Svalbard - In the Realm of the Polar Bear
Join us for this incredible Arctic expedition cruise, attempting a 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 land of the polar bear. Starting out from Oslo, you‘ll fly to Longyearbyen where your adventure continues at sea. We'll then sail into Northwest Spitsbergen National Park. Take in the stunning Arctic nature as we scout for polar bears, Arctic foxes and Svalbard reindeer. You'll also have the chance to see colonies of Brunnich’s Guillemots and kittiwakes.
Crossing the 80th parallel north - We plan to circumnavigate Spitsbergen, and attempt to sail beyond the 80th parallel north if conditions permit. You’ll see awe-inspiring nature and wildlife, and the breathtaking Hornsund mountains, before we cruise towards stunning Isfjord and back to cosy Longyearbyen.
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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
Enjoy a comfortable and intimate expedition experience aboard, including use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and gym.