Polar Cruise - The Realm of the Polar Bear
Arctic, Svalbard, Polar, 8 days - from £2,345 (land only) - from €3,285 (land only) - from $3,780 (land only)
If you would like to book additional nights before or after your holiday please contact the office.
On some departures it also possible to book a kayak excursion going out among the ice flows and getting close to the wildlife. This activity is limited to 18 persons per cruise and must be booked in advance. Please note this is only available on certain departures.
For cabin upgrades please contact the office for prices and availability.
The Polar Regions are truly the last frontier for sea kayaking. Paddling in this pristine, icy wilderness will overwhelm even the most seasoned adventurer. It is a rare opportunity, for few have experienced this magical place by kayak. Imagine silently gliding through a maze of ice floes, gazing upon wildlife with a glorious... More
The Polar Regions are truly the last frontier for sea kayaking. Paddling in this pristine, icy wilderness will overwhelm even the most seasoned adventurer. It is a rare opportunity, for few have experienced this magical place by kayak. Imagine silently gliding through a maze of ice floes, gazing upon wildlife with a glorious backdrop of deeply crevassed glaciers and ice-capped peaks jutting right out of the sea! It is essential to book early for this experience as places are limited to 20 places per cruise. You should expect to have around four kayaking excursions during your cruise.
Sea Kayaking in the Arctic
Going eye to eye with an inquisitive whale is a rare and special moment that will carve itself into your memory. Kayaking isn't just an outdoor adventure, it's an opportunity to experience these remote regions from another vantage point. You'll venture out to sheltered bays and areas known for calmer waters and take part in group kayaking trips led by our experienced and skilled leaders. No other activity gets you as close to the natural environment! Kayaking excursions are dependent on weather but kayakers can expect around 4 trips per cruise. Previous kayaking experience is strongly recommended. You do not need to know how to roll a kayak or do a self-rescue. Professional guides will be onboard to help you with new skills or to offer coaching to improve your paddling performance. It is essential to book early for this experience.
Available 'All Year' between
Prijon Excursion Tandem Kayaks, Kokatat Supernova Paddling Suits, Paddles Neoprene pogies (paddling mittens), Safety floatation vests, Spray skirts, Neoprene booties
What's Not Included
Additional non-specialist clothing for paddling (gloves and socks etc) - see kit list
We will endeavour to provide our kayaking activities as often as the ship's schedule, weather and ice conditions permit. Paddling excursions will typically last for one to two hours, with the possibility of an extended trip depending on the ship's scheduling and the weather and ice conditions. The purpose of our kayak excursions is to enjoy the scenery, wildlife and the sounds.