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Land of the Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

Aboard National Geographic Sea Bird

Date: Mon, June 5, 2017 - Thu, June 15, 2017

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: from $10,220

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Arctic

Arrangements: Lindblad Expeditions

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Travel to the Arctic with us for a genuinely exploratory experience. Thanks to National Geographic Explorer’s tools and expert staff, you can actively engage. Savor the thrill of crunching through the pack ice. Kayak for eye-level encounters. Zodiac where few have gone before. Search for walruses, whales, and polar bears. Discover the undersea. Take fantastic photos with an onboard National Geographic photographer and more.

The Arctic is all about radical simplicity—elemental rock sculpted by millennial forces, the carpeting tundra, the impassive massiveness of tidewater glaciers, and lordly bears stalking the lace-like vastness of the pack ice. Timeless and essential, wild and beautiful, the Arctic is mythic— providing the thrill of pure discovery in pure wildness.

Our voyage aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer delivers the best of the Arctic—featuring the ‘capital’ of Arctic nature: Svalbard. Svalbard is one of the few places on Earth where the polar bear can be reliably found in its natural environment. And spotting a polar bear in the wild, a life-list must for many, is a chance to experience the Arctic on a visceral level. With years of Arctic exploration, Explorer’s ace spotters have honed their skills; they know how to find isbjorn, the ice bear. 

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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Mode of Travel

Ocean Cruise: National Geographic Explorer