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Not only a frozen wilderness, Spitsbergen is a place of precarious beauty and a stronghold of endangered Arctic wildlife.

This remarkable expedition departs from the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago. We explore the island’s northwestern coast, home to dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers, and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.

On this voyage we also venture to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears stalking their prey. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, we have a rare opportunity to experience raw nature and incredible events hardly ever seen.

NEXT DEPARTURE

more dates13 Jun – 22 Jun 2019

EMBARKATION

Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

DISEMBARKATION

Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

DAYS

10 days

DEPARTURES

ITINERARYDATES DAYS ACTIVITIESSPECIAL OFFERRATES FROM 
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
13 Jun – 22 Jun 201910Sea Kayak Club Photography10% DISCOUNT*
$ 6 495
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
21 Jun – 30 Jun 201910Sea Kayak Club Photography10% DISCOUNT*
$ 6 495
per person
Best of Svalbard
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
29 Jun – 10 Jul 201912Sea Kayak Club Photography10% DISCOUNT*
$ 7 595
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
31 May – 08 Jun 20209Sea Kayak Club PhotographyEARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
$ 5 895
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
07 Jun – 15 Jun 20209Sea Kayak Club PhotographyEARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
$ 5 895
per person
Arctic Wildlife Safari
Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) – Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)
14 Jun – 22 Jun 20209Sea Kayak Club PhotographyEARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
$ 5 895
per person
13 Jun – 22 Jun 2019
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 6 495
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 8 995
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 9 595
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 9 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 12 195
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 15 895
REQUEST
21 Jun – 30 Jun 2019
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 6 495
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 8 995
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 9 595
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 9 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 12 195
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 15 895
REQUEST
29 Jun – 10 Jul 2019
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 7 595
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 10 495
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 11 195
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 11 395
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 12 895
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 14 195
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 18 495
REQUEST
31 May – 08 Jun 2020
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 5 895
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 8 095
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 8 695
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 8 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 9 895
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 14 295
REQUEST
07 Jun – 15 Jun 2020
 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 5 306
$ 5 895
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 7 286
$ 8 095
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 7 826
$ 8 695
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 7 476
$ 8 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 8 411
$ 9 895
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 9 346
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 12 151
$ 14 295
REQUEST

14 Jun – 22 Jun 2020

 TRIPLE CLASSIC
$ 5 306
$ 5 895
REQUEST
 MAIN DECK SUITE
$ 7 286
$ 8 095
REQUEST
 CLASSIC SUITE
$ 7 826
$ 8 695
REQUEST
 SUPERIOR SUITE
$ 7 476
$ 8 795
REQUEST
 DELUXE SUITE
$ 8 411
$ 9 895
REQUEST
 PREMIUM SUITE
$ 9 346
$ 10 995
REQUEST
 OWNERS SUITE
$ 12 151
$ 14 295
REQUEST

HIGHLIGHTS

ARCTIC WILDERNESS

The unique Arctic ecosystem of Spitsbergen is almost entirely protected in a network of nature reserves and national parks. Our voyage takes us to Nordre Isfjorden Nasjonalpark, Forlandet Nasjonalpark, and the spectacular Nordvest-Spitsbergen Nasjonalpark. Each has its own claim to Svalbard’s magnificent natural history.

By land and sea we encounter a wealth of wildlife—including walrus, Arctic fox, reindeer, and a variety of whales and seals—in one of the High Arctic’s most pristine and protected environments. We also encounter a surprising wealth of hardy plant life and striking geology throughout the area.

POLAR BEARS

Svalbard boasts one of the Arctic’s highest concentrations of polar bears. They are the world’s largest land carnivores and have become a symbol of the imperiled Arctic wilderness. This is one of the best places in the world to view polar bears hunting in their preferred habitat: the pack ice.

During our sojourn to the ice edge we hope to come across this majestic creature employing various strategies to catch seals in the ever-shifting labyrinth of the pack ice. But these wide-ranging and opportunistic Arctic nomads can just as well be found at other places and times during our voyage.

HUMAN ENDEAVOR

Our area of exploration is rich with historical sites including early whaling camps, trappers’ cabins, deserted coal mining operations, and an abandoned polar research station. It also contains the staging areas for many historic expeditions to the North Pole, including those of Roald Amundsen and Walter Wellman.

Modern human endeavor in this area can be experienced at Ny Ålesund, a former mining town that is now home to a multinational community of Arctic researchers. In addition to a museum, gift shop, and post office, visitors to this extreme northern settlement find a famous bust of Amundsen and a historic airship mast.