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Select one of the below 17 best Bear Island trips for 2024 and 2025. Your local English-speaking guide will lead your small group or personalized private tour on an extraordinary adventure exploring Bear Island. Our Bear Island trips for 2024 feature cruises, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, hiking, and kayaking, and start from $4,600 for trips of 8 to 17 days. Contact Adventure Life's Bear Island trip planning experts to start planning your next seamless trip.
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$24,722
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard (Northbound)

Bergen - Oslo - 17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore the rare northern fjords
  • Paddle in a deep fjord
  • Explore Lofoten Islands
  • Visit the famous building in Tromso
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board National Geographic Resolution and explore Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromsø and …
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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$24,360
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore the rare northern fjords
  • Paddle in a deep fjord
  • Explore Lofoten Islands
  • Visit the famous building in Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take National Geographic Endurance in exploring Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear …
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$9,890
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The Norwegian Fjords, Bear Island, and Svalbard

Bergen - Longyearbyen - 17 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Explore coastal Norway
  • Sail by Torghatten's ice sheets
  • Visit the Polar Museum in Tromso
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to Bear Island
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
  • View the fjords of Hornsund
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join M/S Stockholm on a great adventure, exploring some of Norway’s most exciting and scenic locations, including the majestic Storfjord, the charming town of Alesund, and the picturesque fishing village ofNusfjord, included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Continue towards the …
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Kayaking through the arctic waters.
$17,250
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Svalbard and the Northern Fjords

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Make for the wilder wilds
  • Discover the islands and fjords
  • Actively explore the scenery
  • Explore the coves and inlets
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a 10-day voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, discover the remote islands and fjords of northern Norway, including the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Spend several remarkable days amid the ice floes of Svalbard and follow nature’s rhythms in search of walruses, seals, …
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$12,380
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Heart of Svalbard

11 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Explore Tromso
  • Experience the North Cape
  • Explore Svalbard
  • Arctic Wildlife Encounters
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day Arctic journey from Tromso to Svalbard. Begin in Tromso, known for the Northern Lights and panoramic views from Mount Storstei­nen. Cruise to Skarsvag, Europe’s northernmost fishing village, and explore Bear Island, home to various bird species. Continue to Svalbard, …
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Dynjandi Waterfall
$13,780
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Svalbard and the North Cape Explorer

12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Experience North Cape's monument
  • Look out for Arctic wildlife
  • Discover the Svalbard archipelago
  • Enjoy views from Mount Storstei­nen
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a thrilling 12-day Arctic cruise with SH Diana. Explore Svalbard's polar landscapes, witness bear habitats, and cruise to North Cape's majestic beauty. This cruise offers a glimpse into the rich biodiversity of Earth's northernmost realms. From the dramatic bird cliffs of Bear …
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Svalbard walrus
$12,537
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High Arctic of Svalbard

Roundtrip Tromso - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Explore Tromso
  • Discover Bear Island
  • Experience Svalbard
  • Visit Alta
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the SH Diana, offering the adventure of a lifetime roundtrip to Tromso. The trip commences in the city of Tromso. Traverse the isolated wilderness of Bear Island. Encounter the icy landscapes of the Svalbard archipelago, where the polar bear reigns. …
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Incredible ice in Svalbard
$11,399
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Svalbard: Beyond The North Cape

13 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Venture
  • Explore Tromso
  • Experience the North Cape
  • Explore Svalbard
  • Witness Bjornoya
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Edinburgh
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Seabourn Venture, starting in Tromso, Norway's northern hub. Experience Tromso's vibrant art scene and the phenomenon of the midnight sun. Sail to the Gjesvaestappen island chain to witness remarkable seabird colonies, then visit the North Cape …
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Scattered houses of Tromso
$14,810
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From the Northern Lights to the Polar Night

Tromso - Lakselv - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore the Paris of the North
  • Witness the Northern Lights in Alta
  • Discover Hammerfest
  • Sail by Bear Island
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Northern Lights, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set off on a 12-day cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot with British Photo Ambassador Ian Dawsonstarting in Tromso and ending in Lakselv. Explore Tromsø, the "Paris of the north," with its neoclassical architecture and iconic Arctic Cathedral. Witness the Northern Lights in Alta …
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Landscape with red fisherman houses on Lofoten islands, Norway
$33,990
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Norwegian Fjords & Crossing the Arctic Circle

