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Eric Lindblad standing on the ice with the sun shining behind him near the high Arctic Svalbard, Norway
Three polar bears walk on pack ice during the Reconnaissance voyage to the high Arctic
Reconnaissance voyage tothe high Artcic March 2018.
Guests explore by zodiac during the Reconnaissance voyage to the high Arctic
A view of the ice during the Reconnaissance voyage to the high Arctic
Eric Lindblad standing on the ice with the sun shining behind him near the high Arctic Svalbard, Norway
ExpeditionsSvalbard in Spring: Polar Bears, Arctic Light, and Epic Ice

Svalbard in Spring: Polar Bears, Arctic Light, and Epic Ice

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See Svalbard the way few ever have—in spring. The archipelago will be covered in snow, surrounded by sea ice, and bathed in astonishing light. Stunningly beautiful vistas of snow and ice will be bathed in near-perfect light as the spring sun rises higher in the Arctic sky each day. Scan the icescapes for emerging bears, seals, and other wildlife. Walk on a frozen sea, conditions permitting.

Highlights

Guests ice walk during the Reconnaissance voyage to the high Arctic
  • Be among the few travelers to sail the region at this time of year, exploring aboard the supremely comfortable National Geographic Resolution, whose polar-class capabilities allow her to navigate these icy waters

  • Experience pristine snow and ice conditions during the early season in Svalbard

  • Keep a lookout for the apex predator of the north: polar bears

  • Walk on the frozen sea in the Arctic, an adventure only possible in early spring

  • Capture the astonishing springtime light with our expert photographers on hand to provide instruction

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$14,276

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Does not include any flights

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duration
10 Days
starts at
Longyearbyen, Norway
ends at
Longyearbyen, Norway

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duration
10 Days
starts at
Longyearbyen, Norway
ends at
Longyearbyen, Norway

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From

$14,276

/ per person

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duration
10 Days
starts at
Longyearbyen, Norway
ends at
Longyearbyen, Norway

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Svalbard Spring with National Geographic Photography Expert Camille Seaman

  • Jun 2023

"The thing that keeps me coming back to the polar regions over and over again is the unique quality of light that only happens there," says National Geographic Photography Expert Camille Seaman. In this visually stunning video, she discusses the thrill of visiting Svalbard in April, on that liminal edge of spring and summer.

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The sister ship to National Geographic Endurance, she explores polar & temperate regions

One of two new ships expressly built for polar waters, National Geographic Resolution is named to honor the second voyage of the legendary Captain James Cook.  A fully-stabilized vessel with ice class PC5, Category A, she will enable adventurous guests to go where few have or can. National Geographic Resolution’s most striking exterior feature is her distinctive profile, the patented X-Bow®, a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions—and, since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride as well. 

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