One of Earth’s grandest wildlife experiences

Sail to the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the best place on the planet to see polar bears—wild and majestic in their native habitat. Over the past 30+ years, our ace spotters have given our guests multiple opportunities to experience close sightings. In addition to the bears, we’ll have the opportunity to see and observe walrus, fascinating creatures and wonderful photo subjects, reindeer, elusive arctic foxes, fur seals, and a glory of birds. The islands of the archipelago are ideal for walking, with some hikes revealing artful, sculptural arrangements of whale bones on pebbled beaches, and the ghostly remains of trapper’s huts.

  • Search for polar bears and walrus alongside our skilled veteran spotters

  • Explore under the midnight sun—and take advantage of spectacular photo ops with tips from a National Geographic photographer

  • Sail up to rock-wall rookeries teeming with thousands of birds, see pelagic birds from the ship’s rail when we’re underway, and Zodiac cruise near a cloud of feeding arctic terns

  • Actively explore––kayak, Zodiac cruise, hike, and walk

  • Even discover the seldom-seen undersea via video shot by an ROV

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Duration

11 Days

Price

From $11,990 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

May

Jun

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BRINGING THE KIDS

BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

TRAVELING AS A GROUP

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

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Arctic Svalbard: Land of the Polar Bears

Arctic, New and Noteworthy

Day By Day

Sail into the ice with a top expedition team of naturalists who illuminate all you see. Your expedition leader will enable Zodiac cruises and kayak expeditions, too—enabling you to experience the wonders with all your senses, at water level or eye level. You’ll have a choice of activities, plus your choice of naturalists to join—for a movable feast of personalities, insights, and interests. Our day-by-day exploration of Svalbard is flexible. We rely on our decades of experience here to help us read the climate conditions and ice to find where wildlife is most active.

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Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway)

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Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway)

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