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Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth Overview

Discover the Svalbard archipelago in depth, with extra time to explore its exceptional wildlife and to see the mighty polar bear.

Highlights of Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

  • Explore the Arctic in-depth on a 10 night cruise
  • Expert guides, great food and spacious cabins on the M/S Expedition cruise ship
  • Daily Zodiac excursions to get up close to the abundant wildlife
  • Observe Polar bears roaming in the wild
  • Discover a breathtaking landscape of spectacular icebergs, fjords and glaciers

    From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highs. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, reindeer grazing and colonies of birds all coexist in this harsh land only navigable by sea for a few months of the year.

    Early season voyages often provide the greatest opportunity to see large ice floes in the Arctic pack ice, which usually means excellent wildlife viewing. Later in the season, you’ll cover more territory, which may allow you to explore the entire archipelago.

    We cruise in comfort on the well-equipped M/S Expedition with good food, large, comfy cabins and generous viewing decks.The ship has a large fleet of Zodiacs giving everyone the opportunity to explore the surrounding, ocean, ice and land.

    This tour is similar to our ‘Realm of the Polar Bear’ tour but with an additional three days exploring the more remote regions to the east of the Svalbard archipelago - ice conditions permitting.

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