Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer
Explore the stunning Spitsbergen Archipelago aboard the M/V Kinfish - intimate ship charters focusing on sightings of the amazing polar bear and other Arctic wildlife of Svalbard.Find Out More Here
To get to Svalbard you will need a flight to Oslo in Norway, from there you can get a connecting flight to Longyearbyen, either direct or via Tromsø. Direct from Oslo takes approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, the journey from Tromsø to Longyearbyen is about an hour and 40 minutes. Longyearbyen is the capital city of Svalbard and contains the archipelago’s largest airport.
Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago, offers a range of activities for those seeking to experience its unique environment. Wildlife enthusiasts can observe polar bears, reindeer, and Arctic foxes in their natural habitats, while glacier exploration includes guided hikes and ice climbing. The Northern Lights provide a stunning light display during the winter months. Adventurers can explore various trials, abandoned mining towns and learn about the region's past. Svalbard also serves as a hub for Arctic research, with scientific stations and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault playing essential roles in advancing our understanding of the Arctic ecosystem and biodiversity conservation.
Svalbard is a destination that offers unique experiences for tourists. The archipelago's rugged Arctic landscapes, diverse wildlife, and intriguing history make it an attractive location for those seeking adventure and natural beauty. Activities such as wildlife viewing, glacier exploration, hiking, dog sledding, and witnessing the Northern Lights make Svalbard a magnet for travellers interested in the outdoors and the Arctic environment. It's important to note that due to its remote location and challenging conditions, visiting Svalbard requires careful planning and adherence to safety guidelines. However, for those prepared for the environment and looking to explore a truly exceptional corner of the world, Svalbard offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
Our recommended duration for a visit to Svalbard depends on the depth of exploration you seek: a short 2-4 day trip offers a glimpse of key attractions like wildlife tours and Northern Lights viewing; a moderate 5-7 day stay allows for a more comprehensive experience with additional activities such as hikes and boat tours; while an extended 8+ day visit affords the chance to fully immerse yourself in Svalbard's diverse offerings, including more remote expeditions and specialised adventures, ensuring a richer understanding of this unique Arctic destination.
Svalbard forms part of Norway and is the considered the northern most tip of Europe.