Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers & Wildlife of Svalbard

The 10-day Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers & Wildlife of Svalbard voyage is an active adventure that begins and ends in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, one of Norway’s Arctic islands in the Svalbard archipelago. Choose from either the 132-guest Ocean Adventurer, the 78-guest Ocean Nova or 176-guest World Explorer as your expedition vessel. 

The aim of this expedition is to explore a majority of the coastline of the largest island in the group. Expect to sail magnificent fjords, cruise in inflatable skiffs past towering sea cliffs and encounter polar bears and walruses in their natural habitat. Optional kayaking and paddle excursions may be available at an added cost. 

The huge bird cliffs along the Spitsbergen coasts are a major attraction. Spitsbergen is a breeding ground for large numbers of guillemots such as the Brunnich’s and the black guillemot. Other bird species such as Atlantic Puffin, little auk, northern fulmar and kittiwake can also be found on or around the cliffs, while the Arctic tern, ringed plover, purple sandpiper and four species of skua prefer the tundra.

All departures begin and end in Oslo, Norway, with a private group charter flight to Longyearbyen, where the itinerary picks up as described above. Experience the Arctic for yourself on this stunning Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers & Wildlife of Svalbard cruise.

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