Most Inspirational Moment
Seeing polar bears so close up, without danger, and really doing their thing.
Seeing the mountains with fresh snow, the endless sea with ice flows.And so many glaciers.
Thoughts on Group Leader
The expedition leader was Solan, very experienced and he led us together with the captain on a very special trip.
Advice for Potential Travellers
Even though the trip is close to Spitsbergen, there were moments of a rougher sea, so take motion sickness medication. If not, the doctor on board can also help, but better to take what you are used to.
You need fully water proof pants, it can get really wet, and I'd advise to take at least two pairs of those pants. Otherwise, layered clothing, no need for anything fancy.And waterproof gloves, several pairs too.
Come with an open mind: nothing is guaranteed, except that you'll have a great time.What will fill that time is a surprise.
This trip was booked with Exodus, who helped me though the cancellations and re-booking to get the best trip possible.