Polar Cruise - Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

Arctic, Svalbard, Polar, 11 days - from $5,380 (land only)

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The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. Please restrict your baggage to one main bag (your KE Trek bag) and a small daypack. Dress on board is informal. Beware of tight clothing that leaves no room for trapped air, which is an excellent insulator. Wool, silk and some of the new synthetic fibers, like polar fleece, retain heat better than cotton.

You must bring the following items:

Casual shoes / Trainers / Sneakers or similar for onboard

Rubber boots (Wellington boots)*

Walking shoes*

Socks (Warm, high wool or similar socks worn over a thin pair of silk, polypropylene socks should provide enough warmth and insulation for your feet. Bring several pairs of socks, since you will inevitably get your feet wet)

Waterproof & Windproof jacket

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof pants/trousers

Long johns (thermal underwear)


Baselayer shirts / fleece

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater


Warm hat

Scarf and/or neck gaiter


Gloves or mittens (Thin polypropylene gloves under warm outer gloves is a good combination)

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x1

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Selection of dry bags (to keep rucksack contents dry)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Small daypack

Warm jacket (down)

Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, and plasters (band-aids). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea

The following items are optional:

Warm Ski pants


Spare gloves

Wet wipes

Travel clothes

Camera (in a dry bag), film/memory cards, batteries


Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Seasickness remedy

* Notes

Rubber boots / Wellington boots: Complimentary waterproof boots are supplied for the following sizes:

Men’s USA size 8-14 / UK size 7 to 13½ / Europe 41 to 48½. Women’s USA size 3 to 9 / UK size 1 to 6½ / Europe 33 to 40

If you have different feet sizes to these you should bring your own rubber boots. These should be rubber, waterproof boots that are just below your knee with a strong, ridged non-skid sole.

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