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  • Longyearbyen
  • Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales.

  • Marvel at icebergs carved in to hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

  • Look for Arctic foxes on the prowl at the bottom of impressive cliff nesting colonies.

  • Walk through the barren landscape and learn the fascinating history of the whalers and trappers who once sheltered here.

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What our specialists say...

A seven night cruise offering travellers total immersion in stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities. To our knowledge there has never been a trip of this type to not see polar bears!

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  • Longyearbyen

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Longyearbyen

International outbound flight , Longyearbyen

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Longyearbyen. Arrive in Longyearbyen and make your way to your hotel.

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Day 2 Polar Cruise

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After a morning to explore Longyearbyen and the excellent Polar Museum you will board the ship and set sail along the fjord. This entry level option is based on a berth in a same sex quadruple shared cabin.

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Day 3 Polar Cruise

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Each and every day will be different as you explore the coast. Polar bear sightings can happen anywhere at any time.

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Day 4 Polar Cruise

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Spend time out on deck watching for belugas and other wildlife.

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Day 5 Polar Cruise

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Visit an old whaling station and imagine what it must have felt like to live there.

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Day 6 Polar Cruise

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Pay a visit to Ny Alesund, the most northerly permanent research base in the world.

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Day 7 Polar Cruise

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Go for a long hike across the Arctic tundra, keeping an eye open for arctic foxes.

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Day 8 Polar Cruise

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Absorb the scenery of Spitsbergen and listen to the sound of ice against the hull.

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Day 9 International return flight

Longyearbyen , International return flight

Disembark in Longyearbyen and fly south to Oslo to begin your journey home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Audley Travel specialist Anna

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The specialist who designs your trip to the Arctic will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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