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6 Days Polar Bear Expedition

  • Expedition dates

    Multiple Departures between May to September every year

  • Starts From

    Longyearbyen, Svalbard

    Ends At

    Longyearbyen, Svalbard

  • Activities and Attractions

    Polar Bears, Walrus, Seals, Whales, Svalbard Reindeer, Birdwatching, Icebergs, Glaciers, Fjords, Classic Ship, Wilderness Stay, Thermal Spring, National Park, Midnight Sun

  • Starting From Price Per Person

    AED 6407

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

Experience the astounding Arctic landscape as we explore the west coast of Spitsbergen in search of the mighty Polar Bear. In this land and sea expedition, expect mighty glaciers, majestic fjords and magnificent wildlife, as we spend 1 or 2 nights on land and rest at sea.

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Longyearbyen

Begin with your arrival to capital of Svalbard. Enjoy an overnight

Day 2

Longyearbyen and Barentsburg

Enjoy a tour of this wild arctic town, and embark the ship in afternoon to begin sea expedition

Day 3

Magdalenefjord, North West corner, Moffen and 80°North

Explore the Northwest corner, known for scenery of islands, fjords, beaches and the many polar bears

Day 4

Kongsfjorden & Ny-Ålesund / Northwest Spitsbergen National Park

Cruise along the Krossfjord or visit Northwest Spitsbergen National Park

Day 5

Isfjorden and Longyearbyen / Kongsfjorden & Ny-Ålesund

Visit the Isfjorden or cruise along the Krossfjord

Day 6

Longyearbyen

We reach back to Longyearbyen, and disembark, marking end of adventure
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With special COVID Safety Measures In place

Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.

Stay on Land

Stay in Longyearbyen, and experience life of a modern Arctic settler. A prime hub of adventure travellers, stay here is considered to be an anecdote of stress. Learn about history & how life came about in this wilderness

Sailing

On this mini expedition, see the best highlights of Spitsbergen archipelago. With highlights varying based on day of departures, sailing takes you to fjords, islands, beaches, national parks and hopefully the polar bear

Day wise Departures

With the same ship departing every Monday and Thursday, the focus of each expedition is slightly different. First three days of the journey remain same, last 3 days detour to different highlights.

Monday Vs Thursday Itineraries

See Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, crevassed glaciers, thermal springs, flat lands to volcanic sites on Thursday departures, or witness the most prominent fjord system of Svalbard at the Isfjorden with its large U-shaped valleys and nesting birds

Polar Bears

A land where population of polar bears surpasses the humans, they say you are likely to sight the king of arctic often than humans. With safe and guided expeditions we try to sight them from safe distance during sailing

Walrus

During exploration of Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, if conditions allow the captain sails past past 80° North and towards Moffen, an island which is often host to walrus, famous mammal of Svalbard

Arctic Avians

While Little Auks can be found almost everywhere in Svalbard, sight thousands of brünnich’s guillemots when sailing the Isfjorden, and eider ducks in small islets of surroundings of Monaco Glacier

Seals

You might see bearded seals in a shallow bay or sunbathing on ice floes close to the glacier front of Monaco; or bearded seals while discovering Magdalenefjord in North West corner Spitsbergen

Whales

From minke whales at Magdalenefjord, to occasional minke whale sightings in waters close to Monaco glacier, be on the lookout for other species of these giant creatures throughout the journey

Svalbard Reindeers

and other mammals

The endemic Svalbard reindeer herds can be seen at un-glaciated tundra of almost every island in Svalbard, besides the Arctic fox sharing the region

MS Nordstjernen

Built in 1956, modernised in 2000, she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art.

Features

Out on deck you can come extra close to the untouched nature of the Polar Arctic, or choose to be at dining room, bar, café, panorama lounge or the library.

Cabins

With capacity of just 149, you’ll find cosy interior and exterior cabins, the majority of which have upper and lower berths. All rooms and deck surfaces exhibit that old, beautiful wood.

What's Included

  • Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice
  • Transfer airport to hotel on Day 1 of the expedition
  • One hotel night in Longyearbyen before the voyage including breakfast : Radisson Blu Polar Hotel. If you have booked a cabin with shared facilities (D or E), your hotel is Coal Miners’ Cabins
  • 3 hours Sightseeing in Longyearbyen incl. Museum and Camp Barentz, ending at the pier
  • For expeditions beginning on a Monday, One hotel night in Longyearbyen after the voyage incl. light lunch, dinner and early morning snack
  • Transfer from ship to airport in Longyearbyen
  • Guidance from Professional English speaking expedition team
  • Complimentary Wind and Water resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • Engaging onboard activities and included off shore activities (read landings section for more information)
  • All meals with beverages (breakfast, lunch, dinner, early riser and afternoon treats)

Not Included

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Optional Gratuities

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • A medical declaration form is required to be submitted by all passengers joining this expedition
  • The above itinerary is only indicative. Weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safe experience at all times will be the priority
  • Kids of age 5 and below cannot be allowed
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking