Realm of the Polar Bear

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

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for wildlife that live in this polar wilderness, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a few months of the year.

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Have a great chance to spot the legendary polar bear.

Discover Spitsbergen and travel to remote and isolated regions.

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

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from Longyearbyen to the G Expedition for late afternoon embarkation.

Day 2-7

This voyage is spent travelling in the world in which the polar bear survives. Our wildlife viewing opportunities are enhanced by exploring as many remote areas as possible. Spotting wildlife like the arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, and land or sea birds can be difficult, but well worth the effort. Ice and weather conditions permitting we can explore near sea ice, through fjords that lead to glaciers and icebergs, and discover bird nesting colonies, all from the platform of the ship. Alternatively, hop in a Zodiac to explore more closely, or be brought to land to visit historical sites and experience the tundra. We are always on the lookout for wildlife, ranging from endangered and rare polar species to sea mammals and birds. And, of course, we'll have our eyes peeled for polar bears - they can be found all throughout this region, but finding them can require patience and persistence. Come join us in the search!

Day 8

On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Ship accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 All meals whilst on board
  • Included Copy 7 Beverages other than tea & coffee
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All scheduled landings & excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Arrival transfer
  • Included Copy 20 Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition leader & crew
  • Included Copy 20 Expedition parka (yours to keep)
  • Included Copy 20 Use of waterproof boots during course of voyage
  • Included Copy 7 International airfares
  • Included Copy 7 Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Included Copy 7 Travel insurance
  • Included Copy 7 Personal expenses such as laundry & on board communication
  • Included Copy 7 Gratuities for crew
  • Included Copy 7 Pre or post cruise travel expenses
M/S Expedition | Antarctic Cruise Ship

134 Passengers


  • Included Wildlife observation
  • Included Hiking
  • Included Zodiac excursions
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8 days

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$4,399 USD

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