Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

Was $5199  — Savings of 15% on select departures.
11 days,Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen

Make the most of your time in the high Arctic with 11 days to explore, take a turn on "polar bear watch" with a member of the Expedition staff, challenge yourself with an optional polar plunge, capture a herd of Svalbard reindeer in your viewfinder, enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun, learn from lectures on history and natural sciences

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Room Prices

  • From$5014USDCategory 1 Triple
  • From$5949USDCategory 2 Twin
  • From$6799USDCategory 3 Twin
  • From$7649USDCategory 4 Twin
  • From$8499USDCategory 5 Double
  • From$4419USDCategory 1A Quad

Similar to our 'Realm of the Polar Bear' itinerary (XVRPNX), you'll enjoy three additional days of exploring. Scour the ice and tundra in search of the elusive polar bear and encounter even more icebergs, glaciers, and unique wildlife than you ever thought possible on this 11-day expedition. Search for lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds under the midnight sun.

What's Included

  • 10 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lecture and educational programs
  • Longyearbyen transfer to airport on arrival day
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16
  • Expedition parka
  • Arctic destination guidebook
  • All meals included aboard the G Expedition.
  • G Expedition, Zodiac, local buses.
  • 1 Expedition team member per 10 guests.
  • Aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (10 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have 1 queen bed.
Itinerary Notes

2015 Arctic Kayaking:

Please note that kayaking will only be offered on the June 26th and July 13th departures in 2015.

Day 1Longyearbyen(1D)

Get a first glimpse of the midnight sun in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen's capital. Embark the G Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening.

Days 2–10Spitsbergen(1B, 1L, 1D)

Each day is planned to take advantage of local ice and weather conditions. Svalbard is one of the few places on the planet to offer such a plethora of natural and historical extravaganzas. Spend the next nine days exploring the remote polar regions. Visit ice-covered fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery, and glaciers crashing into the sea. Spend time steaming through the ice in search of polar bears hunting seals. At one or more of the stops, it's possible to encounter Svalbard's arctic fox and the region's unique reindeer.

Day 11Longyearbyen(1B)

On departure day, transfers to the Longyearbyen airport will be offered to all passengers with flights scheduled after 4am.

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