North Spitsbergen Arctic Wildlife Cruise

Please see price guide for upcoming departures. For rates, cabin availability, and information on currently available special offers, please contact us.

North Spitsbergen Arctic Wildlife Cruise

2022 Departures Available | Sail to the northern coast of Spitsbergen and discover the immense glaciers of Raudfjorden and Liefdefjorden, as well the stunningly beautiful Seven Islands, on this 8-day Arctic voyage. Sailing along the pack-ice of northern Spitsbergen, you may also have an encounter with the king of the Arctic, the Polar Bear!

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Set sail from Longyearbyen

    Arrive in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Svalbard archipelago.

  2. Day 2: Raudfjord

    Today will see you sail to Raudfjord, just off the western coast of Spitsbergen, a beautiful fjord dominated by spectacular glaciers and favoured by ringed and bearded seal.

  3. Day 3: Liefdefjorden

    Weather-permitting, this morning you’ll sail into the mouth of Liefdefjorden and go ashore for a walk on the tundra island of Andøya. Many Common Eider and Pink-footed Goose nest here, and the rarer King Eider may also be seen.

  4. Day 4: Hinlopen Strait

    Today you sail into the Hinlopen Strait, where you may be able to spot a Blue Whale. You’ll navigate the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvøya by zodiac and explore the bird cliffs of Alkefjellet, dotted with thousands of Brünnich’s Guillemot.

  5. Day 5: Seven Islands

    We continue to Phippsøya, in the Seven Islands – 81 degrees north and just 540 miles from the geographic North Pole.

  6. Day 6: Retracing your route Westwards

    Retracing your route westwards, you journey through and alongside the pack ice, all the while keeping watch for Polar Bears and the elusive Greenland Whale (bowhead).

  7. Day 7: Forlandsundet / Isfjorden

    Today’s stop is at Forlandsundet, which separates Prins Karls Forland, where Dutch navigator William Barentsz is believed to have set foot on Spitsbergen for the first time, and Svalbard.

  8. Day 8: Disembark in Longyearbyen

    Disembark in Longyearbyen, the administrative centre of Spitsbergen.

Price guide

Please see departures chart below for upcoming departure dates. For triple and double cabin rates, cabin availability, and information on currently available special offers, please contact us.

8 days from £2329pp

Fixed Departures

NB. There are several variations on the North Spitsbergen cruise, ranging in length from 8-11 days. Some are seasonal, while some departures have a specific focus, such as whale watching or skiing.

    8 days from £2329pp

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