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Itinerary Summary

10 Days
Jun 2023
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
10 Days £8900 Jun 2023 Svalbard Small Group Safari
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Svalbard West Coast Discovery

Explore the stunning west coast of Svalbard aboard the M/S Polarfront for this special June departure, exclusive to 12 passengers, this intimate ship charter focuses on sightings of the amazing polar bear and other Arctic wildlife of Svalbard.

Polarfront will sail through the ice, heading north and west in search of pack ice and wildlife. This trip ensures that wildlife opportunities are at the forefront, with access to two zodiacs on the ship to make landings across the Archipelagos.

With weather and ice conditions permitting, sail into the Bay of the Cross to witness glaciers falling into the sea, step off onto the shores of Magdalen Bay, a 10km long fjord surrounded by alpine peaks, where you will begin your hike to the great glacier, come face-to-face with the breath-taking Monaco Glacier, observe Svalbard's rich history and spectacular landscapes at Smeerenburg fjord and hike to beautiful panoramas over King's Bay. 

By not having a fixed itinerary we can ensure that we put you in the right place at the right time to maximise wildlife encounters.


What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Stay aboard M/V Polarfront, with only 12 other people
  • Join a knowledgeable expedition team throughout the trip
  • Make numerous landings using the two zodiacs to get as close a view of the wildlife as safely possible

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An 10-day expedition from $10,413 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1


This morning you are free to explore Longyearbyen at your leisure. Boarding is at 5pm. Once on board, you will be shown to your cabin and be given time to settle in before preparing to set sail through the spectacular ice fjord this evening.

Overnight: Polarfront

Days 2-9

Exploring Svalbard

Spend the next seven days aboard the M/S Polarfront exploring the Svalbard Archipelago in search of Arctic wildlife.

The itinerary for this voyage focuses on the spectacular fjords, coasts and islands of Western Spitsbergen, the main island of the Svalbard archipelago. This area contains Svalbard’s most impressive scenery and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities including Cross Bay, Magdalen Bay, Monaco Glacier, King's Bay and Smeerenburg Fjord. Our exact schedule and route will be shaped by the weather and ice conditions we encounter.

Polar bears and other iconic Arctic animals can be spotted anytime, anywhere in our area of exploration. There are also plenty of possibilities for world-class hiking through wild polar bear landscapes with fascinating geology. Wildflowers are especially abundant during this time. By not having a fixed itinerary we can ensure that we put you in the right place at the right time to maximise wildlife encounters.

Overnight: Polarfront

Day 10

Return to Longyearbyen

This is where your epic adventure ends. Disembark after breakfast in Longyearbyen on the final day of your journey.

Trip details

This is available for one expedition date from June 10th - 19th 2023.

Price includes: 9 nights onboard the Polarfront, all meals onboard the vessel (including non-alcoholic drinks such as coffee, tea, water and breakfast juice), services of Expedition team, and rubber boots to borrow (as long as size is available). 

Pricing from: £8,900/$10,230 USD - £10,340/$11,890 USD per person depending on cabin choice.

Please note that pricing is subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 

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