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Paddle Spitsbergen on one of these 45 extraordinary sea kayaking trips during 2024 or 2025. Spitsbergen kayaking tours let you explore the shoreline and marine ecosystems and frequently include itineraries with cruises, kayaking, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, and wildlife & safari exploration. Prices for a Spitsbergen sea kayaking trip range from $4,000 to $183,760 for a 7 to 21 days trip in 2024 for a small group kayaking adventure or a private tour with a local English-speaking guide. Select any of the kayaking trips below as a starting point and customize it with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Spitsbergen sea kayaking trip planners to make your own unique paddling experience.
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Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard
$16,795
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Svalbard Odyssey

Roundtrip Oslo - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Experience Camp Barentz
  • Visit Svalbard Museum
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise roundtrip Oslo aboard the Greg Mortimer. Experience the wonders of Svalbard, a realm of perpetual daylight where encounters with polar bears and the cries of guillemots resonate from towering cliffs. Discover flower-dotted tundra, spot arctic foxes, and uncover …
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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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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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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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Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard
$21,695
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Svalbard in Depth

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Seek out Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Arctic
  • Discover Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day expedition cruise to and from Oslo aboard the Sylvia Earle. Experience the wonders of the Svalbard archipelago, a realm of perpetual daylight where polar bears, guillemots, and beluga whales enchant. With additional time for exploration, aim to reveal cherished spots and uncover …
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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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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$12,295
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Spitsbergen: Realm of the Ice Bear

Roundtrip Oslo - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Discover Spitsbergen
  • Enjoy tundra hikes
  • Venture close to 80° north
  • Discover Longyearbyen
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day expedition cruise to and from Oslo aboard the Greg Mortimer. Exploring Svalbard's largest island, navigate pack ice to discover walruses and bearded seals. Along stunning fjords bordered by towering mountains, search for polar bears and spot nesting guillemots, safeguarded …
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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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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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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$7,395
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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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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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Sightseeing aboard the ship
$6,595
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Journey into the Arctic Wilderness

Roundtrip Helsinki - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Discover Spitsbergen
  • Experience Krossfjorden
  • Explore Smeerenburg
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 7-day expedition cruise to and from Helsinki aboard the Ultramarine. Encounter Arctic wilderness beyond imagination. Despite its mountainous and glacier-covered terrain, this rocky island boasts vibrant ecosystems within towering cliffs and fjords. With ample exploration time, you can …
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A couple of wild fox playing on a rock at Svalbard, Norway
$22,675
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Arctic Islands & Fjords

Longyearbyen - Reykjavik - 15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Explore Northeast Greenland
  • Visit Jan Mayen Island
  • Witness Monacobreen
  • Discover Greenland
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition cruise from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik on the SH Vega to explore the Arctic. Ventures to Greenland provide an opportunity to experience intriguing indigenous cultures and ways of life in sparsely populated areas, along with national parks and protected wildlife areas …
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