Fjords, Glaciers & Wildlife of Svalbard

From Oslo to Oslo
  • All Arctic Cruises
  • Spitsbergen
  • Expedition
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Explore the mysteries of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Discover the immense beauty of the remote Norwegian Arctic, from immense glaciers, fjords and more. A realm of natural beauty where immense natural landscapes are home to unique and hardy wildlife including walrus and the legendary polar bear. Explore the large settlement of Longyearbyen, where colourful houses stand solitary among the stark backdrop of Arctic hills. 

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Cruise through stunning fjords and visit the immense glaciers of the north.

Spot Polar bears, Arctic foxes and Svalbard reindeers in their natural environment.

Discover the icy waters of the Norwegian Arctic on a Zodiac or Kayak tour.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Oslo - Norway

Your arctic voyage begins in Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital city. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and green spaces to keep you busy before retiring at your included airport hotel.

Day 2
Embarkation in Longyearbyen - Svalbard

This morning, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement, where you’ll have some time to explore before embarkation. As your ship sets sail, enjoy your first view of the island’s rugged, glacier-topped mountains rising majestically from icy waters.

Day 3-9
Exploring Spitsbergen

You’ll cruise around this magical island on a constant search for wildlife. Your expedition will cover western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. From polar flora to immense glaciers, the natural landscape here is just as varied as the wildlife. Each expedition presents new opportunities and different weather and ice, so there is no fixed itinerary; however, some of the places we may visit include the 14th of July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Alkefjellet and the Hinlopen Strait. The destinations visited will be selected for optimum wildlife viewing with an appreciation of the history and geology of Spitsbergen.

The island offers multiple opportunities for wildlife photography. Spotting polar bears is more likely here than almost anywhere else, as the Svalbard archipelago is one of their preferred hunting areas.
The towering cliffs of Alkefjellet provide homes to thousands of Brünnich’s guillemots (thick-billed murres).

Coming across a walrus haul-out is a moment you won’t soon forget. These giant pinnipeds of the Arctic create quite a noisy scene as each walrus vies for a choice spot of coastline.

If you’re itching to experience a more intimate view from the water, you can book the sea kayaking or paddling excursion adventure options.

In Spitsbergen, there is no shortage of natural beauty. The tundra can be surprisingly colourful in summer, with wildflowers bursting for a taste of sunshine. Each day, you’ll see something interesting, whether it is unique arctic wildlife a polar bear resting between hunts or abandoned sites from centuries ago.

Day 10
Disembark in Longyearbyen Oslo

The time to say goodbye to your Expedition Team and shipmates has come. Your adventure ends as it began, in the historic frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your return group charter flight to Oslo.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When travelling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin accommodation on board Ultramarine
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals whilst on board
  • Included Copy 7 Beverages (other than tea and coffee)
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All scheduled landings and excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Guiding and leadership by expert exploration team and crew
  • Included Copy 7 International flights
  • Included Copy 7 Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Included Copy 7 Travel Insurance
  • Included Copy 7 Personal expenses
  • Included Copy 7 Gratuities for the crew
  • Included Copy 7 Optional Activities whilst on-board
Transportation
Ultramarine | Antarctic & Arctic Cruise Ship

199 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Wildlife observation
  • Included Kayaking
  • Included Hiking
  • Included Zodiac excursions
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Duration

10 days

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$7,495 USD

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