Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Norwegian Discovery: Svalbard & The Northern Fjords Cruise

On this Norwegian Discovery expedition, seek polar bears, wild isles and picturesque fjords. Discover remote islands, iconic wildlife and legendary beauty. In the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, spend several remarkable days amid the ice floes and follow nature’s rhythms in search of the most famous creature of the north—the polar bear—plus see walrus, seals and myriad seabirds. Kayak and Zodiac cruise for water-level exploration and, conditions and wildlife permitting, go ashore to hike. Continue to mist-shrouded Bear Island to encounter towering cliffs populated with thousands of seabirds. Then head further south to the coast of Norway and spectacular isles of Sørøya and Senja, where nature flourishes amid vibrant coastal cultures.

Sail to the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard under the midnight sun in search of polar bears hunting along the pack ice. Zodiac cruise along the towering cliffs of Bear Island that rise straight from the sea and are home to tens of thousands of raucous seabirds. On Senja Island visit pristine Ånderdalen National Park to search for reindeer, elk, red foxes and more. Explore the lovely fjords of Sørøya by Zodiac and kayak, and hike on shore.

The 126-guest National Geographic Endurance offers active exploration via hiking, walking, kayaking and Zodiac riding amidst stunning scenery. Explore under the sure guidance of expedition leaders, an assistant expedition leader, veteran naturalists, a National Geographic photographer, plus a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, an undersea specialist, a wellness specialist and a video chronicler. Their collective knowledge and passion paired with the unparalleled beauty of the Arctic region ensures an extraordinary experience on this once-in-a-lifetime Arctic cruise.

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