Join NWS in Svalbard for a female-led and female-guided trip to the High Arctic (the first of its kind) on board the M/S Freya. We've brought together a team of three intrepid expedition leaders – Eva Molin Westerholm, Pernille Søegaard and Annette Bombosch – while naturalist and broadcaster Kate Humble will be leading the trip. Kate journeyed to Svalbard with us in 2018, and has also spent time in Arctic Canada, presenting live from the freezing tundra surrounding Churchill.
Kate is passionate about climate change, has explored some of the most remote and wonderful reaches of the planet, and will be on hand throughout your journey to impart her knowledge of Arctic wildlife; talk about conservation efforts to protect polar bears; and chat about her work in the field as a writer, traveller and television presenter. Sailing north from Longyearbyen you'll have the chance to explore the western coast of Spitsbergen, seeking out large colonies of walrus before moving on to the pack ice in search of polar bears. As your trip departs during the heart of the Arctic summer, the sea ice will have broken up enough for you to navigate the fjords and perhaps even witness polar bears, walrus and seals passing on ice floes.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Travel through the icy waters of Svalbard on board a well-equipped small ship.
- Learn from your naturalist guide, Kate Humble, throughout the trip.
- Take in the sights of breathtaking fjords and glacial waterfalls.
- Witness a plethora of Arctic wildlife including the mighty King of the Arctic, the polar bear.
- Be part of a pioneering female-led and female-guided expedition to shatter the "ice ceiling".
Explore the Svalbard Archipelago in search of Arctic wildlife with your guide, Kate Humble.