Spitsbergen and North East Greenland cruises

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27 Jul 2021
5490
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18 Aug 2021
12990
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19 Aug 2021
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25 Aug 2021
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30 Aug 2021
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01 Sep 2021
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04 Sep 2021
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17 Sep 2021
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
With a maximum of only 52 passengers, our Arctic ships are smaller, less imposing on the Arctic landscape than the bigger 'cruise' ships. Group landings by zodiacs are more easily managed and a personalised ratio of leaders to passengers provides an added value experience. Your onboard natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Artic scenery and wildlife and introduces some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.

Our polar trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. Encounters with polar bears, walruses and whales are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.
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The Impacts of this Trip

Some voyages we offer are so remote that there is no indigenous village / community as is the case in Spitsbergen, outside of the main town Longyearbyen. In Greenland however, the Inuit have a rich and colourful culture. On our Greenland voyages we visit local museums and small shops, but where these do not exist we often radio the head of the village to check if a visit is welcome which it invariably is. Most recently in Greenland, the head of the village (who spoke 5 languages) invited all 15 of us to tea and cake at his house then we visited the local school, where our expedition leader was proud to point out 2 of the school books he had written on the shelves! Wonderful win-win scenarios for which language is no barrier.

Where opportunities exist, we encourage guests to purchase souvenirs other than shells and polar bear related goods. In the Arctic and in particularly in Iceland, we advise strongly against the purchase of whale meat in the local restaurants, which showcases the whaling trade (by the tourist) when the local population do not themselves eat whale meat.

Our overall commitment to the environment is also reflected within our office environment. We source office supplies from local retailers, use recycled stationary where possible and recycle office waste.

Climate

1 Reviews of Spitsbergen and North East Greenland cruises

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Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing a polar bear.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Try and choose a small ship for this type of trip.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes as the wildlife was respected and we were encouraged to buy locally produced souvenirs.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Brilliant.

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