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Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Arctic Wildlife Safari

The main 9- or 10-day Arctic Wildlife Safari voyage explores Svalbard—one of the best places in the world to observe polar bears hunting in their preferred habitat, the pack ice. Enjoy a flexible itinerary based around sea and ice conditions that explores the spectacular fjords, coasts and islands in the northwestern part of Svalbard. Polar bears, walruses, endangered bowhead whales and other Arctic wildlife can be spotted anywhere, anytime in and around this High Arctic archipelago. With 24-hour daylight the captain and crew are determined to make the best of every opportunity for wildlife viewing in this unique polar ecosystem. 

Encounter a stark, enigmatic landscape steeped in the drama and heroism of historic polar explorations. Walk the footsteps of famous polar explorers at significant High Arctic places. Visit historical remnants of whaling camps, coal mining operations, trappers’ cabins, staging areas for historic attempts to discover the North Pole, an abandoned polar research station, and the Arctic research community of Ny Ålesund, complete with gift shop, post office, and museum—all testimonies to incredible human history.

In addition to the main 9- or 10-day Arctic Wildlife Safari polar expedition, there are 8-day Svalbard Discovery departures that spend less time exploring West Spitsbergen. The 11- and 12-day Best of Svalbard departures each attempts a full circumnavigation of Svalbard. AdventureSmith Explorations’ award-winning crew has personal experience sailing in the Arctic and can recommend the best itineraries to suit your travel interests and timeline.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Arctic cruises.



Itinerary

9/10-Day Arctic Wildlife Safari Itinerary

The main 9- or 10-day Arctic Wildlife Safari voyage operates round-trip from Longyearbyen, Norway, searching for wildlife along the northern and western shores of Spitsbergen as well as the eastern shores of its neighboring island, Nordaustlandet. The 10-day itinerary spends one additional day exploring.

Arctic Wildlife Safari route map from Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
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Day 1
Arrive Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Welcome to Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of the expedition. Be greeted at the airport and transferred to an included hotel. Then enjoy free time to explore this fascinating Arctic settlement. Be sure to see the excellent Svalbard Museum and take advantage of quality shopping and dining opportunities in the town center, before heading to bed in spite of the 24-hour daylight.

Accommodations

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Longyearbyen

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy free time to continue exploring Longyearbyen. In the afternoon, take included transfers from the hotel to the expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit and be welcomed aboard. Explore the ship and get comfortable in this home-away-from-home for the extraordinary adventure to come. After getting underway, a full schedule of events kicks off with informative briefings and introductions from the expedition staff. After the first of many delicious dinners on board, step out onto the open decks to admire the gorgeous scenery in 24-hour daylight as the ship passes through the wildlife-rich waters of Isfjorden.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 3 - 8/9
West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge

The itinerary for this voyage focuses on the spectacular fjords, coasts and islands of western Spitsbergen, the main island of the Svalbard archipelago. This area contains Svalbard’s most impressive scenery and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. The exact schedule and route will be shaped by weather and ice conditions. Polar bears and other quintessential Arctic wildlife can be spotted anytime, anywhere in and around Svalbard.

Explore South Spitsbergen National Park, a vast region of varied landscapes including polar deserts and impassible mountain ranges. Experience the park’s highlights, including Hornsund fjord with mighty glaciers and Bellsund bay with remains of historical whaling operations. This area also offers great hiking opportunities and fascinating geology. Another possible stop is Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, the crown jewel of Svalbard’s scenic wonders. Here, find deep fjords; mountain peaks; migratory Arctic seabirds; marine mammals, including various whales and Arctic seals; and immense tidewater glaciers calving icebergs into turquoise waters.

Hope to see Forlandet National Park, one of the best places in Svalbard to observe herds of walrus hauled out on land. Also along the route is North Isforden National Park, with endemic Svalbard reindeer and arctic fox. Ny Ålesund, a former mining town and airship base, offers interaction with modern Arctic researchers, as well as one of the most northerly museums, gift shops and post offices. The ship will make a special effort to reach the edge of the polar pack ice, to view seals and polar bears in their preferred habitat. At this time of year, the ice edge is not far from the mainland, so sailing time is relatively short.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9/10
Disembark Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

After breakfast on board, say farewell back in Longyearbyen. Take provided transfer to the airport, or to the town center to spend more time here. Reflect on this wonderful experience and look forward to a possible next incredible adventure to the ice!

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

1 pre-voyage hotel night; group transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; shipboard accommodation; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); leadership throughout the voyage by experienced expedition leader & expedition team; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; Welcome and Farewell cocktails; all port fees; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; pre-departure materials; digital voyage log; and WiFi on board (2021).

