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Svalbard

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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Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis
9 Days / 4 locations in Greenland and Iceland
From $5700 Per Person Double Occupancy
Greenland
M/V Hondius

Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis. Witness the Northern Lights at Scoresby Sund View Itinerary & Departures »

Around Spitsbergen
16 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $6450 Per Person Double Occupancy
Arctic
S/V Noorderlicht

Sail around Spitsbergen taking in the wildlife, whaling history, and stunning landscapes. Visit historic whaling stations and search for walruses and reindeer. Head to Hornsund to explore the glaciers and the hunting grounds of the Polar Bear. View Itinerary & Departures »

Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland Cruise
14 Days / 8 locations in Svalbard, Norway and Greenland
From $7750 Per Person Double Occupancy
Arctic
M/V Plancius

The Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland cruise sails waters filled with breath-taking scenery. The expedition passes through areas that are home to seals, seabirds, whales, and polar bears, topped off with nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights. View Itinerary & Departures »

North Spitsbergen, Early Arctic Spring
0 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $3150 Per Person Double Occupancy
Spits
S/V Noorderlicht

At the end of a long Arctic winter, spring is starting to awaken. The climate, however, still clings to the cold: snow-covered mountains, snow-swept shores, temperatures around –10° C (14°F). It’s a good time to experience the last of winter scenery, and with a little luck, also see some polar bears, walruses, and seals. View Itinerary & Departures »

Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen, Ski & Sail
8 Days / 1 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $3350 Per Person Double Occupancy
S/V Rembrandt van Rijn

This program is designed for experienced ski mountaineers who have mastered ski techniques both for ascent and descent in challenging snow-covered alpine terrain. A typical day involves ski climbs on mountaintops averaging heights of 700—850 meters (2,300—2,800 feet) and downhill skiing from those points. Accumulated altitude you might climb over a given day can exceed 1,000 meters (3,280 feet). View Itinerary & Departures »

Around Spitsbergen in the Realm of the Polar Bear & Ice
10 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $7400 Per Person Double Occupancy

Take a cruise around Spitsbergen and explore the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition offers you the chance to catch site of whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear. View Itinerary & Departures »

Around Spitsbergen, Kvitoya & Polar Bear
10 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $7400 Per Person Double Occupancy
Svalbard
M/V Hondius

Voyage around Spitsbergen where we also visit Kvitøya. We have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walruss, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. We hope to get to the rarely visited Kvitøya farthest to the east, close to the Russian territory. The island is dominated by an icecap, which leaves a small area bare of ice and snow. We will land at the western tip at Andréneset, where the Swedish explorer André and his companions perished in 1898. We will also try to get to Kraemerpynten in the east, where an enormous group of Walrus resides. View Itinerary & Departures »

Central Spitsbergen Arctic Autumn
8 Days / 1 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $3150 Per Person Double Occupancy
S/V Noorderlicht

The central Spitsbergen cruise offers the chance to explore both the beautiful fjord region as well as the history of the people who have lived and worked here. The expedition is also a wonderful way to enjoy the wildlife in its natural habitat and one of the great attractions in the Arctic: The Northern Lights. View Itinerary & Departures »

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