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Discover the breathtaking beauty of Norway's Arctic archipelago, Svalbard, on one of Adventure Life's 52 extraordinary hiking trips for 2024 and 2025. Traverse through this wild landscape with its abundant wildlife like polar bears, reindeer and arctic foxes, and be captivated by majestic snow-capped mountains, pristine glaciers, and fjords that sparkle in shades of sapphire and emerald beneath the midnight sun. Snowshoe along glacier fronts, traverse mountain ridges filled with wildflowers, and experience Norway’s raw wilderness in a responsible way. Our Svalbard hiking trips range from $4,000 for expeditions up to 7 to 23 days days long. Start planning your next seamless trip today! Contact one of our Svalbard hiking specialists to learn more.
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Polar bear in Svalbard
$10,960
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Svalbard Encounter Expedition Micro Cruise

Longyearbyen roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Vikingfjord
  • Visit the stunning Longyearbyen
  • Discover Prins Karls Foreland
  • Explore north west of Spitsbergen
  • See Lilliehöök Glacier on Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the stunning landscapes, glaciers, and unmatched natural beauty of this Arctic archipelago by taking a 8-day summer cruise around Svalbard aboard the MV Vikingfjord. Your expedition starts in Longyearbyen, the most northern town in the world. Spend some time on the deck as you cruise …
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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
$9,895
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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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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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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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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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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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A humpback whale lifts its fluke
$4,000
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East Spitsbergen, Home of the Polar Bear - Summer Solstice, Including Long Hikes

Roundtrip Longyearbyen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Explore the home of the polar bear
  • Experience the authentic Arctic
  • Explore East Spitsbergen
  • Witness wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this 8-day East Spitsbergen, Home of the Polar Bear Cruise roundtrip Longyearbyen aboard MV Plancius, explore the vibrant Arctic summer solstice through an expedition that explores key locations in eastern Spitsbergen. Witness breathtaking glaciers, captivating historical landmarks, abundant …
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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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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:
Relaxed
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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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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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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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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Walruses huddled together on the ice
$4,000
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North Spitsbergen Explorer - Versatile Landscapes, Sea Ice & Wildlife

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • 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:
Relaxed
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 …
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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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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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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$4,000
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North Spitsbergen - Basecamp

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Search for the King of the Arctic
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Watch thousands of birds
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day roundtrip cruise from Longyearbyen aboard the Ortelius. Exploring historic sites and plant life. Watch for minke whales in Isfjorden. Visit Ny Alesund in Kongsfjorden, a mining and research hub with vibrant bird colonies. Hike remnants in Amsterdamoya and enjoy views from …
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