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This area is absolutely stunning, beautiful and amazing, beautiful fjords and bays sailing and stopping of to admire the wonderful nature at its best. Clear blue skies and... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

This area is absolutely stunning, beautiful and amazing, beautiful fjords and bays sailing and stopping of to admire the wonderful nature at its best. Clear blue skies and untouched snow capped mountains.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful to spend time here Views from the ship are spectacular We did a zodiac cruise through the ice Beautiful part of The world and remote

Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

There are very limited ways to get there, but the place is magical. We were there at 11pm with a clear blue sky and the sun shining magically over the circle of mountains. With little circles of mist hanging around the icy mountains it felt like you were literally at the end of the world

1 Thank Veerle V
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Although we have seen many glaciers, fjords and bays this is simply stunning. One of the most spectacular places to visit in Norway.

Thank moreholidaysplease87
Fleetwood, UK
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Managed to visit here early morning in bright, crisp clear air. Total peace, miles from anyone, just our ship. Signs of polar bear activity on shore. Walrus in the water, seals and fantastic seabirds. Not many folks manage to get this far north and view this wonder. Feel yourself lucky if you do ! Dr Malc

2 Thank DrMalc
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

Quiet, clean and peaceful. Very interesting glaciers. Disappointed that we didn't see any wildlife. Very picturesque with ice flows.

Thank OskieTor
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

We sailed on the SAGA Pearl II after a sail around the bay we anchored the crew then off loaded a portable jetty & built it on the shore once completed passengers were tendered ashore. We could only walk along a short stretch of the beach because the snow covered tundra was a protected area. Met the two police officers... More 

3 Thank JAMS51
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

Anywhere else on earth, Magdalena Fjord would be stunning and even in Svalbard it is an outstandingly beautiful fjord which is over deepened at the end where there is the confluence of a number of really spectacular glaciers. What made it really special for us was just how close we could get to the ice fronts and how we could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We cruised into the Magdalena Fjord with beautiful galciers and ice flows all around us. The waterfalls were beyond belief, Truly a high point of the holiday.

Thank Paul D
Longfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

A cruise on the Saga Sapphire to the Midnight Sun was something beyond my wildest dreams. In spite of a delay due to an engine problem the cruise was absolutely unbelievable. Captain Stephen Angove and his crew made sure that the delay did not spoil our enjoyment. Extra free excursions were arranged at short notice. Longyearbyen, the capital of Spitsbergen... More 

3 Thank Don W

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