Realm of the Polar Bear

Realm of the Polar Bear

Price From: 3,637 CAD


Operator: G Adventures

Price From:  3,637 CAD

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51

Fitness Needs: Light Impact

Program duration: 8 days

Trip Dates: 01-06-2017,31-07-2017

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for wildlife that live in this polar wilderness, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a few months of the year.

Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to: 

  • Zodiac excursion – watch for wildlife as you travel across the icy-cold waters. Expert Expedition Staff will teach you about the flora and fauna. 
  • Arctic Lectures & Educational Programs – Join lectures throughout the day as experts talk about local wildlife, history, and exploration of the Arctic. 
  • Sightings of Polar Bears, Arctic Fox, Svalbard Reindeer, and a variety of land and sea birds. 



Day 1| Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen

Transfer from Longyearbyen to the G Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation.

Day 2-7 | Spitsbergen

This voyage is spent travelling in the world in which the polar bear survives. Our wildlife viewing opportunities are enhanced by exploring as many remote areas as possible. Spotting wildlife like the arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, and land or sea birds can be difficult, but well worth the effort.

Ice and weather conditions permitting we can explore near sea ice, through fjords that lead to glaciers and icebergs, and discover bird nesting colonies, all from the platform of the ship.

Alternatively, hop in a Zodiac to explore more closely, or be brought to land to visit historical sites and experience the tundra. We are always on the lookout for wildlife, ranging from endangered and rare polar species to sea mammals and birds. And, of course, we'll have our eyes peeled for polar bears - they can be found all throughout this region, but finding them can require patience and persistence. Come join us in the search!

Day 8 | Spitsbergen/Longyearbyen

On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled.

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts


Flag  flag_of_norway-svg
Continent: Europe
Official Language(s) Norweigan, Sami
Capital: Oslo
Population 5,214,900
Climate(s) Tundra, Subarctic, Subpolar
Major Airport(s): Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), Bergen Airport (BGO),
Economic Driver(s): Resources, Oil Fields,

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