Pack in all the excitement of an epic long arctic cruise into only seven days with the Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief itinerary. In just a week, you’ll cruise through the pack ice up to 80°N along the west coast of Spitsbergen like an explorer of long ago, on a constant search for wildlife. Though this rocky island is covered in mountains and glaciers, the towering cliffs and fjords play host to a surprisingly thriving and varied ecosystem. Exploring as much of the area as possible will provide optimal opportunities to spot the most iconic of arctic wildlife, the polar bear.
The Arctic has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adventure! Feel free to reach out to our team of Polar Travel Advisers or your travel professional, who can answer your questions and provide assistance at any time.
Spitsbergen Destination Guide
Our Spitsbergen destination guide is your best resource for learning everything there is to know about the Realm of the Polar Bear. Visitors can experience some the Arctic’s best outdoor adventure, learn about a rich culture and history, explore Longyearbyen, the world’s northern-most town, and witness the midnight sun in all its glory.
The guide features details about what you can experience on our expeditions, useful travel tips and even a packing checklist.
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Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- View iconic arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, walrus and reindeer
- Enjoy all the adventure of an arctic expedition in a week
- Cruise in a Zodiac to explore glaciers, fjords, icebergs and more
- Hike the colorful tundra
- Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Arctic with optional kayaking adventures
Day 1 — Arrive in Oslo, Norway
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Days 3 to 6 — Exploring Spitsbergen
Day 7 — Disembark in Longyearbyen & fly to Oslo
Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay
Getting to the Arctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Arctic adventure.
Discover Oslo Package
Enjoy an extra night in Norway’s vibrant capital city where you will get a guided tour of this modern, beautifully situated town. Extend the package to five days and take the unforgettable Flåm Railway past picturesque fjords and snow-capped mountains on your way to Bergen.