The 12-day Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic expedition gives you great chances to connect with unique arctic wildlife. The archipelago is home to the iconic Polar Bear, as well as several whales, Walrus, Svalbard Reindeer and tens of thousands of seabirds. Exploring the tundra is a breath-taking experience - the natural beauty of the landscape is exhilarating, surprisingly colourful and so striking.

If there is such a thing as a “classic Arctic” expedition cruise, this is it. You’ll get all the best of Spitsbergen, by exploring the western edge of the island and venturing to some northern outlying areas for Polar Bears and Walrus. You’ll come across colonies of seabirds numbering into the thousands and search for several whales and seals. Packed with options for snowshoeing and sea-kayaking, this is the perfect expedition for exploring the “wildlife capital of the Arctic". 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!

A Rockjumper leader will not accompany the expedition unless a minimum of 12 participants are signed up through Rockjumper. In the case that a Rockjumper leader is not on board, the professional expedition staff will take care of all participants signed up through Rockjumper.

Prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.


Top Birds

Ivory, Ross's (Rare), Iceland & Glaucous Gulls, Little Auk, Snow Bunting, Atlantic Puffin, Brunnich’s & Black Guillemots, Black-legged Kittiwake, Long-tailed Duck, King Eider, Sabine's Gull, Pink-footed Goose

Top Mammals

Polar Bear, Walrus, Arctic Fox, Bearded & Ringed Seals, Humpback, Beluga, Bowhead (Greenland), Northern Minke & Fin Whales, Svalbard Reindeer

Habitats Covered

coastal and pelagic waters, glaciers, polar tundra, pack ice

Expected Climate

temperate to subzero, sunny and calm conditions expected

Max Group Size

dependent on ship capacity

Tour Pace & Walking

easy pace, mostly undemanding walks, some wet zodiac landings


comfortable expedition cruise ship

Ease of Birding


Number of Species Expected

30 - 35

Other Attractions

historical town of Longyearbyen, spectacular Arctic scenery, glaciers, nesting cliffs, whale graveyard, fjords

Photographic Opportunities


Norway - Spitsbergen Explorer 2024

09 Jun 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 (12 days)

USD12,390 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Expedition Leader

Tour price (Per person): USD12,390 * GBP9,767 * EUR11,446 * AUD18,887

Norway - Spitsbergen Explorer 2025

09 Jun 2025 - 20 Jun 2025 (12 days)

USD14,000 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Expedition Leader

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD14,000 * GBP11,037 * EUR12,933 * AUD21,341

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