Svalbard (Spitsbergen) Travel Tours & Trips

On board to a strange new world at Longyearbyen
The Walrus of Moffen Island
The groans of 14th of July Glacier
Send a letter from the northernmost postbox in Ny Alesund
Walk or kayak around Blubber Town: Smeerenburg
Sparse, surreal Sparreneset
Polar bears
Steve Davey on his last Arctic adventure
Arctic flowers - photo taken by Steve Davey
Arctic fox - photo taken by Steve Davey
  • Trips & tours in Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

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  • Why we love Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

    • The capital Longyearbyen, with its end-of-civilisation feel, expedition cruises circumnavigate the archipelago, exploring the glacier-studded coast and visiting historic whaling outposts
    • This stunning environment of towering ice cliffs and frozen mountains is home to wonderful wildlife, including beluga whales, bearded and ringed seals, vast seabird colonies, walruses, and the majestic, elusive polar bear, spotted roaming the ice floes or swimming between the frozen shores in search of prey
    • Rich in history and culture, with diverse wildlife, the Svalbard (or Spitsbergen) archipelago, north of Norway, offers fabulous exploration

    Safety information

    Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Before you travel We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring. During your trip: You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number. What you can do: Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.

  • From our Blog

    Capture the Arctic: tips from photographer Steve Davey

     
    Polar bear cubs | Photography by Steve Davey

    With his very own Arctic photography trip on the Peregrine roster, experienced Arctic photographer Steve Davey is perhaps one of the most qualified lensmen in the world to offer advice on how best to capture the...

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    Tips for photographing the Arctic

    In so many ways The Arctic is overwhelming.  It is simply huge in scale, and in many cases travellers into the region can be made feel like they are little ants in a world of snow, ice, and water. It is also such a foreign place to most, as very few people live in a world anything close to...

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    Put yourself in this picture

    We posted this image on Facebook recently, and invited our fans to play our new game, Picture Yourself With Peregrine. We also asked if they could picture themselves in the Arctic.

    Here's a few of the responses from those who have been, and those who are still dreaming of their...

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    See the Arctic through a leader's eyes

    Read Peregrine expedition leader David "Woody" Wood's fascinating account of his recent Svalbard, East Greenland and Iceland voyage:

    Sailing across to East Greenland we had calm seas and light winds - an auspicious start to the second stanza of our voyage.

    A calm sea...

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    Dress for success: Tips for packing the right clothes

    Packing the right clothing for certain destinations is important. It can mean the difference between entering a temple and missing out because your shoulders are exposed. Or having fingers that are too cold to work the camera and missing out on a breathtaking photo.

    So here's a quick guide...

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  • Our Ships

    Sea Spirit

    Sea Spirit

    Sail aboard the luxurious Sea Spirit and you'll experience Antarctica in grand style. Built in 1991 and refurbished to a very high standard in 2010 she carries a maximum of 112 passengers; this outstanding vessel is equipped with rubber inflatable boats (Zodiacs) for shore transfers and cruising. You have a choice of one king size bed or two twin beds, in the most spacious cabins on the Sea Spirit. All cabins have facilities en suite and exterior views. Deluxe cabins, suites and the Owner's Suite have private balconies for viewing the extraordinary Antarctic icescape.

    Ocean Nova

    Ocean Nova

    Built in Denmark in 1992, the Ocean Nova delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling and has a reputation as an excellent ship for expeditions to Antarctica. Originally built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, Ocean Nova’s ice-strengthened hull has enabled the ship to park in the ice of the Weddell Sea! With a glass-enclosed observation lounge, a presentation room on the top deck, and all ensuite cabins, this expedition vessel is a comfortable option for discovering the polar regions. With a maximum of just 83 guests, the Ocean Nova offers a more intimate, small group, expedition experience with all the benefits that affords.

    Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer)

    Sea Adventurer (formerly the Clipper Adventurer)

    This Polar Adventure Ship was built in 1975. Sea Adventurer (formerly know as the Clipper Adventurer) underwent a $13 million conversion in 1998. Her proud reputation is complimented by her well-appointed, elegance. Sea Adventurer is the perfect expedition ship for people who enjoy soft adventures and creature comforts. All cabins have outside views and facilities en suite.

    Sea Adventurer is equipped with Zodiacs for shore landings and ocean level cruising, yet offers fine dining, and cabins with exterior views and facilities en suite.

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