Exclusions

Airfare, transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the itinerary, visa and passport fees, luggage and trip cancellation insurance, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations, personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges, staff gratuities, kayaking and Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of $200,000 USD per person.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at the time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Arctic Wildlife Safari voyage begins and ends in Longyearbyen, Norway (LYR). Plan flights to arrive to Longyearbyen anytime on day 1 of the itinerary. Longyearbyen is only accessed via flights from Oslo, Norway (OSL). Some flights arrive very early in the morning, before standard hotel check-in; in these cases, we recommend booking an extra hotel night or arranging a day room option. The estimated disembarkation time is after breakfast, between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Longyearbyen no earlier than 2:30am on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Hiking, Zodiac cruising, lectures, workshops and an expert photography guide on board each voyage are optional and included. Kayaking may be available on your Arctic Wildlife Safari voyage for $655 (2020 & 2021). Experience rugged coastlines and remote waters that very few people have paddled or labyrinthine expanses of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, all from sturdy and stealthy sea kayaks. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite; and 2x the per-person listed rate in Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, based upon availability. Cabin share is available only in the following categories: Triple Classic, Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 6-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person, but is not included in the cost of this trip. In addition to the emergency evacuation insurance, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Arctic expedition.

11/12-Day Best of Svalbard Itinerary

The 11- or 12-day Best of Svalbard voyage operates round-trip from Longyearbyen, Norway, and attempts a circumnavigation of Svalbard while searching for wildlife. The 12-day itinerary spends one additional day exploring.

Route map of Best of Svalbard Arctic small ship cruise, operating round-trip from Longyearbyen with an attempt to circumnavigate Svalbard.
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Day 1
Arrive Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Welcome to Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of the expedition. Be greeted at the airport and transferred to an included hotel. Then enjoy free time to explore this fascinating Arctic settlement. Be sure to see the excellent Svalbard Museum and take advantage of quality shopping and dining opportunities in the town center, before heading to bed in spite of the 24-hour daylight.

Accommodations

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel

Meals

n/a

Read More
Day 2
Embark Longyearbyen

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy free time to continue exploring Longyearbyen. In the afternoon, take included transfers from the hotel to the expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit and be welcomed aboard. Explore the ship and get comfortable in this home-away-from-home for the extraordinary adventure to come. After getting underway, a full schedule of events kicks off with informative briefings and introductions from the expedition staff. After the first of many delicious dinners on board, step out onto the open decks to admire the gorgeous scenery in 24-hour daylight as the ship passes through the wildlife-rich waters of Isfjorden.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 3 - 10/11
Svalbard & Polar Ice Edge

The goal for this voyage is a circumnavigation of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. The exact schedule and route will be shaped by weather and ice. In addition to seeing Spitsbergen from every angle, this itinerary offers the appealing possibility of setting foot on all four of Svalbard’s main islands.

Explore South Spitsbergen National Park, a vast region of varied landscapes including polar deserts and impassible mountain ranges. Experience the park’s highlights, including Hornsund fjord with mighty glaciers and Bellsund bay with remains of historical whaling operations. This area also offers great hiking opportunities and fascinating geology. The pristine and rarely visited Southeast Svalbard Nature Reserve contains hundreds of uninhabited islands. On the large islands of Edgeøya and Barentsøya, discover tundra valleys, endemic reindeer, geese, eiders, sandpipers, arctic foxes, walrus and historical trapper and hunter site remains.

The remote and isolated Northwest Svalbard Nature Reserve reaches to cover all of Svalbard’s second largest island, Nordaustlandet. Here find the massive Austfonna ice cap, the spectacular sea cliffs of Alkefjellet and Bråsvellbreen ice cliff—one of the great wonders of the Arctic world. The ship will make a special effort to reach the edge of the polar pack ice along Nordaustlandet, to view seals and polar bears in their preferred habitat. At this time of year, the ice edge is not far from the mainland, so sailing time is relatively short.

Next, reach Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, the crown jewel of Svalbard’s scenic wonders. Here, find deep fjords; mountain peaks; migratory Arctic seabirds; marine mammals, including various whales and Arctic seals; and immense tidewater glaciers calving icebergs into turquoise waters. Another possible stop is Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, the crown jewel of Svalbard’s scenic wonders. Here, find deep fjords; mountain peaks; migratory Arctic seabirds; marine mammals, including various whales and Arctic seals; and immense tidewater glaciers calving icebergs into turquoise waters. Finally, Ny Ålesund, a former mining town and airship base, offers interaction with modern Arctic researchers, as well as one of the most northerly museums, gift shops and post offices. Every day offers opportunities to encounter wildlife and polar scenery, and to walk in the footsteps of historic expeditions.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11/12
Disembark Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

After breakfast on board, say farewell back in Longyearbyen. Take provided transfer to the airport, or to the town center to spend more time here. Reflect on this wonderful experience and look forward to a possible next incredible adventure to the ice!

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

1 pre-voyage hotel night; group transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; shipboard accommodation; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); leadership throughout the voyage by experienced expedition leader & expedition team; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; Welcome and Farewell cocktails; all port fees; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; pre-departure materials; digital voyage log; and WiFi on board (2021).

