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11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Jun 11, 2014
This program starts upon arrival in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
You will be staying at the Rica Spitsbergen Hotel that night.
Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Transportation to site: All participants who purchase their air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services and are arriving in Longyearbyen on Day 2 will be provided with a transfer from the airport to the Rica Spitsbergen Hotel. The group flight is currently scheduled to arrive in Longyearbyen at 1:05 pm. The transfer will depart the airport at approximately 2:30 pm.

End of Program
Jun 20, 2014
This program ends upon disembarking the ship in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. There will be a forced overnight in Oslo on the return home.
You will be staying at the Park Inn the night before.
Location: Oslo
Transportation to site: All participants who purchased their air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services, and are departing Longyearbyen on the program end date, will be provided with a transfer from the ship to the airport. There will be an early morning disembarkation for those passengers with flights departing Longyearbyen on early morning flights. For those passengers disembarking at the regular time of 8:00 am, you will be transferred to either the airport directly or the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel for luggage storage, depending on the time of your flight. Those transferred to the hotel will have an opportunity to explore the town center on their own, and then be transferred to the airport later in the day as per flight schedules. Transfer times will be confirmed, and communicated onboard prior to departure. Luggage storage at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel will be available until the time of departure.
Type: Hotel

Description: Svalbard's historic Spitsbergen Hotel is centrally located in Haugen in Longyeardalen, with superb views across the waters of Adventfjorden and the striking peak of Hiortfjellet. The hotel is within easy reach of the town centre, local attractions and tax-free stores.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Longyearbyen, 9171 Norway
phone: +47 ) 79 02 62 00
web: www.rica-hotels.com/hotels/svalbardlongyearbyen/spitsbergen-hotel/

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with TV, telephone, shower, toilet and wireless internet access

Facility amenities: Number of rooms: 88 Number of handicap rooms: 1 Non-smoking rooms: 88 Number of restaurants: 1 Number of bars: 1 Number of cafes: 0 Number of nightclubs: 0 Number of meeting rooms: 5 Lobbybar Conference facilities Lift Spa Swimming pool Children's pool Sauna Gym Solarium Free bike rental Wireless Internet Cleaning service Parking All night reception Roomservice Concierge service Wake-up call Safe Ice machine Play area Luggage room Check-in machines Fax and copymachine Guest PC Shoe shine service Currency exchange

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Type: Hotel

Description: The Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport, Gardermoen Hotel offers comfortable accommodation just steps away from the airport terminal building. Only 20 minutes from the city centre, the hotel also provides access to top attractions like the National Gallery and the magnificent Akershus Castle. After working or sightseeing, guests can unwind in one of the stylish hotel rooms, which feature vibrant colours and window seats overlooking Gardermoen Airport. The hotel restaurant serves outstanding international cuisine, and visitors can also stop by the bar for a refreshing cocktail.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Property Grn 207 - Brn 359
Terminal Building
Oslo, Norway
phone: +47 67 02 40 00
Room amenities: The Park Inn hotel boasts 300 spacious guest rooms just steps away from Oslo Airport. All accommodation options feature a sleek, simple design with soothing neutral tones accented by splashes of colour. In addition, each room includes a flat-panel TV, individual climate control and Free Wireless High-speed Internet to help guests stay in touch.

Facility amenities: - Directly adjacent to Oslo Airport, this hotel is just a 20-minute train ride from the lovely city centre. - All 300 guest rooms feature bright colours, flat-panel TVs and Free Wireless High-speed Internet. - At the on-site RBG Bar & Grill, guests can indulge in gourmet burgers, signature grilled dishes and homemade local specialities. - Sleek and inviting, the hotel bar is the perfect place to unwind with a handcrafted cocktail or a glass of fine wine. - The hotel’s fully equipped fitness room helps guests refresh and rejuvenate after a long flight or a busy day of sightseeing. - Ideal for special events near Gardermoen Airport, the hotel offers 46 modern meeting rooms, an elegant ballroom and a large pre-function space.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

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9 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips


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