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Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar Overview

An 11-day wildlife expedition to the high Arctic, including a 10-day voyage around the island of Spitsbergen in search of breeding seabirds, Polar Bears, Walrus and spectacular scenery.

This is the ultimate wildlife cruise – a unique 11-day cruise onboard the ice-strengthened m/v Ortelius around the spectacular Arctic island of Spitsbergen, the largest of the Svalbard archipelago. This dramatic land of jagged mountains, awe-inspiring glaciers and deep fjords lies just 600 miles south of the North Pole and is home to an exciting range of polar wildlife. Huge colonies of Little Auks, Brünnich’s Guillemots and other seabirds crowd the coastal cliffs, whilst inland Grey Phalarope and Barnacle Goose breed. Pack-ice lingers offshore throughout the summer, the hunting ground for the magnificent Polar Bear and home to Walrus, Harp Seal, Beluga Whale and the rare Bowhead Whale.

Exclusively chartered small ship cruise focusing solely on wildlife & scenery A chance to see Polar Bears in the wild Visit Little Auk & Brünnich’s Guillemot colonies Ivory & Sabine’s Gulls, Grey Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua & much more Walrus, Harp, Bearded & Ringed Seals Beluga Whale likely; previous groups have seen Blue & Bowhead Whales! Huge glaciers such as Monaco & King’s Glacier Wonderful photographic opportunities Enjoy the midnight sun & 24-hour daylight Expert guidance by Naturetrek naturalist guides & expedition staff
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Reviews of this holiday

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by CM, 22 Jul 2019
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A an amazing 9 night cruise/expedition to Svalbard in the High Arctic to enjoy wildlife and beautiful flora and scenery... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by JoJo47, 12 Jul 2019
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Our ship was operated in a professional manor by agreement of the captain, expedition leader and our tour operator leader... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by idsephoto, 9 Jul 2019
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Fantastic and extraordinary wildlife break sailing around Spitsbergen (Svalbard) - all guests landed for guided viewing ... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by Roo, 9 Jul 2019
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A trip to Svalbard on MV Quest in search of birds, mammals and plants in the harsh Arctic.environment. The trip was well ... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by D&MT, 25 Jul 2018
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Ship-based wildlife trip to visit pack-ice in the Greenland Sea, plus wildlife sites (including numerous landings by Zodiac) ... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by Judith, 16 Jul 2018
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Amazing holiday, exceeded our expectations. The journey out to the pack ice was an incredible experience, we went much ... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by Mullings, 12 Jul 2018
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The Realm of the Polar Bear was an 8 day Naturetrek cruise aboard the Ortelius, which is run by Oceanwide Expeditions. The ... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by Sophiecat, 10 Jul 2018
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This Arctic expedition surpassed my expectations. This was in part due to the wonderful organisation and leadership of the ... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by Ann, 29 Jul 2016
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After boarding the ice-breaking ship Ortelius at Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen, we had daily doses of snow-capped mountains ... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by Anwen, 12 Aug 2015
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THIS WAS MY SECOND SPITSBERGEN POLAR BEAR HOLIDAY WITH NATURETREK. I WENT IN JULY 2011, I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH I WANTED TO ... read more

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Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by CM, 22 Jul 2019
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A an amazing 9 night cruise/expedition to Svalbard in the High Arctic to enjoy wildlife and beautiful flora and scenery... read more

Spitsbergen - Realm of the Polar by JoJo47, 12 Jul 2019
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Our ship was operated in a professional manor by agreement of the captain, expedition leader and our tour operator leader... read more