Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

In the Realm of the Polar Bear

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Departure Dates
18 departures between Jun 2023 and Jul 2024
10 days

Discover incredible Arctic scenery and wildlife under the Midnight Sun

10-day expedition cruise of the Svalbard archipelago on an attempt to circumnavigate Spitsbergen

Land of the polar bear 

Starting out from Oslo, you‘ll fly to Longyearbyen where your adventure continues at sea. We'll then sail into Northwest Spitsbergen National Park. Take in the stunning Arctic nature as we scout for polar bears, Arctic foxes and Svalbard reindeer. You'll also have the chance to see colonies of Brunnich’s Guillemots and kittiwakes. 

Crossing the 80th parallel north 

We plan to circumnavigate Spitsbergen, and attempt to sail beyond the 80th parallel north if conditions permit. You’ll see awe-inspiring nature and wildlife, and the breathtaking Hornsund mountains, before we cruise towards stunning Isfjord and back to cosy Longyearbyen.

What's Included


  • Return flights in economy class between Oslo and Longyearbyen


  • One overnight in Longyearbyen before joining the expedition cruise. Includes breakfast and lunch 


  • All transfers in Longyearbyen

Route overview

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

Explore cosmopolitan Oslo

Day 1

Longyearbyen adventures

Day 2

Expedition days

Day 3-5

Exploring the east

Day 6-7

Beautiful Hornsund

Day 8

Astonishing Isfjord

Day 9

Return to Longyearbyen

Day 10


This epic expedition cruise will see us attempt to find a way through the Arctic’s ever-changing sea ice and venture above the 80th parallel north. Our goal is to successfully complete a circumnavigation of the island of Spitsbergen, if the ice allows us.

Included Programmes

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