Svalbard Polar Bear Expedition Cruise

Adventure Life
A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
JP Lahall
Marvel at the wildlife of the Arctic
Blue Planet Expeditions
Admire the passing Arctic landscape
Blue Planet Expeditions
Explore the huts of past Arctic dwellers
Blue Planet Expeditions
The beautiful, varied Arctic
Mats Forsberg
Admire the views from the bridge of the Stockholm
Katharina Miller
The Stockholm's lounge
Cruise around the beautiful and isolated Svalbard on this 11-day Polar Bear Expedition! Set sail from Longyearbyen and circumnavigate this Arctic archipelago, keeping a watchful eye on the horizon for whales and the ever-curious polar bear.

Day 1

    Longyearbyen / Embark

    Arrive in Longyearbyen and board the M/S Stockholm in the afternoon. Settle in to your cabin and attend a safety briefing as the ship sets sail.

    Days 2-10

      Sailing the Arctic

      This voyage is flexible, enabling you to see as much as possible of Svalbard given variability in the weather and the movements of sea-ice. The captain is constantly on the lookout for wildlife and will spend time in the pack-ice as conditions allow to search for polar bears, walrus, bearded seals and beluga whales. Attempt to visit some of Svalbard's tidewater glaciers and walrus haul outs and visit its seabird rookeries to view guillemots (murres), razorbill, puffins and kittiwakes. Deploy the Zodiac as often as possible for more detailed exploration and for going ashore, to walk, study the tundra flora and to look for reindeer and Arctic foxes. Expert guides will stay with you to provide excellent information, interpretation, and expertise.

      Day 11

        Longyearbyen / Disembark

        Arrive in Longyearbyen and disembark after breakfast. Transfer fo your hotel or the airport, depending on your independent onward journey.
        Places
        Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen
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