Arctic Cruise on a 100 passenger specialist expedition vessel with expert wildlife guides and multiple polar bear encounters: The classic ‘around Spitsbergen Cruise’ and 'Polar Bear special cruise', time and again out perform Greenland and Canadian Arctic cruises when it comes to wildlife sightings; in particular Polar Bear encounters. Whether this is a result of reduced hunting pressure compared to the other countries - polar bears have been protected on Svalabard since the 1970's - or natural population densities being more robust in Spitsbergen is open to debate. However if you want a genuine full on wildlife cruise with multiple Zodiac excursions and where they wake you up at 04:00AM to see a Polar Bear and her cubs; then this is the Arctic Cruise for you.
Arctic Cruise with a focus on seeing Polar Bears: Within a wildlife cruise around Spitsbergen there are known areas where Polar Bear sightings are more common. These may be haul-out areas for... Read More