Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

Ocean Adventurer Arctic Cruise Ship
Ocean Adventurer
132 Passengers
Adventure Options

This voyage provides the opportunity to get a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer, from polar bears and walrus to spectacular scenery. You’ll be treated to daily presentations by your expedition team on board the ship, and daily wildlife sightings on land. Hike, explore and enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on your visit to Spitsbergen.

Expedition in Brief
• Encounter unique arctic wildlife: polar bears, walrus, reindeer
• Take advantage of continuous daylight
• Hike the tundra
• Cruise in a Zodiac
• Enjoy optional kayak adventure opportunities

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway
Days 2 to 8 Exploring Spitsbergen
Day 9 Depart Longyearbyen

Day 1 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway

Your Spitsbergen adventure begins when you board your ship in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. As you embark, you’ll enjoy great views of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop for this seaside village.

Day 2 to 8 — Exploring Spitsbergen

You’ll cruise around this magical island on a constant search for wildlife. Your expedition will cover western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. From polar flora to immense glaciers, the natural landscape here is just as varied as the wildlife.

Each expedition presents new opportunities and different weather and ice, so there is no fixed itinerary; however, we do have some favorite destinations, including the 14th of July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Alkefjellet and the Hinlopen Strait. The destinations visited will be selected for optimum wildlife viewing and appreciation of the history and geology of Spitsbergen. Polar bear viewing is almost guaranteed, with Hornsund being one of their preferred hunting areas, and the towering cliffs of Alke ellet providing many free bird egg meals for both them and the arctic fox.

Poolepynton is great for walrus viewing and photography. Coming across a walrus haul-out is a moment you won’t forget. These lumbering giants of the Arctic create quite a noisy scene as each walrus vies for a choice spot of coastline.

If you’re itching for a more personal and intimate view of the arctic scenery, then taking an optional kayaking excursion to some of the more isolated pockets of Spitsbergen is highly recommended. Smeerenburg is a great place for an optional snowshoeing excursion, if conditions permit. You can visit a memorial erected in 1906. This historical site honors the whalers who lost their lives in the 17th and 18th centuries while working in extreme arctic conditions.

There is no shortage of natural beauty in Spitsbergen. The tundra can be surprisingly colorful in summer, with wild flowers bursting for a taste of sunshine. Each day, you’ll see something new, whether it is a rare bird species, a polar bear on the hunt, or a century-old abandoned hut.

Day 9 — Depart Longyearbyen

The time to say goodbye has come. Your adventure ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

IMPORTANT REMINDER
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Adventure Options: Kayaking - $695, Snowshoe-Included, Hiking - Included. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Kayaking is limited to 10 individuals. Some activities require experience.

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   Owner's Suite
Located on the Bridge Deck. Two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Averaging 290 sq. ft. (27 sq. m)
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Located on the Captain’s Deck. Two lower berths, private facilities and windows with exterior views. Cabin 403 has a bathtub/other Suites have shower stalls.
Averaging 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m)
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Located on the Captain’s Deck. Two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Averaging 160 sq. ft. (15 sq. m)
   Superior
Located on the Upper and Captain’s Decks. Two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Averaging 142 sq. ft. (13 sq. m)
   Main Deck Window
Located on the Main Deck. Two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
Averaging 139 sq. ft. (13 sq. m)
   Main Deck Porthole
Located on the Main Deck. Two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Averaging 118 sq. ft. (11 sq. m)
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Averaging 133 sq. ft. (12 sq. m)
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Averaging 128 sq. ft. (12 sq. m)