The realm of the polar bear - circumnavigation of Spitsbergen

Small-Ship Cruise



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The Svalbard archipelago, of which Spitsbergen is the main island is arguably the best place in the world to see Polar Bear in the wild. In addition this cruise will give you a sense of travelling to your farthest north and show you whaling stations, marvelous scenery of mountains and glaciers, and other wildlife, including whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses and seals.

Activity / Theme


Expedition Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, Hiking, Mixed-Activity, Snow

Norway, Arctic1

Comfort Level

Physical Rating


Leisurely / Moderate


Comfortable ice-strengthened small expedition cruise vessel


Twin, triple or quadruple cabins with private shower & toilet

Months of Operation

April, May, June, July, August, September, October


DAY 1 Embark Longyearbyen
DAY 2 Cruising Krossfjorden - glaciers, wildflowers, bird cliffs, wildlife
DAY 3 Monaco Glacier - kittiwakes, polar bear
DAYS 4 – 5 Stop at the Seven Islands, 80° north, polar bear among the pack ice
DAY 6 Hinlopen Strait- seals, polar bears, blue whales, Alkefjellet bird cliffs, reindeer, walrus
DAY 7 Barentsøya’s - trapper’s hut, kittiwakes, tundra walk, walrus haul-out
DAY 8 Hornsund - mountains & glaciers, seal, beluga, and polar bear
DAY 9 Bell Sund - history and wildlife; beluga, reindeer, little auks
DAY 10 Disembark in Longyearbyen


Voyage aboard
All meals throughout including snacks, coffee and tea
All shore excursions and activities by Zodiac
Ship-to-shore helicopter transfers
Program of lectures by noted naturalists
Leadership by experienced expedition staff
Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
Comprehensive pre-departure material

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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