Around Spitsbergen: In the Realm of Polar Bear & Ice - Ortelius
Circle as much of the Spitsbergen Archipelago as the ice allows on this adventure-seeking research vessel and see polar bears!
The Arctic: Drink It In
Take a cruise around Spitsbergen and explore the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition offers you the chance to catch site of whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear. Travel on a legendary Russian research vessel and take in as much of the awe-inspiring scenery, abundant bird life and Arctic fauna as you can imagine. Arrive at 80° north, just 870 km (540 miles) from the geographic North Pole and return home having experiences one of the most epic voyages of your life!
- • Do as much of a circumnavigation of Svalbard as the sea ice will allow.
• 10 days is ample time for searching out polar bears and other wildlife.
• This operator has a reputation for offering consistently great, active trips on more basic ships.
Travel Curator’s Insights:
$500 off each person when booked by July 1
Save up to $3,100 per person on select dates!
From $4,050 per person
Policies and protocols provided before you book.
July & August 2023, 2024
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Trip Sustainability Awards
Working with the WWF's Zero Waste Initiative to eliminate waste from their yachts
Leading Chile's largest reforestation and ecological restoration effort to date
Working with The Carbon Fund to make their trips 100% carbon neutral
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
If you’re looking for an active, adventurous exploration of Svalbard that puts you right in the path of polar bears, this 10 day exploration on the basic yet adequately comfortable Ortelius is it!