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Isolated from the rest of the world, Spitsbergen is considered the "wildlife capital of the Arctic" due to its pristine natural icescapes and the hardy creatures that inhabit them. Polar bears and walruses are highlights for most travelers as you hike across glaciers and navigate Zodiacs through daunting oceanic iceberg fields. Expert guides will accompany you on these journeys to narrate the exotic sights of the North. Secluded from the noise and distraction of civilization, it is also the perfect place to see the rainbowed Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) display waving through the sky during the long winter nights. Just 600 miles south of the North Pole, many cruises will also visit the "top of the world" while sailing. Your cruise will depart from Scandinavia for this enchanting yet seldom seen part of our world.
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Ocean Nova
$5,795
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Atlantic
  • Search for and photograph wildlife
  • Visit polar bear hunting areas
  • Observe walrus haul-outs
  • Kayak along icebergs and glaciers
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience the beauty of the polar landscape and introduce yourself to Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Taste everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. Experience daily wildlife sightings, cruising in Zodiacs along the …
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Walrus in the Arctic
$7,895
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Big Island, Big Adventure: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Explore polar bear feeding areas
  • Discover the tundra & polar desert
  • Spot beluga and walrus populations
  • Kayak through icebergs and glaciers
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 13-day voyage attempt a circumnavigation of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Take advantage of the conitinous daylight and observe the extraordinary arctic wildlife, including polar bears, walrus poulations, seabirds, reeinders, and Arctic foxes. Embark the Ocean …
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Visit historical Arctic settlements on your voyage
$7,495
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Big Island, Big Adventure: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Search for polar bears
  • Learn about Spitsbergen's history
  • View evidence of past whaling
  • Visit 14th of July Glacier
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spitsbergen is the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. Join the Ocean Nova on this 13-day voyage to attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is unspoiled, wild, and utterly unforgettable. It is also one of the premiere locations to view …
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$7,490
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Expedition Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Endurance
  • Explore eastern Svalbard
  • Search for Arctic wildlife & birds
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Cruise spectacular landscapes
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this Arctic expedition cruise. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition explore the Arctic archipelago, searching for wildlife such as …
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A walrus pops up for to say hello
$9,095
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Atlantic
  • View unique Arctic wildlife
  • Experience the Arctic via kayak
  • See polar deserts and huge glaciers
  • Visit a memorial for whalers
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
If there is such a thing as a "classic Arctic" expedition cruise, this is it. Get all the best of Spitsbergen on this 11-day cruise by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas, home to polar bears and walrus. Come across colonies of seabirds …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$9,215
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Svalbard Polar Bear Expedition

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Polaris I
  • Look for wildlife in the pack-ice
  • Explore by Zodiacs
  • Visit tidewater glaciers & tundra
  • View huge populations of seabirds
  • Attend a broad range of lectures
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this 11-day Arctic expedition cruise on the MV Polaris 1. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition discover the Arctic archipelago, …
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$5,690
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Svalbard Adventure

9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Endurance
  • Tour and explore by Zodiac craft
  • See countless spectacular fjords
  • View large numbers of seabirds
  • Search for polar bears and seals
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on the Sea Endurance and enjoy this incredible 9-day Svalbard Adventure. The bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are snow-covered. Ice still keeps the islands in its grip and you can admire the ever-changing ice formations while searching for …
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Keep your eyes out for Polar Bears on your Arctic voyage!
$5,395
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Encounter something new each day
  • Take advantage of continuous daylig
  • Hike the tundra, cruise in a Zodiac
  • Visit a memorial to honor whalers
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This voyage provides the opportunity to experience everything Spitsbergen has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. Aboard the luxurious Ocean Nova, you are treated to daily presentations by your onboard Expedition Team and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and …
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Spitsbergen Compagnie du Ponant
$6,075
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Set Sail for Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Observe numerous sea birds
  • Experience Spitsbergen's summer
  • Explore Bear Island
  • Spot polar bears and whales
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join this 8-day Arctic adventure aboard the rare and innovative Le Boreal, a yacht that embodies thesubtle alliance between luxury, intimacy, and well-being. Step aboard inTromsø and set sail to Spitsbergen for a memorable experience discovering beautiful landscapes, jagged mountains, and …
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Arctic puffins
$6,480
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The Best of Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal (CDP)
  • Hike and Zodiac cruise with guides
  • Sail in Spitsbergen's fjords
  • Follow the path of early explorers
  • Encounter Spitsbergen wildlife
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 8-day route brings youintimately close to the natural colors of the polar region. Between icebergs, ice caps, and the sea ice, your adventure is interspersed with unusual excursions, such as outings in Zodiac inflatables at the early light of dawn. Sail in some of the world’s most …
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$3,050
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North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring

