Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago offer a tremendous wildlife and birdlife experience, as well as a fascinating lesson in glaciology. The islands are the northernmost inhabited places on the planet and would be permanently locked in ice if not for the moderating influence of the Atlantic Gulf Stream current. 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.

Spitsbergen offers a nature’s paradise for photographers, bird-watchers and wildlife lovers. It’s the Realm of the Polar Bear and the most accessible Arctic destination with endless daylight that gives you ample time to explore the glaciers, tundra, mountains and exciting wildlife, found only in the Arctic.

This landscape between Norway and the North Pole is remote and rugged and gorgeous. The varied itineraries and flexible schedules of our Spitsbergen expeditions make your visit an unforgettable experience.

Angie's expert insight

The wildlife is phenomenal but so is the history. It can all be absorbed in the world class museum of Longyearbyen.
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