Realm of the Polar Bear

Bucket List
9 Days
£4,366per person

Tick off the Arctic from your bucket list with this small group escorted expedition cruise.

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for wildlife that live in this polar wilderness, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a few months of the year.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore remote areas in search of abundant wildlife
  • Zodiac excursions to get up close and personal with icebergs and glaciers
  • Fascinating lectures on the Arctic
  • If you’re lucky you might spot a polar bear!
  • Escorted small group expedition cruise

Trip Itinerary


  • Day 1-2

    Depart London, indirect flight arriving at Longyearbyen the next day. Transfer from Longyearbyen to the G Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation. (D)

  • Days 3-8

    This voyage is spent travelling in the world in which the polar bear survives. Our wildlife viewing opportunities are enhanced by exploring as many remote areas as possible. Spotting wildlife like the Arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, and land or sea birds can be difficult, but well worth the effort. Ice and weather conditions permitting we can explore near sea ice, through fjords that lead to glaciers and icebergs, and discover bird nesting colonies, all from the platform of the ship. Alternatively, hop in a Zodiac to explore more closely, or be brought to land to visit historical sites and experience the tundra. We are always on the lookout for wildlife, ranging from endangered and rare polar species to sea mammals and birds. And, of course, we'll have our eyes peeled for polar bears - they can be found all throughout this region, but finding them can require patience and persistence. Come join us in the search! (BLD)

  • Day 9

    Transfer from your Longyearbyen hotel to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Holiday Price Overview

Bucket List
9 Days
£4,366per person

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Fully ATOL Protected

International flights



Excursions with an expert expedition team

Lectures and educational programs

Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 – 16

Expedition parka

No single supplement when willing to share 

Category 1-5 Twin, Double, Triple


Own Cabin at a supplement

No single supplement when willing to share

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