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Schedule for 2021

With expedition ship „M/V Ortelius” a North Atlantic Odyssey, leaving from The Netherlands to Spitsbergen. This voyage will focus on oceanic wildlife like whales and seabirds. We visit the remote island of Jan Mayen and after we leave this island we follow the pack ice edge on our way to Spitsbergen in search of Polar Bears and the elusive Bowhead whales. In 2015, during this voyage they discovered more than 100 Atlantic Bowhead Whales along the ice edge. On the fjord ice along the west coast of Spitsbergen we have a very good chance to see Polar Bears as well as Walruses in a setting of dramatic landscapes.

Disembarkation in Spitsbergen. This voyage offers a great opportunity to combine with the next voyage; a Polar Bear Special. (see below)

Dates are from May 23 – June 3 (11 nights)

On board “M/V Ortelius” a Polar Bear special in the pack ice north of Spitsbergen.  While we focus on Polar Bears we see also other wildlife like Walruses, seals and birdlife.  Scenic hikes and cruises are also planned during this voyage.

Dates are from June 3 – June 10 (7 nights)

With “M/V Ortelius” a similar voyage as mention above. We search for Polar Bears and other wildlife in the pack ice. During this voyages we will also visit Walrus haul out sites and search for other Arctic wildlife, as well as scenic hikes and cruises.

Dates are from June 10 – June 17. (7 nights)

On board “S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn” a cruise for those who would like to explore the Arctic on a big traditional sailing vessel. The voyage will take us along the west and north coast of Spitsbergen. This is a rather eclectic trip where w, besides looking for wildlife like Polar Bears and Walruses; we will also visit historical sites and scenic hikes.

Dates are from June 17 – 27 (10 nights)

On board the „M/V Malmo” a Polar Bear and other wildlife photography special with many days in the sea ice,

max 12 passengers and 10 nights, from July 04- July 14.

On board the „M/V Malmo” a Polar Bear and other wildlife photography special with many days in the sea ice,

max 12 passengers and 10 nights, from July 14- July 24.

On board the „M/V Malmo” a Polar Bear and other wildlife photography special with many days in the sea ice,

max 12 passengers and 10 nights, from July 24- August 03.

For any questions about the voyages mentioned above, like rates and booking info or anything else please contact me at: rinievanmeurs@gmail.com