Circumnavigating Svalbard -The Ultimate Expedition
Discover the remote, untouched wilderness and incredible wildlife of the spectacular Svalbard archipelago as you attempt to circumnavigate Spitsbergen
The edge of the world; Your adventure begins in Oslo with a flight to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town. An overnight stay gives you time to explore before we attempt to cross the 80th parallel north. Explore Svalbard’s stunning nature reserves where seabirds such as Brünnich’s guillemots and kittiwakes nest on the soaring cliffs.
On land, be sure to keep an eye out for reindeer and the elusive polar bear, and at sea, you’ll catch sight of whales and seals as we head for the fjords of Hornsund. Learn about the history of Arctic whalers and explorers as we continue to Isfjord before returning to Longyearbyen.
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See beautiful fjords, glaciers, and icebergs in the pristine Arctic wilderness, perhaps even opt to go for a kayak through the arctic waters
Summertime offers good chances of sighting polar bears hunting on the sea ice, plus walrus, Arctic foxes and Svalbard reindeer
Attempt to sail above 80°N and fully circumnavigate the entire archipelago, enjoying zodiac cruises and shore landings along the way