Svalbard Odyssey

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen

Svalbard
July, August
11 Nights

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Polar bears on sea ice in the Arctic
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen
Jul 2 2025 - Jul 13 2025
11 Nights

Price from per person

£12,955
Svalbard cruises spitsbergen landscape
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen
Aug 7 2025 - Aug 18 2025
11 Nights

Price from per person

£11,130

Cruise Overview

Immerse yourself in the magic of Svalbard, where near-endless daylight offers incredible wildlife encounters. Feel the thrill of spotting polar bears, hear the cries of guillemots echoing off towering cliffs, and witness beluga whales breaking the sea’s surface. 

Wander across tundra blanketed with wildflowers, watch for elusive arctic foxes, and uncover historical sites of past explorers and hunters. Navigate through pack ice to observe walruses and bearded seals, and take in the stunning beauty of the fjords.

Svalbard Oddysey map

Cruise Highlights

Cruise Highlights

  • Explore near 80° north, seeking out polar bears on pack ice.
  • Delight in encounters with walrus, seals, whales, reindeer, arctic foxes, guillemots, and puffins.
  • Glide past blue glacier fronts and navigate through picturesque fjords.
  • Embark on tundra hikes amidst breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Enjoy the best of Svalbard on this 12 day voyage.

Oslo Harbour
Day 1

Oslo

Upon arriving in Oslo, check in at our group hotel near the airport. Stop by the hospitality desk to pick up your luggage cabin tags and to speak with our ground operations team. 

They will provide important information about pre-embarkation procedures and the charter flight to Longyearbyen scheduled for tomorrow. Ensure you label your luggage tags clearly with your name and ship cabin number.

The remainder of your time is at leisure. All meals today are at your own expense. 

Accommodation: The Clarion Hotel Oslo (or similar)

A photo of Longyearbyen in Svalbard with snow on houses during the winter
Day 2

Fly to Longyearbyen and embark

Make sure your luggage is properly tagged with your name and cabin number. Keep all valuables and personal items with you throughout the day. Your luggage will be delivered to your cabin prior to your arrival on board.

During the journey to Camp Barentz in Advent Valley, your guide will share the captivating history of Longyearbyen. At Camp Barentz, gather in the traditional 'lavvo' for a presentation. Meet the friendly huskies and browse for souvenirs. Later, visit the Svalbard Museum in town before boarding the vessel in the late afternoon.

After boarding, take some time to get comfortable in your cabin before attending the mandatory safety briefings. This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to meet your expedition team and crew members.

Places to visit Nordaustlandet in Svalbard
Days 3 - 11

Exploring Svalbard

Svalbard epitomizes the best of Arctic wilderness. Our experienced Expedition Team, with their extensive knowledge of this region, will expertly craft our daily itinerary based on weather, sea-ice conditions, and wildlife opportunities.

Experience phenomenal fjords, majestic mountain ranges, and a polar desert rich in fossils, echoing with tales of early exploration. Witness walruses resting on sea ice or beaches, and explore tundra adorned with vibrant wildflowers. Visit towering cliffs bustling with nesting guillemots and puffins, and scree slopes hosting Svalbard’s largest colonies of little auks. The highlight awaits with possible encounters with the magnificent polar bear on pack ice – a moment eagerly anticipated by both you and our dedicated Expedition Team.

If you’ve opted for activities like kayaking, opportunities will arise when conditions permit. And for those daring to take the polar plunge, prepare for an exhilarating dip as soon as conditions allow – a memory to cherish for years to come.

Svalbard sign showing distances to Svalbard
Day 12

Disembark Longyearbyen and fly to Oslo

In the morning, we sail back to Longyearbyen. Bid farewell to your Expedition Team upon disembarkation and enjoy some leisure time before transferring to the airport for our charter flight back to Oslo.

Please note that our arrival time in Oslo depends on the approved flight slot for our charter flight to Longyearbyen, which is expected to be confirmed by February 2025.

Activities

Activities

Zodiac Cruising

travellers viewing a polar bear from a Zodiac boat in Svalbard

Join us on daily adventures with our fleet of Zodiacs, expertly piloted by polar guides who will take you to the heart of stunning natural landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the excitement of shore landings on secluded beaches and cruises through icy waters to explore intriguing sites. Every day promises new adventures and unforgettable encounters with the wild while experiencing the comfort and thrill of our Zodiacs.

Kayaking

Kayaks and Activity Platform Greg Mortimer

Embark on a thrilling sea kayaking adventure that  takes you through breathtaking polar landscapes. All necessary equipment will be provided, so you don't have to worry about a thing. As you glide through the icy waters, you'll be surrounded by stunning vistas that are sure to leave an indelible mark on your memory. This is a seamless and exciting way to experience the wonders of the natural world.

*Please note that limited spots are available for this exclusive experience and there is an additional charge. Please enquire at time of reservation.

Your Ship

Your Ship

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