Location: Spitsbergen (Arctic Norway)
Destination: Spitsbergen Cruises
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From transiting deep fjords to exploring a polar desert landscape, enjoy the diversity of this astonishing archipelago. Visit steep cliffs filled with birds, watch for foxes and reindeer and Polar bears, and flip out over Beluga whales. Walk the tundra alive with wildflowers and tundra berries.Contact us about this trip Share
Explore the lovely town of Longyearbyen; visit galleries and museums before boarding the Polar Pioneer.
Cruise in a Zodiac to see blue ice cliffs, and walk on the tundra looking for flowers, reindeer and Arctic fox. A visit may be made to a 350-year-old Dutch whaling settlement.
In the pack ice be amazed by Polar bears stalking seals, walrus crowded on ice floes, and Beluga whales. Flowers you may see include purple saxifrage, yellow spider plants, and Svalbard poppies. Visit trapper huts.
Visit a polar desert landscape eroded by severe frost. Adventure up close in a Zodiac beneath sheer basalt cliffs with 20,000 nests of Brunnich’s guillemots. And take a stroll to find Eider ducks, Arctic foxes and the elusive Svalbard ptarmigan. Cross the Polar bear migration routes.
If conditions allow, explore Hornsund and Bellsund which are deep fjords with stunning glaciers and wildlife. If not, explore more wonders on the north and west coasts of Spitsbergen.
Stay awake for the midnight cruise through Isfjorden and back to Longyearbyen. After disembarking join a group transfer to the airport.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.