Spitsbergen Total Solar Eclipse

Departure: July 26, 2008
Rate Range: $4,300 to $7,900

This 11-day active adventure begins and ends in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, one of Norway’s Arctic islands in the Svalbard archipelago. The aim of this expedition is to explore the coastline of the largest island in the group, Spitsbergen, while positioning the ship to view a total solar eclipse, August 1, 2008. The exact course depends on local weather and ice conditions. We expect to explore magnificent fjords, cruise in Zodiacs past towering sea cliffs and encounter polar bears and walrus in their natural habitat. Optional kayaking is available.

Expedition Summary

Day 1 Embarkation: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Day 2-10 Exploring the Svalbard Islands and eclipse viewing
Day 11 Disembarkation: Longyearbyen

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Expedition Dates

Ship Start End Duration
Akademik Shokalskiy July 26, 2008 August 5, 2008 11 days view pricing >