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Svalbard is both larger and further north than most people realise. The archipelago is located about halfway between Tromso and the North Pole. The name Svalbard means "cold coast", and the first written mention of the archipelago appears in 12th century Icelandic texts. The name Svalbard refers to the group of islands stretching from Bjornoya in the south to Rossoya in the north that represent Europe's northernmost point at over 80 degrees north.

Even though people have been visiting Svalbard for years, it was not until 1990 that the Norwegian authorities permitted general tourism.

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Around Spitsbergen Cruise Aboard the Ortelius
10 Days / 3 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $6750 Per Person Double Occupancy
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M/V OrteliusThe Arctic coastlines offer some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the world. Visitors to the region can witness enormous colonies of seabirds thronging the cliffs and shores, and enjoy the thrilling antics of whales and dolphins at sea and seals and Walrus hauled out on the rocks and ice floes.

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Northeast Greenland Aboard the M/V Ortelius
13 Days / 4 locations in Greenland and Svalbard, Norway
From $8400 Per Person Double Occupancy

M/V OrteliusThe Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Svalbard. However it is usually known as Spitsbergen. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoilt wilderness.

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Around Spitsbergen Aboard M/V Plancius
10 Days / 3 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $6750 Per Person Double Occupancy
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M/V PlanciusThe Arctic coastlines offer some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the world. Visitors to the region can witness enormous colonies of seabirds thronging the cliffs and shores, and enjoy the thrilling antics of whales and dolphins at sea and seals and Walrus hauled out on the rocks and ice floes.

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North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special Cruise
8 Days / 3 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $5300 Per Person Double Occupancy
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M/V OrteliusThe Arctic coastlines offer some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the world. From the Scottish Isles to the High Arctic, visitors to the region can witness enormous colonies of seabirds thronging the cliffs and shores, and enjoy the thrilling antics of whales and dolphins at sea and seals and Walrus hauled out on the rocks and ice floes.

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South Spitsbergen Cruise Aboard a Sailing Vessel
8 Days / 3 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $2550 Per Person Double Occupancy
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NoorderlichtThe Arctic coastlines offer some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the world. Visitors to the region can witness enormous colonies of seabirds thronging the cliffs and shores, and enjoy the thrilling antics of whales and dolphins at sea and seals and Walrus hauled out on the rocks and ice floes.

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Around Spitsbergen Aboard a Sailing Vessel
16 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $6250 Per Person Double Occupancy
Arctic

NoorderlichtThe Norwegian name for this archipelago including Bear Island and Jan Mayen is Svalbard. However it is usually known as Spitsbergen. Covering an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, Spitsbergen with its population of 3,500 in five settlements is still today virtually unspoilt wilderness.

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Northeast Greenland Aboard M/V Plancius
13 Days / 4 locations in Greenland and Svalbard, Norway
From $8750 Per Person Double Occupancy
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M/V PlanciusThe 2013 departure is bilingual, providing both English speaking and German guides and crew. The 2014 departure is in German only.

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Alpine Peaks of West Greenland Cruise
8 Days / 1 location in Greenland
From $3250 Per Person Double Occupancy
Alpinghike

S/V Rembrandt van RijnExplore the West of Greenland on your mountain ski's or snowshoes and spot wildlife aboard sailing vessel "Rembrandt van Rijn" or from the Greenland shores.

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