Not only a frozen wilderness, Spitsbergen is a place of precarious beauty and a stronghold of endangered Arctic wildlife. As we travel to the far northern settlement of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the famed Svalbard archipelago, we will explore the island’s northwestern coast, home to dramatic mountain scenery, tidewater glaciers and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.
On this Arctic wildlife expedition cruise, we also venture to the jumbled edge of the north-polar ice cap in search of polar bears. Here, at the dynamic boundary between implacable ice and bountiful sea, our wildlife cruise presents the rare opportunity to experience raw nature and incredible events hardly ever seen. Whether it’s a calving iceberg, an incomparable sunrise or the otherworldly hush of a land where man is an infrequent visitor, an Arctic Wildlife Safari expedition cruise is one that you’ll remember — and savor — for a lifetime.