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!
Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. Rockjumper have taken an allotment on this cruise rather than chartering the cruise in its entirety. A Rockjumper leader may 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.
Ivory, Iceland & Glaucous Gulls, Little Auk, Brunnich’s & Black Guillemots, Black-legged Kittiwake
Polar Bear, Walrus, Arctic Fox, Bearded & Ringed Seals, Humpback, Beluga, Bowhead (Greenland), Northern Minke & Fin Whales, Svalbard Reindeer
coastal and pelagic waters, glaciers, polar tundra, pack ice
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
25 - 30
historical town of Longyearbyen, spectacular Arctic scenery, glaciers, nesting cliffs, whale graveyard, fjords