Longyearbyen is the gateway to the Arctic and starting point for many cruise based expeditions operating in the chilly polar waters. It’s beautiful natural setting and interesting history make it worth spending a little time exploring.
Overview of the diverse and unique wildlife of the Arctic from polar bears to humpback whale, to walrus and arctic fox.
These notes will give you a brief idea of how to prepare for, and what you may encounter on your voyage. We stress that this is an “expedition” style cruise.
Antarctic cruises are primarily defined by an exploratory travel programme that spends as much time ashore as possible, combined with educational lectures on board.
The Antarctic continent is surrounded by a boundless and inhospitable ocean, which in itself takes several days to cross by ship. However the seemingly empty sea that surrounds this snowbound land is home to a wealth of marine flora and fauna.