Spitsbergen and Polar Bears – an Arctic Adventure (Sunday to Friday)

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Departure Dates
22 departures between Jul 2022 and Aug 2023
6 days

The landscapes and wildlife of the Arctic

  • 6-day Arctic expedition cruise of the Svalbard archipelago aboard charming MS Nordstjernen, sailing among spectacular scenery and wildlife.

  • Enjoy an overnight stay in Longyearbyen before a tour of Spitsbergen’s Arctic fjords, looking out for birdlife, walrus, whales and polar bears.

  • Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Arctic as we tour the archipelago under the Midnight Sun – this is Arctic adventure at its very best.

Majestic glaciers, jagged mountain peaks and the chance to see polar bears under the midnight sun – join us for an unforgettable expedition to Spitsbergen. 

The worlds northernmost town 

Your adventure starts in the unique town of Longyearbyen, located right at the edge of an Arctic wilderness. Enjoy a guided tour that includes visits to the Svalbard Museum before taking in the rugged beauty of the Isfjord on a scenic cruise. Prepare to see stunning glacier fronts, Arctic wildlife and historic landmarks. You’ll also learn about the history and culture of the people who first discovered Svalbard.

Where beauty and history combine 

Your Captain and Expedition Team will decide which parts of Spitsberg’s fabled North West Corner we’ll explore. We’ll attempt to land at Magdalenefjord. Framed by spectacular views of jagged mountain peaks and glaciers, you’ll be setting foot on an island with fascinating explorer and whaling history. If the conditions are favourable, we plan to sail above 80° North, bringing you within 600 nautical miles of the North Pole.  

Dramatic fjords and glaciers 

We sail the Isfjord as we near the end of our adventure. This stunning fjord forms a lush and beautiful system rich in wildlife and vegetation. Its immense U-shaped valleys here were carved out of the mountains by giant glaciers some ten thousand years ago. Your journey of discovery ends where it started in Longyearbyen, the town on top of the world.

What's Included


Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

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Day 1

Discover Longyearbyen

Day 2

Stunning Isfjorden

A walrus colony on Moffen, Svalbard

Day 3

The wilds of Spitsbergen

Curious polar bear cubs

Day 4

Birdlife in Kongsfjorden

Atemberaubende Landschaft rund um den Isfjord.

Day 5

Cruising into Isfjorden

Mountain landscape surrounding Longyearbyen

Day 6

Return to Longyearbyen

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.