Spitsbergen Explorer Polar Bear Cruise
Why Join This Cruise:
Spitsbergen (Svalbard) is arguably the best place in the whole Arctic to see polar bears in their natural habitat, as well as being the most wildlife-rich part: walrus, seal, arctic fox, reindeer, whales and copious birdlife
A fantastic 12 day High Arctic adventure deep inside the Arctic Circle only 600 miles from The North Pole itself, offering an in-depth introduction to the plentiful wildlife, geography and history of this pristine area
Choose from a wide variety of smaller ice strengthened ships (from 12 - 112 passengers), renowned for their expeditionary feel, informal atmosphere, ease of logistics and track record of wildlife sightings
For those travellers who have set their heart on seeing the great white bear in its natural habitat, this is undoubtedly the trip for you. With a local population of bears estimated at 3,000 (more bears than people!), this is arguably the best place in the whole of The Arctic in which to see them, and no expedition for the last +5 years hasn't managed to achieve this. Cruise the narrow, sheltered coastal waterways of Spitsbergen under the midnight sun with a constant look-out for wildlife, while taking in the spectacular varied scenery and mighty glaciers. Daily exploratory zodiac landings accompanied by knowledgeable expeditionary staff. This is a fantastic introduction to The Arctic.
Please bear in mind that while accurate, this onboard itinerary is merely a guide to the route your voyage is likely to undertake, rather than a strict schedule to which you will always adhere, as local weather conditions and wildlife will ultimately influence your exact daily path. A flexible itinerary, making the most of local conditions and opportunities is one of the great advantages of expeditionary cruising and should always been borne in mind.