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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Svalbard Expedition Land of the Polar bear

An 11-night luxury Silversea Expedition around the Svalbard Peninsula and Arctic Spitsbergen aboard superb expedition vessel Silver Cloud, bringing first-class service and accommodation to expedition cruising. Includes return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
11 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Svalbard
  • Spitsbergen
  • North Cape

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


Reduced Business Class flights! Prices shown include Economy Class flights. Book by 30 Sep 2019

Svalbard Expedition Land of the Polar bear Special Offer

This magnificent expedition cruise ventures into an expansive archipelago of the Arctic Ocean between the North Pole and Norway, Svalbard. We will spend the maximum amount of time possible hiking on the tundra.

Svalbard is one of the last major European wilderness areas with pristine mountains, fauna, deep fjords, icebergs, and massive ice sheets. We will travel along the same routes as famous polar explorers such as Andree, Nordenskiold, Amundsen and Nobile. Our flexible itinerary allows us to take advantage of favourable ice and weather conditions. We will search for walruses, seals, reindeer, Arctic foxes and polar bears. Shore walks and Zodiac landings will bring us up close to passing icebergs.

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Svalbard Expedition Land of the Polar Bear Expedition

Day 1 - UK - Longyearbyen

Overnight flight from the UK to Longyearbyen.

Days 2 to 8 - Longyearbyen

Arrive in Longyearbyen and embark Silver Cloud. You will be introduced to your Expedition Team and receive a Zodiac briefing. Tonight, there will a special Welcome Aboard cocktail party.

Day 9 - Svalbard

Ice Cruising: With the strengthened hull of Silver Cloud, we have the perfect platform to search for walrus and polar bears as we explore the pack ice. Discover fascinating landscapes, towering mountains, majestic fjords and dramatic glaciers. Enjoy a Zodiac cruise along the 5km-long front of Monacobreen and the neighbouring Seligerbreen, looking out for seals, black-legged kittiwakes and ivory gulls. In the southern region of Svalbard sail into fjords keeping an eye out for seabirds, walruses, seals and polar bears.

Day 10 - Bear Island (Norway)

Approaching Bear Island we will see thousands of sea birds diving around the island's steep cliffs. Explore the rugged coastline by zodiac and weather permitting, make a landing. The Expedition Team will provide insights into the terrain and the wildife which live in these extreme conditions. As we leave Bear Island, head out on deck to watch for whales that are known to frequent the area.

Day 11 - Gjesvaerstappan Islands - Skarsvag, Nordkapp

The Gjesvaerstappan Nature Reserve consists of almost a hundred islands and rocks, and is one of Europe’s largest nesting areas for Atlantic seabirds as well as being home to one of the largest Atlantic Puffin colonies in North Norway. On a Zodiac trip look out for Atlantic Puffins, Northern Gannets, White-tailed Eagles, Common Eider Ducks, Great Cormorants and Arctic Skuas. Take a coach to the North Cape to admire the glorious scenery, explore the visitor’s centre, visit the famous globe monument and perhaps meet a reindeer herder. There may also be the opportunity to join a kayaking trip to experience the wilds of the Arctic.

Day 12 - Tromso - UK

After breakfast, disembark Silver Cloud in Tromso and head to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Each day our Expedition Leader and Captain will determine our best course, dependent on changing weather, ice conditions and the wildlife we encounter. In the true spirit of adventure cruising, our Expedition Leader will provide daily updates.

Price Includes

  • 10-night cruise on Silver Cloud
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary beverages throughout
  • Gourmet menu by Relais & Chateaux
  • Butler service for all suite grades
  • On-board entertainment and educational programmes
  • Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers on board
  • Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore
  • Complimentary parka
  • Gratuities