Realm of the Polar Bear
Join on us on this voyage into the land of the polar bear. Cruise from the remote and quaint town of Longyearbyen, population just over 2000 and explore the island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard, polar bear population around 3000! High up in the Arctic, this is the realm of the polar bear, not people!
Over eight awe inspiring days, navigate the bays and inlets of Spitsbergen, always on the look out, checking the shoreline and every drifting ice flow for polar bears! The landscapes are rugged and wild, and glaciers are plentiful. Explore the Arctic by zodiac venturing through the ice, getting close to cliffs teeming with birdlife, or perhaps spot an Arctic fox hunting. Walk on land, where you will discover historic sites, beautiful Arctic flowers and other flora, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, or walrus wallowing on the beach!
Viva's Best Bits...
Have a great chance to spot the legendary polar bear - population in Svalbard is around 3000
Make use of the midnight sun - it doesn't really get dark, so you have the chance to spot wildlife at any time of the day or night
"Kayaking in the Arctic was a surreal experience, so calm, peaceful, just the sound of my paddle dipping the water, a nearby seal, and the creaking of ice from the nearby glacier – an experience not to be missed!” Tara, Team Viva