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Realm of the Polar Bear

8 Day Cruise from £2,519pp

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.

Day 1 - Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen
Transfer from Longyearbyen to the G Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation.

Meals included: Dinner

Days 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!

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 - Spitsbergen/Longyearbyen
On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled.

Meals included: Breakfast

Prices based on travelling between 1 May - 31 May.

Not only will the G Expedition steer you closer to some of our planet’s most amazing places, our professional and highly-skilled team of on-board experts offer keen insight, unique perspectives, and hands-on attention not found in a guidebook.

The G Expedition has multiple large public areas to enjoy during sea crossings and in between land excursions. Amenities include:

  • All cabins with private en suite and outside view
  • The Penguin Library
  • Medical clinic and english speaking doctor
  • The Gear Shop
  • Polar Bear Pub
  • The Lounge
  • Albatross Dining Room, serving international cuisine and large enough to accommodate all passengers in one sitting
  • Large aft deck with barbecue facilities
  • Forward deck viewing platforms
  • Fitness centre/sauna
  • Large fleet of Zodiacs with 4-stroke engines
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