In Arctic waters we primarily charter our own ship with renowned professional wildlife photographer, Andy Rouse, for an expedition cruise that is one of the best Arctic cruises for wildlife. Our cruises have been of the highest quality in the field for over 10 years and we will be chartering ships again in the near future. If you want to be on board for the ultimate in explorations of Svalbard Arctic wildlife including magnificent polar bears then do contact us. If you are looking for other cruises around Spitsbergen then get in touch as we can help find the best cruise for you. We are unrivalled in knowledge of this region yet our cruises remain lots of fun.

Selected Boats

Below we have selected 2 of the best boats in Arctic waters. Arctic cruises are a once in a lifetime experience for many and shunning the large ships we can guarantee exceptional experiences on these vessels. Stockholm is a fabulous ship brimming with heritage atmosphere and gets into incredible locations in the Svalbard Archipelao that no other ship can follow. Quest is a mid-size Arctic expedition cruise ship of Scandinavian design, of a lower budget than Stockholm but using the same great guides.

Just to say I did have a fantastic trip.I would recommend the M/S Stockholm to anyone - the crew were so friendly, the food (and wine!) excellent and the whole experience was so much more intimate being on a small boat. We were very lucky with our polar bear and walrus sightings, with one bear coming right up to the ship, and standing up putting his paws on the boat for a better look and smell. We saw several females with a cub each, taking it in turns to feed on a dead whale in the fjord, and also saw one female with two cubs on a large iceberg. A fantastic place, and I can see why people go back. Ms. H. - Essex

Introduction to the Arctic

The high Arctic is a frontier of our Earth, it challenges our emotions and perceptions whilst providing overwhelming beauty and exceptional experiences for those few travellers that visit. Having experienced first-hand the Arctic we naturally had to offer you this amazing wildlife and wilderness experience. Raw nature abounds: remote mountains and huge glaciers and pack ice define Svalbard and Greenland alike. Wildlife here is truly memorable; watching polar bear, walrus, Arctic fox, whales and the summer birds that return to nest in the brief Arctic summer. Then there are the fragile tiny flowers of summer in the Arctic tundra, characterised by the saxifrages.

Given that it is reasonably well connected with flights via Oslo, Svalbard offers the chance of accessible polar bears on a wildlife cruise that is unique. Many ships now ply the waters of Svalbard intent on snapshots of polar bears and other iconic species. We have deliberately avoided larger vessels with 100 or more passengers and have chosen some of the smallest and most intimate cruise ships that provide the highest class of service and best guiding to give you incredible encounters and a definitive understanding of this amazing region.



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