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SPITSBERGEN

Friday 13th July - Saturday 28th July 2012

Mike Watson

Polar Bears (Mike Watson)

Polar Bears (Mike Watson)

We mention in the tour description that ‘many people find the cruise such an uplifting experience that it ranks as one of the best things they ever did rather than simply for seeing Polar Bears, Walruses, birds and other wildlife’ and this year’s epic voyage around the truly amazing archipelago of Svalbard on S/V Noorderlicht certainly lived up to this billing! The 16-day itinerary delivered some impressive highlights amongst the encounters with 22 Polar Bears, 146+ Walruses, 15+ Arctic Foxes, 80+ Ivory Gulls and Northern Minke, Fin and Humpback Whales as well as the stupendous glaciated landscape and the lovely High Arctic flora.

Ivory Gull (Mike Watson)

Ivory Gull (Mike Watson)