Arctic icebreaker cruise, Spitsbergen

Travel Team

If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. The Travel Team.

01273 823 700 Calling from outside the UK?

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
20 May 2020
£5390
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 20 May 2020 departure
30 May 2020
£5390
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 30 May 2020 departure
31 May 2020
£2150
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 31 May 2020 departure
03 Jun 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 03 Jun 2020 departure
05 Jun 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 05 Jun 2020 departure
06 Jun 2020
£3450
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 06 Jun 2020 departure
07 Jun 2020
£4590
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 07 Jun 2020 departure
09 Jun 2020
£2999
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 09 Jun 2020 departure
10 Jun 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 10 Jun 2020 departure
11 Jun 2020
£4990
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 11 Jun 2020 departure
12 Jun 2020
£2690
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 12 Jun 2020 departure
14 Jun 2020
£4590
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Jun 2020 departure
17 Jun 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 17 Jun 2020 departure
19 Jun 2020
£2690
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 19 Jun 2020 departure
21 Jun 2020
£5750
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 21 Jun 2020 departure
22 Jun 2020
£4410
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 22 Jun 2020 departure
24 Jun 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 24 Jun 2020 departure
26 Jun 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 26 Jun 2020 departure
27 Jun 2020
£6890
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 27 Jun 2020 departure
30 Jun 2020
£6360
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 30 Jun 2020 departure
01 Jul 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 01 Jul 2020 departure
02 Jul 2020
£4410
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 02 Jul 2020 departure
05 Jul 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 05 Jul 2020 departure
06 Jul 2020
£2890
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 06 Jul 2020 departure
09 Jul 2020
£4990
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 09 Jul 2020 departure
10 Jul 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 10 Jul 2020 departure
17 Jul 2020
£4990
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 17 Jul 2020 departure
19 Jul 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 19 Jul 2020 departure
23 Jul 2020
£2390
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 23 Jul 2020 departure
28 Jul 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 28 Jul 2020 departure
30 Jul 2020
£6890
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 30 Jul 2020 departure
02 Aug 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 02 Aug 2020 departure
03 Aug 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 03 Aug 2020 departure
06 Aug 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 06 Aug 2020 departure
08 Aug 2020
£9200
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 08 Aug 2020 departure
09 Aug 2020
£4090
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 09 Aug 2020 departure
11 Aug 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 11 Aug 2020 departure
12 Aug 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 12 Aug 2020 departure
15 Aug 2020
£3680
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 15 Aug 2020 departure
18 Aug 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 18 Aug 2020 departure
24 Aug 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 24 Aug 2020 departure
25 Aug 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 25 Aug 2020 departure
28 Aug 2020
£2970
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 28 Aug 2020 departure
07 Jul 2021
£7190
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 07 Jul 2021 departure
18 Aug 2021
£7490
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 18 Aug 2021 departure
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Arctic icebreaker cruise, Spitsbergen

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment


With a maximum of only 199 passengers, our Arctic ships are smaller, less imposing on the Arctic landscape than the bigger 'cruise' ships. Group landings by zodiacs are more easily managed and a personalised ratio of leaders to passengers provides an added value experience. Your onboard natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Arctic scenery and wildlife and introduces some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.

Our polar trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. Encounters with polar bears, walruses and whales are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.

7 Reviews of Arctic icebreaker cruise, Spitsbergen

4.5 out of 5 stars
SHOW
3
4
0
0
0

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Seeing polar bears and arctic foxes in the wild, also the beautiful Arctic glaciers.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Definitely a trip for people who are interested in nature and photography.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


There were opportunities to learn about different conservation projects on board the ship.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We were very lucky with the weather and had lots of zodiac and shore trips which resulted in an excellent experience. Food on board ship was excellent.

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Some many things, a pod of beluga whales, arctic fox, 5 polar bears including one killing ,dragging and eating a seal

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Bring some games to play in the bar with other passengers

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, supported conservation

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


This was a truly wonderful experience! would definitely recommend

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Travelling through the pack ice and seeing polar bears

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be patient - there is an awful lot of sea/land for the animals to roam/swim in so you won't necessarily get to see the wildlife you're after or see it as close as you'd like. You don't need to pack heavy walking boots - the boots provided are very comfortable and they save your feet from getting wet. Take plenty of warm clothes!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not really.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was brilliant. The only thing that would have made it any better was seeing a polar bear on the ice pack - unfortunately, that didn't happen!

