If you are interested in Arctic adventure cruises, you may want to choose a vacation package that brings you to Spitsbergen. Located in the Svalbard archipelago, it is the largest island in the chain. The translation of the island's name means "jagged peaks," which create a formidable appearance from the surrounding waters.
Small ship cruises allow you to venture the island and explore its natural beauty as few others will ever be able. One of the interesting sites on the island is the town of Kvadehuksletta, with its circular stone structures arranged in a maze-like pattern. This natural formation is believed to have resulted from the cycle of freezing and thawing.
In the past, Spitsbergen was often visited by whalers because of the sizable whale population. Today, you have the chance to catch a glimpse of these magnificent belugas and bowhead whales while enjoying the comforts of cruises around the island. You can also see polar bears and reindeer on the island.
Easily combine your trip of Spitsbergen with an Arctic cruises to the coast of Russia and all the way to the northern islands of Norway and parts of the United Kingdom. You'll have the opportunity to go ashore and camp out, kayak, hike, hear fantastic symphonic music at the Sitka Summer Music Festival or learn more about our history at the Gold Rush Museum. These unique packages are all guided by experts in Arctic travel, committed to responsible tourism and the spirit of adventure.