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Spitsbergen holidays – Polar bear watching by zodiac

Spitsbergen Holidays & Spitsbergen Cruises (Svalbard)

We loved the whole atmosphere of living on board and were both very disappointed when the trip had finished and we had to come home.

Paul & Jennifer Cotter

  • Spitsbergen holidays take you deep in the Arctic Circle - one of the closest points to the North Pole
  • An incredible wildlife Mecca with towering cliffs, ice-choked fjords, snow-capped peaks and calving glaciers
  • Spitsbergen offers unrivalled chances to see the ‘King of the Arctic’, the polar bear
  • Encounter walrus, arctic fox and reindeer during the summer months
  • We offer a wide range of expeditionary Spitsbergen cruises from 8 to 14 days

Our Arctic expeditions offer the chance to discover Spitsbergen, or Svalbard as the Norwegians call it, an extraordinary Arctic archipelago we know very well. All members of the voyages team have experienced Spitsbergen first hand and we’ve been arranging Arctic cruises for clients for over seven years. We offer a good choice of Spitsbergen cruises throughout the summer months (end of June to early September); from an 8 day Abridged voyage; a great introduction to the High Arctic, to a 14 day in-depth voyage for those who really want to maximise their Arctic wildlife sightings. It’s also possible to combine Spitsbergen with Greenland and Iceland. Our in-depth knowledge of all of the Arctic boats, the wildlife and the seasonal nuances of travel in Spitsbergen is invaluable when planning the perfect Arctic holiday.

Under the perpetual midnight sun, explore Spitsbergen's dramatic scenery, ice-choked fjords and wildlife aboard a small expeditionary ship. Our Spitsbergen Polar Bear cruise holidays provide a perfect introduction to the wildlife, history and stunning geography of this magical Arctic wilderness. Daily guided excursions by zodiac cruising along glacier fronts searching for polar bear, walrus and beautiful photographic opportunities. Landings allow you to walk on the Arctic tundra and visit the many historical sites. Combined with its relatively easy access to Longyearbyen via Oslo, the wonders of Spitsbergen couldn't be more appealing to the intrepid traveller.

Our Arctic specialist, Sue, has been lucky enough to take many Arctic expeditions, read all about her Spitsbergen cruise or read more of our Spitsbergen blogs.

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