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Embark on a journey to the remote Hinlopen Strait, a sanctuary of marine life and Arctic splendor, with our 15 exceptional whale-watching tours for 2024. Here, in the icy embrace of Norway's far north, you can witness the majestic dance of whales amidst the dramatic landscapes of Svalbard. Over the course of 8 to 21 days, you will be immersed in a world where the ocean's gentle giants roam, and the silence is broken only by the sound of surfacing whales and calving glaciers. Starting at $4,000, these tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the Arctic's wildlife, including the chance to spot polar bears, seals, and a myriad of seabirds. To transform your dreams of Arctic exploration into reality and to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of whale watching in the Hinlopen Strait, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$9,895
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Connect with the unique Arctic wildlife as you travel to Spitsbergen for 12 days aboard Ocean Adventurer. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, walrus, Svalbard reindeer and tens of thousands of seabirds. Exploring the tundra is a breathtaking experience—the …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$4,000
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North Spitsbergen Explorer - Versatile Landscapes, Sea Ice & Wildlife - Birding, Summer Solstice

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Search for the King of the Arctic
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Watch for Greenland and minke whale
  • Navigate through pack ice
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, this Arctic voyage offers the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic, the polar bear. Sail to Raudfjord on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favored by the ringed and bearded …
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Mountains meet the sea in the Arctic
$12,795
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Svalbard Explorer: Best of High Arctic Norway

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Witness Spitsbergen
  • Experience Spitsbergen
  • Discover Spitsbergen
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Explorer. Experience the Arctic's rich wildlife, including polar bears, walruses, and reindeer. Revel in the surreal, continuous daylight as you explore this unique terrain, hike vibrant tundra, and delve into its history and geology. This …
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A polar bear climbs glacial ice in the Arctic
$13,230
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Svalbard Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Villa
  • Discover the Northwest Corner
  • Search for unique wildlife
  • Explore Monaco glacier
  • Hike through Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Expedition mode begins as soon as you depart Longyearbyen – your Expedition Leader and Captain determine the route based on wildlife, weather, and ice conditions. Places to visit include Adventfjorden, Northwest Corner, Hinlopen Strait, Liefdefjorden,

Kongsfjorden and Isfjorden. MS Villa is …
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$6,590
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Svalbard Adventure

9 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest
  • Tour and explore by Zodiac craft
  • See countless spectacular fjords
  • View large numbers of seabirds
  • Search for polar bears and seals
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on theM/S Quest 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 polar …
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Colorful homes in Greenland
$4,300
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North Spitsbergen Explorer - Versatile Landscapes, Sea Ice & Wildlife

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Spot minke whales
  • See polar bears at Hinlopen Strait
  • Witness the Monaco Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an exciting 8-day cruise aboard MV Hondius exploring North Spitsbergen's diverse landscapes and wildlife! Begin in Longyearbyen before sailing from Isfjorden, where you might spot minke whales. Discover rugged fjords like Raudfjord bustling with seals and birds. Marvel at Monaco …
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Mountains meet the sea in the Arctic
$10,195
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Svalbard Explorer: Best of High Arctic Norway

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Witness Spitsbergen
  • Experience Spitsbergen
  • Discover Spitsbergen
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise aboard the Ultramarine. Experience the Arctic's rich wildlife, including polar bears, walruses, and reindeer. Revel in the surreal continuous daylight as you explore this unique terrain, hike vibrant tundra, and delve into its history and geology. This …
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Svalbard Walrus
$11,900
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Ice Waterfalls, Wildlife & Arctic Colors Svalbard Autumn Photo Tour

Roundtrip Longyearbyen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Kinfish
  • Discover Prins Karls Forland
  • Explore Spitsbergen
  • Experience Arctic
  • Explore Longyearbyen
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise to and from Longyearbyen aboard the MV Kinfish. This expedition explores the eastern region of Svalbard, aiming to capture the spectacular meltwater waterfalls of the Austfonna Ice Cap, a rare and captivating phenomenon during the summer months. Experience …
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A zodiac landing on remote shores
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen, In the Realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Spitsbergen Circumnavigation - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Discover unspoiled wilderness
  • Spot iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic's landscapes
  • Watch for the elusive beluga whale
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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Beautiful Hornsund, Norway
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Spot minke whale
  • Catch Arctic fox and bearded seal
  • Discover Monaco Glacier
  • See polar bears at Seven Islands
  • Enjoy Bell Sund's flora and fauna
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark the MV Plancius for a 10-day expedition cruise around the Spitsbergen archipelago, where you'll likely see the mighty polar bears, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Wildlife walks and zodiac explorations will get you up close to the impressive …
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Kayaking
$49,990
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Transarctic, the Quest for the two North Poles

Nome - Longyearbyen - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Set sail through the ice floe
  • Exploration of Svalbard
  • Watch the arctic wildlife
  • Experience brand new activities
Starts / Ends:
Nome / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join Le Commandant Charcot on this 21-day transarctic quest for the two North Poles from Nome to Longyearbyen. Set sail on a never-traveled transpolar maritime route that is inaccessible to traditional ships. From the legendary Bering Strait, a link between the East and the West, to the ice-covered …
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Mountains meet the sea in the Arctic
$9,295
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Svalbard Explorer: Best of High Arctic Norway

Roundtrip Helsinki - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Witness Spitsbergen
  • Experience Spitsbergen
  • Discover Spitsbergen
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Explorer. Experience the Arctic's rich wildlife, including polar bears, walruses, and reindeer. Revel in the surreal, continuous daylight as you explore this unique terrain, hike vibrant tundra, and delve into its history and geology. This …
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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Spot minke whale
  • Catch Arctic fox and bearded seal
  • Discover Monaco Glacier
  • See polar bears at Seven Islands
  • Enjoy Bell Sund's flora and fauna
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark the MV Hondius for a 10-day expedition cruise around the Spitsbergen archipelago, where you'll likely see the mighty polar bears, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Wildlife walks and zodiac explorations will get you up close to the impressive …
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Snow-covered mountain peaks
$8,390
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Expedition Svalbard

12 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Quest
  • Discover eastern Svalbard
  • Search for Arctic wildlife & birds
  • Find 17th-century whaling remnants
  • Explore spectacular landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an extraordinary adventure in the magical wildernesses of Svalbard!

In July and the beginning of August, it is summer in Svalbard. The midnight sun reigns supreme, and purple saxifrage decorates the slopes. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to …
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$11,990
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Expedition Svalbard

12 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Experience eastern Svalbard
  • Observe for Arctic wildlife
  • Discover 17th-century whaling relic
  • Explore stunning landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
To travel on board the small and classic ship M/S Stockholm is a truly unique experience. With only 12 passengers on board, this is like travelling on a private yacht. After 20 years in Svalbard she has the experience and track record of being able to reach sites that are inaccessible to other …
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