Cruise: Realm Of The Polar Bear

Suggested Itinerary

8 Days From £3,380

Overview

The perfect opportunity to venture into the remote landscapes of the High Arctic, this extraordinary 8 to 11-day adventure takes you through a land of frozen fjords, polar bears and ice-blue glaciers. Under the hypnotic glare of the midnight sun, you’ll sail through the beautiful setting of Spitsbergen, the largest and only permanently populated island on the Svalbard archipelago.

Beginning in the old mining settlement of Longyearbyen, you’ll cruise along spectacular fjords ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Venture into the remote landscapes of the High Arctic
  • Cruise along spectacular fjords and past towering glaciers
  • Travel in the company of expert guides
  • Spot seals, whales and other Arctic wildlife

Suggested Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: LONGYEARBYEN

DAY 1: LONGYEARBYEN

The journey begins in the remote settlement of Longyearbyen located off Isfjord, the largest fjord in western Spitsbergen. Founded in 1906 as a mining settlement, today the town's continued existence is mainly thanks to its importance as a centre for polar research. Boarding the cruise ship this afternoon, you'll depart the port later this evening.

Expedition - Longyearbyen
Dinner

DAY 2: SVALBARD

DAY 2: SVALBARD

Over the following days you'll venture deep into a landscape of ice-covered fjords, where a backdrop of breathtaking mountains and dazzling glaciers provides the perfect accompaniment to the journey. Early season voyages often provide the best chance to see large ice flows in the Arctic pack ice, which usually means excellent wildlife viewing. The later trips however can often venture further into the less explored regions of Nordaustlandet and Kvitøya, or along the continental shelf where large whales are attracted by the rich upwelling nutrients.

Expedition - Longyearbyen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: SVALBARD

DAY 3: SVALBARD

A further day on the lookout for polar bears and other wildlife.

Expedition - Longyearbyen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: SVALBARD

DAY 4: SVALBARD

A further day on the lookout for polar bears and other wildlife.

Expedition - Longyearbyen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: SVALBARD

DAY 5: SVALBARD

A further day on the lookout for polar bears and other wildlife.

Expedition - Longyearbyen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: SVALBARD

DAY 6: SVALBARD

A further day on the lookout for polar bears and other wildlife.

Expedition - Longyearbyen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: SVALBARD

DAY 7: SVALBARD

A further day on the lookout for polar bears and other wildlife.

Expedition - Longyearbyen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: LONGYEARBYEN

DAY 8: LONGYEARBYEN

Docking back in Longyearbyen early this morning, you will then transfer back to the airport.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

8 days from £3,380

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Flexible booking conditions regarding transfers and cancellations

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Book With Confidence

We understand that flexibility is now a key factor when booking a holiday, and we believe our Covid Promise and Covid Viable Test provide that.

We believe these terms and conditions for making a booking are amongst the most generous in the travel industry right now, and we hope they will give you the confidence, when you feel ready, to go ahead and book your next adventure.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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