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A cruise from Tromso to Longyearbyen offers you an amazing oppourtunity to explore some of Norway’s spectacular coastline before heading up to the High Arctic, in search of the amazing Polar Bear. 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 and then enjoy the first-class facilities of your luxury cruise ship when you return.


Discover some of the amazing coastline of Norway
Search for the Polar Bear in the high Arctic and midnight sun
Walruses, Seals, whales, birds, Arctic Fox and more wildlife spotting possibilities
Full expedition cruising, with a fleet of exciting zodiacs for exploring
All-Inclusive cruising with drinks and gratuities included

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Tromso
Day 2: Gjesvarstappan Islands
Day 3: Cruising North with a stop at Bear Island
Day 4 – 6: Southern Svalbard
Days 7 – 10: Northern Svalbard
Day 11: Longyearbyen

If you would like help to find your perfect expedition cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000 

Day 1: 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 starts here, and boarding will be in the later afternoon. After the mandatory safety drill, you can settle in and enjoy your first dinner aboard your home for the next 11 days.

Day 2: Gjesvarstappan Islands
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 the Norwegian Coastline; next stop is the High Arctic!

Day 3: Cruising North 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 4 – 6: Southern Svalbard
The next 7 days will be spent exploring the high Arctic in search of the Polar Bear and 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 3 days are normally spent exploring 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, lanscapes and history waiting to be discovered.

Days 7 – 10: Northern Svalbard
There are several deep fjords and prominent glaciers in the northern reaches of Svalbard, 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.

Day 11: Longyearbyen
Your cruise finishes 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 your onward flight. If you would like to stay on for some more time to explore this archipelago by land then speak to your Travel Specialist, for some exciting land adventures that you can add on.

Silver Cloud


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 2nd July 2019 to 12th July 2019

Vista Suite: £7,380.00
Veranda Suite: £9,270.00
Medallion Suite: £15,750.00
Silver Suite: £17,550.00

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

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.


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Why book with Polar Routes?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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