Arctic
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Arctic Tours

Sitting atop the world, the Arctic is a dramatic region of ice, water and wildlife. Home to polar bears, walruses, seals and whales, it is a vast ice-covered ocean fringed by Greenland, Canada, Russia & Scandinavia. In the midst of it we find the islands of Svalbard, glacier covered lands of mountains and fjords.

Highlights of Arctic

Things to See & Do

  • Polar Bears

    Polar Bears

    Living on land and sea, these magnificent animals are at their most abundant in Spitsbergen and the other islands of Svalbard. A polar bear sighting is a true highlight of any visit to the Arctic and your chances are high on this tour with many bears living on and around the islands during the summer.

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  • Whales

    Whales

    The waters of the Arctic Ocean are a rich feeding ground for many species of whales including the amazing pure white Beluga whale, the Narwhal with its distintice ‘unicorn-esque’ tusk and bowhead whales living here year round. Humpback whales and Orca’s (aka Killer Whales) can also be seen.

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  • 24 Hour daylight

    24 Hour daylight

    The Arctic experiences daylight 24 hours a day during the summer, truly making it the land of the midnight sun. It’s a strange sensation to see the sun when your watch is telling you it’s the middle of the night, but its also a fantastic experience to enjoy.

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  • Seabirds

    Seabirds

    The steep cliffs of Spitsbergen are a perfect nesting site for a variety of seabirds. The sheer numbers of birds nesting is a sight to behold, with thousands of birds teeming on the cliff edges, in seemingly precarious positions.

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  • Walruses

    Walruses

    Walruses split their time between the ocean and the land providing plenty of opportunity to see them. The sight of a group of huge walruses hauled out on a beach is one not to miss. The sheer size of these animals is amazing.

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  • Ice

    Ice

    Ice is a major feature of the Arctic from the pack ice floating on the surface of the ocean, that is the realm of polar bears and seals, to the glaciers that carve their way down the mountainsides to the water before large chunks break off forming many icebergs that you’ll see as you travel around the island.

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  • History

    History

    Spitsbergen has a history dating back to the 17th & 18th centuries when it was first used as a whaling base. The remains of one or two whaling bases can still be seen today, a testament to this harsh industry. It wasn’t until the 20th century when permanent populations stayed on the island as mining attracted people to the islands. Today tourism and scientific research are the main focus of the island.

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  • Experts

    Experts

    Every expedition cruise to the Arctic is led by experienced professional polar guides to ensure your safety and provide an amazing experience of the region. Many are veterans of polar exploration and scientific research. In addition each voyage will have guest lecturers from a range of fields that include, history, oceanography, geology and biology.

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