The Realm of the Polar Bear

Spitsbergen is home to the most iconic Arctic animal: the polar bear. This island in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, half way to the North Pole, is where travelers can see polar bears on the hunt, roaming the sea ice for unsuspecting seals. Other arctic wildlife like arctic fox and reindeer can also be seen wandering this majestic land of calving glaciers, vast icefields and towering cliffs.

Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords,
Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

9 Days - 
Starting from $5,395

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This 9-day voyage provides the opportunity to get a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. You’ll be treated to daily presentations by your Expedition Team onboard the ship, and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on your visit to Spitsbergen. See full itinerary »

 

Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

11 Days - 
Starting from $9,295

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If there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition cruise, this is it. You’ll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas home to polar bears and Walrus. You’ll come across colonies of seabirds numbering into the thousands and watch for whales in the water. Packed with options for snowshoeing and sea-kayaking, this is the perfect expedition for exploring the “wildlife capital of the Arctic". See full itinerary »

 

Spitsbergen in Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure

13 Days - 
Starting from $7,895

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Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, and on this voyage we’ll attempt a circumnavigation of the island. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is rugged, wild, unspoiled—utterly unforgettable. When it comes to viewing arctic wildlife, Spitsbergen is known as one of the most prolific destinations. See full itinerary »

 

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

13 Days - 
Starting from $8,095

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This popular, award-winning 13-day expedition cruise takes you from high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, to Scoresbysund on the northeast coast of Greenland, ending in fascinating Iceland. From massive glaciers, to bird cliffs, to the best sites for polar bear, reindeer and walrus- spotting, this adventure delivers Arctic beauty in all its splendor. See full itinerary »

 

Learn More About Spitsbergen

Spitsbergen Destination Guide
Exploring Spitsbergen: Where & When to Visit the Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
Explore Spitsbergen: The Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
Arctic: Spitsbergen Zodiac Cruising (360° VR)

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2017 Travel Weekly
Magellan Award

Best Destination -
Greenland

2017 Travel Weekly
Magellan Award

Best Itinerary - West Greenland:
Disko Bay

2017 Travel Weekly
Magellan Award

Best Cruise Ship (under 500 passengers) - Ocean Adventurer

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