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Experience the wonders of the Arctic with Adventure Life's selection of 13 small ship cruises to Svalbard for 2024. Join us on a cruise journey through the icy realm of the Arctic, where you can view iconic arctic wildlife, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the land of the midnight sun, and partake in adventure options like kayaking and wildlife viewing. Whether you're cruising along the coast, hiking the tundra, or enjoying photography seminars, each moment offers a unique opportunity to delve into the captivating nature and wildlife of this unique destination. From encountering polar bears prowling the pack ice to exploring the tundra and polar desert, this adventure is perfect for all travelers seeking an unforgettable Arctic experience. Don't miss this chance to explore the Arctic wonders of Svalbard - contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$9,095
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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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Zodiac cruising in Spitsbergen
$8,995
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Encounter arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the Arctic realm
  • Hike the polar desert
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fascinating expedition provides a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer, starting with its largest settlement, Longyearbyen. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago is known as the “wildlife capital of the Arctic,” and on this stirring voyage. Geared toward optimum …
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Watch the sun set over the iceber-filled Arctic Ocean.
$12,495
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Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the arctic by Zodiacs
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • View numerous arctic bird species
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day itinerary offers the most extensive exploration of Spitsbergen while experiencing all of the adventures the island has to offer. This is one of the best regions to see polar bears, walrus and reindeer; plus, the impressive 14th of July Glacier and Alkefjellet cliff are both birdwatching …
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Viewing Brunnichs guillemots on columnar basalt cliffs
$15,295
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Spitsbergen Circumnavigation: A Rite of Passage

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Discover Spitsbergen
  • Experience Spitsbergen
  • Lookout for Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on a 14-day expedition cruise roundtrip to Helsinki aboard the Ultramarine. Explore remote landing sites with glimpses into 16th-century maritime culture. Marvel at iconic Arctic wildlife like walruses, reindeer, and polar bears. Enjoy birdwatching at the 14th of July Glacier and …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$11,695
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • 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 Ultramarine. Your Arctic voyage begins and ends in Helsinki, Norway’s vibrant capital city. Fly by private charter to Longyearbyen. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, …
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$9,390
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Svalbard Adventure

9 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Take daily Zodiac cruises
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
  • Explore grand icy landscapes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the majesty of the Arctic during this unforgettable 9-day trip aboard the M/S Stockholm. The atmosphere,the curiosity on board, the classic interior, and the delicious food are elementsthat make this trip unique. The midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird coloniesare teeming with life, …
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$10,890
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Expedition Svalbard

12 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Sjoveien
  • Venture out on daily zodiac cruises
  • Explore along fjords and glaciers
  • Learn about Eastern Svalbard
  • Discover Southwest Spitsbergen
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Summer arrives in late June. The midnight sun reigns supreme, and purple saxifrage decorates the slopes. The ice thaws around the islands, and this makes it possible to get further east. Whales are more frequently seen in the waters, and more snow-free areas become accessible for longer walks. At …
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Zodiac boats bring you closer to the majestic Arctic landscape
$10,495
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Svalbard Circumnavigation and Kvitøya : In-Depth Exploration in the Land of the Polar Bear

14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Discover Nordaustlandet
  • Experience Southeast Svalbard
  • Explore Kvitøya
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day expedition cruise aboard the Sea Spirit. Begin your Arctic expedition in Longyearbyen, exploring the town and visiting the Svalbard Museum. This voyage includes visits to Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, Ny Ålesund, and the rarely explored Kvitøya. You can have …
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Polar bear balances on the ice in the Arctic
$10,695
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Svalbard Circumnavigation and Kvitøya : In-Depth Exploration in the Land of the Polar Bear

14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Discover Nordaustlandet
  • Experience Southeast Svalbard
  • Explore Kvitøya
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day expedition cruise aboard the Sea Spirit. Begin your Arctic expedition in Longyearbyen, exploring the town and visiting the Svalbard Museum. This voyage includes visits to Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, Ny Ålesund, and the rarely explored Kvitøya. You can have …
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Incredible ice in Svalbard
$6,695
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Svalbard Circumnavigation

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Look for polar wildlife
  • View countless seabirds
  • Visit the northernmost towns
  • Cruise past glaciers and fjords
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Enjoy the incredible beauty of high summer in the Arctic with this 10-day cruise circumnavigating the Svalbard archipelago aboard Ocean Albatros. Marvel at spectacular glaciers and icebergs, admire deep fjords and high mountains, and learn from onboard guides and naturalists about the region. Keep …
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Colorful homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
$7,390
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Svalbard - Last Stop before the North Pole

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Sail along Spitsbergen’s coastline
  • Spot lots of wildlife
  • Cruise in Zodiacs to reach shore
  • Hike on tundras and polar desert
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover Svalbard's enormous grandeur on this Arctic adventure tour with whales, walruses, polar bears, and an abundance of marine birds. Experience the Arctic's high summer aboard Ocean Albatros, one of the only ice-class expedition ships capable of navigating the North Pole's pack …
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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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