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Adventure Day Trips in Spitsbergen

Aqua-Firma are pleased to introduce a series of exciting new one day adventure trips in the Arctic wilderness

 
PRLog - Dec. 24, 2010 - ST AUSTELL, U.K. -- Aqua-Firma is pleased to introduce a series of new adventure day trips in the Arctic.  These day trips, which run from June through to September, are an ideal compliment to one of Aqua-Firma’s Polar Voyages to Spitsbergen.  They are suited to anybody with a sense of adventure and in search of a taste of sea kayaking, trekking, dog sledding on wheels and fossil hunting in the Arctic wilderness.  

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’s characteristic mountainous landscapes, icebergs and glaciers can provide an array of photographic opportunities, as can the local wildlife, including seabirds, reindeer and bearded seals.  

Mountain trekking challenging treks across the Lars Glacier and ascents of two mountain summits (Hjortfjellet and Trollsteinen) are rewarded by panoramic views and a great sense of achievement.   The 24 hour daylight brings the Arctic tundra out into full bloom, transforming an otherwise barren landscape into a picturesque backdrop of colour and life.

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’s fjords allows for complete escapism from everyday life, with no other sound but the gentle lapping of the paddle and the surrounding polar wilderness.  No previous experience in kayaking is required, as all necessary training will be provided by enthusiastic expert guides.  All necessary equipment, including dry suits and safety equipment will also be provided.

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.


For further press information and photography please contact Ralph Pannell at
Aqua-Firma Worldwide Ltd. on 0844 412 0848 / 01428 620012 or email
ralph@aqua-firma.co.uk



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.

3.   Aqua-Firma’s Arctic Sailing Voyages in 2011

   Around Spitsbergen Sailing   12th – 27th August   16 days £3,650

   North Spitsbergen Sailing   10th – 21st June      12 days £2650
10th – 21st Sept      12 days £2360
26th Sept – 3rd Oct     8 days £1750

   South Spitsbergen      4 voyages in Oct/Nov     8 days £1750

4.   Aqua-Firma Ice Ship Voyages in 2011
   
   North Spitsbergen      June           8 days from £2350

   Around Spitsbergen      July - Aug      10 days from £3050
   
Arctic Spitsbergen Diving,   22 – 29 June        8 days from £2325
Wildlife & Marine Life

Scottish Isles, Faroes &   12 – 22 June      11 days from £1350
   Jan Mayen – Spitsbergen

   Spitsbergen – Greenland   22nd Aug - 3rd Sept   13 days from £3755

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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.

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