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In the Realm of the Polar Bear

In the Realm of the Polar Bear

USD $5200 USD $4290 starting price
Arctic spring is an ideal time to visit Spitsbergen. The light is beautiful and nature returns to life in all its glory. Explore Svalbard with the experts and discover the realm of the mighty polar bear on an expedition cruise that shows you the very best of this Arctic paradise under the Midnight Sun.

Duration: 10 days

10-days In the Realm of the Polar Bear
29-May-2020 Request a Quote


  • Spot polar bears – high likelihood
  • See the Midnight Sun in untouched Arctic wilderness
  • Explore Svalbard´s beautiful west coast
  • Discover historic places and untouched nature
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Day 1

From 59º N to 78º N

Oslo / Longyearbyen – Flight & Overnight – Hotel

Before your evening flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, spend the day in the museums, parks and cafés of Norway’s capital city. When you arrive in Svalbard, you discover an entirely different world – a small town perched on the edge of vast Arctic tundra. Transfer to your hotel and overnight.

Day 2

Norwegian Stronghold in the High Arctic

Longyearbyen – Embarkation

Join an exciting excursion after lunch to get to know this frontier town. The mighty Arctic wilderness dominates life here, but Longyearbyen maintains a lively cultural life, and is considered a prime destination for adventure travelers worldwide. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of this colorful outpost before boarding your ship, MS Spitsbergen.

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Day 3-8

Amazing Fjords with Fascinating History

North West Spitsbergen National Park

Spitsbergen´s northwestern corner is strewn with rugged islands, beautiful fjords and isolated beaches. It is also the site of spectacularly scenic Northwest-Spitsbergen National Park.

This is true wilderness, so the captain works with the elements to create the best itinerary for your expedition cruise.

We hope to visit Kongsfjorden, one of the most beautiful fjord areas in Spitsbergen, where mighty glaciers calve icebergs into the sea, framed by stunning mountains. Another possibility is Ny-Ålesund, an international research center hosting a picturesque mix of old and new buildings.

We may also call on the Magdalenafjorden and Gravneset areas, where the hardy among us may get the chance to bathe in the sea and earn a rare Arctic swimming certificate. Wherever we explore, the expedition team offers opportunities to join in landings, ice-cruising and more.

Day 9

Fjord, Wilderness

The Isfjord

We sail into and explore Isfjord, the most prominent fjord system on Svalbard, to admire the immense valleys carved out of the mountains by giant glaciers that covered the area some 10,000 years ago. Watch for the region’s rich population of Svalbard reindeer.

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Day 10

End of the Expedition

Longyearbyen / Oslo – Disembarkation & Flight

As we arrive back in Longyearbyen, admire the magnificent scenery surrounding this Arctic outpost, just a few hundred miles from the geographic North Pole. Transfer to the airport for your night flight. Arrival early in the morning in Oslo.

Price includes

  • Hurtigruten expedition in the cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Coach-class flights between Longyearbyen and Oslo
  • One overnight hotel stay in Longyearbyen before the cruise, including breakfast and lunch
  • All transfers in Longyearbyen, including an excursion before the cruise
  • Wind-and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Not included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Excursions and Gratuities

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Itinerary: In the Realm of the Polar Bear
Duration: 10 Days
Ship: MS Spitsbergen



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