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 Days 2-10 : Sailing the Arctic Day 11 : Longyearbyen / Disembark
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.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.