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


An amazing trip! The scenery -glaciers, icebergs and sea ice - were stunning, the northern lights fantastic, and the wildlife wonderful. It is impossible to highlight one part, as it was two memorable weeks!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


We treated ourselves to the suite, we had our own space to escape to, more room to relax, more storage space, and a much better bathroom. It was worth the extra expense!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Care is taken not to disturb the wildlife, and the holiday provider supports conservation charities which helps develop local businesses.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


5 stars, it was one of our best holidays!

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Seeing polar bears, walruses and whales. Especially seeing a rare Bowhead whale whilst moving through the pack ice.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take a good pair of binoculars.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Probably not.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent.

Read the operator's response here:

We are extremely happy that Peter and his partner had an excellent experience with us in Spitsbergen and that they saw polar bears, blue whales, walruses and the rare bowhead whale. In terms of how the trip may have benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation: Since its inception we have 'grown' a Rainforest4Climate Fund which we use to help offset the carbon emissions of client polar voyages and flights. This covers travel to Spitsbergen, Greenland, Canada, Antarctica, South Georgia, the Russian Arctic and the Falklands. We also add to this fund for each journey we operate to lowland Amazon and cloud forests in Ecuador and Peru. We calculate the average CO2 emissions of its Arctic and Antarctic voyages and automatically offsets our clients share of emissions via this Rainforest4Climate programme. At the time of booking we also invite each of our clients to match our carbon off set contribution, which many choose to do.

In 2015, donations were focused on Western Ecuador via Rainforest Concern, where we have been helping to extend a reserve where the newly discovered Olinguito is known to exist. Via our partners, the Rainforest Trust, we funded the creation of a 10,000 acre protected rainforest reserve within a new 5.9 million acres of national park, national reserve and 57 community owned territories in Amazonian Peru. We also funded the protection of more than 1,000 acres of new rainforest reserve in Madagascar.

Spitsbergen itself has no indigenous population, but the main industry in the area is tourism, which we support. Tourism certainly helps people living in Spitsbergen financially and strengthens the need for conservation of the area, a void which could otherwise be at risk of other more impactful activities such as oil and mineral extraction industries.

Reviewed on 04 Aug 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Arriving at the pack ice on a beautiful sunny evening and then seeing our first polar bear.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Only go if you are truly interested in all sorts of wildlife and nature. Don't expect a great variety of plants and animals - but what there is, is spectacular. Take a very good SLR camera with high magnification.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Supported local economy in Longbearyen. No harm to the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good. But sufficiently interesting for one teenager who required shopping opportunities and some culture. This holiday is not for someone who likes the idea of seeing polar bears but is not particularly interested in wildlife.

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The astonishing landscapes in general, the walks on the mountains.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make sure you are prepared for the cold - and for not necessarily seeing a lot of wildlife or Northern Lights.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


I believe so.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


A unique experience that reminded us of life's basics, of what real beauty is.

Popular similar holidays

Chukotka and Wrangel Island wildlife cruises, Russia

Chukotka and Wrangel Island wildlife cruises, Russia

Explore Russian Arctic - home to Polar Bears, walrus & more

From US $9000 15 days excluding flights

North Spitsbergen cruise, in search of Polar Bears

North Spitsbergen cruise, in search of Polar Bears

Expert Led, Polar Bears, Whales, Birdlife, photography

From €3380 8 days excluding flights

Arctic sailing voyages, Spitsbergen

Arctic sailing voyages, Spitsbergen

Experience sailing in the fjords

From €3620 - €5290 8 days excluding flights

Luxury Arctic cruise Spitsbergen & Franz Josef Land

Luxury Arctic cruise Spitsbergen & Franz Josef Land

A unique expedition to rarely visited Franz Josef Land

From £7995 15 days excluding flights

Convert currencies