Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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

Cruise Only
9 nights from £4446pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Kayaking in Spitsbergen
  • Ny Alesund
  • Polar Bear in Spitsbergen
  • Whales in Arctic waters
  • Polar Bear
  • Spitsbergen landscape

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Book with Confidence! New cancellation policy on all new booking for 2021 and 2022 voyages, booked by 30 April 2021. Cancel at least 90 days before if due to depart between Jan and Sept 2021, or at least 180 days before if due to depart between Oct 2021 and Dec 2022 and receive a refund (cancellation fee applies). Please contact us for full terms and conditions

In the Realm of the Polar Bear Special Offer

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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 13th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £5244
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    • Jun 21st - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £5949
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    • Jun 29th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £5691
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 7th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £5106
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    • Jun 12th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Fram From: £5106
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    • Jun 15th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £5106
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    • Jun 28th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Fram From: £5271
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    • Jul 1st - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £5271
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    • Sep 15th - Oslo and back - Sailing on: Spitsbergen From: £4446
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