Norwegian Discovery: Svalbard and the Northern Fjords
Polar bears, wild isles, and picturesque fjords
Discover the remote islands and fjords of northern Norway on an expedition that balances the region’s iconic wildlife with Norway’s legendary beauty. In the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, spend several remarkable days amid the ice floes and follow nature’s rhythms in search of the most famous creature of the north—the polar bear—plus see walrus, seals, and myriad seabirds. Kayak and Zodiac cruise for water-level exploration, and, conditions and wildlife permitting, go ashore to hike. Continue to mist-shrouded Bear Island to encounter towering cliffs populated with thousands of seabirds. Then head further south to the coast of Norway and spectacular isles of Sørøya and Senja, where nature flourishes amid vibrant coastal cultures.
Sail to the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard under the midnight sun in search of polar bears hunting along the pack ice
Zodiac cruise along the towering cliffs of Bear Island that rise straight from the sea and are home to tens of thousands of raucous seabirds
On Senja Island visit pristine Ånderdalen National Park to search for reindeer, elk, red foxes, and more
Explore the lovely fjords of Sørøya by Zodiac and kayak, and hike on shore
Fall under the spell of the legendary beauty of Norway’s coastline, and venture to the far north archipelago of Svalbard to search for its wildlife. Our day-by-day plans will be guided by our 30+ years of exploring the region, and our expedition team will read the ice and climate conditions to go where wildlife is most active. Join spotters on the bridge and deck to search for bears, get photo tips from a National Geographic photographer, and explore the coasts by hiking, kayaking, and Zodiac cruising.
We will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Endurance voyages.
Certain offers may be combinable, up to two savings opportunities, except where noted otherwise. For example, travel with a group of 8 or more on back-to-back expeditions, and take advantage of both savings.
BRINGING THE KIDS
We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So take $500 off for each child under the age of 18.
Save 10% on any consecutive journeys taken on board one of our expedition ships. This savings is applicable on voyage fares only, and are not valid on extensions or airfare.
TRAVELING AS A GROUP
Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. This savings is applicable to voyage fares only, and is not valid on extensions or airfare. Deposit, final payments, and cancellation policies for group travel vary from our regular policies.
Dates, Rates & Cabins
Travel on this itinerary from $11,210 per person
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The rich landscapes of southern Norway, including Sognefjord—the longest and deepest fjord in Norway—are the ideal addition to your adventures. Thundering waterfalls and snowy peaks offer wonderful photo ops.
NOTE: On some voyages, this extension runs in a reverse direction (Oslo to Bergen). Please contact an Expedition Specialist for more information.