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Flights from London included!

Free flights on 2024/25 departures!*

*T&Cs: New bookings made from 26th December 2023 to 31st March 2024 departing April 24th 2024 to March 2025. Based on London flights 1st & 2nd Guest only. Subject to availability and change without notification.

Discover some of the most incredible sights in the Arctic, exploring the incredible national parks of the Svalbard archipelago, a magnificent wilderness where polar bears outnumber people.  Marvel at the giant mountain peaks rising from the ocean in spectacular fjords, hike through arctic tundra keeping watch for reindeer and arctic fox, spot lazy walrus relaxing in hidden bays and Zodiac cruise around colossal ice-calving glaciers.

Highlights

  • Spot the king of Arctic predators, the majestic polar bear
  • Witness mighty glaciers calving giant chunks of ice into the sea
  • See lazy walrus lounging in secluded bays and seals hauling out on ice floes
  • Discover thousands of birds nesting in world-renowned bird cliffs
  • Opportunities to kayak & hike in pristine Arctic landscapes
  • Visit fascinating 17th-century ancient whaling and trapper sites

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000

Itinerary

Day 1 : United Kingdom to Oslo / Longyearbyen

Your journey begins with a flight from the United Kingdom to Oslo, where you’ll catch your onward flight to Longyearbyen.  

Longyearbyen is an intriguing frontier settlement on the island of Spitsbergen, where the 2,000 inhabitants are outnumbered by snowmobiles.  At the edge of Arctic wilderness, Longyearbyen is surprisingly cosmopolitan with a range of restaurants, pubs and galleries. Get a taste of life in this legendary Arctic frontier as you stroll the streets and admire its colourful buildings.

Day 2 : Longyearbyen adventures
Days 3 to 5 : Northwest Spitsbergen National Park
Days 6 & 7 : Northeast Svalbard or Western Svalbard
Day 8 : Hornsund
Day 9 : The Isfjord
Day 10 : Return to Longyearbyen

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ABOUT US


We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.

All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.


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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Polar Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, booking with us helps support the work of the trust within Antarctica.