An Exploration of Remote Spitsbergen
On this epic cruise, Boudicca will take you on from the south coast of England to the northernmost reaches of Norway, where diverse destinations such as an incredible Arctic city and two fascinating towns in the remote Svalbard archipelago will combine to create an epic, simply unforgettable adventure.
Spending a week within the Arctic Circle on this very special 16-night cruise will present you with a host of remarkable sights and experiences, [ReadMoreMob] discovered during magical scenic cruising and time ashore in fascinating destinations. A two-day exploration of Spitsbergen – situated just 700 nautical miles from the North Pole – is sure to be the highlight, with visits to Longyearbyen and Pyramiden making for a unique experience. These beautifully isolated towns boasts stunning Arctic scenery and offer a fascinating insight into the Soviet influence on this remote region; look out for typically Soviet-era architecture and abandoned mines presenting a glimpse of Spitsbergen rich industrial heritage. Longyearbyen is also your gateway to the rugged Arctic wilderness of the Longyear Valley, uncovered on an exhilarating dog sledding adventure. Your time in Svalbard will also include memorable sails by the magnificent Nordenskiöldbreen and Tuna glaciers, as well as the jaw-dropping stratifications of Tempelfjorden’s Temple Mountain. [ReadMoreDesk]
Your exhilarating Arctic adventure includes extraordinary destinations on the Norwegian mainland too. Boudicca will take you to the ‘top of Europe’, where you can discover the unspoilt, rugged landscapes of the North Cape plateau on tour from Honningsvåg, before witnessing the mesmerising Midnight Sun from the comfort of your ship. There’s also a visit to Tromsø, ‘Gateway to the Arctic’. Attractions such as the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and the enchanting Wilderness Centre await you here, while the views on offer from atop Mount Storsteinen are not-to-be-missed. Elsewhere, you’ll visit Åndalsnes – the main town of the beautiful Romsdalsfjord – for a chance to ride the magnificent Rauma Railway, and experience scenic cruising past Rørvik and the imposing Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains en route to the Arctic. As you head for home, Boudicca also stops at Stavanger. This vibrant, exciting city and former European Capital of Culture seamlessly blends modern capitalism with fascinating old town charm.