North Spitsbergen,In search of Polar Bear&Pack Ice
Join and 8 day expeditions cruise of North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice, and have a great opportunity to spot the king of the arctic - the polar bear!
This North Spitsbergen cruise begins with a walk through Longyearbyen, a historic settlement on the island, and continues on to Raudfjorden, a large fjord on the north shore of Spitsbergen that is bursting at the seams with glaciers. Travel on to the massive Monaco Glacier, and a popular area for the polar bear. Look out for reindeer, arctic fox, pink-footed geese, and walruses, and marvel at the bird cliffs in Hinlope, perhaps even spot blue whale!
The Seven Islands are the next stop on your journey, and they are where you will get the closest to the North Pole. Keep cruising through the icy arctic waters, always with a sharp eye out for polar bears and the elusive bowhead whales. Before heading back to Longyearbyen, we might visit beautiful areas like Forlandsundet and St. Johns Fjord, depending on where the weather takes us.
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Learn about life in the high arctic as you explore the small town of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, where the arctic wilderness starts virtually in the town centre and never ends!
Feel the excitement as you push through pack ice, heading as north as possible, which maybe Nordaustlandet, in the Seven Islands, at 80° north, just 870 km (540 miles) from the geographic North Pole.
This region offers a great chance of seeing polar bears and other amazing wildlife including bowhead whales, arctic fox, reindeer, pink-footed geese, and walruses.