Embarking on a small ship cruise around Spitsbergen offers a unique opportunity to explore the Arctic's breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife up close, with a better chance of spotting the region’s polar bears, especially during summer when they are more visible on the melting ice edges. These cruises provide access to remote areas larger vessels cannot reach, amidst the backdrop of Svalbard's mild climate influenced by the Gulf Stream.

Optimal times for polar bear sightings vary: spring sees them hunting on the ice, summer brings them closer to shores as the ice recedes, and in autumn, they return to the expanding ice to hunt seals. This personalised adventure combines the thrill of wildlife observation with the assurance of responsible travel, highlighting Svalbard's commitment to conservation and the unique ecosystem of this Arctic paradise.


Spitsbergen Highlights


Spitsbergen Small Ship Cruises

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