From Northern Norway travel north and further north towards the
archipelago of Svalbard - next stop, the North Pole. This is true
Arctic wilderness. On the island of Spitsbergen a couple of so
called 'towns', Longyearbyen and Ny Alesund, house scientists and a
few intrepid visitors.
Occasionally as you explore by sea on a Svalbard
cruise you might glimpse a small hut left by whalers, trappers
or a scientific mission. Once or twice, a ship might appear on the
horizon. But apart from that, day after day is filled with
extraordinary scenery, and amazing wildlife; although sightings are
never guaranteed, there's no doubt in our mind that this is the
best place in the world to see polar bears in the wild on a
Svalbard expedition cruise.
On board your expedition ship, lectures cover such diverse
topics as the race to the North Pole, the fight for ownership of
the sea bed beneath, the nesting habits of Arctic birds or the life
of the polar bear. All are fascinating in the context of this
Day by day on your Svalbard expedition trip, your expedition
leader plans how to make your adventure as stimulating as possible.
Guests are divided into groups to minimise queuing when you set
forth to explore by zodiac, or for a hike ashore.
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