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Join us one of these 47 wildlife experiences to Scandinavia in 2022 or 2023. Plan your Scandinavia nature adventure with visits to Longyearbyen, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Helsinki, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), and Oslo exploring diverse ecosystems in between. Wildlife and safari trips to Scandinavia start at $4,000 for a adventure in nature. Contact one of our Scandinavia wildlife and nature travel experts for help planning your next trip.
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Spitsbergen
$11,495
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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy continuous daylight
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Learn techniques from photographers
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fjords of Spitsbergen, you’ll be immersed in the natural wonders of the land of the midnight sun as you pursue your quest to photograph arctic wildlife: the polar bear as it prowls the edges of the pack ice on its perpetual hunt for food; the …
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$20,960
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

16 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:
Relaxed
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, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

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:
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 Hondius …
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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$5,400
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Around Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Visit an important research center
  • Discover former whaling settlements
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Encounter a vast array of wildlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day arctic 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 MV Plancius, an ice-strengthened vessel that is ideal for polar exploration,discover the remote shores, …
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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$8,995
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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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Arctic puffins
$7,995
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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Follow in the footsteps of Norsemen
  • Explore the volcanic and glacier
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
  • Cruise in a Zodiac for exploration
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to some of the most remote islands on the planet, where only a small number of adventurers have ever left their footprints. This 14-day sailing expedition on Ocean Adventurer shows you the region’s rugged beauty and whaling and Viking history, visiting the awe-inspiring and unspoiled …
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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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Zodiac cruising in Spitsbergen
$7,995
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard

Oslo-Longyeabyen - 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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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$21,370
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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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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$17,190
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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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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$12,000
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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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Watch the sun set over the iceber-filled Arctic Ocean.
$11,995
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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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Kayaking through the arctic waters.
$23,195
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Arctic Complete: Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

Reykjavik - Longyearbyen - 24 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Discover Spitsbergen's diversity
  • Venture to the Arctic kingdom
  • See abandoned whaling stations
  • Explore the coastline and fjords
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Svalbard
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The best way to explore the wonders of the high Arctic summer is on an exciting expedition cruise. As with the Inuit and Vikings before you, this 24-day Arctic expedition is a sea-based excursion. Explore deep fjords, frigid deserts, wildflower-strewn grassland, and massive glaciers calving into …
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Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard
$14,895
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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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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$11,895
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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:
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 fox, or discover historic camps of explorers and hunters. …
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Walruses huddled together on the ice
$4,000
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North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

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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Polar bear in the Arctic
$9,995
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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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A polar bear and her playful cub.
$12,350
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Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • View polar bears on the pack ice
  • Observe walruses and other wildlife
  • Hike, walk, Zodiac cruise & kayak
  • Enjoy superlative photos ops
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A high Arctic archipelago situated beyond Norway’s fjord-fretted coast, a mere 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive sheets of ice glowing under the midnight sun. It’s a magnificent polar bear habitat that provides …
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