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Sailing and photography trips svalbard – voyage of discovery in the autumnal arctic

Departure
18 September 2024 14:00
Return
25 September 2024 12:00
Days
8
Sailing area
Polar region
Port of departure
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
Port of arrival
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

Travel through the autumnal Arctic with the Meander in September 2024 and take advantage of this exclusive offer to join an unforgettable voyage

Captain Mario Czock, the crew and expedition leader Alexander Lembke are enthusiastic polar explorers who have been planning and conducting ship trips in and around Svalbard for many years. Expedition participants will travel in a small group of up to 12 people and take plenty of time to follow the light, perhaps discover places still unknown or simply observe a glacier in the evening light.

September is one of the most beautiful months on Svalbard to experience the magical light of the Arctic. Expedition members get the chance to enjoy the landscapes and impressive mountain massifs enveloped in changing light and to photograph unique motifs. At this time of year, the light creates a very special atmosphere and the first snow can already shroud the landscape in white. With a bit of luck, the northern lights can be spotted. The weather can be very changeable and the first ice can form on the fjords.

As the days are already much shorter in September, you can spend the evening and night in the warm and cosy saloon, chatting with your fellow travellers over a cup of tea, reading a book or looking at your photos together with Alexander Lembke. Thematically appropriate, there will also be a lecture or two.

Time on a sailing ship in the Arctic slows down in autumn, so this sailing trip is all about slow discovery and taking your time without a fixed itinerary. Often the most beautiful moments arise unplanned and with the Meander we have the opportunity to respond flexibly. Of course, with a bit of luck we will also see some animals like polar bears or arctic foxes, but the focus is not on a photo safari, but on the total experience of the Arctic in autumn on a small but capable sailing ship.

Depending on the weather, one or two shore excursions are undertaken daily, leaving space and time to experience this unique nature.

Meander

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Frequently asked questions

If you are travelling alone and have not booked a private cabin, you will be accommodated in a shared cabin. Shared cabins are normally occupied separately by gender Only on the Belle Amie and Seatrips yachts there are sometimes mixed cabins.

Yes, this is possible. However, there is only one menu per day on the programme. Therefore, please let us know during your booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

In principle, all our trips are suitable for both experienced and novice sailors. The professional crew on board will teach you everything you need to know. In some cases (e.g. on Atlantic crossings) initial sailing experience may be an advantage/requirement. In this case, this will be clearly indicated in the cruise description.

Prices

DescriptionPrice
standard double cabin (toilet & shower in corridor)
Adult€ 2.650
Child
comfort double cabin (toilet & shower in cabin)
Adult€ 2.950
Child

Included in price

Accommodation in a double cabin (shower and toilet in the corridor) or comfort double cabin (private shower & toilet)
Nautical crew and cook
Land excursions with guide
Full board
Bed linen & towels
Harbour dues, diesel costs, final cleaning

Not included in price

Travel to/from port (airfare and transfer airport/ship)
Drinks on board (available at fair prices)
Travel/cancellation insurance