Expedition to the Top of the World: Wildlife of Arctic Svalbard
Set sail from the northernmost town in the world to a realm of unique wildlife, fascinating lectures, spectacular vistas and rare animal encounters alongside naturalists and experts.
Program No. 19044RJ
13 days
Starts at
13 days
12 nights
31 meals
11B 9L 11D
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At a Glance

Under the midnight sun, only 600 miles from the North Pole, lies the Svalbard archipelago, a hauntingly beautiful wilderness known only to the adventurous few. This is the home of the ice bear, king of the Arctic, where you’ll search for these magnificent creatures amid the pack ice, their natural habitat. Board the MS Expedition on a voyage to this isolated, ethereal northern world and experience nature in its purest form.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking up to two miles at a time over unmarked, rocky terrain. Embarking and disembarking Zodiacs is required for all shore activities. Program cost excludes one lunch and two dinners to enjoy on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take turn on “Polar Bear Watch” with expert naturalists and even take an optional arctic plunge in the water.
  • Enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun.
  • Learn from lectures on history and natural sciences.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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John Haywood
Born and raised in the north of England, Dr. John Haywood studied medieval history at Lancaster University, Cambridge University and the University of Copenhagen. The author of over 20 books, Dr. Haywood has written on a wide range of historical topics; his main interests are the Vikings, the Celts and the mapping of history. Dr. Haywood formerly taught medieval history at Lancaster University, but has been a full-time writer and editor since 2002.
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