Arctic icebreaker cruise, Spitsbergen
One of our top Arctic cruises, designed and led by marine and natural history experts. Travel aboard a small but comfortable ship, allowing access to smaller landing-sites with opportunities to explore on foot for first-rate viewings of polar wildlife.
Arctic Cruises, Norway, Spitsbergen
Price from £2,690 for 8 days excl flights Kayaking, diving & snorkelling available on select departures. Please note: select voyage dates are invoiced in a foreign currency which is subject to currency fluctuations. Price depends on cabin & vessel
Description of Arctic icebreaker cruise, Spitsbergen
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7 Reviews of Arctic icebreaker cruise, Spitsbergen
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2019 by Deborah RuheWe spent a night in a fjord while the glacier was calling. Very dramatic and beautiful. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jul 2018 by Christina MilesWe were very lucky with the weather and had lots of zodiac and shore trips which resulted in an excellent experience...Seeing polar bears and arctic foxes in the wild, also the beautiful Arctic glaciers. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2018 by Cara HirstThis was a truly wonderful experience! would definitely recommend Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2018 by Emma ThomasBest part of the trip was traveling through the pack ice and seeing polar bears. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Sep 2016 by Kathryn HuddleAn amazing trip! The scenery -glaciers, icebergs and sea ice - were stunning, the northern lights fantastic, and the wildlife wonderful. It is impossible to highlight one part, as it was two memorable weeks! Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2016 by Peter SmartSeeing polar bears, walruses and whales. Especially seeing a rare Bowhead whale whilst moving through the pack ice. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Aug 2013 by david rumseyVery good... the most memorable parts is arriving at the pack ice on a beautiful sunny evening and then seeing our first polar bear. Read full review
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Planet and peopleWith a maximum of only 199 passengers, our Arctic ships are smaller, less imposing on the Arctic landscape than the bigger 'cruise' ships. Group landings by zodiacs are more easily managed and a personalised ratio of leaders to passengers provides an added value experience. Your onboard natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Arctic scenery and wildlife and introduces some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.
Our polar trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. Encounters with polar bears, walruses and whales are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.