Arctic, Svalbard


Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic that constitutes the northernmost part of Norway. It is located about 650 km north of mainland Europe, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The group of islands are inside the Arctic Circle. Spitsbergen is the largest island and has the administrative centre of Longyearbyen. The islands were first used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries. Several species of whales were hunted to near-extinction and whaling eventually ceased. Coal mining began in the early 1900s, and several permanent communities were established. Research and tourism have become important supplementary industries. No roads connect the settlements; instead snowmobiles, aircraft and boats serve inter-community transport. The flora and fauna take advantage of the long period of midnight sun. Svalbard is a breeding ground for many seabirds, and also features polar bears, reindeer and marine mammals. Seven national parks and twenty-three nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, protecting the largely untouched, yet fragile, environment. Sixty percent of the archipelago is glacier, and the islands feature many mountains and fjords.

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Arctic Basecamp Adventure

Arctic, Svalbard, Polar, 10 days - from $5,245 (land only)

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Polar Cruise - Arctic Basecamp
  • Multi activities in the Arctic from a floating basecamp
  • Kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, photo-workshops in the Arctic
  • Multiple zodiac and shore excursions on this unique Polar Cruise
  • Spitsbergen scuba diving option available
  • Amazing Arctic wildlife and polar bear spotting around Svalbard

Arctic Highlights - Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

Arctic, Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland, Polar, 16 days - from $5,330 (land only)

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Arctiv Highlights
  • The best of the Arctic in one superb holiday cruise
  • Visit Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland in just two weeks
  • Rare wildlife; polar bear, reindeer, arctic fox, walrus and more.
  • Explore the stark beauty of the East Greenland fjords
  • Visit the unique isolated Inuit community of Ittoqqortoormiit

Polar Cruise - Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

Arctic, Svalbard, Polar, 11 days - from $5,860 (land only)

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Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth
  • Arctic Cruise from Spitsbergen, Svalbard
  • Wildlife viewing including Polar Bears and Whales
  • 10 day Arctic holiday on the MS Expedition
  • Zodiac excursions and Kayaking around Spitsbergen
  • Expert team of expedition polar leaders onboard

Polar Cruise - The Realm of the Polar Bear

Arctic, Svalbard, Polar, 8 days - from $4,110 (land only)

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Polar Bear, Arctic Cruise
  • Arctic Cruise from Spitsbergen, Svalbard
  • Wildlife viewing including Polar Bears and Whales
  • 7 day Arctic holiday on the MS Expedition
  • Zodiac excursions and Kayaking around Spitsbergen
  • Expert team of expedition polar leaders onboard

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