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Always fancied yourself as a bit of an explorer? Ever wondered what it’s like to set foot on one of the Earth’s polar regions? Well now it could be possible, as we’re giving away an Arctic expedition with One Ocean Expeditions…
Enter this competition and you could win a cruise for two to Svalbard and the Spitsbergen archipelago for up to 13 days. There you can meet the wildlife and birdlife of the Arctic, get familiar with glaciers and explore the northernmost inhabited lands in the world.
Beginning in Longyearbyen, the main community in the Norwegian archipelago of Spitsbergen, your cruise will set off to sail the Greenland Sea on a voyage of polar exploration on one of two routes:
Off the Beaten Track
A 9-night voyage which sets sail out of Isfjorden to turn south, before heading west and around to the northwest coast of Spitsbergen. You will explore a beluga whale graveyard at Bamsebu and photograph industrial exploration history near to Recherche Fjord. Sailing north along the west coast of Spitsbergen, you’ll reach Krossfjorden, home to bird colonies and seals, and visit the town of Ny Ålesund, the world’s most northerly community. They voyage continues to Phippsoya, where, at 81° North, you’ll have our a chance to see polar bears in the wild. Heading south, you’ll stop off at Monaco Glacier and Liefdefjorden, and at Prins Karls Forland you’ll look out for a walrus haul out before arriving back into Longyearbyen. During your exploration of the Svalbard archipelago, additional options for full-day sea-kayaking, extended hiking and expedition photography make this voyage an exciting and active foray into the Arctic. See the full itinerary here >