Spitsbergen Explorer Itinerary

Visit the Arctic and cruise from Longyearbyen around Spitsbergen. Spot polar bears and walruses, and go snowshoeing on the ice.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,795
      CAD $5,625
      AUD $6,375
      EUR €4,280
      GBP £3,695
      NZD $6,955
      ZAR R40,305
      CHF FR4,585
    • Polar, Wildlife
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Sea Spirit

Polar bear

Sea Spirit


Day 1 Embarkation in Longyearbyen

Set sail on an Arctic adventure from Longyearbyen, Svalbard's largest settlement. Drift out to sea while looking back across the mountainous terrain that serves as a backdrop for this remote town.
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Days 2-10 Exploring Spitsbergen

Spend eight memorable days exploring Spitsbergen, an Arctic eden filled with incredible wildlife, polar deserts and immense glaciers. Far from being a wasteland, the tundra-covered landscapes can be surprisingly colourful in summer, with wildflowers bursting forth for a taste of sunshine. Discover the western coast of the island en route to the stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north, and gain a greater appreciation of the history and geology of this unique land. Spot polar bears hunting on sheets of white, look upward toward the nesting birdlife among the towering cliffs of Alkefjellet and scour the coast for imposing walruses lazing on rocky shores. Get closer to the action by jumping in a sea kayak to discover isolated coves, and strap on some snowshoes to venture onto the mainland and visit a historic whaling memorial and abandoned huts.
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Day 11 Disembarkation in Longyearbyen

Return to Longyearbyen, where this Arctic adventure ends.