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Svalbard Spitsbergen


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
16 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From Per Person Double Occupancy
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
0 Days / 10 locations in Svalbard, Norway, Greenland, and Iceland
From Per Person Double Occupancy
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 »

Around Spitsbergen - Special Kvitoya Cruise
10 Days / 3 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From Per Person Double Occupancy
M/V Ortelius

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 »