Svalbard - In the Realm of the Polar Bear
Join us for this incredible Arctic circumnavigation of Svalbard, as we aim to sail above 80°N to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean within 600 nautical miles of the geographical North Pole. Explore the beautiful national parks and nature reserves of Svalbard, with a multitude of possible landing sites and excursions that include hiking, kayaking and traversing a glacier. Bask in the midnight sun as you witness dramatic glaciers, majestic mountains, deep fjords and endless Arctic tundra that make up this untouched Arctic wilderness. With more polar bears than people, Svalbard provides an excellent chance of encountering the iconic King of the Arctic.
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Discover beautiful fjords, glaciers, and icebergs in the pristine Arctic wilderness
Summertime offers good chances of sighting polar bears hunting on the sea ice
Comfortable and intimate expedition experience aboard refurbished MS Spitsbergen