY 6 Barentsburg or Colesbukta
DAY 7 We sail into the inner reaches of the Isfjord system
DAY 8 Disembark Longyearbyen where trip concludes

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Trip Code: LOS
Trip Grading: Discovery & Cruising
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cruising Day Walking
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Next Trip:  02 October 2015
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