In Search of Polar Bears
This 8-day expedition cruise will take you sailing around North Spitsbergen in the Arctic Svalbard Islands. Located between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the Svalbard Islands are the best location for viewing these beautiful and powerful predators. Watch the changing landscape, including rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, glaciers, and polar ice caps, as you enter the realm of the polar bear.
Itinerary & Adventure Highlights
Day 1: Longyearbyen
Your expedition will begin in Longyearbyen, one of the most northern towns on earth, and the largest town of the Svalbard Islands. Longyearbyen is accessible via flights from either Oslo or Tromso, Norway.
Board the M/V Ortelius, an ice-strengthened polar vessel that accommodates guests in a total of 52 cabins. Ortelius carries 10 zodiacs for the off-ship wildlife expeditions offered twice a day. Departure is just before dinner tonight, and you might spot your first minke whale of your voyage!
Day 2: Route to Raudfjorden
Day 3: The Massive Monaco Glacier
Day 4: Highlights of Hinlopen
Day 5: Stop at the Seven Islands
Day 6: Sailing the Continental Shelf
Day 7: Reindeer, foxes and seabirds… Oh My!
Day 8: Disembark in Longyearbyen
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