From towering 1000 metre peaks to the tranquil waters of majestic fjords, a day out in the Arctic wilderness is an experience not to be missed. The long summer days allow for full day trekking and kayaking trips, with greater opportunities to explore this fascinating polar region. Spitsbergen’
Mountain trekking challenging treks across the Lars Glacier and ascents of two mountain summits (Hjortfjellet and Trollsteinen)
Dog sledding is not just a winter activity, but can also be experienced during the summer on wheels. On this trip you are trained in the principles of mushing and provided with your own pack of Alaskan huskies to drive out across the tundra.
Arctic sea kayaking through the often calm waters of Spitsbergen’
Whilst all of Aqua-Firma’s Spitsbergen Voyages have a strong focus on natural history, geology, scenery and polar history, some come equipped with specialist guidance and equipment to cater for more developed interests in activities such as sea kayaking, scuba diving, longer trekking, snow shoe walking, birdwatching and photography. Kayaking can be built in as a ½ day taster, or for keen kayakers it can form the basis of almost everyday’s activity. Equally, diving, photography and trekking can all be integrated as a lesser or main aspect of your experience.
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Aqua-Firma Worldwide Ltd. on 0844 412 0848 / 01428 620012 or email
Notes to Editors
1. Aqua-Firma specialises in expert led tailor made and small group exploration of wilderness and wildlife where land meets water. Their modes of exploration include inspiring combinations of:
a. Polar sailing and small ship voyages
b. Wildlife & marine life safaris
c. Expert led photography holidays
d. Canoe and lodge safaris
e. Rafting expeditions
f. Yacht charters
g. Conservation in action experiences
h. Snorkelling & scuba diving
i. Family adventures
2. Aqua-Firma is the only travel company to offset the carbon emissions of its clients' polar voyages, and flights booked through the company in joining its polar journeys. Aqua-Firma does this via a Rainforest4Climate programme set up in partnership with Rainforest Concern. This New Year the company will be donating £4,000 towards the purchase and protection of cloud forest in the Neblina Reserve of Rainforest Concern’s Choco-Andean Rainforest Corridor.
Around Spitsbergen Sailing
North Spitsbergen Sailing
10th – 21st Sept
26th Sept – 3rd Oct 8 days £1750
4. Aqua-Firma Ice Ship Voyages in 2011
Arctic Spitsbergen Diving,
Wildlife & Marine Life
Scottish Isles, Faroes & 12 – 22 June
Jan Mayen – Spitsbergen
Spitsbergen – Greenland
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Aqua-Firma is a travel company driven by a long developed passion for exploring and conserving the best of our planet's wilderness and wildlife - in particular where land and water meet. The areas surrounding the great oceans, rivers, lakes and icecaps can provide some of the most dramatic encounters with wildlife and the natural world.
Our experiences have been created with the input of marine and environmental scientists, professional sailors and divers, conservationists and leading naturalist guides; people who have a passion to communicate the environments they know best. The result is the opportunity to experience wilderness locations in ways which are invigorating, enlightening and responsible.