Testimonials   For more information, call us on  +91 20-2546 1647 or on  +91 97640-05679

Arctic Voyage – Searching for Polar Bears

Saturday 06 July 2019

From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. You’ll explore this landscape, always on the lookout for wildlife that live in this polar wilderness, not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land that is dared to be explored only a few months out of the year.

Activities: Birding, Hiking, Kayaking, Triple/Quad Cabins


Day 01

Saturday 06 July 2019


Arrive Oslo and Stay Oslo airport hotel.

Day 02

Sunday 07 July 2019

Longyearbyen / Spitsbergen, Norway

Transfer from Longyearbyen to the Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation.

Day 03

Monday 08 July 2019

Day 03 to 08

08 July 2019 to 13 July 2019, Monday to Saturday – Spitsbergen, Norway

This voyage is spent traveling the realm in which the polar bear survives. Wildlife viewing opportunities are enhanced by exploring as many remote areas as possible. Spotting wildlife like the Arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, and land or sea birds can be difficult, but well worth the effort. Ice and weather conditions permitting, you will explore near sea ice, through fjords that lead to glaciers and icebergs, and discover bird nesting colonies, all from the platform of the ship. Alternatively, hop in a Zodiac to explore more closely, or be brought to land to visit historical sites and experience the tundra.

You’ll always be on the lookout for wildlife, ranging from endangered and rare polar species to sea mammals and birds. And, of course, you’ll have your eyes peeled for polar bears – they can be found all throughout this region, but finding them can require patience and persistence. Come join in the search!

Early-season voyages often provide the greatest opportunity to see large ice floes in the Arctic pack ice, which usually means excellent wildlife viewing. Later in the season, the group can cover more territory, which may allow the chance to explore more of the archipelago. This can lead into the less explored regions, or the continental edges where large whales are attracted by nutrient rich upwellings.

Each day will be planned to take advantage of local ice and weather conditions. Distances are relatively short in the archipelago. Because there are no ocean crossings, the seas are normally calm. During these six days, visit ice covered seas, fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery, and glaciers flowing into the sea.

The evening of your last full day of adventure will find the expedition ship anchored off Longyearbyen.


Day 09

Sunday 14 July 2019

Spitsbergen / Longyearbyen, Norway

On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled. Arrive Oslo & stay at airport hotel.

Day 10

Monday 15 July 2019

Take flight back to India OR

Extension to the Norwegian Fjords (at extra cost, on actual)

Take train to Flam from Oslo. On arrival proceed to your hotel for overnight stay on bed and breakfast basis. You have the afternoon to explore Flam

Day 11

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Morning explore Flam and then take afternoon train to Bergen. Stay bed and breakfast basis.

Day 12

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Explore Bergen on your own for the day.

Day 13

Thursday 18 July 2019

Morning to explore Bergen & afternoon train to Oslo. Stay Oslo airport hotel.

Day 14

Friday 19 July 2019

Fly back to India

Cost per person on twin sharing basis: Rs 1,27,501 + US$ 6729

Description US$ Exchange rate Rs
Cabin cost per person. Cabin: Category 2, Twin          6,199.00                  70.00    433,930.00
Oslo pre-tour night & post tour night              180.00                  70.00      12,600.00
Mumbai Oslo Mumbai & Oslo Longyearbyen Oslo: Airfare, economy class      85,000.00
Visa: Norway      12,000.00
Trip cancellation and emergency evacuation              350.00                  70.00      24,500.00
Insurance         2,000.00
GST      28,501.50
US$ Component          6,729.00
Rupee Component    127,501.50
Rs 1,27,501 + US$ 6729




