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Discover the remote Arctic wilderness of Spitsbergen on our 79 extraordinary cruises and expeditions set for 2024. This northernmost part of Norway offers a landscape of breathtaking glaciers, rugged mountains, and deep fjords, where the polar bear reigns as the undisputed monarch. Over the course of 6 to 23 days, you will traverse the icy realms of the Arctic, encounter majestic wildlife, and immerse yourself in the stark beauty of this polar desert. With a starting price of $2,750, these expeditions promise to be as enlightening as they are thrilling, offering activities such as kayaking amidst icebergs, hiking the tundra, and wildlife viewing that is second to none. Embrace the call of the wild and connect with the pristine nature of Spitsbergen. To craft an Arctic adventure that resonates with your spirit of exploration, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help 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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Polar bears in the Arctic
$4,000
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North Spitsbergen Explorer – Polar Bears , Bowhead Whales & more

Roundtrip Longyearbyen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Explore North Spitsbergen
  • Visit the Monaco Glacier
  • See polar bears at Hinlopen Strait
  • Visit St. Johns Fjord
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben, then join this 8-day expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear. This voyage aboard the MV Hondius …
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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$4,995
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

Helsinki-Longyearbyen - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Enjoy all the adventures
  • Kayak surrounded by icebergs
  • Hike the arctic tundra
  • Look for arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In a single week cruise through the pack ice up to 80°N along the west coast of Spitsbergen. Spend your days on a constant search for wildlife, exploring as much of the area as possible to optimize the opportunities to spot the most iconic of arctic wildlife, the polar bear. Enhance your …
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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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Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard
$15,495
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Svalbard in Depth

Longyearbyen Roundtrip - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Sail to Spitsbergen’s coastline
  • Spot Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy lovely tundra hikes
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of endless daylight where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo from sea cliffs and beluga whales rise from the sea. Explore tundra adorned with wildflowers and look out for arctic foxes, or discover historic camps of explorers and …
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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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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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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$12,695
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Svalbard Odyssey

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Sail to Spitsbergen’s coastline
  • Spot lots of wildlife
  • Photograph Arctic tundra flowers
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of endless daylight where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo from sea cliffs and beluga whales rise from the sea. Explore tundra adorned with wildflowers and look out for arctic fox, or discover historic camps of explorers and hunters. …
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A polar bear climbs glacial ice in the Arctic
$13,300
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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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A sow and her cubs
$8,895
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Best of Svalbard

Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Observe majestic polar bears
  • Walk in the footsteps of explorers
  • Explore spectacular Svalbard
  • Discover the North Pole
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore this fascinating Arctic landscape's various waterways and islands. Cruise into a true wilderness where wildlife abounds, and the long days of summer sunlight enliven the surroundings. As you cruise on the first evening, marvel at the breathtaking view while sailing through Isfjorden, …
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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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Polar bear
$13,922
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Svalbard Explored

Longyearbyen Roundtrip - 10 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Discover the world's northerly town
  • Sail past Monacobreen
  • Watch arctic wildlife
  • Explore Wijdefjorden
Starts / Ends:
Copenhagen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Explore the High Arctic wilderness within the Arctic Circle on the 10-day Svalbard Discovery cruise on board a boutique expedition ship. Admire the striking scenery on a voyage around Norway’s outlying Svalbard archipelago where only a few intrepid adventurers and explorers have been before. …
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Take a zodiac tour to see polar bears.
$7,895
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West Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge

Arctic Wildlife Safari - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore West Svalbard
  • Enjoy excellent wildlife viewing
  • Walk in the footsteps of history
  • Observe polar bears hunting
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venture to the fascinating region of West Svalbard and the Ice Cap on this unique 10-day expedition on the Sea Spirit. Start and finish inLongyearbyen, Svalbard, which is a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its wildness and splendor. Cruise and explore West Svalbard,a true High …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$7,495
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

Helsinki to Helsinki - 10 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
  • Experience continuous daylight
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day polar expedition on Ocean Adventurer that gives you a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer, beginning in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago is known as the "wildlife capital of the Arctic," and on …
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Polar bear and cub
$9,595
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Svalbard Through the Camera Lens

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Oslo
  • Visit Ny Ålesund
  • Discover Svalbard
  • Learn and practice your photography
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day cruise from Oslo to Longyearbyen aboard the Sea Spirit, immersing yourself in Svalbard's majestic landscapes and compelling history—cruise through icy waters, exploring Spitsbergen's coastlines, mountains, and fjords. Take part in included excursions for wildlife …
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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$11,395
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Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Helsinki to Reykjavik - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the four Arctic Islands
  • Immerse in icy realm of the Arctic
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Visit a remote Inuit community
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 18-day itinerary gives a generous sampling of the four unique Arctic regions. This voyage is ideal for first-time visitors who want a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer. Beginning in Iceland, your adventure takes you to the Denmark Strait, renowned for its stunning scenery and …
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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$8,990
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Svalbard in Depth - Land, Sea and Ice

Roundtrip Longyearbyen - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Discover wildlife
  • Explore the Arctic
  • See polar bears
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day Arctic expedition beginning in the Southeastern Svalbard and journeying to the far Northwest via Longyearbyen. This comprehensive trip combines two Polar Bear Express trips, offering a unique encounter with Svalbard's must-see destinations.

Start the adventure in …
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