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Polar Bear Quest

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Join this exciting 9-day Polar Bear Quest on the M/S Stockholm! The trip is scheduled early in the season in Svalbard, when the midnight sun reigns supreme. The bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are snow-covered. The ice still keeps the islands in its grip, allowing you to admire the ever-changing ice formations while searching for walrus, whales, foxes and polar bears.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Longyearbyen
Days 2-8 : Embark | Explore Svalbard
Day 9 : Disembark in Longyearbyen


  • Explore the High Arctic capital of Longyearbyen
  • View remnants from the bustling activity of the 17th-century whaling period
  • Meet polar bears, seals, and walrus as you sail along the ice floes
  • Admire the ever-changing ice formations and beautiful glaciers of Svalbard


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  • Small Ship

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Arctic Polar Bear Walking through vast arctic landscapes. Admire the passing Arctic landscape A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape The beautiful, varied Arctic

Day 1 Longyearbyen

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to your included hotel.

Day 2-8 Embark | Explore Svalbard

  • Ship
  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
The exact itinerary depends on weather and ice conditions as well as the wildlife that is encountered. The itinerary below shares examples of the places that you may visit.

Enjoy the morning exploring the High Arctic capital of Longyearbyen. Embark the expedition ship in the afternoon and sail out through a spectacular Ice Fjord.

Prins Karls Forland
This narrow strip of land is covered by a magnificent and snow-covered mountain chain. The island is also home to many seabirds and harbor seals.

Northwest Svalbard
On the islands of Danskøya, Amsterdamøya and Ytre Norskøya there are still visible remnants from the bustling activity during the 17th-century whaling period. Two of the most courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on Danskøya. Swedish balloonist Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.

Fantastic Fjords
Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During the journey, explore several of them such as:
Liefdefjorden, meaning “the fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here you may cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area and if you are lucky, you may see the rare king eider.
In Krossfjorden you revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large numbers of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs.
Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers, it is also a favorite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity.

North Spitsbergen and Hinlopen
North of Spitsbergen you may meet the edge of the pack ice. Not many ships venture here and you marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. Chances of meeting polar bears increase as you sail along the ice floes. If the ice allows the ship may enter Hinlopen Strait. Here lies Alkefjellet, a sheer, basaltic cliff, which is the home to an estimated 200,000 Brünnich’s guillemots.

Day 9 Disembark in Longyearbyen

  • 1 Breakfast
Return to Longyearbyen in the early morning and begin the journey home.

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All six cabins are outside facing and feature twin beds with upper and lower berths. Cabins offer en-suite facilities.


The exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned above are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. The ship crew always strives to maximize your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

- One hotel night in Longyearbyen
- All meals
- All beverages
- Experienced Expedition Leader
- Guiding ashore and talks on board
- All excursions and activities
- The customary gratuity to the ship's crew
- Comprehensive material before the expedition
- An illustrated post-expedition log

Not Included:
- International flights
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses

Fuel Surcharge Policy:
The ship reserves the right to change prices due to exceptional changes in costs for transports, fuel prices, taxes, fees or any other unforeseen cost incurred. The expedition price is based on a fuel price of USD $110 per barrel. 30 days prior to date of final payment an assessment of the fuel price will be performed, and a possible surcharge will be invoiced in conjunction with this.


  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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