Spitsbergen is one of the most beautiful remote areas on earth. When planning to visit this amazing place one of the question that could arrise is: “how?”. At Swan Expeditions we’re convinced that visiting the island by Tall Ship sailing expedition will give you the best experience. In this article we name 10 benefits of joining a sailing expedition to Svalbard.
1. Disconnect from the World, Reconnect to Nature
Joining a sailing expedition to Svalbard is the opposite of signing up for a run-of-the-mill vacation. That also means that you will be out of cell phone reach for a while! When we set sail to one of the remote spots in Spitsbergen, you will have the unique experience of disconnecting from your busy modern life. Time to breathe fresh air, enjoy quiet moments and experience the pure beauty of Svalbard.
2. Ultimate flexibility: create your own adventure
We designed our expeditions to be as flexible as the itinerary allows it to be. Whether you would like to spend more time exploring glaciers and fjords, learn about the local wildlife or experience sailing the Tall Ship: just walk up to the captain and he will tell you what is possible!
3. Learn from Experienced Guides and Crew
All crew aboard our Ships are passionate about the arctic and enthousiastic about telling you everything they know about their profession. They have knowledge and experience of the places you will visit, and are happy to share it!
4. Sustainable Adventure
As you know, the arctic is a very fragile destination to visit. We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously, and we do this together with our partners of AECO. We operate our expeditions in a way that minimizes our impact on the environment, while we try to educate our guests about the importance of sustainability.
5. Make Lifelong Friendships
Joining one of our expeditions is a great adventure on itself. But, what makes it even better is that you will not be on your own. Our adventures attrect like-minded travelers who are seeking an adventure of a life time. Sharing this adventure with them is a great way to make lifelong friendships!
Make memories that last a lifetime
But, above all the biggest benefit of joining one of our expeditions is the memories you’ll create. Whether you will be hiking across a glacier, watching the Northerh Lights or even have the opportunity to see polar bears: every moment of the expedition will memorible.