Bergen - Oslo - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Cruise through Sognefjord and Flåm
  • Explore Art Nouveau architecture
  • Sail through Geirangerfjord
  • Cruise past Lofoten Islands
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 16-day adventure aboard the Scenic Eclipse as travelers journey through Norway's stunning fjords and cross the Arctic Circle. Depart from Bergen and sail along the picturesque Norwegian coastline. Cruise through Sognefjord, visit Flåm, and enjoy a scenic railway journey. …
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Walruses huddled together on the ice
$7,195
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Arctic Odyssey

Tromso - Longyearbyen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore Tromso
  • Discover Gjesvaerstappan
  • Experience Bear Island
  • Witness Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise from Tromso to the high Arctic islands of Svalbard aboard the Ocean Albatros. Starting in Tromso, the vibrant Arctic capital, explore its stunning fjords, lively high street, and landmarks like the Arctic Cathedral and Polar Museum. Journey to Norway's northernmost …
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$4,600
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East Spitsbergen and Bear Island, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice, Including Long Hikes

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Look for amazing Arctic wildlife
  • Explore largest town, Longyearbyen
  • Explore Bell Sund’s flora, fauna
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience Arctic exploration in Longyearbyen, the administrative hub of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. Cruise through Hornsund's spectacular area, encountering seals, polar bears, and nesting seabirds. Explore Bear Island, Hopen Island, and the lush tundra of south Edgeøya for …
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Landscape with red fisherman houses on Lofoten islands, Norway
$13,910
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Polar Lights: From North Cape to the Lofoten Islands

Lakselv-Narvik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Discover the Lakselv village
  • Explore Trollholmsund's dolomites
  • Witness the Northern Lights
  • Admire Tromso's neoclassical beauty
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 10-day cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot, chasing the enchanting Polar Lights in the Arctic wilderness.Starting in Lakselv, renowned for salmon fishing and surrounded by ancient Trollholmsund formations, continue to Honningsvag, halfway between Oslo and the North Pole, boasting …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$5,650
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South Spitsbergen Explorer - Bear Island - Hopen

Longyearbyen Roundtrip - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Explore Longyearbyen's charm
  • Sail out of Isfjorden
  • Encounter seabird colonies
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Explore the wonders of the Arctic on a 10-day South Spitsbergen Explorer cruise aboard the Ortelius.Begin in Longyearbyen, exploring the town's historic church and museum before sailing to Hornsund, home to towering peaks and diverse wildlife like seals and polar bears.Visit Bear Island for its …
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Enjoy northern lights on an Arctic cruise
$11,280
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Nordic Discoveries & Traditions

Roundtrip Tromso - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore Narvik
  • Explore Lofoten and Trollfjorden
  • Discover Hammerfest
  • Visit Honningsvag
  • Experience the Northern Lights
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Tromso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day journey aboard Le Champlain for an unforgettable winter expedition in Norway, starting from Tromso. Delve into snow-capped peaks, breathtaking scenery, and ancient customs. Immerse yourself in the Sami heritage in Narvik, then voyage southward to behold the ethereal landscapes …
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Landscape with red fisherman houses on Lofoten islands, Norway
$24,972
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard (Southbound)

Oslo -Bergen - 16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Norway's northern fjords
  • Hike, walk, and kayak
  • Follow the fjord-carved coast
  • Spot Arctic wildlife in Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Bergen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board National Geographic Resolution and explore Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear …
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North Spitsbergen Polar Bear
$8,600
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North & East Spitsbergen & Bear Island

16 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Explore Spitsbergen
  • Sail across Ny Ålesund
  • Visit Raudfjorden
  • Discover Hinlopen Strait
  • See Marvellous birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover North and East Spitsbergen on a 16-Day cruise aboard Ortelius. The North Spitsbergen Basecamp cruise offers various activities to explore the Arctic region, including hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, and wildlife photography. The eastern shores of Spitsbergen provide breathtaking rugged …
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