  • Cabin cost will differ as per change in category.
  • No service is booked or blocked, rates as applicable at time of actual confirmation will be applicable.
  • Booking procedure for the cabin:
    • Deposit: US$ 1000 per person to confirm reservation. If booking is made 104 days or less prior to departure, full payment is due at time of booking.
    • Final Payment: Remaining balance is due 120 days before departure
    • Payment Policy is subject to change without notice by the shipping line
  • Cancellation Policy
    • All requests for cancellation must be received in writing. Cancellation penalties are based on the number of days prior to departure that the cancellation was received and are subject to change without notice. We strongly suggest you obtain trip cancellation insurance. Failure to secure a valid passport, visa, or air arrangements does not waive this policy.
    • 90 days or more: Lifetime Deposit held by the shipping company
    • 89-60 days: 50% of total services booked + Lifetime Deposit
    • 59 days or less: 100% cost of services booked + Lifetime Deposit
    • Please note that a Medical Form signed by your doctor may be required for participation in certain trips.
    • Cancellation Policy is subject to change without notice.
  • Cost for Norwegian Fjord extension is extra.



Notes regarding the Arctic voyage

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions – and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.

Mandatory Travel Insurance:

As a requirement of participation on the expedition, all passengers must purchase medical and emergency evacuation insurance with a minimum medical coverage of $200,000 and this insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. Clients must be able to provide proof of insurance purchase and adequate coverage as per the required amounts above. We also strongly recommend that all passengers purchase comprehensive travel insurance which would include coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property.


Included in the cabin cost:

Arrival transfer from the meeting point to the ship; shipboard accommodations; meals aboard the ship; coffee, tea, and water; shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; services of Expedition staff and naturalists; lecture and educational programs; complimentary parka; and gear on loan (insulated, waterproof boots supplied for US sizes 6-16). Subject to change without notice.


Not Included in the cabin cost:

Airfare; travel insurance (required); passport and visa fees; gratuities are at your discretion; items of a personal nature including laundry, Wi-Fi; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except coffee, tea, and water); optional excursions; kayaking; fuel surcharge may apply.





Sounds Great! Contact Us For Booking

Contact us to book "Arctic Voyage – Searching for Polar Bears" that starts from: Saturday 06 July 2019

Tour Leads
  •  Forthcoming Tours
  •  Past Tours

Explore Leh

02 June 2023


18 February 2023

Burma Tour

01 December 2019

Northern Lights Tour

22 January 2020

Brazil Tour

09 September 2019

Bolivia & Peru Tour

23 September 2019

Israel Tour

12 May 2019

Uzbekistan Tour

05 April 2019

Namibia Safari

20 March 2019

Mongolia Tour

12 May 2019

China Tour

02 May 2019

Kenya Safari

24 April 2019


01 April 2019

Burma -Myanmar

02 February 2019

Cambodia and Vietnam

20 January 2019


30 January 2019

Kenya Safari

22 December 2018

Morocco Tour

06 April 2019

Gujarat Tour

17 November 2018


21 September 2018

Northern Lights Tour

02 February 2019

Leh Tour

01 September 2018

Sri Lanka Tour

18 October 2018

Arctic by Train

01 June 2019


14 November 2018

Kenya Safari

30 August 2018

Turkey Tour

12 May 2018

North East India

21 April 2018

China Tour

05 May 2018

Myanmar Tour

07 December 2017

South America

29 March 2018

Tanzania Safari

22 October 2017

Northern Lights

13 January 2018

Israel Tour

24 February 2017

Egypt Tour

07 April 2017

South East Asia

04 December 2016

Cambodia & Vietnam

04 November 2016

Gujarat Tour

01 November 2016

Bali & Yogyakarta

15 November 2016


18 May 2016

Sailing across Europe

11 September 2016

Leh – Ladakh

18 June 2016

Botswana Safari

15 April 2016

Arunachal Pradesh

27 February 2016

Israel with Petra

20 December 2015

All of Australia

11 January 2016

Arctic Voyage

19 June 2016

Kanha Pench Tadoba

29 January 2016


26 September 2015


04 August 2015

Turkey and Greece

24 October 2015

Cambodia & Vietnam Tour

14 November 2015


07 June 2015

Kanha Tiger Safari

12 April 2015

Australia Tour

04 April 2015

Book This Tour