Itinerary Svalbard Golden Light
Svalbard is located at about 80 degrees north, so we plan the Svalbard Golden Light expedition in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. After 1 May it might be possible to go further east with our expedition ship. A possible itinerary for Svalbard winter expeditions could be:
DAY 1 Departure from Longyearbyen through Isfjorden.
DAY 2-4 Northwestern coast of Spitsbergen, with possible visits to Kongsfjorden, Magdalenefjorden, Smeerenburgfjorden, Raudfjorden, Liefdefjorden and other areas. Here we have possibilities to have great landscapes with glaciers and sharp mountain ridges, as well as chances for wildlife encounters.
DAY 5-7 Southwestern coast of Spitsbergen with Belsund and Hornsund, where there are also great snow-covered mountains and chances for wildlife on the sea ice. The weather and ice conditions has to be in our favour to get into both the northwestern and southwestern areas of Spitsbergen in winter.
DAY 8 Returning to Isfjorden arriving in Longyearbyen port late in the evening.
DAY 9 Disembarking the ship after breakfast and prepare for the travel home.