Intro to Spitsbergen
Fjords, Glaciers & Wildlife of Svalbard is the perfect intro to Spitsbergen.
Explore the stunning beauty and fantastic wildlife of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago on this 10 day expedition.
Sample what this region has on offer, from the remote settlement of Longyearbyen, where colourful houses stand solitary among the stark backdrop of Arctic hills, then voyage through icy waters along the coast, through bays and fjords. Discover creaking and calving glaciers, including the 14th of July Glacier and watch mountains of rock, snow and ice glide by. Take zodiac cruises to get up close and personal, like beneath the towering cliffs of Alkefjellet, home to thousands of Brünnich’s guillemots. Land and walk ashore, visiting abandoned historical sites, be surprised by the beautiful flora that manages to grow in this harsh polar environment, photograph reindeer grazing, or sit and watch walrus wallowing on the shores. There is time to take a polar plunge if you dare, or try something new and kayak in Arctic waters! And always, keen eyes are on the lookout for the majestic polar bears that call Svalbard home.
Come and explore the land of the polar bear.
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Cruise through stunning fjords and visit the immense glaciers of the north, Hike the tundra and polar desert,...then perhaps dare to take a polar plunge into the icy waters!
Have a great chance to spot the legendary polar bear - population in Svalbard is around 3000 ..plus other wonderful wildlfe...Arctic foxes, Beluga, reindeers and more in their natural environment.
"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