Spitsbergen wildlife cruise in the Arctic

“There are few wildlife watching opportunities to compare with this two week cruise on a small expedition vessel accompanied by a knowledgeable team of Arctic experts.”

Highlights

Longyearbyen | Spitsbergen | Svalbard Archipelago | Wildlife you can expect to see include: Polar bears, walrus and reindeer | get up close to glaciers, fjords and icebergs | tundra hikes | highly experienced and qualified expedition team |

Description of Spitsbergen wildlife cruise in the Arctic

Spending just a day around the shores of Spitsbergen is an absolute privilege so imagine an eleven day cruise where you'll be able to experience the glacial peaks and wonderfully wild icy tundra environment that provides the home for a wealth of wildlife living way above the Arctic Circle.

The prospect of near permanent daylight offers a much greater opportunity for spotting wildlife on Spitsbergen and the rest of the Svalbard archipelago with photographers and nature lovers finding themselves in their absolute element both on land and out at sea.

This two week wildlife cruise doesn't come cheap however, what you'll experience will remain with you for the rest of your life with indelible images of Spitsbergen and several thought provoking presentations sure to inspire and enchant for many more moons to follow.

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02 Jun 2018
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02 Jul 2018
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Spitsbergen wildlife cruise in the Arctic

UK office
It all starts at home so we have first worked to reduce our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Leaders & local suppliers
We take extremely seriously our responsibility to minimise our impact on these pristine areas.
We are an Associate Member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and have agreed to abide by one of the tourism world's most conscientious codes of conduct. Two of our ship operators, are also members of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), which covers operations in Spitsbergen.

RT Project
Penguin Lifelines
As part of our commitment to conservation and responsible travel, we have teamed up with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to support Penguin Lifelines, a conservation project designed to research the impact of climate change on Antarctic penguins and understand their population structure and migration patterns.

Antarctic penguin populations are facing serious threats from both climate change and fisheries. In order to make educated conservation decisions, accurate biological data is needed, and therefore we are helping provide the ZSL with access to valuable data through both 'DNA feather printing' and colony counting from photographic records.

Polar Bear Study
The Polar bear’s migratory patterns have long been a mystery to conservationists. With money raised from expeditions and donations, we have made valuable contributions to the purchase of the expensive tracking collars – critical in monitoring their hunting and mating patterns.

Albatross Campaign
Almost half a million US dollars has been raised through staff and passengers towards the ‘Get the Albatross off the Hook’ campaign, aimed at stopping the butchery of albatrosses by long-line fishing.

Scott Polar Research Institute
Finally we support the work of the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge, which is the oldest international centre for Polar Research within a university.

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