Humpback whales in Isfjorden - the perfect start of an adventure!
PolarQuest guides are blogging from the ship Sea Endurance. Here you will find an excerpt from the trip of 7-15 June 2017, a trip that started with humpback whales in the midnight sun...
7-8 June 2017
We flew across a snowy, mountainous landscape before landing at the airport outside Longyearbyen. Many of us spent the evening having dinner at the restaurant Kroa.
After a good night’s sleep and breakfast there was time to get familiar with the village. We also had lunch and made a visit at the museum before we embarked our little blue ship Sea Endurance. Security reviews and presentations of the guide team were followed by our first dinner on board.
The weather could not have been better, and just before we left Isfjorden behind us, we saw a group of humpback whales swim next to the ship. Then we sailed through the beautiful Forlandssundet in the beautiful midnight sun. A perfect start of our Arctic adventure!
Since 1999, we have taken travellers on once-in-a-lifetime trips to Svalbard. From May to September our three small expedition ships, carrying only 12 and 50 passengers, explore this magnificent Arctic archipelago. Unpredictability and flexibility are the main keywords when you travel with PolarQuest as the exact route depends on weather, ice conditions and wildlife encounters. Sometimes you might be woken up in the middle of the night if a polar bear has been spotted on the ice.