You cannot walk around because of icebear
It´s the northest you get without beeing expedition
We were up early in the morning for a (7 hours) snow mobile trip. A group of 6 of us met our guide at the Arctic Adventures office where we were outfitted with warm clothes, boots, long gloves, helmets, and goggles. We were driven out of town where the snowmobiles were waiting. We each had our own. I was a little nervous about driving it – we’d be...more
We were excited about our first excursion in Spitsbergen. We were going dog sledding. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the dog kennels a short distance out of town. My husband and I were going on one sled and the guide and a Norwegian lady were going on another. We were given heavy clothes and boots, the dogs were harnessed, we had a...more
The environment, service and food - Just Great! You won't believe to have such high quality food in the far North. Every meal was fabulous to us, we tried deer meat, lamb, steak, fish, what else do one expect?
This is the way to cruise, it was wonderful. The smaller size made it possible to get to know all on board and made for a far more personal trip.
Luggage and bags:
Duffelbag that folds to hold little space in your cabin. I got mine for a few dollarsat an army navy surplus store.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Two sets of gloves, sunglasses and two hats.
You do not want to be without any of these items
Wellingtons for wet landings in the zodiac.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen!
Photo Equipment: Casing or baggies to prevent condensation
Lots of troubles afterwards :The captain lost his job as a captain , but was working in another department for the company lateron.The passengers got back a lot of their money, as we had to go back directely to Hamburg for repairs and did not visit any other port than just...more
A long rope had to be used, so the ships were not too close to each other--------------------------------------------------------------------- Ships have to show certain security-papers in every port. These papers expire in an accident like that one, and so we had been forced to return to Longyearbyen to make a security-check by marine-divers,...more