• Encounter Arctic wildlife: polar bears, walrus, reindeer
  • View numerous Arctic bird species
  • Explore the polar desert
  • Experience continuous daylight – the Midnight Sun
  • Hike the tundra
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Enjoy optional Arctic kayak adventure opportunities

High Arctic Adventure Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

Explore the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen, as we attempt to circumnavigate the island. Journey to the Arctic Circle to discover all the wonders of rugged, unspoiled and unforgettable Spitsbergen. Known as an incredible destination for viewing Arctic wildlife, the island and surrounding area offers great opportunities to see polar bears in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for walrus populations that can be seen feeding in the icy waters around Spitsbergen. Spot whales and seabirds while sailing and possibly catch sightings of reindeer on Zodiac shore excursions.

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Trip Details:

  • Price:

    Starting from USD $7,895 per person

  • Location:

    Spitsbergen, Svalbard

  • Length:


  • Dates:

    June 17 - 29, 2019

    June 29 - July 11, 2019

    July 23 - August 4, 2019

  • International Gateway:

    Longyearbyen, Norway

  • Group Size:


  • Ship:

    Ocean Adventurer

Trip Itinerary:

Day 1 — Embark in Longyearbyen, Norway

Your Spitsbergen Arctic cruise begins in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. Enjoy your first view of the island’s rugged, glacier-topped mountains, rising majestically from icy waters.

Days 2 to 12 — Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

Expect a new adventure every day throughout our circumnavigation. Heading north and around the island of Spitsbergen, we’ll explore smaller, outlying islands. This area is home to a variety of incredible Arctic wildlife and geological formations. We plan to circumnavigate the island of Spitsbergen, but if conditions are favorable, we will also attempt a circumnavigation of the whole Svalbard archipelago.

Every expedition will be different. Depending on the weather and ice, we hope to visit a few of our favourite landing sites, including the 14th of July Glacier, Ny London, Phippsøya, Alkefjellet and the seldom-visited Kvitøya.

Day 13 — Depart Longyearbyen

Your adventure ends in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, transfer to the airport for your flight home.