Arctic Adventure: Hosted Svalbard Explorer 2025

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Tour Description

Arctic Adventure, a 10 day expedition cruise exploring Svalbard,  hosted by Rachel Williams from Viva Expeditions.

Helsinki – Helsinki,  01 June – 10 June 2025

This fascinating expedition provides a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer, starting with its largest settlement, Longyearbyen. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago is known as the “wildlife capital of the Arctic,” and on this stirring voyage, we show you why. A key focus of this 10-day expedition will be to seek out the abundant wildlife that resides here, including walrus, reindeer, and that most iconic of Arctic denizens, the polar bear, in their natural habitat, while marveling at the surreal experience of continuous daylight. Explore the unique Arctic landscape, hike the vast and colorful tundra, learn about the history and geology of this remote wilderness, and join us on a gripping excursion to a faraway, unforgettable land.

This exciting introductory journey to the remote Norwegian island, renowned for its stunning scenery and abundant, varied wildlife, will be onboard the Ultramarine. The Ultramarine, is new, game-changing polar vessel, which can take you to remote destinations most other ships can’t reach. Aboard Ultramarine, explore Spitsbergen in brand new ways—taking advantage of the 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size—to create the Arctic experience perfect for you.

Best Bits…

Cruise through stunning fjords and visit the immense glaciers of the north, Hike the tundra and polar desert,…then perhaps dare to take a polar plunge into the icy waters!

Have a great chance to spot the legendary polar bear – population in Svalbard is around 3000 other wonderful wildlife…Arctic foxes, Beluga, reindeers and more in their natural environment.

Explore the Arctic in comfort onboard the Ultramarine, with its spacious suites, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size.


Day 1
Arrive in Helsinki, Finland
Day 2
Fly to Longyearbyen, SvalbardEmbarkation
Day 3-9
Exploring Spitsbergen
Day 10
Disembarkation in LongyearbyenFly to Helsinki

What’s Included

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • One night Helsinki airport hotel, with breakfast
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Free beer, standard wines, spirits, and cocktails during bar service hours and dinner
    • Select from a range of suites
    • Leadership throughout your voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders
    • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
    • All shore landings per the daily program
    • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers
    • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
    • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
    • A expedition parka to keep
    • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
    • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
    • All luggage handling aboard the ship
    • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
    • Transfers between Longyearbyen town center and port on embarkation and disembarkation day
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi service on one device*
    • Charter flight from Helsinki to Longyearbyen, return, economy class

What’s Excluded

  • International airfares, travel insurance, gratuities, laundry and other misc expenses
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Helsinki
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Adventure Option; Sea Kayaking (USD 795pp) & Paddling (USD 195pp)


Images courtesy of Viva Expeditions