Polar Bear Explorer Safari

The ultimate Arctic journey aboard the intimate expedition ship, the M/S Freya, exploring the wildlife and lanscapes of the stunning Spitsbergen Archipelago.


Safari Overview

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Master Mariner ab presents an 11 day arctic exploration aboard the ms freya/malmo

Explore the remote Arctic - a unique, stunning and overwhelming location, brimming with incredible wildlife. Discover the stunning Spitsbergen Archipelago aboard the M/S Freya an intimate ship charter focusing on sightings of the amazing polar bear and other Arctic wildlife.

Your day-to-day itinerary will depend on the weather, pack ice conditions and wildlife locations but your experienced team will work to put you in the right place at the right time to maximise your wildlife encounters.

The Polar Bear Explorer Safari is the ultimate Arctic journey.


Sponsored by: Master Mariner AB

Master Mariner AB work in association with Natural World Safaris to provide high quality wildlife-focused safaris around the Spitsbergen Archipelago in Svalbard. Each fully chartered ship travels with an experienced team and expert wildlife guides to ensure your trip runs as smoothly as the M/S Freya's navigation.

The accommodation on board is comfortable and surprisingly spacious for such a small ship with extra communal areas for relaxing in during your journeys.


Conservation Credentials

Responsible tourism ethics are paramount to both Master Mariner AB and Natural World Safaris and in line with this we work with the AECO (Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) who ensure stable, environmentally friendly management of Arctic expeditions. They aim to set the highest possible operating standards and we are proud to work together with them to offer clients top quality Arctic safaris. 

As climate change continues to affect the landscape of the Arctic and thus the habitat of endemic Arctic wildlife, it is vital we do all we can to provide responsible expeditions with a view to putting as much money back in to polar bear conservation as possible.






The trip value is £16,000 based on the cost of two persons sharing, excluding international flights.


This safari includes 10 nights aboard the M/S Freya; all meals on board; activities; transfers and one night in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.


The prices excludes any international flights (starts and ends in Longyearbyen, Svalbard), meals in Svalbard, all drinks, gratuities, personal items and visas.

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