Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard

National Geographic Endurance
National Geographic Endurance
126 Passengers

Go deep into the experience of Arctic wildlife in its natural habitat––discovering and observing polar bears and the other unique creatures of the Arctic ice. This itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth:

• Polar bear and walrus sightings ensured by our skilled veteran spotters
• Arctic wildlife & natural history
• True expedition adventure––daily flexibility and spontaneity
• Active exploration––using kayaks, Zodiacs, hiking & walking
• Superlative photos ops & on-board photo assistance

Day 1 — Home/Fly Overnight to Oslo

Fly to Oslo on an overnight flight (flight not included).

Day 2 — Oslo, Norway

Arrive in Oslo, the capital city where each year the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in the presence of the King of Norway. Check in to the Hotel Bristol (or similar). In the afternoon, our introduction to Oslo begins with a stroll among the famed Vigeland sculptures--hundreds of life-size human figures set in terraced Frogner Park. Next we visit the Fram Museum, dedicated to Norwegian explorers Nansen and Amundsen. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner.

Day 3 — Oslo/Longyearbyen/Embark Ship

Depart Oslo on a charter flight, and enjoy breathtaking vistas en route to Longyearbyen. On arrival, visit the Svalbard Museum to learn the story of Svalbard and its context in Norway and the Arctic, from 17th-century whaling to modern mining, research and tourism. Then tour the Gallery Svalbard to view the permanent art and cultural collections as well as studios of local artists. Embark National Geographic Endurance, your base for the next six days.

Days 4 to 9 — Exploring Svalbard

Our travel in the archipelago is truly exploratory by design, and our exact day-to-day movements will remain flexible, depending on local conditions.

Our main focus is the search for Svalbard’s amazing wildlife: polar bear, reindeer and walrus. Observe seals and arctic foxes and search for the very symbol of the Arctic—majestic polar bears. Cruise in Svalbard’s fjords, venture to the foot of stunning tidewater glaciers. We take our Zodiacs and kayaks among beautiful icebergs, and experience the geology, wildlife and wildflowers that give color and vitality to the High Arctic.

Day 10 — Longyearbyen/Disembark/Oslo

Disembark in Longyearbyen, meet up with a local guide and take a short bus ride to Camp Barentz in the nearby Advent Valley for a taste of Arctic culture. Here, you’ll discover a unique collection of buildings including an authentic gamme, a traditional round building with an open fire in the center, and a lavvo, the traditional tent of the Sami people. Enjoy refreshments and meet some of the friendly, sled dog huskies that reside at camp. Fly back to Oslo and overnight at the SAS Radisson Blu Airport Hotel.

Day 11 — Oslo/Home

After breakfast, proceed to the airport for flights home (flight not included).

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Photography
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Tromsø/Oslo $490
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Nome/Anchorage $350
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Tromso/Oslo $490
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Kayaking is available as an additional activity available to all passengers and arranged onboard free of charge.

DeckPlan_NG-Endurance

   Category 1
Fore Deck (deck 4) with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair. 183 square ft.
   Category 2
Fore Deck (deck 4) with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair. 205 square ft.
   Category 3
Main Deck (deck 5)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 4
Lounge Deck (deck 6)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 5
Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 205 square ft.
   Category 6
Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed. 344 square ft.
   Category 7
Bridge Deck (deck 7)—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet. 430 square ft.
   Category A Solo
Main Deck (deck 5)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 140 square ft.
   Category B Solo
Lounge Deck (deck 6)—Suite with balcony and sofa. 140 square ft.