Introduction to Spitsbergen (World Explorer)

Discover the shivery essence of the Arctic as you explore Spitsbergen and its outlying islands. Search for wildlife at every turn, and be prepared for close encounters with lumbering polar bears, noisy walruses and huge colonies of seabirds. This is the largest island in Svalbard and boasts an astonishing array of wild, natural landscapes. Hike flowering tundra at the base of the 14th of July Glacier, roam the rocky, cliff-lined shores of Alkefjellet or grab your snowshoes for an inland excursion to the abandoned whaling sites of Smeerenburg. Along the rugged western coast, be captivated by untouched fjords and discover the many enchanting shades of ice. This trip captures the icy spirit of the polar regions, giving you a unique perspective of the history and geology of this mystical place at the northern reaches of the world.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the quirky city of Longyearbyen
  • Scour the ice sheets for polar bears
  • Be enchanted by the seabirds dotted along the cliffs of Alkefjellet
  • Trek to the impressive 14th July Glacier
  • Spot reindeer grazing on windswept coasts

Holiday Provided By

Organised by the GoHop Adventure Team

Total from
€5,800
Please call our sales team on 353 1 6111031 to book this tour.