8 Day Itinerary aboard Noorderlicht
  • Watch seals and walrus on ice floes
  • Navigate through elaborate fjords
  • Walk through Spitsbergen's tundra
  • Observe frenzied seabird activities
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the remote fjords and sprawling tundra of Spitsbergen aboard the two-mast sailing vessel, the Nooderlicht. Bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the endless opportunities to see incredible bird and marine life including, puffins, guillemots, walrus, seals, whales and more. …
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A group of puffins sit on the side of a cliff overlooking the ocean.
$6,395
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Iceland, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen

Three Pearls of the Arctic - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
  • Explore fascinating Reykjavík
  • Discover Westfjords
  • Admire the Beerenberg volcano
  • Observe Arctic wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover three Pearls of the Arctic: Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitsbergen. On this 13-day expedition, enjoy breathtaking coastal fjords, jagged bird cliffs, and tiny fishing villages embracing traditional ways of life.Exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, to spot …
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A zodiac landing on remote shores
$4,900
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Around Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Discover unspoiled wilderness
  • Spot iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic's landscapes
  • Watch for the elusive beluga whale
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on this 10-day voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the Ortelius, explore the Arctic shores on this polar expedition cruise. Take in the history of the region with …
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Coastal village in the arctic
$9,950
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Expedition North

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Learn Viking lore and legends on this voyage north to the Arctic Circle. Behold the majesty of the silent landscapes as you search for Polar Bears, walrus, Arctic fox and seals. Explore deep fjords and lava caves, sulfur pits and boiling mud pools. A trip to the remote Jan Mayen Island completes …
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Icebergs in Greenland
$10,950
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Svalbard & Scoresby Sund

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Discover the majestic icebergs and glacier-filled bays of the largest fjord system in the world during this unforgettable 2-week adventure. Ice cruise by Zodiac and search the shoreline for polar bears. With 24-hour daylight, jagged peaks and glacier filled bays as your backdrop, this is a voyage …
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Kongsfjorden
$3,517
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Spitsbergen and Polar Bears: An Arctic Adventure (Monday - Saturday)

6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Nordstjernen
  • Visit Russian Barentsburg
  • Watch for Arctic wildlife
  • Explore Spitsbergen fjord systems
  • Sail past 80° North
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The first days are spent exploring the Longyearbyen settlement and the Russian settlement of Barentsburg. Then it's time to see some amazing fjords and the Monaco Glacier, and if the ice conditions are favorable, sail past 80° North and toward Moffen, an island which often hosts walrus. The …
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Polarcirkel boat expedition
$3,517
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Spitsbergen and Polar Bears: An Arctic Adventure (Thursday - Tuesday)

6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Nordstjernen
  • Enjoy a show in Barentsburg
  • Explore Magdalenefjord
  • View Arctic wildlife and birdlife
  • Visit the town of Ny-Ålesund
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Start this adventure with a guided sightseeing tour of Longyearbyen, followed by a visit to Barentsburg, a Russian settlement. When you arrive in Magdalenefjord, there is a Polarcirkel boat landing to see the remains of blubber ovens, as well as a graveyard from the 17th- to the late-18th-century. …
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Travelers photographing walrus relaxing on the bank.
$16,570
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Norway's Fjords & Arctic Svalbard

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore northern narrows & glaciers
  • Hike, walk, and kayak
  • Enjoy the wilds of Svalbard
  • Follow the fjord-carved coast
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
“The land divides us, the sea unites", Norwegians have said for centuries. The sea here carves a 1,100-mile-long coastline (longer than the U.S. west coast) and on this 16-day expedition explore almost the full-length of its varied contours––from the jaw-droppingly lovely …
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