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LUGGAGE

  • 1 soft bag – a large backpack or soft duffel bag for clothes and equipment to check-in. A soft bag is recommended as it is easily stored in your cabin.
  • 1 backpack – small and preferably water resistant, to use in the rubber boats and during shore excursions.

OUTER GARMENTS

    • Jacket – water and wind proof for example Gore-Tex.
    • Trousers – water and wind proof for example Gore-Tex.
    • Hat – warm and wind proof.
    • Gloves – water and wind proof.

 

FOOTWEAR

 

  • Rubber boots – Mandatory. Sturdy knee-high and preferably lined with warm wool soles to keep the warmth.
  • Hiking boots if you prefer not to walk in rubber boots after landing, this is optional.
  • Regular shoes with rubber soles to wear on board the ship to avoid slipping.

LAYERS

 

 

  • Inner gloves – wool, synthetic or silk.
  • Warm underwear – wool or synthetic fibre.
  • Warm trousers – wool or fleece.
  • Warm sweater – wool or fleece.
  • Warm socks – wool or synthetic fibre.

IN ADDITION, WE RECOMMEND:

 

  • Binoculars – for more info see page 10
  • Camera & memory cards
  • Cleaning cloth for camera lenses.
  • Charger & extra batteries
  • Plastic bags to protect your camera from getting wet during rubber boat cruises.
  • Sunscreen with high sun protection factor for face and lips.
  • Sunglasses, preferably with necklace, so you do not drop them in the water.
  • Ski goggles, especially for trips in May as it is more common with snow fall. It offers good protection for the eyes during a Zodiac cruise.
  • Motion sickness medicine – pills, wrist bands or patches for seasickness.
  • Pen & Note book, postcards can be purchased on board the ship, in Longyearbyen and in Ny-Ålesund. Please note that there are no stamps available on board.
  • Swimwear in case you get the opportunity to take a polar plunge.
  • Water bottle
  • Seating pad – foldable so that you can fit it in your backpack, or with a handle so that you can tie it to your backpack during excursions.
  • Eye mask – due to the midnight sun
  • Ear plugs
  • Heat packs for your gloves or boots, if you know that your hands and feet easily get cold.
  • Walking sticks – please note that they must be foldable and stored in the checked in luggage.