A cruise from Longyearbyen to Tromso offers you an amazing oppourtunity to search for the majestic Polar Bear in the High Arctic before then exploring some of Norway’s spectacular coastline. Other wildlife encounters may include walruses, seals, whales and a large variety of birds. Explore this unique region of the world on a full expedition cruise aboard a ship with all the facilities and comfort of a 5* hotel including comfortable suites and fine dining restaurants. All of your drinks and gratuities are included too!

Highlights

Search for the Polar Bear in the high Arctic and midnight sun
Walruses, Seals, whales, birds, Arctic Fox and more wildlife spotting possibilities
See amazing coastal scenery on the Norwegian mainland
Full expedition cruising, with a fleet of exciting zodiacs for exploring
All-Inclusive cruising with drinks and gratuities included

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Longyearbyen
Days 2 - 5: Northern Svalbard
Days 6 – 8: Southern Svalbard
Day 9: Cruising South with a stop at Bear Island
Day 10: Gjesvarstappan Islands & Skarsvag
Day 11: Tromso

Day 1: Longyearbyen
Your cruise begins in Longyerbyen, which is the biggest settlement on the archipelago. Here you will find a small mix of shops, restaurants and hotels to explore prior to embarkation in the late afternoon. After the safety briefing, enjoy some time to settle in and perhaps toast your voyage with a glass of champagne in the bar, as its all-inclusive why not enjoy a second

Days 2 - 5: Northern Svalbard
The next 7 days will be spent exploring the high Arctic in search of the Polar Bear and the other amazing wildlife of this region. The exact programme will be decided between the Captain and Expedition leader depending on wildlife, weather and sea conditions. 
The first 4 days are normally spent in the Northern Svalbard region. Here there are several deep fjords and prominent glaciers, as well as the northern hemisphere’s widest glacier front. Ice conditions will dictate how much can be accessed in terms of cruising bird islets like the Andøyane Islets or approaching glaciers like Monaco Glacier and Seliger Glacier. The Northern Region is also known to have several walrus haul-outs and areas defined as “Arctic Desert”. Walks and hikes ashore to have a closer look at flora and wildlife are a possibility in the spectacular Northern Region of Svalbard.

Days 6 – 8: Southern Svalbard
The Southern regions of Svalbard which are less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen, some of which contain some impressive glaciers. The area has been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. It’s a fascinating mix of wildlife, landscapes and history waiting to be discovered.

Day 9: Cruising South with a stop at Bear Island
Almost half way between Tromsø and Svalbard is isolated Bear Island – considered the southernmost island of the Svalbard Archipelago. The unglaciated island is an impressive Nature Reserve of steep, high cliffs that are frequented by seabirds, specifically at the southern tip.

Day 10: Gjesvarstappan Islands & Skarsvag
Almost a hundred islands and rocks make up the Gjesvӕrstappan Nature Reserve, one of Europe’s largest and most accessible nesting areas for seabirds, including the Atlantic Puffin. Explore the area on the Zodiacs and make sure you have your zoom lenses at the ready for the close ups!
This afternoon your ship will anchor off Skarsvag, which is known as the most northerly fishing village in the world. Weather conditions permitting, you’ll head ashore via Zodiac and travel by coach to the North Cape where you can admire the glorious scenery, stop in at the visitor’s centre and take photos at the famed globe monument. This is the last stop of your cruise and tonight enjoy your last dinner on-board with your fellow passengers. 

Day 11: Tromso
Tromso is a unique town that looks the way a polar town should, with ice-capped mountains surrounding a bustling town with unique architecture and charm. Your cruise finishes here with some time to explore prior to your onward flight. If you would like to extend your time in Norway, speak to your Travel Specialist for some great ideas. 

Silver Cloud

Rating
3
Standard
Luxury
Capacity
260

After an extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud will be one of the most comfortable ice-class expedition ships sailing to the polar regions. You’ll discover all the signature features people love most about Silversea: spacious all-suite accommodations with butler service, open bars, award-winning cuisine and the only Ice Class expedition ship with five dining options.

Silver Cloud from 12th July 2019 to 22nd July 2019

Vista Suite: £7,290.00
Veranda Suite: £9,180.00
Medallion Suite: £15,660.00
Silver Suite: £17,460.00

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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 Travel 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 Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Never pay more! Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.