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Experience the raw beauty and untouched wilderness of the Arctic on a small ship cruise to Svalbard with Adventure Life for 2024. Discover the stunning landscapes, glaciers, and unmatched natural beauty of this Arctic archipelago. Whether you choose a photography-focused tour to capture iconic arctic wildlife, embark on a journey through the fjords with a focus on wildlife viewing, or opt for a more relaxed exploration of the northern fjords and Svalbard, each expedition offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of this region. Engage in activities like hiking, whale watching, wildlife viewing, and kayaking, all while surrounded by the natural splendor that has inspired explorers for centuries. Don't miss the chance to witness the icy realm of the Arctic and its captivating wildlife. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Polar bear in Svalbard
$11,010
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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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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
$9,895
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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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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 zodiac landing on remote shores
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen, In the Realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Spitsbergen Circumnavigation - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Discover unspoiled wilderness
  • Spot iconic arctic wildlife
  • Explore the arctic's landscapes
  • Watch for the elusive beluga whale
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 10-day voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the Ortelius, explore the Arctic shores on this polar expedition cruise. Take in the history of the region with …
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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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A polar bear climbs glacial ice in the Arctic
$13,350
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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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Beautiful Hornsund, Norway
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Spot minke whale
  • Catch Arctic fox and bearded seal
  • Discover Monaco Glacier
  • See polar bears at Seven Islands
  • Enjoy Bell Sund's flora and fauna
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark the MV Plancius for a 10-day expedition cruise around the Spitsbergen archipelago, where you'll likely see the mighty polar bears, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Wildlife walks and zodiac explorations will get you up close to the impressive …
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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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Ski the Arctic.
$3,700
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Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen, Ski & Sail

8 Day Itinerary aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Watch for polar bears and walrus
  • Visit Kongsfjorden and Isfjord
  • Ski the snowy Arctic terrain
  • Enjoy zodiac cruising and hiking
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Skiing, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
The 8-day journey will start and end in Longyearbyen. This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered ski techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves ski climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of …
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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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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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Take a zodiac tour to see polar bears.
$7,495
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West Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Discover Longyearbyen
  • Explore Forlandet National Park
  • Visit South Spitsbergen
  • Encounter Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise to and from Longyearbyen aboard the Sea Spirit. The adventure starts in Longyearbyen, the lively administrative center of Svalbard. After exploring the stunning views of Longyearbyen, board the ship and sail through Isfjorden. During the following days, explore …
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