North America: 1855 416 2326 | 1604 390 4900       Australia: 1300 368 123 | +61 2 9119 2228       UK: +0351 962 721 836

Arctic Spitsbergen Encounter 9 nights

Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago offer a tremendous wildlife and birdlife experience, as well as a fascinating lesson in glaciology. First used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, the islands are now celebrated as a breeding ground for many seabirds, along with marine mammals and the elusive polar bear. Our expedition ships are perfectly suited for remote polar exploration. With their high ice classification we are able to push further to the north, along the edge of the ice pack. It is here we frequently encounter the icon of the Arctic – the polar bear – hunting for seals and other protein sources to sustain them through the Arctic summer. Throughout our journey we enjoy a comprehensive series of presentations by polar experts, providing an excellent background to the expedition.

Do you have specific questions about this voyage?

Talk to Us

Route Map

A map of Spitsbergen by One Ocean Expeditions.

Departs from: LONGYEARBYEN

Returns to: LONGYEARBYEN

17 - 26 June, 2017 & 19 - 28 June, 2018 are a Photographic Symposiums, hosting a team of 5 professional photographers. Special workshops and excursions based on light, are available.

Experiences

Available Dates

2017 2018
June 8-17 June 17-26 June 19-28 June 28-July 7