The stunning, icy landscapes and charismatic wildlife of the Arctic region have captured the imaginations of humans for centuries. The word ‘Arctic’ comes from the Greek word for bear, ‘arctos’, and it is named after the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and Little Bear (Ursa Minor) constellations that appear in the Arctic sky all year round. The Arctic is not a country or continent, but rather a region at the extreme north of the planet, includes the Arctic Ocean (the world’s smallest ocean) and the surrounding seas, as well as the world’s largest island, Greenland. In spite of the Arctic’s icy reputation, permanent land ice only covers a small area outside of Greenland. Discover towering snow-capped mountains and glacier-filled bays. Observe vast colonies of seabirds nesting among coastal cliffs and walrus snuggled together for a snooze. Venture deep into remote regions at the top of the world in search of reindeer, Arctic fox, seals, walrus, whales and, the most impressive of all – the polar bear.
Bergen in Norway
13 Day Cruising
Fly to Bergen / Fly from Svalbard Oslo
20 minutes to port in Bergen and Longyearben
Best Time to Visit
Summer month from June to September