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    Search for Svalbard polar bears

    Search for Svalbard polar bears

    To meet polar bears here on Spitsbergen is quite likely. The big predators can appear everywhere on the islands of the archipelago and the pack ice. It is their home; here they give birth to their young and here they find their prey. But the Arctic has much more to offer. See for yourself!

    Important facts in an overview

    • 29.05 - 07.06.2022 (English, German)

      06.06 - 15.06.2022 (English, German)

      14.06 - 22.06.2022 (English, German)

      21.06 - 01.07.2022 (English, German)

      30.06 - 11.07.2022 (English, German)

    • MS Sea Spirit
    • From / to Longyearbyen
    • Max. 114 guests on board

    Your ship - MS Sea Spirit

    Ship MS Sea Spirit

    Map of the itinerary

    Map of the journey Search for Svalbard polar bears


    First day: Arrival at Longyearbyen. Overnight in a hotel.

    Second day: Embarkation and start of the expedition.

    Third to penultimate day: On expedition cruise... Ice, weather and wildlife observation will determine the route.

    Last day: Disembarkation at Longyearbyen and return home.

    Please note: The trips and programmes described here are for your orientation only. The final itinerary will be adjusted on site according to weather conditions, the current ice situation and animal sightings. The captain and expedition leader will determine the itinerary depending on the above mentioned factors and will inform you daily about the events. Flexibility and adaptability is of utmost importance on cruises with expedition character.

    78° North - Longyearbyen

    The first surprise for many people who come to Longyearbyen for the first time is the light: The sun does not set in summer. Also at night it is bright as day. But this is not the only special feature of the former mining town. Reindeer live here, snowmobiles park in the front garden like the bicycles do here, and signs point to the polar bears of Spitsbergen, who live behind the town border.

    Departure into the arctic adventure

    Before you board your expedition ship MS Sea Spirit, you have the opportunity to explore Longyearbyen. Maybe you will visit the Svalbard Museum and collect impressions from 400 years of cultural and natural history.

    In the afternoon you will be on board the Sea Spirit and can move into your cabins and get to know the ship. It does not take long, then you have left the outpost of civilization behind you. The Sea Spirit glides out the Isfjord. Longyearbyen's colorful houses, the mines, the harbor are getting smaller and smaller. Welcome to the Arctic!

    Deck plan of the

    Deck plan of  MS Sea Spirit

    Show deck plan


    29.05 - 07.06.2022 (English, German)
    8 nights on board, 1 night at the hotel
    CHF 4'950.-
    4'495.- €
    CHF 6'820.-
    6'195.- €
    CHF 7'260.-
    6'595.- €
    CHF 7'370.-
    6'695.- €
    CHF 8'360.-
    7'595.- €
    CHF 9'130.-
    8'295.- €
    CHF 11'590.-
    10'531.- €
    CHF 11'660.-
    10'595.- €
    CHF 12'340.-
    11'211.- €
    06.06 - 15.06.2022 (English, German)
    8 nights on board, 1 night at the hotel
    14.06 - 22.06.2022 (English, German)
    7 nights on board, 1 night at the hotel
    21.06 - 01.07.2022 (English, German)
    9 nights on board, 1 night at the hotel
    30.06 - 11.07.2022 (English, German)
    10 nights on board, 1 night at the hotel

    Do you have questions about this trip ?

    Included in travel price

    • One overnight stay before embarkation at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen (or similar) in Longyearbyen;
    • Group transfer from airport to hotel the day before embarkation;
    • Group transfer to the ship on the day of embarkation;
    • Group transfer to the airport or the city centre after disembarkation;
    • Accommodation in the booked cabin category;
    • 24-hour tea and coffee station on board;
    • All meals on board during the cruise (B/L/D);
    • All planned shore excursions, Zodiac rides, excursions according to program;
    • Experienced expedition leaders and lecturers (English/German speaking);
    • Expedition parka specially designed for polar regions;
    • Renting rubber boots for the shore excursions (high quality);
    • Welcome and farewell cocktail;
    • Information material before the expedition;
    • Digital logbook of the journey;
    • Wi-fi on board.

    Not included in travel price

    • Arrival and departure, flight to Longyearbyen (LYR), Arctos Travel will gladly book your flight to match your schedule.
    • Visa or passport fees (if required);
    • Luggage and cancellation insurance (recommended);
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including coffee specialties;
    • Personal expenses, for example for laundry or communication services (telephone, fax, e-mail);
    • Health insurance with emergency home transportation (required);
    • Tips.


    • This trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
    • During an expedition it may be necessary to change the itinerary. Depending on weather and ice conditions, the expedition leader and the captain will decide on the best possible alternative.
    • Encounters with the mentioned animals cannot be guaranteed.
    • We can offer you a pre or post program on Spitsbergen to match your expedition cruise.
    • Excursions in a sea kayak can be booked (advance booking and paddling experience required).