Reasons to cruise to Svalbard
Set in the High Arctic a few hundred miles from the North Pole, the Svalbard Archipelago is a silent wilderness of jaw-dropping beauty. This is the realm of pristine fjords and jagged mountain peaks, where polar bears roam. Sailing here on a summer expedition cruise increases your chances of spotting polar bears along the shores or across the ice. Free from winter’s snow, the tundra should also be painted with patches of colorful Arctic flora.
We have been sailing here since 1896, so we know these waters well—from the must-see highlights to the lesser-known gems. Our expert Expedition Team will be there to guide you through the in-depth history and behind-the-scenes science of what makes Svalbard such a fascinating place.