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In the Realm of the Polar Bear

Explore remote Spitsbergen, Land of the Polar Bear, on this unique 9-night expedition, with included Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the experienced Expedition Team

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9 nights from £6647pp

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Spitsbergen Landscape
Polar Bear in Spitsbergen
Whales in Arctic waters
Ny Alesund
Kayaking in Spitsbergen
Polar Bear

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This High Arctic adventure begins in the traditional Spitsbergen town of Longyearbyen, where modern shops and art galleries contrast with the settlement's strong coal mining heritage.

Discover majestic glaciers, awe-inspiring fjords and the fascinating former mining town of Alesund as you explore North West Spitsbergen National Park.

Keep an eye out for polar bears hunting on the ice flows during your time in Eastern Svalbard, before navigating the breathtaking Isfjord, home to the endemic Svalbard Reindeer. Shore landings and guided hikes led by the Expedition Team enrich this once-in-a-lifetime voyage.

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In the Realm of the Polar Bear Itinerary

Day 1 - Oslo (Norway) - Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen)

Take the opportunity to explore Norway's fascinating capital, Oslo, with its varied architecture and lively bars, before an evening flight to Longyearbyen. Arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Longyearbyen

Check-out of your hotel and join an excursion showcasing the best of Longyearbyen and the surrounding area before embarking ship. It is a town of contrasts, mixing strong Arctic influences with modern amenities including art galleries, pubs and restaurants.

Day 3-4 - North West Spitsbergen National Park

The North West Corner of Spitsbergen is dotted with beautiful islands, beaches and fjords, not forgetting the majestic shapes which can be found in the drifting ice. Weather permitting, we will land and discover Svalbard's history. You will have the opportunity to see the remains of ancient blubber ovens used to render whale oil.

Day 5-7 - Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve

Eastern Svalbard boasts the highest population of polar bears on the archipelago so there is a good chance of spotting one of these wonderful creatures. Journey through the Hinlopen Strait, where thousands of seabirds mate and walrus can be seen diving for clams in the bays before heading towards Edgeøya, the third-largest island in the Svalbard archipelago.

Day 8 - South Spitsbergen National Park

Cruise toward the southernmost tip of Spitsbergen to Hornsund which boasts a wonderfully varied landscape and geology.

Day 9 - Isfjord

Isfjord is the most extensive fjord system in the archipelago. Spend the day exploring this breathtaking fjord including the magnificent U-shaped valleys where you might be lucky enough to spot a Svalbard Reindeer.

Day 10 - Longyearbyen - Oslo (Norway)

Disembark ship in Longyearbyen and transfer to the airport for your flight to Oslo.

Itinerary is subject to change. All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions.

Price Includes

  • 8-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Longyearbyen including breakfast
  • Return flights between Longyearbyen and Oslo
  • City tour of Longyearbyen
  • House beer and wine, sodas and mineral water with meals on board in restaurant Aune
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Landings ashore and lectures onboard by the Expedition Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board (please note signal is limited)
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities (at guests' discretion)
  • Optional excursions
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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    • Jun 7th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Fram From: £6647
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    • Jun 15th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Fram From: £7830
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    • Jun 22nd - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £6927
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2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 7th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Fram From: £6963
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    • Jun 14th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £6963
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    • Jun 15th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Fram From: £6963
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      Brochure Price from: £6963 Brochure Price from: £8070 Brochure Price from: £8070 Brochure Price from: £8070 Brochure Price from: £8457 Brochure Price from: £9343 Brochure Price from: £10450 Brochure Price from: £15044
    • Jun 22nd - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £6963
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      Brochure Price from: £6963 Brochure Price from: £7904 Brochure Price from: £8955 Brochure Price from: £8623 Brochure Price from: £8623 Brochure Price from: £9453 Brochure Price from: £9177 Brochure Price from: £10837 Brochure Price from: £12332 Brochure Price from: £17479
    • Jun 23rd - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Fram From: £6963
      I Polar Inside SD Polar Outside FJ Polar Outside N Polar Outside U Arctic Superior F Arctic Superior Q Mini Suite MG Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6963 Brochure Price from: £8070 Brochure Price from: £8070 Brochure Price from: £8070 Brochure Price from: £8457 Brochure Price from: £9343 Brochure Price from: £10450 Brochure Price from: £15044
    • Jun 30th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £6963
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      Brochure Price from: £6963 Brochure Price from: £7904 Brochure Price from: £8955 Brochure Price from: £8623 Brochure Price from: £8623 Brochure Price from: £9453 Brochure Price from: £9177 Brochure Price from: £10837 Brochure Price from: £12332 Brochure Price from: £17479

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