Introduction to Spitsbergen

from £3899
excluding flights *
7–8 nights Jun-Jul


This wildlife-focused voyage concentrates on the west coast of Spitsbergen, cruising in search of polar bears, reindeers, walrus and seabirds in their thousands. Enormous glaciers and fields of Arctic wildflowers provide a spectacular backdrop to each day's adventures.


  • Witness roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer & colonies of birds
  • Explore on foot and by Zodiac
  • Enjoy the wild beauty of the Arctic
  • Uncover the island's fascinating history and geology
  • Marvel at the abundance of wildflowers
  • Long summer days for endless photographic opportunities

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Shore landings & Zodiac cruises
  • Experienced Expedition Team
  • Presentations on board
  • Expedition jacket
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage

Full description

This voyage provides the opportunity to sample a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer. From close encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region's plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights with regular stops along Spitsbergen's west coast.

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Prices & Dates *


Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

2019 Departures

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
01 Jun 2019 9 days Ocean Adventurer £5,500
09 Jun 2019 9 days Ocean Adventurer £5,500
13 Jun 2019 8 days G Expedition £3,899
20 Jun 2019 8 days G Expedition £3,899
23 Jun 2019 9 days Ocean Nova £5,700
07 Jul 2019 8 days G Expedition £3,899
15 Jul 2019 9 days Ocean Adventurer £5,500
24 Jul 2019 8 days G Expedition £4,049

Activity Key:

Kayaking taster session


What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings as per the daily programme
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • Expedition jacket - yours to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Vessels

Itinerary & Vessels

Day 1: embarkation, Longyearbyen

The northern frontier town of Longyearbyen is waiting to be explored before embarkation this afternoon.

Days 2-7: West Spitsbergen

Over the next few days your Expedition team will take advantage of local ice and weather conditions to explore the highlights of Spitsbergen's west coast, focusing on a search for wildlife. Highlights may include a Zodiac cruise along the face of the 14th of July glacier, searching for Arctic foxes, barnacle geese and more on shore, or marvelling at the thousands of seabirds that nest on the towering rock face of Alkhornet.

Day 8: disembarkation, Longyearbyen

Your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen.


  • All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions!
  • The above sample itinerary is based on the 8-day voyage on the G Expedition. Other departures may vary in duration and routing, please contact us for specific details.

G Expedition


Grade: Standard

Type: Expedition Ship

The ever-popular G Expedition offers spacious and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price.

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Ocean Adventurer


Grade: Standard

Type: Expedition Ship

An attractive ice-strengthened vessel, the Ocean Adventurer features plenty of outside deck space making this a great choice for a polar adventure.

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Ocean Endeavour


Grade: Deluxe

Type: Expedition Ship

The Ocean Endeavour is a bright and spacious purpose-built expedition ship, with excellent facilities, a range of optional activities and a focus on health and wellbeing.  

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Ocean Nova


Grade: Simple

Type: Expedition Ship

The Ocean Nova is one of our smaller ships, simple and practical with fresh modern style.

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