Arctic & Spitsbergen Wildlife

Wildlife viewing is one of the top attractions for people who join our Arctic and Spitsbergen cruises. Whether viewed from our ship, during a Zodiac cruise, or when we go ashore, wildlife sightings in the Arctic and Spitsbergen are thrilling events. Below you'll find most of the animal species we encounter throughout the Arctic on our trips.

Land & Marine Mammals

Polar bear Arctic fox Musk oxen Svalbard reindeer Bearded seal
Polar bear Arctic fox Musk oxen Svalbard reindeer Bearded Seal
 
Harbor seal Humpback whale Orca whale Blue whale  
Harbor seal Humpback whale Orca whale Blue whale  
 

Birds

Arctic tern Atlantic puffin Barnacle goose Black guillemot Black-legged kittiwake
Arctic tern Atlantic puffin Barnacle goose Black guillemot Black-legged kittiwake
 
Brunnich's guillemot aka thick-billed murre Common eider Dovkie Glaucous gull Great skua
Brunnich's guillemot Common eider Dovkie Glaucous gull Great skua
 
Ivory gull King eider Long-tailed duck Long-tailed jaeger Northern fulmar
Ivory gull King eider Long-tailed duck Long-tailed jaeger Northern fulmar
 
Parasitic jaeger Purple sandpiper Red-necked phalarope Red phalarope Red-throated loon
Parasitic jaeger Purple sandpiper Red-necked phalarope Red phalarope Red-throated loon
 

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