Around Spitsbergen – Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

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cruise features


9 Nights / Expedition / Small Ship (13-200)


Whales ● Polar Bears ● Walrus' ● Kittiwakes ● Little Auks


Zodiac Cruising / Shore-Based Walking / Hiking

Embarkation / Disembarkation

Longyearbyen / Longyearbyen

Cruise Partner/Vessel

Oceanwide Expeditions / m/v Hondius

Cruise Dates

Aug 9, 2024 – Aug 18, 2024




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Shore Landings/Day*

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Trip Summary

This cruise around Spitsbergen gives you a great chance to see whales, foxes, reindeer, seals, and polar bears. The expedition will make a landing on the island of Kvitøya, a site of historical significance, and home of a large walrus population.

“Spitsbergen” is Dutch – spits meaning “pointed” and bergen meaning “mountains.” It was so named in 1596 by Dutch Arctic explorer Willem Barentsz. It took some time for the name to catch on – English whalers would refer to the archipelago as Greenland until the late 1780s. The Norwegian name is Svalbard.

Touched by three seas – The Norwegian Sea, the Greenland Sea, and the Arctic Ocean – Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago of northern Norway.

Its rugged mountains and rolling tundra offer plenty of opportunities for hiking and snowshoeing. Spitsbergen is by far the largest wilderness area of Europe and offers some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the world.


Airport / Hotel pickup

Transfers and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for those passengers on the group flights to and from Longyearbyen.

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