Exclusions

Airfare, transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the itinerary, visa and passport fees, luggage and trip cancellation insurance, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations, personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges, staff gratuities, kayaking and Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of $200,000 USD per person.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at the time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Best of Svalbard voyage begins and ends in Longyearbyen, Norway (LYR). Plan flights to arrive to Longyearbyen anytime on day 1 of the itinerary. Longyearbyen is only accessed via flights from Oslo, Norway (OSL). Some flights arrive very early in the morning, before standard hotel check-in; in these cases, we recommend booking an extra hotel night or arranging a day room option. The estimated disembarkation time is after breakfast, between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Longyearbyen no earlier than 2:30am on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Hiking, Zodiac cruising, lectures, workshops and an expert photography guide on board each voyage are optional and included. Kayaking may be available on your Best of Svalbard voyage for $655 (2020 & 2021). Experience rugged coastlines and remote waters that very few people have paddled or labyrinthine expanses of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, all from sturdy and stealthy sea kayaks. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite; and 2x the per-person listed rate in Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, based upon availability. Cabin share is available only in the following categories: Triple Classic, Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 6-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person, but is not included in the cost of this trip. In addition to the emergency evacuation insurance, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Arctic expedition.

8-Day Svalbard Discovery Itinerary

The 8-day Svalbard Discovery voyage operates round-trip from Longyearbyen, Norway, searching for wildlife along the northern and western shores of Spitsbergen.

Route map of Svalbard Discovery Arctic small ship voyage, operating round-trip from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, with visits along the northwestern shoreline of Spitsbergen.
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Day 1
Arrive Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Welcome to Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of the expedition. Be greeted at the airport and transferred to an included hotel. Then enjoy free time to explore this fascinating Arctic settlement. Be sure to see the excellent Svalbard Museum and take advantage of quality shopping and dining opportunities in the town center, before heading to bed in spite of the 24-hour daylight.

Accommodations

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel

Meals

n/a

Read More
Day 2
Embark Longyearbyen

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy free time to continue exploring Longyearbyen. In the afternoon, take included transfers from the hotel to the expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit and be welcomed aboard. Explore the ship and get comfortable in this home-away-from-home for the extraordinary adventure to come. After getting underway, a full schedule of events kicks off with informative briefings and introductions from the expedition staff. After the first of many delicious dinners on board, step out onto the open decks to admire the gorgeous scenery in 24-hour daylight as the ship passes through the wildlife-rich waters of Isfjorden.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

Read More
Days 3 - 7
West Spitsbergen & Polar Ice Edge

The itinerary for this voyage focuses on the spectacular fjords, coasts and islands of western Spitsbergen, the main island of the Svalbard archipelago. This area contains Svalbard’s most impressive scenery and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. The exact schedule and route will be shaped by weather and ice conditions. Polar bears and other quintessential Arctic wildlife can be spotted anytime, anywhere in and around Svalbard.

Explore South Spitsbergen National Park, a vast region of varied landscapes including polar deserts and impassible mountain ranges. Experience the park’s highlights, including Hornsund fjord with mighty glaciers and Bellsund bay with remains of historical whaling operations. This area also offers great hiking opportunities and fascinating geology. Another possible stop is Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, the crown jewel of Svalbard’s scenic wonders. Here, find deep fjords; mountain peaks; migratory Arctic seabirds; marine mammals, including various whales and Arctic seals; and immense tidewater glaciers calving icebergs into turquoise waters.

Ny Ålesund, a former mining town and airship base, offers interaction with modern Arctic researchers, as well as one of the most northerly museums, gift shops and post offices. The ship will make a special effort to reach the edge of the polar pack ice, to view seals and polar bears in their preferred habitat. At this time of year, the ice edge is not far from the mainland, so sailing time is relatively short.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 8
Disembark Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

After breakfast on board, say farewell back in Longyearbyen. Take provided transfer to the airport, or to the town center to spend more time here. Reflect on this wonderful experience and look forward to a possible next incredible adventure to the ice!

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

1 pre-voyage hotel night; group transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; shipboard accommodation; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); leadership throughout the voyage by experienced expedition leader & expedition team; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; Welcome and Farewell cocktails; all port fees; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; pre-departure materials; digital voyage log; and WiFi on board (2021).

Exclusions

Airfare, transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the itinerary, visa and passport fees, luggage and trip cancellation insurance, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations, personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges, staff gratuities, kayaking and Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of $200,000 USD per person.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at the time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Svalbard Discovery voyage begins and ends in Longyearbyen, Norway (LYR). Plan flights to arrive to Longyearbyen anytime on day 1 of the itinerary. Longyearbyen is only accessed via flights from Oslo, Norway (OSL). Some flights arrive very early in the morning, before standard hotel check-in; in these cases, we recommend booking an extra hotel night or arranging a day room option. The estimated disembarkation time is after breakfast, between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Longyearbyen no earlier than 2:30am on the final day. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Hiking, Zodiac cruising, lectures, workshops and an expert photography guide on board each voyage are optional and included. Kayaking may be available on your Svalbard Discovery voyage for $655 (2020 & 2021). Experience rugged coastlines and remote waters that very few people have paddled or labyrinthine expanses of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, all from sturdy and stealthy sea kayaks. Please contact AdventureSmith to reserve activity space with your booking.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite; and 2x the per-person listed rate in Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, based upon availability. Cabin share is available only in the following categories: Triple Classic, Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 6-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person, but is not included in the cost of this trip. In addition to the emergency evacuation insurance, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. Our partners at Travelex offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Arctic expedition.

Rates & Dates

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