West Svalbard and the Polar Ice Edge

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 114
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-43640
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Oslo, Norway
  • Ends Oslo, Norway
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Search for Polar Bear as we explore the west side of Svalbard
  • Experiencing the history of the old mining industry in the area
  • Spectacular glaciers and fjords
  • Experiencing the history of the old mining industry in the area
  • Optional kayaking
The tour "West Svalbard And The Polar Ice Edge" starts from and ends in Oslo. It is a cruise trip that takes 10 days taking you through Svalbard, Longyearbyen and Oslo in Norway. "West Svalbard And The Polar Ice Edge" is a guided group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Follow the west coast of Svalbard searching for Polar Bear on the ice floe. This voyage explores the west side of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Located halfway between Norway and the North Pole, the pristine, ice-covered Svalbard islands are famous for breathtaking landscapes and rich Arctic wildlife. Spitsbergen, is a surreal world of pack ice and snow-capped peaks, sweeping fjords and towering glaciers, vast tundra and bays lined with majestic icebergs. Following a flexible itinerary, our voyage aboard Sea Spririt offers access to the Arctic's most dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife. With ample opportunities to observe seabird colonies, roaming polar bears, playful seals and packed walrus haulouts, we'll make regular Zodiac excursions to walk across the tundra, up to high points for views across the vast glaciated inland and down to the iceberg-strewn bay where our ship is dwarfed by the monumental landscape.
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Oslo
  • Day 2 : Fly to Longyearbyen and embark the Sea Spirit in the afternoon
  • Day 3-9 : Explore Spisbergen's west coast
  • Day 10 : Disembark Longyearbyen and fly to Oslo where trip concludes.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Oslo on a triple or twin share basis (depending on ship berth configuration chosen)
  • Group transfer from the hotel to the airport on day 2 of itinerary
  • Comfortable cabin accommodation and use of all public areas on cruise
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport or hotel in Longyearbyen (directly after disembarkation).
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen return
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
  • Lectures, videos, slide and film shows and guide services
  • Specialist expedition staff
  • All shore excursions from the ship including the use of Zodiacs
  • Medical services. There is a resident medical officer and infirmary on board (charges may apply)
  • Complimentary Polar Expedition Parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Digital Voyage Log
  • Air transport and airport transfers before and after the cruises (other than group transfers to and from the ship)
  • Visa, passport and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes
  • Accommodation and meals or other services not included in the ship cruise itinerary
  • Laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as bar charges, wine and phone calls
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 200,000
  • Customary end of voyage tips
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this West Svalbard and the Polar Ice Edge tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 August 2024, a deposit of 319 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

West Svalbard and the Polar Ice Edge tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this West Svalbard and the Polar Ice Edge tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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