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Embark on a remarkable journey to the remote wilderness of Svalbard with our 69 distinctive whale-watching tours designed for 2024-2025. This Arctic haven, a place where the majestic creatures of the deep blue sea breach the icy waters, offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of whale watching. Over the course of 6 to 24 days, adventurers can immerse themselves in the pristine beauty of the Arctic, exploring the rugged landscapes and encountering an abundance of wildlife, including the elusive polar bear. With a starting point of $2,900, these tours provide a symphony of experiences, from the thunderous calving of glaciers to the serene silence of the Arctic tundra. To capture the essence of the Arctic and its gentle giants, contact one of Adventure Life's Svalbard specialists for help planning your next seamless expedition.
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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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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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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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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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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
$13,230
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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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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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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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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:
Variable
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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Walruses huddling together in Svalbard.
$4,300
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North Spitsbergen Explorer - Into The Pack Ice

Longyearbyen Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Experience Raudfjord's glaciers
  • Reach the northernmost point
  • Spot wildlife in Isfjorden
Starts / Ends:
Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day voyage aboard the Ortelius cruise ship, venturing into the fascinating landscapes of North Spitsbergen. Explore the charming town of Longyearbyen, with its intriguing parish church and captivating Svalbard Museum. Prepare to be awed as you sail through the pack ice, discovering …
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